Visual, Written and Performing Arts

Carol Wyatt: 2D Background Painting and Color

Instructor: Carol Wyatt

Carol Wyatt is a background painter, color stylist, and color supervisor for animation. She’s responsible for creating the palettes and lighting for backgrounds, and the color vision for entire TV shows. You might have seen her name in the credits for programs like Rick and Morty and HBO’s Animals. In this interview, she talks about what it takes to get started in today’s competitive animation field, and how things have changed since she graduated from Otis/Parsons School of Design and went to work on the first season of The Simpsons. She emphasizes the importance of building contacts in the industry and learning new techniques to keep your skills current.

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