See, it does get better.
This is an old Grenadier elf, sort-of converted into an almost-Cupid, a very special valentine for my sweetheart.
Okay, so I got laid off and couldn't afford to do anything fancy. That's not the point, though.
The point is that even though it's still not a great paintjob, it's better than what I had done before. So, practice really does make... well, not perfect.
But better. Markedly better.