Friday, August 27, 2010

Something to Listen to

Recently listened to an interview with Brad Rigney conducted by the Sidebar podcast. As much as I hate that I let my digital painting fall by the wayside, I still like to dabble and keep up on artists in the field. Listening to the podcast, I couldn't help but get really amped up about working on my projects, just by listening to his enthusiasm. Here's a guy that went from an extremely low point in his life, picked himself up, and through sheer determination became one of the most renowned artists in the field. I wish I saw more of that in my daily life, but know too many people that prefer to line up excuses as to why they simply "can't." It was striking to hear his "get off your ass and just do it" attitude and it really put things in perspective as he talked about "giving up on" other things in your life to dedicate to your craft.

It really is an amazing interview and he seems like a really decent guy that you could just pal around with. To be completely honest, he reminded me a lot of Twisted Metal's David Jaffe with his very frank and open opinion on creation.

Podcast Link

Brad Rigney's DeviantArt Page

Also, you might want to check out the rest of the podcasts on the site. If you are an artist, I'm sure you'll recognize many of the names they've interviewed. And even if you aren't an artist, the interviews offer tons of insight into other people's creative process.

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