I'm a veteran and a n00b. I've spent many years in traditional print graphic/design. Bigtime Adobe Ai, PS user.
Fairly new to 3D, though I've been using C4D, Poser, Vue for about 4 years. Renderosity is a great place to get info and support for all kinds of artistic expression. Remember: You're not insane, no matter what the voices in your head keep telling you.