Without delving into my lifestory, I’m looking to learn Blender and digital painting. I’ve got the CG 2010 Blender Training Series and, of relevance to this forum, Chaos and Evolutions. Started both classes this morning.
Chaos and Evolutions I’m finding just a whee bit beyond me, but I’m happy the instructor takes the time to suggest other starting points for beginners and I was likewise happy to find the suggested Andrew Loomis books here. Threw those PDFs onto my iPad and am ready to start them soon.
But I guess what im looking for is some overall guidance. A path! What do you all recommend for learning digital painting? Should I study Loomis and then take the Chaos & Evolutions class? Should I do BOTH even though Deevad tends to leave me behind sometimes? I’m thinking once I complete C&E and CG Cookie’s class I’ll be ready to start Blend & Paint.
p.s. I’m an author by trade but am looking to develop other aspects of my artistic capability. Plus I think it’d be great to someday incorporate my own concept art, 3D models, etc into my intellectual properties. That’s a pipe dream at this point but I have the time and inclination to hopefully see it through sometime