Hello! My name is Ben Amend, and I run Blender Smoothie.
I’m 18 years old, and have been using Blender since ~version 2.48.
When I first started out, I occasionally fiddled around with the software on weekends, but after finally completing a tutorial from beginning to end (Blender Cookie’s Wooden Barrel tutorial), I became much more engaged in my 3D work.
The results of my first couple years with the program were less than impressive, but I worked at my skills every day and saw gradual improvement with each new technique I learned.
Today, having been a Blender user for over 6 years, I enjoy recording tutorials, sharing new (sometimes unorthodox) methods of completing projects in the realms of computer animation and rendering.
I hope you learn a thing or two from my videos, and that the content inspires you to further hone your Blender skills!