Hi. My name is Prince aka Knuckelhead. I run community contest over at CG Cookie, and thought I would help some friends out with their search for Mentors. There are a lot of sites out there using the word mentor that will charge you for their time. This is definitely more like a tutor. To me a Mentor is a person with whom you build friendships and lasting relationships. Something you can not put a price tag on. Please read below and thank you for the time you spend reading my blog.
A mentor is a person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modeling positive behaviors. An effective mentor understands that his or her role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee.
This is something i have found that has saved my military career more than once. I just want to make sure I get this post right because I have a few mentors in the CG Cookie community right now, and I have friends who need some. Nonetheless this is something I think the blender community needs. A forum where experienced modelers, sculptors, riggers, animators, shaders, compositors, Digital Artist/Painter, etc can come and find Mentors and Mentees.
One Friend spoke to me saying he would like someone he could " speak often with, who could guide me and teach me through feedback along the way while giving me tasks, tests and assignments."
These are relationships that you build with another person where both individuals involved learn something. The mentor will learn new ways to do things from the mentees eyes while the mentee gains the experienced the mentor has gained.
If you feel you have mastered a certain part of your CG skills and would like to share your experience with a mentee please leave a message here. You as a mentor could be looking for a Mentee to teach your skills to and you might find a great friend in the end.