Wk 13 – Artist Conversation – Tyler Turett

Last week I met Tyler Turett. He is a animator and illustrator. This is his last semester at CSULB and he lives in Huntington Beach. Right now he is interning at a studio called Shadow Machine. Also, this is his website http://tylerturett.wix.com/tylerturettanimation

His inspirations were watching cartoons on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon when he was a kid. Also Tim Burton movies. How he makes his illustrations is by sketching it out on a tablet called cintiq. He’ll sketch it out and play with the character design. He designs around the personality of the character that he is making. 

Tyler is working on a show called Jeff and some aliens that will be shown on Comedy Central. He talked a little bit about the different scenes that he had displayed in the gallery. The one with the two frogs is about the short frog being mad at the talk frog for being inside his tank. The different character scenes are from his internship. He also made a black and white storyboard about two mice. 

One of Tyler’s characters reminded me of a cartoon show that I used to watch called Invader Zim. His other animations look like they would be funny and silly characters. I can imagine his animations being on Comedy Central or on Adult Swim. All his characters display different emotions. One of the cartoons looks angry, another cartoon is getting beaten by some carrots and there’s a sloth watching T.V. I like that not all his characters are humans, some are animals or aliens. 

Here are some pictures of Tyler’s creations.    




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