Best advice I suppose is to keep reading tutorials and keep practicing. Check out these video tutorials for some great tips. I’m awfully new myself, and have learned a great deal with these. My first decent model came from this tutorial on creating a lizard. It’s not difficult and teaches some good techniques.
Something I didn’t know right away that is mighty handy (if you don’t already know – I mention this as you noted some trouble arranging the camera): position your view where you’d like the camera to be, then press Shift+Alt+0 to set the camera in that position. You’ll never manually move the camera into position again!
I’m not sure what to say about the piece, it seems like a pile of red goop.
You can get your camera to track objects too, no matter where you move them. Select the camera, shift+select your object and hit Ctrl+T, select one (I use Old Track). Deselect everything, select the camera again and press Alt+R to clear rotation. Your Camera will now always look at your object! This works with lights too and can make positioning very easy. I like the render style.
I apreciate them a lot… =) I will follow all your advises… I have to keep working harder hehehe… I am printing the blender handbook, and with the tutorials out there, I think I will have a good foundation.
however I have to say that I began drawing an alien (like AvsP movie)… and now it is a dinosaur (my wife says it seems a snake’s head with teeths) I dont really know how to finish it. I have to see some photographs to know how is the mouth and the corpse is not decide yet…
Another trouble is the material, I dont have any idea…anybody knows a good free texture database on the web (I have try 3dCafe, but I would like to have more references)