While making my new conversion (The Glottkin one), my elder son asked if he could paint something, so I found that this old, classic Star Spawn from Grenadier, would be a good start to learn some basic techniques. So he learned basecoat, shading, highlighting here. We had a good time painting together, father and son.
He's very happy to have his first Cthulhu, and so do I, because it looks nice, especially considering the small size of this mini (+/- 5 cm).
So he's walking on the same way as I do, already looking forward tp paint more monsters, especially dragons.