My original plan was to hop into characters AND Blender 2.8 next, but my friend, Jesse Lickman suggested I first work my way through this simple (But ever so helpful!) 2-part tutorial series by the wonderful Blender Guru.
This is the first tutorial I just followed as is & didn’t make my own creative additions to—so what you see, is what you get in this tutorial.
It introduces modeling the bulb & creating the materials, working with Bezier Curves, the Kelvin Scale, omitting certain object’s shadows from camera view, Render Layers AND an introduction to working with the Blender Compositor (among other things)! So helpful!
…So NOW onto characters & Blender 2.8!!! (…probably?)