I’ve been lurking these forums for two years now but never created anything of my own in Blender. I couldn’t find the motivation to begin learning Blender, and those few times I tried, the awkward user interface made me cry and give up.
A month ago I found an online university course in open source 3D modelling using Blender. I applied to the course, was accepted, and now I have begun my journey towards creating awesome Blender art myself. Right now I feel super motivated, but I need some kind of incentive to keep that motivation. My plan is to post my rendered images in this thread so I can get feedback and see my own progress over time. Hopefully this will be encourage me to keep on Blendering
I have played around with Sculptris before and always had a thing for sculpting faces. Today I tried the sculpt functionality in Blender and at first I wasn’t very happy with my result. Instead I started playing around with modifiers. After reducing 99.9% of the polygons using the decimate modifier my sculpt suddenly looked great I wasn’t prepared for this, and after adding some dramatic lighting it turned out like this: