"These days, the terms mentor and master are tarnished, and there are very few seekers of knowledge in the world willing to submit themselves to someone who knows. Perhaps it is because of the proliferation of those who pretend to have expertise.

This apparent duality of the mentor/apprentice relationship is a profound problem in our culture in general and in digital art specifically. Finding a mentor can be difficult, but it can be done if you are persistent and open to the possibility. There is a saying, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!" It works the other way around as well: "When the teacher is ready, the student will appear." Your task, then, is to make the commitment to be teachable. When you do, you will find your teacher."

Duane Loose