Mentor of the Day: Thomas Scholes
Welcome back to another one of our talented Mentors, Thomas Scholes! He is a Freelance Concept Artist based in Seattle, WA with credits to his name such as ‘Halo 4’ and ‘GuildWars2’, and worked for studios such as Microsoft’s 343 Industries, NCSoft’s ArenaNet, and Disney Interactive’s Avalanche. Thomas is available to mentor two hardworking mentees from anywhere in the world!
We talked to two of Thomas’ previous mentees to find out more about studying with him. He is often complimented for his amazing draw/paint overs. It has been a great opportunity to make it feel like Thomas is helping his students in person. Spring 2013 Mentee, David Dymond considered the most important thing he learned from his Mentorship, and told us, “While I did learn some fantastic techniques and methods for working, I think what I learned about mental approaches, in terms of using different methods to help break bad habits, and get unstuck was the most rewarding.” Check out some of David’s work from his mentorship below!
Spring 2013 Mentee, Shane Richardson also filled us in on the details of his Mentorship, “We worked together to explore various color palettes, landscapes, and painting styles that worked to get me out of my comfort zone and to think critically about the art I was creating. During this process, I was able to create a series of images that showcases my growth over my time with Motivarti and a body of work to enhance my portfolio. Through working with Thomas, I gained a confidence to explore the creative process through experimentation, and I can’t wait to see where I go from here.”
Check out some of Shane’s work from his mentorship!
Be prepared to work hard when mentoring with Thomas! He has so much to offer, and you will find yourself growing exponentially if you work hard with him. Check out more of Thomas’ work at his blog.