https://www.creativeshrimp.com/cycles-x-speed-test.html Cycles x is faster than cycles. Yay.
If you are getting the dreaded cpu out of memory error, try this first:
He explains what each modifer does, I think in blender 2.8
Lots of tips about modifiers, and seeing the examples he has helps you understand what they do.
Ghibli Style anime
If you want to make anime in Blender you can. Other Styles are Pencil, Realistic, Cartoony, Claymation.
A history of Ghibli Style Animation, Where he got inspiration, his process. I Loved his earlier movies like Laputa and Nausica.
Character design in blender These Videos show how to make a character
Project tutorials - these are the tuts that yield an asset when you're done - from asteroids to medieval towns.
How to Create a Low Poly Tree in 1 Minute -- Uses some of the ideas in the above link. Watch the above link first Then make a tree using this method.
How to use these plugins and reviews by Youtubers
Plugins that are preinstalled with Blender that should be turned on.
This shot was done using Blender and Davinci Resolve.