Render of the Chest Tutorial.
There's a little too much blue on the coins, but I want to move on.
I wanted the wood to be even more beaten than the tutorial's.
Hey Wes, thank you!
I'm going to do the rigging and coin explosion, but I wanted to take a break from the chest to tackle: https://cgcookie.com/articles/texturing-rendering-a-cute-robin-hood-like-character-in-blender-2-81
Overall a little simpler, but it looks pretty fun. I may try a different character.
The tutorial comment about nodes and lighting/shading/texturing maybe taking a bit more to get good at than modeling seems spot on. . . though I have done more with the modeling tools, so some of it may be familiarity.
Way to go on finishing the course, are you looking to tackle the rigging portion next?