it was a biig BIIG and LOOOONG time I dint wrote or post something here .. mostly because work and personal stuff going on in my life..
but first I want to write (and I will post all the work I did later ,here and on my facebook) about how it went
with Daarken Mentorship
course and how its going with his Patreon
which I'm taking right now :3
when I ended Mentorship course .. I thought how to show better what was my experience .. and how much I enjoy it
thing was that words can be relative or limited in some way .. .. when I was taking the mentorship course ..after we submit the assignment and Daarken ,later, send us the paintover ,he encourage us to fixh the mistakes and keep working on the painting ..learning from the mistake and the corrections .. so I thought that was a good idea.. ..to not only to speak (thing I will do bit later down here) but actually show it ... so I will show the piece I submit ,and how I finish it later .. to clarify about "when I finished it later" thing.. some of the work I wasn't able to done it at that time later .. because of work and commissions things went more than one time to the freezer ..
-__-U .. but finally I did it :3 ^^ ..
ok so how I like the course? .. I LIKE IT! hell yeah.! for me and I guess for lot of guys like me .who live far away from artists like Daarken . having the chance to learn from him , to have tips how to improve own art , and take a sneak peak how is to work in the art industry is really great.
I wont go through basic details about what is the course about coz its already very been written on Daarken Mentorship page ..
every week you have to submit a assignment, and also if u signed up for that too you will take a "personal assignment" ..I took that so it was very cool experience .
every week when submission , we had the skype talk .. getting in touch with someone who works in the art industry and had the chance to talk and ask him questions ..and talk about many art and art industry related things, doubts,.. was great .also like meet and know about other guys ..
Also it was so good to know other participants of the mentorship .. so its not that you are just learning from mike but I felt myself learning from others too .. this maybe sounds bit like naif? but it was like that ..of course I wont paint it like a happy first grade school things XDD .. haha
not my intention to give that impression .. its just that lot of brains when brainstorming ..and have good will .. sometimes someone says something really interesting .. maybe a different angle of opinion,, or just a info that you didn't know about.
When you ar elearning at your own .. art is soo vast ..so hug he ..
.. you don't have the time to cover all the the aspects you really want , or things that you know about them ..maybe u practiced them a bit .. .. sometimes its just that you are into other things ..like learning z brush for instance.. so .. then .. for me .. for example learning how to do "turnarounds" .. or get into more deep look into characters face expressions or character design .. .or how to paint faces adding color properly .. or how paint from a client brief a game card like MtG ,.. how to work with picture references.. and how I can benefit enormously from taking selfshots holding a sword or in a pose .. things that I know about but I didn't pay much attention .. was a good thing .
there were also other classes I enjoyed like the sci fi illustration or the business part of art ..
key here ,at least for me, is that Learning from a Great artist that has lot of experience in the art industry and is willing to guide , and help you is what I felt was the most benefit part .
for example .. its not the same when u see some video about character design . and when someone Like a pro artist with experience said it to you .. there are lot of many important things that ..I think I was benefit learning this way .because u can actually interact and have feedback from him. so its pretty much the most close experience to have classes without having to travel outside my country .
what I would like to add as a constructive criticism ? meeh if I were Daarken ..I will kick greenviggen ass more ..
sometimes I felt that he was like too much polite .. and ..dunno .maybe Im used to be harsh with myself .. XD
more paintovers .. having and asignment and do it .deliver it ..and later receiving a paintover + feedback what went wrong ..
where were the flaws or strong points .. or weak points in composition or color .. its something I really enjoyed .. so for me if there will be more
would be cool
this is why I signed for his Patreon
ok thats all ..I think .. ..
if anyone have a question or comment feel free to ask