I am a freelancer who is wanting to broaden my abilities by trying my hand at a few different techniques and programs. Right now I am trying to figure out what would be the best method/program to approach creating things like the following:
Game avatar/icons (example: http://static3.thesettlersonline.net...atar/big/7.png)
UI Interface designs (example: the bottom UI bars you find in MMOs or browser/app games, etc.)
Thanks Any extra information/resources on this kind of thing would be most welcome.
Oh, in addition, if anyone knows any free (or relatively inexpensive) programs for 3d models that would allow an artist to practice skinning, I'd love to know!