For this week’s artist conversation, I had the pleasure in speaking with the talented and creative Tyler Turett. His work was displayed in the Max L. Gatov Gallery East, along with the works of other Animation/Illustration majors.
When walking into the gallery, sketches and storyboards filled the room. Either in color and black and white, each artwork had its own whimsical feeling. For one of the art displays, a figure that seemed to be made out a clay and a book and pen were on top of a tiny self. Above the shelf, a black and white storyboard with mice, cartoon scenes, and character designs of frogs were present. Thankfully, next to all of these things was the artist, Tyler. I then began to interview him.
The artist, Tyler Turett, an Animation artist from Huntington Beach who is currently in his last semester at CSULB, said his inspirations for is art are the numerous amounts of cartoons and old animated movies he watched as a child. He was always interested in animation, thus deciding to major in the subject in college. He admited that he learned how to design and draw correctly at CSULB, and that anyone can learn how to animate. Tyler also said that Toy Story was his favorite movie of all time.
Currently, Tyler is interning at Shadow Machine studios, which is based in Hollywood and works with major television companies like Comedy Central and MTV. The company also works with Netflix, specifically animating the show “Bojack Horseman.” As an intern, he will be working on panels for a new show called “Jeff and Some Aliens” in a month of two. For the future, Tyler plans to hopefully work with Shadow Machine and then later work with bigger studios. He also admits that he will go with the flow and see where the future takes him, as long as he continues to animate and make money.
Personally, I love cartoons. I grew up watching cartoons when I was younger, and have always had an appreciation in how the drawings come to life. Even now, I still enjoy them. Besides the art, I have a deep respect for artists, like Tyler, who are pursuing their dreams and continuing to be creative in their adulthood. Cartoons are constantly said to be for kids, but I beg to differ.
Well, I really enjoyed Tyler’s work, and I hope to see more from him in the future!
If you want to check out Tyler’s work and works in progress, click the link! http://tylerturett.wix.com/tylerturettanimation