@Phantom and I have started on the grand three-dimensional journey of learning Blender.
This will be a catalog of our experiences as we progress. I know there are some seasoned 3D artists who lurk around here occasionally. Any feedback/pointers/insight would be greatly appreciated.
Also, anyone else who would like to learn along with us, please feel encouraged to do so and post here.
We began by following this tutorial which we were both mostly happy with: