Sooner or later the technique of the mentor will consume you. Because errors are the things that makes you unique, nothing wrong with having errors, a mentor will make you erase the errors he doesnt have, but maybe those errors are the ones you need to be away from same style. He is walking getting this errors and learning from them and he will move them to a side so you can pass easily, but you wont learn like he is.
Its hard to explain, thats why i never got the need to find a mentor, i dont walk in the shadow of another artist. The faster you start exploring your style, the better.
And my eyes will burn.
And i will get lost.
Months and months of not learning anything.
A lot of cries in the dark, hitting myself to the wall trying to figure out how they pull it off.
If i was a magician and someone wants to tell me how he does his trick i will probably look away, because i believe in magic and i dont want it to lose it.
My road was never a road of roses, im proud of each error i have, errors are the ones that makes me who i am, errors are my armor, only with errors i can learn.
Having someone showing me the way how to draw, been able to skip all the errors, at the end of the drawing i will feel victorious? How will i feel victorious if i never walked a road of thorns.
My feet are bleeding while my eyes are looking at the horizont... my goal.
Bloody errors keeps you on ground. Errors were meant to be avoided but errors were meant to make you stronger.
The more mistakes you do in art the better you will be, you can only learn by falling.
The errors feels like mathematical problems you need to solve by your own. Study books, study life models, get a teacher, read tutorials figure out by yourself what its wrong. And the answer will taste better than any drug in the world.
Having someone to take you by your hand and make you skip all this and go directly to your goal feels hollow to me.
Art in my case its 95% pain and hard work and 5% talent.
But what do i know, i just can talk by the way i had been working all this years, this is my way of the painter. This is all subjective, im not qualified to talk about this intense and great topic.
Anyone should find their own road of roses or thorns.