I come bearing group updates...and cookies!
(And art, of course. Of course, art.)
As some of you might already know, the group has just gone through its yearly list update. That means, that means, that all the names on our two lists are up to date and current.
Exciting Additions Include:
- The mentee lists now also have thumbs, for easier browsing. Exciting!
- Mentors who are no longer accepting mentees have the option of having "[Closed]" by their names (thanks for the idea, Nortya!). Eventually, we will also have an [Accepting] label too.
- Cookies for everyone!
So if you're interested in helping an artist out with feedback and support, or you're an artist looking for feedback and support, check these lists out:
(Now, PageOHaraWriter and I did the lists and we checked them twice, but if your name should be on either list and isn't, let me know.)
A few journals ago, DaggersnRoses
asked us, why do mentors do what they do? Why do they volunteer their time? What's it all about?
Here are a few responses I got when I passed the question along to a couple of our mentors:PageOHaraWriter:
"I have learned so much from the dA community, this is my way of giving back and passing on the knowledge. It's also incredibly fun! I love filming examples and putting together activities for my mentee, and seeing someone improve under my guide is very exciting. I also learn a lot myself just from putting together and doing the activities that I create for my mentee. By trying to figure out how to teach things and what are the real factors that are holding back my mentee, I learn to see art differently, and I find myself looking for things that never even crossed my mind before. For me, being a mentor is as much a learning experience as being a mentee."
"Just to help others, I guess! I personally love to help people, and that is just the way it should be. We should all do our best to bring each other up, no matter what we can gain from it. And plus, you get teaching and social experience."
Some days it's hard to find time to draw, sometimes anatomy is crazy, and sometimes the thought of doing a background is just too much... What's the hardest part of doing art for you? Link or post a thumb to a piece you've been struggling with and tell us about it.