One time at the dinner table my Dad said something about a two wheeled tractor. I imagined a giant Segway with a 50 horsepower engine.
When I talk with friends (or really anyone not seriously involved in art) they are dumbstruck by what I do (and I'm not even a master). My paintings, drawings, and 3D work, all seem to discount their unique creative abilities. The most common response after showing someone my sketchbook or website is this, "Man, I really wish I could make visual art. I can do (Blank) but I really wish I could do visual art." The response is usually one of poorly constructed consolation. I saw this video at a film making conference a while ago that forms a much better response. Making crappy art is the best first step, (and honestly the only first step).
I'm Brian Whetten, and I'm very interested in Animation and Visual Effects. This is my blog where I write about my current projects, current events, as well as the software and techniques I use.