2018 is upon us, and everyone everywhere is making resolutions to change their life for the better. Whether this is losing weight, eating healthier, making more money or just finding happiness in an area that's lacking, 2018 is a fresh start to accomplish ambitious goals we may have set aside. We here at CG Cookie want to welcome any and all who want to make it their goal to become a skilled digital artist. This includes learning how to illustrate concept art, how to properly model characters in Blender, or developing the next hit game, we're here to help!
Start Off Prepared
Inspiration can come from a number of places. When you're feeling drained or worn out, make sure you visit any place you get inspiration from to recharge those batteries.
You've built a plan, and you're feeling quite inspired and ready to start working, but you also need to focus on what you really want to achieve. Here at CGCookie we teach Concept Art, 3d Modeling and Animation, Game Development and Traditional Clay Sculpting. Within those areas we also have more specific areas such as modeling, sculpting, character animation, generic animation, 3d and 2D games, etc.
If you're looking to get started with Blender, our preferred 3d modeling and animation tool, then you can start with our Introduction to Blender Learning Flow. Our flows are designed to teach you what we believe are the fundamentals of a specific subject. With this flow you'll learn how to use Blender from the ground up. This involves learning modeling, composition, texturing, shading and more.
Each one of our sections has it's own introductory flow for getting started. After that you're free to branch our and focus on an area that you like the most. If you're interested in 3d animation, we have some great courses for you by Wayne Dixon, the latest being Lip Sync Animations.
Maybe you're a bit more experienced and want a full fledged project to tackle, why not try building a Tower Defense Game. This flow is aimed at more intermediate members who want to build a complete tower defense game from the ground up. This includes modeling all the game pieces, props, vehicles and effects. You'll then learn how to properly build a level using those same pieces built in Blender, then finally bring it all together in Unity to Develop a Tower Defense Game.
Lets Get Started!
Take the first step to get started. Whether you're brand new to CG or you're looking to improve your skills, we're here to help. Let us know down in the comments what your digital-art-related New Years Resolutions are!