Welton Santos

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Welton Santos  I am 2D Animator , character designer, background artist and Illustrator.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked as a bricklayer, waiter, office boy… They were all tough jobs that nearly drove me mad. But in the end, I think I learned something from each one of them.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
That’s hard — but I really enjoyed working on the pilot episodes of ‘Popota’ and ‘Cheese Gang’ TV series. I think everybody did a terrific job and I’m really proud to be part of the animation team.

How did you become interested in animation?
As a child I already like animation, before entering the animation I did many tests of comics, but never went .. haha Some publishers were up interested more do not know what happened was not right, oh one day God took pity on me and took me to a change for me to enter the art world .. hahah  That’s when I started working professionally for a publishing house which I was an illustrator and starting to give things were hitting and I got involved in the animation.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
Did not take long for me to enter the business of animation,because I started early, but there were many attempts. When was the global crisis I was fired from the publisher, it left me without areaction that did not know what to do, I sent my work to several publishers, studios and I didn’t any replies, I was very discouraged so for me it is not broke, I went to work in my
father’s store, it was about thirteen months or so, until a friend of mine Cauê, called me and said. Welton, who comes here in the studio the guys want to talk with You went the other day in the animation studio and started working.


What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
It varies every day,  is a day different…

What part of your job do you like best? Why?
I like  the whole process of animation, because every moment is magic.

What part of your job do you like least? Why?
Collection … TIME .. my God wants to see any artist nervous, it is charging him and tight deadlines, this is the part that I dislike.

What is the most difficult part for you about being in the business?
I’m now freelance so some of the difficulties is to always have work, and another difficulty is to always have something good toshow
something different something that pleases the eyes of who is watching…


What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
Well I work with a tablet and use it for photoshop and Flash animation, are my fellow workers ..

Any side projects or you’re working on or hobbies you’d like to share details of?
At the moment  I’m dedicating  to my studio with two greatfriends and Marcel  Tosta ( writher) and Renan Berssan ( Ilustrator and Animator ) we are doing enough to festivals in Brazil, and illustratios and Animation to angency.

Is there any advice you can give for an aspiring animation student or artist trying to break into the business?
The advice I would give is Have faith, no matter what religion youare or what you believe, have more faith in you, ta hard? forces seek … It takes forever to reach your hours? keep trying for that not yet reached their time, follow the voice inside that it’ll take youwhere you want to go. Faith is the beginning of all things.


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