Week Thirteen – Artist Conversation – Tyler Turett

This week in the Gatov-East gallery I got to see Tyler Turett’s exhibit.  Tyler is an animator and makes awesome storyboards and figures. He does mostly all digital art using photoshop. His figure was made of clay and wire. His storyboards remind me of cartoon series I’ve seen on youtube which is pretty cool. He also talked about how he had to create flipbooks for a class where you had to draw hundreds of tiny changes and flip through making it move.

He started at a community college and transferred to CSULB and this is his last semester here. Tyler got into animation two years ago and from what I have heard it is not an easy subject. With his art you would think differently because how far he has come in just two years is very impressive. He has a variety of characters with a wide range of plot lines which has always fascinated me because I can’t come up with once interesting plot line let alone multiple. He is inspired by the Disney animation he saw as a child, he felt that much more can go with animation rather than drawings and paintings because they can have voices and personality. He said that if he can get his audience to laugh then he has accomplished what he set out to do.

Tyler was very adamant on the personality that animation can portray and I could feel  it just from the snap shots of the characters. I feel he is really fulfilling his goals because I can see and feel what he wants his audience to gain without him saying anything. Him speaking just solidified it. I think animation has a special place in many people’s hearts because everyone I know grew up on cartoons and for the most part still watches them. Between adult cartoons like family guy here in the U.S. and Japan popularizing anime, animation is more relevant in our adult lives than ever. I would love continue to see his work and you would too, so if you decide to his website is http://tylerturett.wix.com/tylerturettanimation.

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