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Elanorea 02-11-2010 11:09 AM

Dolling Mentors
 
We (well, mainly Kitty) have come up with a project for experienced dollers to help newer ones, through a process called mentoring.

Basically, experienced dollers can sign up to be mentors and take on students. The mentor will keep in touch with the student, giving them criticism and advice on how to improve their dolling.

The mentoring process goes on as long as necessary, until either the student feels they've learned all they need to know, or the mentor has passed on all their knowledge. If the deal is just not working out for some reason, the mentor or student can call it off at any time.

If you wish to sign up to be a mentor, fill in this form and PM it to me:
Name:
Type: (dollmaker/handdrawn)
Shading style: (pixel/tool)
Program(s) you use:
Preferred bases:
How long have you been dolling?
How often are you online?
Specialities (if any): (note things you are particularly good at, especially difficult/unusual things, and also mention if there's something you definitely can't do)
Examples of work: (at least five)
Examples of critique: (at least three)
Students: (how many are you willing to take?)

Please only sign up if you
a) are reasonably sure that you can be online regularly
b) are experienced enough to teach others
c) are capable of giving criticism in a honest but polite manner

If you wish to sign up as a student, just PM one of the mentors listed below.

Elanorea 02-11-2010 11:09 AM

List of mentors:

Xx_Pixie_Dust_Dispenser_xX
Name: Becca (preferably Pixie on here)
Type: Dollmaker
Shading style: Mainly pixel and a tiny bit of tool
Program(s) you use: Jasc Animation Shop 3, MS Paint & Iaza.com
Preferred bases: ShUni/Unique bases
How long have you been dolling? About four years
How often are you online? Everyday
Specialities (if any): I am good at shading bases, drawing some clothing(skirts, tops etc.), editing/recolouring & animating. I can't draw hair very well or legs.
Examples of work: http://s940.photobucket.com/albums/a...eccabiss_2009/
Examples of critique: I was a judge for the dollmaker part of the Miss TDP pageant(see for reference).
Students: (current/max) 0/1

prin367cess
Name: Amy
Type:
dollmaker
Shading style: pixel
Program(s) you use: as3, pse, tdp premi
Preferred bases: anything!
How long have you been dolling? since 2003
How often are you online? daily. my best days for dolling are wednesday-sunday.
Specialities (if any): glitter, combining different heads and bases, anything on as3

Examples of work:Examples of critique: Most of my critiques are in the clubs talks, so i can't link to them. Here's one: http://s3.zetaboards.com/Dollsters/s...1444&t=7315709. And I'll copy some others:
  • I used the same base, but i never thought of editing it like you did. Very creative, especially how their arms are linked! And i LOVE those heads. The background is really pretty, but the girls' red leotards are blending in. It might look better if the leotards were white or green.
  • that's really pretty! I love the blue tail. The only thing that detracts from the doll is that the skin tone on her head is much tanner than the skin tone on her body.
  • I'm so glad you added a frame, that's that your other Princess entries were lacking. but the black is too harsh for an angel. I think white or pale blue would have been better. The lilies are blocked by the text on the bottom, but the floating fountains are really cute.
  • You are always so creative with props, and this is a great example. I love the background, and the amount of sunflowers you used really makes it seem a garden. The only teensy little problem is the fringe hanging off her skirt. It looks odd
Students: (current/max) 0/2

TheHayleyDoll
Name: Hayley
Type: Handdrawn
Shading style: Pixel
Program(s) you use: MS Paint
Preferred bases: Soft, medium sized, full body, standing. I have a couple people whose bases I prefer...
How long have you been dolling? A couple months past 2 years now? I think...
How often are you online? Kind of often. Well, I used to be on more often, but I still drift around a little every day. Sometimes I just don't post too much unless it's important, since I'm a little busy.
Specialities (if any): Hair (I think I'm pretty good at that), colour choice, and I'm pretty good with jeans too. =D Things I can't do... Um, well, I'm currently in the learning process with male dolls. :P
Examples of work:
http://www.iaza.com/work/100131C/sep...83054-iaza.gif
http://www.iaza.com/work/100124C/eff...90672-iaza.gif
http://www.iaza.com/work/091129C/Mis...17209-iaza.gif
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs50/f/20...ge_Bubbles.gif
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs47/f/20...ge_Bubbles.gif
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs46/f/20...ge_Bubbles.gif
Examples of critique:
"It's a cute concept and an improvement. I think you should try making your lines a little smoother, because they look too jagged and boxy. Smooth, clean, rounded lines look best in the end. With a couple touch ups here and there, it could be even better."

"I'm not sure the colours go all to well together. Maybe making the green a little lighter and less saturated would help it mesh better with the cream. Try playing around with colours before you're totally finished, and you'll find some amazing colour combination's. Other then that though, it's very pretty. Keep at it!"

"Nice doll. You're getting so good at this. The only critique I have is the palettes you used have too much contrast that it doesn't match with the base. Remember, you can always edit the skin tone of the base to fit your style. Of course, this isn't all too necessary at this stage, just a note for the future. The doll looks good as is. =D"
Students: (current/max) 0/3

Silver_Wolf_Kitty
Name: Kitty
Type: Handdrawn
Shading style: Pixel
Program(s) you use: MSPaint
Preferred bases: Anywhere from prep-sized bases to the medium-sized "Moe" bases. I typically work with standing, but position generally does not matter to me. I also utilize portrait and side profile bases.
How long have you been dolling? Total: 8 years, handdrawn dolling now for close to 5 years.
How often are you online? Generally everyday. I typically am on from 3-10PM est time.
Specialities (if any): Palette creation, side profiles, long dresses, facial edits, patterns & gradients, backgrounds. I generally doll a lot of self portraits and characters(some original, others not). I am currently trying to improve my male dolling abilities.
Examples of work: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...83116-iaza.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...70269-iaza.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...60023-iaza.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...71933-iaza.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...10638-iaza.gif
Examples of critique:
http://www.thedollpalace.com/forum/892035-post35.html
http://www.thedollpalace.com/forum/891915-post3.html
http://www.thedollpalace.com/forum/883060-post315.html
Students: (current/max) 1/3
Current students: teamjacobrulestheschool

Elanorea 02-11-2010 11:09 AM

tinker_bell_96
Name:
Nissa or Tink
Type: (dollmaker/handdrawn) dollmaker
Shading style: (pixel/tool) pixel
Program(s) you use: PSP7 Elements, jasc AS3, TDP premi
Preferred bases: anything
How long have you been dolling? i havent been on this site very long but i have been dolling a couple years
How often are you online? every day if not every other day
Specialities (if any): (note things you are particularly good at, especially difficult/unusual things, and also mention if there's something you definitely can't do) i can shade bases, animate in pretty much any way, glitter, make specialists dolls/scenes, base edits and hair edits but i cant draw clothing or hair but i can take parts of different heads and make a new head, i am also very good at making siggies and avies
Examples of work: (at least five)
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/a...39718-iaza.gif
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/a...80852-iaza.gif
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/a...cess-entry.gif
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/a...ries-entry.gif
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/a...nderland-1.gif
Examples of critique: (at least three)
- again u saved it in JPEG! don't do that bc no one can give CC bc they dont get the real view of it but from what i can tell you are base shading which is a no-no try looking at watermelon bubblegum for tutorials. the tuts on that site are great and really help but next doll you make SAVE IN GIF FORMAT lol
-that is a great try with shading.
the only thing i have to say is shading the hair. right now it looks like one big blob of black lol and save ur dolls as .GIF so that the quality of the doll doesnt get messed up and ur post doesnt take up a whole page but good job and keep up the good work.

- its verry cute chessie i love her also what heva said the hair does look a little unnatural but keep up the good work and i love how u made the skirt a bubble skirt very cute lol cant wait to see more
Students: (current/max) 0/3

Elanorea 02-19-2010 07:00 PM

UPDATE: Mentors, please specify how many students you're willing to take on! I was planning to include the field in the original application, but forgot. Sorry for the inconvenience!


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