Hi , thanks for all the replies, i should probobly explain my background a little, i’m fairly familiar with blender itself, i started attempting to learn 3D modelling and texturing with the purpose of making half life 2 mods, and later on games in general, around 7 years ago i tried out maya personal learning edition(the watermarked one) and gave up and tried to learn XSI when valve released it alongside the half-life 2 mod tools , gave up on that because of my lack of willpower at the time(i was around 13 at the time , maybe 14)
I seemed to think that there was some magical program that i would click with and in the last 4-5 years i tried learning blender 2 or 3 times, things kept happening like my computer kicked the bucket or i switched program again or lost interest, and it only occurred to me a few months ago i still wanted to learn blender and i just didn’t put the effort in.
But in spite of all the quitting i feel comfortable enough now with the UI to make my own shapes and models( a little, but sometimes i hit a brick wall) and i also(More importantly) feel like i have the will to practice and experiment with blender every night, so what i need is as much inspiration and resources as possible, inspiration isn’t hard though after seeing all of you’re amazing work in the gallery.
@jskurias : i’m interested particularly in modelling but animation and texturing, even compositing has caught my eye more recently in recent years. Also , thats strange about the chess set, i had the same idea and was half way through my ‘pawn’ peice when i posted this thread!
Thanks for all the help guy’s, and sorry about the wall of text (if you have the patience to read it all )
Ps. Iv’e worked through noob to pro and i go on blenderguru/blendercookie frequently , but i am not a citizen member, is it just the ability to download all videos or is it additional content you get for your money? for example .blend files/reference images and more tutorials?
Really appreciate the help people , a MILLION thanks.