Thread Update for November:
The next Project has begun - Character. If you have been following this mentor thread and are interested in joining, you have one week (until Nov. 25th) to drop me a message letting me know, and to look at the first assignment posted for the Character Project (page 3 of the thread, I do believe).
Current Mentees for this thread are:
Welcome. Say hi to everyone.
Just a review:
Purpose of this thread: to simulate concept & design briefs for a range of aspects all in relation to a chosen theme (mostly), and to encourage growth in a variety of areas (not just your drawing skills) including vocabulary, theory, and participation.
My goal is to provide you with direction (in the form of briefs or assignments), guidance and critiques. I want you to improve in the execution of your art, your ability to follow briefs creatively, concepting and your own ability to offer constructive critiques to your fellows. Most especially, I want you to see that improvement in your own art.
Assignments will be constructed within an ongoing theme (ie: characters, environments, props etc from one story arc). I want you to develop the ability to concept throughout the entire created world and make your designs relate to each other. We will go through things such as character design, environments, sequencing, promotional illustrations and so forth.
I will be doing each assignment along side of you. I want to challenge myself with these same things. This is what I am looking for in my own progress as an artist. I may be guiding this, but this is a community participation deal. You will be highly encouraged to leave constructive feedback to your fellows and learn from all of it.
So, welcome everyone, again. The first assignment/brief will be posted within the next day or two.
Figured some of you might be interested in this. It is a loose loose time line for assignments and such.
Project One: Environment
Assignment 01 : Project - Research (1 week)
Assignment 02 : Environment - Thumbnails (1 week)
Assignment 03 : Environment - Roughs (2 weeks)
Assignment 04 : Environment - Finals (2 weeks)
Project Two: Character
Assignment 01 : Character - Brainstorming & Silhouettes (1 week)
Assignment 02 : Character - Sketches (2 weeks)
Assignment 03 : Character - Finals (2 weeks)
Later Project Ideas:
Creatures - Exploration (2 weeks)
Promotional - Concepts (1 week)
Promotional - Finals (2 weeks)
The above is subject to much changes.