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.    




Wk 13 – Classmate conversation – Filimon Soltero

Last Thursday I met one of my classmates from Art110 and his name is Filimon Soltero. His website is filimonsoltero.com if you would like to take a look at his posts. Filimon is a third year at CSULB. He is majoring in Health Care Administration. He lives in Compton and commutes to school. His hobbies are playing video games, soccer and spending time with friends and family. 

The question of the week asked what we thought about Art110 at the beginning of the semester and how we see it now. Filimon said that at first he thought that he was going to be drawing or painting for Art110. He also didn’t know that much about art. He wasn’t expecting to do different activities but he still enjoyed it.  This class has taught him about different types of art. He said that now he views art as something that can be everywhere. 

How I saw Art110 before the semester started is that maybe we were going to be making drawings or paintings but at the same time I really wasn’t sure what I would be doing in this class. How I view Art110 now, it made me look at art in a different light. There are activities that we did that I would have not seen as art before but now I do. It made me more open minded about art and I think it’s awesome that we get to see different artists every Thursday. 

Here is a picture of Filimon and I.