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Art students and art based game devs, I'd like your thoughts!

I get asked about mentoring and returning to my strange (yet somehow still socially acceptable) methods of teaching all the time. I definitely do miss helping motivated people that are asking the right questions, so I have been toying with an idea:

What do you guys think about "nonlinear question-specific teaching"? If I were to build a basic pricing system that would cover a variety of topics/ methods where I might be able to help you and you buy what you need à la carte?

Let's say you had questions that were specific to learning particular concepts, or had singular questions about some aspect of art, you could hit me up and for a reasonable rate (TBD), I could prepare a clear response with a some references or links to help guide.

Or, what if you had a painting that you had specific questions about in regard to anatomy, color, narrative, etc. and you needed a rough paint over and breakdown of how to improve that image?

Or for the more advanced, what if you needed an in depth portfolio review, had freelancing questions, or needed advice on managing or inspiring your team?

Would you be interested in this 'by the question', remote method of teaching rather than an all out class or recorded lecture?

I like the idea because it would be private, tailored to your specific needs as you develop, you'd receive specific solutions when you actually need them, as well as it being a system that encourages self direction and accountability for your own education. You wouldn't be slowed or ignored by the pace of a classroom. Since it would be text you can learn from anywhere and always go back to your notes. You'd have direct information from an experienced artist/ freelancer/ art director. As well, you would only be learning what you wanted to learn, rather than having to dig for the nuggets you would like.

What do you guys think about a pay as you go art guru. "Pay as you GURU!" TM.

-TLDR: à la carte education with Izzy? Yes, no? How much?

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EPICmouse001 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is really inspiring!!! :happybounce: 
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
Troubled-Sleeper Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Awesome work....awesome.
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you very much!
Kotarow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes I ask myself - Does one can have a solid style and yet have variety? Your gallery is  my reference to that, that it can be achieved. One can have a former style, recognizable and rich, and yet draw anything, from simply creatures to deformed monsters and intricate fantasy characters to common people.
I'm not an art critique, I don't have much on my DA gallery, yet I've been drawing a lot and watching a lot of professional tutorials and insights that are there in order to improve, and you're one of my solid references.
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks very much for the kind words!  
tetrid Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Instantly watching you. Your Snow Crash concepts are amazing.
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks!  Did you see them all? :D
Evil-M Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
heyah, just wanted to say, I sat down and fully read Maggot last night. I went in fresh, with only your images to guide me, and I have to say, you have an eye for cyberpunk like very few other people. You grasp the subtlety and the immediacy of it, and coming from Singapore, the worn down, dark urban jungle of Sun City reminded me a lot of the poorer places of southeast asia, and really felt very realistic. I also love the really subtle symbolism like the god Shiva being considered irrelevant in the world (holding court in a junkyard), but returning to claim his vengeance, again, restarting the cycle. I would have loved to see more of Shesh's vengeance, and more of the nanohive, but perhaps it is best left to our imagination, as that world is ending, before a new one can rise from the ashes. The characters were fantastic and despite having limited screentime, came across very clearly and well.

Suffice to say, TL;DR, you're talented as hell, and you have a unique vision that really just blows competitors out of the water. Stuff that would be so difficult to concieve just seems to flow. So......good job :)
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you VERY much for your kind words.  Putting my writing out there for people to read was a genuine pant-shitting experience. Hahaha.  I'm really really glad you liked it.  

I have written a whole treatment that tells the story of Shesh and company, including his powerful retribution.  I think you'd dig it!  I hope to someday turn it into a full novel.  Stay tuned, for sure!
Zamarea Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Could you do a downloadable brush pack someday? that would be really great! 
Furedo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Great gallery!!!
Fujakura Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great work here!
ive-been-degaussed Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Writer
I love all the MtG work you've done! Any way we can see the full Geist of St. Traft promo art you've done that's been floating around? I'd love to see the details on it but all the images I've seen so far are kinda blurry. ):
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Artist
When it's published I'll definitely put him up.  I really like how that one turned out!
ive-been-degaussed Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Writer
Aww, okay. Didn't know how that kind of stuff worked but I'll make sure to keep an eye on your page. (:
KIMSULLIVAN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I really love your works!!! You're an amazing artist!!!
TheBackBeast Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You amaze me sir.
GSD2013 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome gallery!!!
nautShell Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your magic cards have so much flavor. I feel like the pop out of the small canvas. Thanks for sharing your art to the internet!
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