Mentor and Trainee Roulette [REVIVAL]

Mentor and Trainee Roulette [REVIVAL]

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Mentor and Trainee Roulette [REVIVAL]
« on: Aug 25, 2015, 11:32 AM »
CURRENT STATUS: AWAITING MENTORS SELECTION

MENTOR AND TRAINEE REVIVAL:
The purpose for this scheme is to have more confident members share their abilities and knowledge directly with members who want to level up their comic-making game. A mentor will take on a single trainee - every person teaches and learns differently, so each process will focus on being tailored to the needs of both teacher and student.
Mentors and Trainees get paired up based on what each individual expects from the process. Ultimately, Mentors are going to have the final say on who they take on as their Trainees, but Trainees can apply to the mentor of their choice. Each trainee will only be able to apply to one mentor at a time.
Once the process has started, you will be entered into a mentor/trainee-specific rumble roulette. This means both mentor and trainee with have a common goal to work towards. Only the trainee is formally entered into the tournament but - mentors: you will be expected to guide your trainee to victory!
After this, we’ll review the process and ask the participants to let us know how they got on with an open discussion in the thread, or an anonymous review for both mentors or trainees.

TIMINGS:
25 July to 8 August - mentor sign-ups
9 August to 16 August - trainee sign-ups
17 August - mentors must decide and announce any accepted trainees no later than this date. Mentors can formally accept trainees any time they like before this. Please post in this thread to confirm.
20 August - Roulette tournament starts (deadlines as follows):
1 week drawing time
1 week voting period
5 September - debrief and discussion in thread

MENTOR SIGN-UP APPLICATION FORM:
1-How much work you would expect to be doing: (Realistically, how much of your time can you offer them?)
2-How much work you would expect from your Trainee(s): (Will you be forcing them to work x amount of hours a day, or will you allow them to dictate the workflow?)
3-What you would like to see from your Trainee(s) when they apply: (to help you decide who to take on. Think about: their skill level?
 how long have they been on Void? Do they have a character? Have they battled before?)
4- Your preferred method of communication with your Trainee(s): (Are PMS or discord the best way to contact you? If they're going to need a microphone or webcam to work with you, let them know!)
5- Do you have an area you consider your speciality?: (EG self-promotion, inking, writing, colouring, composition, time management
etc?)
« Last Edit: Aug 16, 2018, 11:24 PM by Pocketmouse »

Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #1 on: Aug 25, 2015, 12:19 PM »
I'll happily try out as a mentor on this. I don't contribute to Void no where near as much as I should these days anyway.

Time I have available:

 I'll be starting back for my final year of uni starting in late September. But I am pretty easy to get in touch with and would make time for anyone I was helping.

How much work I would expect:

Im pretty relaxed and wouldn't demand an X amount of work weekly or anything. I understand that sometimes we have a week where we have time for lots of art and other weeks where other commitments are more important. I would just ask for someone who was engaged, focused on improving skills, and not going to mess me about. I'd also expect someone who committed to a deadline to stick to a deadline. Finally, I'd expect someone to be open to take constructive criticism.

What I'd like to see from my trainee when they apply:

if you don't have any existing character and/or comics and I'd at least need to see a deviantArt gallery or equivalent. I'm not too fussed on skill level really but would prefer someone who already has a basic grasp on anatomy and comics or someone willing to commit to learning. When it comes to digital skills, I use photoshop and I'm not familiar with SAI, manga studio or any other platforms. But I am pretty confident with Photoshop so I would happily teach a beginner.

Preferred method of contact: Facebook messenger would be my ideal way of messaging since I use the app and usually always carry my phone. However I have a webcam and microphone so would be able to Skype or live stream for more 'intense' tutorials. It would be best for the trainee to have a microphone available.

Do I have any specialities?:

Keep in mind that I'm also constantly learning/trying to improve. As I mentioned I am pretty confident with photoshop. I have various styles, my style these days is a lot more simple but if you look at my later work (most recent on Void being entwined beyond battle from last year) gives you an indication of what I can do as well. I also studied script-writing back when I studied TV and Film so I can help with writing too. To get a better idea of what I do these days you can visit my art blog on tumblr www.squimoo.tumblr.com

How many trainees?:

For now I could only take on one. But maybe in the future I could take on more.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #2 on: Aug 25, 2015, 03:28 PM »
I'll take a crack at this!

1-How much work you would expect to be doing: Despite going back to school soon, as well as managing a job at the same time, I'm willing to put as many hours onto this as possible. 3-5 days a week is something I can manage tho, so just hit me up on any IM and I'll get back to you.

2-How much work you would expect from your Trainee(s): For me, there's not a set 'amount' of work I'm looking for, but I do expect some stuff that I'm showing to trainees, to show up in some way in future drawings and comics. If we're one on one, I will be giving out some 'homework'.

3-What you would like to see from your Trainee(s) when they apply: Effort. That's all. I'm not expecting 100% results or a set skill level to be achieved in a short span of time, but I DO want to see that it's being taken seriously and being applied to their work to the best of their abilities.

4- Your preferred method of communication with your Trainee(s): Skype or private hangouts are cool, but if there's a more preferred way of communication just let me know.

5- Do you have an area you consider your specialty?: I'm more confident in teaching inking and comic page layouts, but sketching and cleaning up poses for characters, along with small tips in color values, are something I can help out in, too.

6- How many trainees would you like to take on?: Only 1 as of now. I'm already helping other people in this sort of thing when they ask for it, but things may change later, and I may take up more in the future.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #3 on: Aug 25, 2015, 04:07 PM »
I'd like to take a stab at this honestly. I remember how much it really helped me out to have people willing to talk to me outside of the chatroom and help me with my art, and I'd like to do the same for someone else.

How much time I have? I've got a full course load this semester, and I work on weekends, but I still have plenty of time to talk and such. I'm almost always able to be reached 24 hours a day via skype unless I'm either at my job over the weekend, or asleep. And even then I always try to respond on my breaks at work, and I check skype pretty much first thing in the morning.

How much work I'd expect from a trainee? I'm not about to be like "I WANT 3 HOURS A DAY NO EXCUSES" but I would like to know there's real effort going forth, you know? I understand being busy, so I'm not about to judge somebody for it, but I'd like to know they're willing to take the time to try to improve.

What I'd like to see? I'm okay with most beginner level people. What I really want to see, isn't that somebody is at a certain skill level, but more so that I can tell they are really trying and looking for ways to improve. Less about quality, more about passion to me. I figure if you have the passion, the quality will come in time, and I want to help with that.

My preferred method of communication? Skype. Like 200% skype. I've almost always got my phone on me, or am at my computer, so its one of the most reliable forms of keeping in touch I have, even more than text or actual phone calls, cause my service provider ain't the best, but between wifi and what not, I almost always have access to skype.

Any area I consider a specialty? I'd consider my best suits to be in things like composition and panel flow. While my text bubbles have been weak, I've always felt like I'm fairly good about keeping panels varied and interesting to look at, because I tend to take a more film style mindset to my comics, and I prioritize readability and panel flow over a lot of other things. Also backgrounds.

Amount of people I'd be willing to take on? One, maybe two at most. While I always make time to talk to people, and will always make sure I have time to talk to people I mentor if I do this, I am actually a busy dude, so if I had to do anymore than 2 people, and 2 is pushing it, I really don't feel like I'd be able to give the attention a person deserves.
Minions, assemble!

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #4 on: Aug 25, 2015, 11:47 PM »
Wow,  this is a fantastic response!!  Thanks so much for giving this a go,  you three!  :D

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #5 on: Sep 01, 2015, 04:51 AM »
Hey dudes!  Last day to sign up as a mentor!!  Would be really nice to see some of the older vets leap into this as well. ; )

Thanks so much to all  of you who've so kindly agreed to give this a go so far!!

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #6 on: Sep 01, 2015, 10:43 AM »
oh snap i didnt realize there was a cutoff date, i was gonna sign up after my battle lol. if we have a round 2 ill do round 2.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #7 on: Sep 02, 2015, 07:33 AM »
I'll take this on with a different mentoring approach. *AHEM*

1-How much work you would expect to be doing:
Ok so here's the tricky part. I have uni going on and I live in the FUTURE side of the globe(the SEA region), so you'll have to hunt me down at weird hours of the day. I will however be around roughly the whole day on Monday/Tuesday and usually will be around on most weekends. Just don't be surprised if I'm not around or afk cos school might punch me in the gut or something at times.

2-How much work you would expect from your Trainee(s):
Here's another twist. I expect you guys to take the LEAST TIME POSSIBLE to achieve something I can look at without frothing in the mouth. Show me that effort achieved within an explosion of RAW UNINTERRUPTED WORK!

3-What you would like to see from your Trainee(s) when they apply:
A willingness to learn and not sass me or attempt to throw a million theories at me when I assign you the task! We will talk improvement and critique and theory shit when you are done with it!

4- Your preferred method of communication with your Trainee(s):
Catch me in the Deviantart chatroom we have. Hangouts if you want.

5- Do you have an area you consider your speciality?:
SPEED MAH BOI! UNDER ME, YOU SHALL TRAIN TO COMPLETE YOUR STUFF SPEEDILY NO MATTER THE COST! EVEN IF YOU FAIL YOU WILL LEARN! THEN YOU GET FASTERRRRR!

*ahem* yelling aside, I pride myself in sketching out stuff from my head really quick. Is really sketchy, but the idea is there and can be refined. I've seen too many people sketch WAY TOO SLOWLY for a sketch. Find me if you wanna undergo speedy sketch training!

6- How many trainees would you like to take on?:
I'd say 3 max.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #8 on: Sep 02, 2015, 01:08 PM »
Hi all! I'd like to throw my hat in the ring for a trainee spot!

I would like to request MyHats as my mentor if possible and my information is as follows:

Availability: I work a 9-5 job (EST) but have a few hours every night to work on stuff (more on weekends). I also sketch during the day and am happy to work for as long as possible/needed in my free time.

Skill: I've been casually drawing characters for awhile but I'm a bit of a beginner in terms of putting those characters in environments (my perspective needs some work for starters). Normally I just draw the character floating in space or in a gray room but I'm ready and willing to learn and happy to do whatever it takes!

Communication: I have FB messenger and also google hangouts and am available daily. If there's another method of communication that's preferred I'm happy to get/use whatever.

Tools: I use photoshop and Procreate (iPad app) for all my digital work.

Art examples: I don't have active characters yet but they are submitted and awaiting approval. Other examples of my work can be found on Tumblr thepawsdraws.tumblr.comI have an art tag there as well as a devart paintedpaws101.deviantart.comas well as an incubator thread here for my characters.

If there's any other info needed I'd be happy to provide it! Thanks!

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #9 on: Sep 02, 2015, 04:34 PM »
All right, I'll throw my butt in.

1-How much work you would expect to be doing: Honestly, minimal. I'm pretty accessible for chat, etc., but I won't have time for concentrated periods of training time.
2-How much work you would expect from your Trainee(s): I expect trainees to be self-motivated, and therefore leave amount of work up to each trainee; however, I would like us to work together as a team (including trainees working with each other where appropriate and desired), so coordination is important
3-What you would like to see from your Trainee(s) when they apply: I'll accept any skill level, but I at least want to see evidence that you're willing to commit and stick to any goals/schedule we agree upon. Existing work is probably the best way to show this, but I'm flexible.
4- Your preferred method of communication with your Trainee(s): Google Hangouts would be ideal for group trainings/practice sessions; otherwise, I'm easily available through Skype, Google Chat, PM, or email.
5- Do you have an area you consider your speciality?: Handling perfectionism or other things that keep you from just working; managing time and expectations; finding your own voice
6- How many trainees would you like to take on?: I want to establish a group of trainees who can help each other just as much as I help each of them. I'll tentatively put my limit at 5 trainees, but could be swayed to increase that number if there's enough interest. Just be ready to work with your peers and receive less one-on-one interaction than you might with a different mentor.

I hope my "group of trainees" method is acceptable. I'm super busy, but I want to help, so this is the best way I can think of to accomplish that.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #10 on: Sep 02, 2015, 07:25 PM »
errybody wanna be a sempai. nobody wanna be a kohai.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #11 on: Sep 02, 2015, 09:01 PM »
i wanna be a kohai lol someone teach me how to colour. and write. and, like... draw lol.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #12 on: Sep 02, 2015, 09:39 PM »

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #13 on: Sep 02, 2015, 10:01 PM »

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #14 on: Sep 05, 2015, 05:34 AM »
Hahaha i leave u dudes alone for like 2 days nd u kids com in and shit on my lawn!!!

RIGHT WELL SINCE NOBODY ELSE WANTS TO TAKE UP THIS SWEET ASS OFFER RIGHT NOW

I'm gonna apply to be Skulls' Trainee!! Skulls, please teach me about ur sweet ass page layouts nd story that would be hella sweet. I have a story in particular i'd like some feedback on so if you're okay with that, let's do it! : D

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #15 on: Sep 05, 2015, 08:57 AM »
Hats take me under your wings and teach me~
If I dream of impossible, should I forget it?

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #16 on: Sep 05, 2015, 11:25 AM »
POMO BE MY COLOUR SENPAI

Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #17 on: Sep 05, 2015, 02:51 PM »
well I only said I would take on one person BUT SINCE IT'S YOU TWO (Paws and Wu) then yeah sure.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #18 on: Sep 05, 2015, 05:55 PM »
Pocket, looks like I'll be teaching you some stuff then! I WILL HIT YOU UP ON SKYPE.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #19 on: Sep 05, 2015, 06:05 PM »
EEEEEE!!!! I get to be taught by Hats! *is so excite* Thanks Hats! Super ready to learn!! :D

Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #20 on: Sep 05, 2015, 06:07 PM »
Add me on Facebook it'll be easier for me to PM. https://www.facebook.com/myhatseatpeople

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #21 on: Sep 05, 2015, 06:19 PM »
Friendship Requested. (on the book of faces)

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #22 on: Sep 06, 2015, 01:21 AM »
Pocket, looks like I'll be teaching you some stuff then! I WILL HIT YOU UP ON SKYPE.
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! I'll look forward to hearing from you : )




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COUPLE MORE DAYs LEFT TO SIGN UP just wanted to take a sec To encourage all our newer members to jump on board! Some really excellent dudes have offered their time for you, so please take this chance! It's a great way to get to know other Voiders and get some real focused help for improvement! DON'T LET THIS PASS YOU BY.

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #23 on: Sep 06, 2015, 01:51 AM »
Aw, Mentor sign-ups already closed a while ago. I'd like to try this out next time!

Trainees!! look at these Senpais!!! go sign up!!! Do it!!!

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Re: Mentor and Trainee Trials
« Reply #24 on: Sep 06, 2015, 03:50 PM »

 


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