First of all, I would like to congratulate you guys for building such a great online society. Thanks to Google, I found this forum just a couple of hours ago and man... wow! So much information, lessons, courses, advices, showcases etc! Bravo, bravo and ... bravo again!
That has been told, now please let me tell you my story and why I am posting here.
When I was a kid, about 6-10 y old (can't exactly remember my age back then) I was amazed by comics and video games. I used to play Super Mario all night long till my eyes turned red, scaled to monitor aspect ratio:P I used to draw and sketch comics, like Donald, Asterix & Obelix, Marvel heroes and such stuff. But somehow, someday, unknown reasons, I quit drawing.
Computers, programming, automation, hacking, guitar, piano, football, etc became my new hobbies and work. Thus, today (23y old) I want to come back to that, but man... wow! Computer Graphics!
I can combine:
I really would like to start and learn how to draw 2D and 3D models, but there are too many links and links inside those links and links nested in these links of links, that it's not helpful :( Even more, I don't know basic terminology, what's a mesh, what's sculpt, texturing, anatomy, pipeline etc So how can I search for something that I don't even know its name scheme...
I would like some help here, some guidance to make my first steps in to CG world. My goal is to create game characters. That's my dream! Next to that, take these characters and implement a videogame.
However I think this can be quite difficult for a novice to start with. So, I guess 2D will be much easier to start.
What equipment should I need? I think a Wacom tablet is must-have tool, am I right?
What books should I read ? From where to start ? Maybe a general introductory into CG world ?
Just show me the path, and I will follow.
May the force by with you! Always!