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?