Hello,

My name is Carl. I’m a mid-thirties nobody who likes to draw. I sometimes use this website to post my doodles and share links to stuff I’ve found interesting.

Here’s a drawing:

And here’s my blog:

Website spring cleaning

Redesigning the website again. This time I’m dealing with my posting anxiety and deteriorating memory, so I’ve added some new ways to post stuff and started on a personal knowledge base.

Inking timelapse

in Green Wizard

Inked another panel (twice) and tried shooting an over-the-shoulder time-lapse video.

Places

in Banana Yellow Sketchbook

Rainforest ruins, Mayan sculpture, a Victorian mansion and a Chinese dragon. (Where in the World is Carl - in San Diego?)

Newton’s Cradle

in Green Wizard

Hopping back and forth between digital illustration and hand drawing to get through a complicated drawing. (Spherical reflections are hard.)

Friday links: Creativity and boredom

Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson, man!) on creativity as a design for life, a mini-documentary about MYST, how “The Lighthouse” was filmed and how the ways we deal with boredom has changed over the last couple of centuries.

Inking practice

in Green Wizard

Busted out a pad of transparent paper to get a feel for the “old-school ways” of making comics and non-digital inking.

Friday links: World building

Best Movie posters of 2019, how games are made and what goes into making a fantasy world.

Comics special

This week I’ve been crazy about comics, cartoonists and eBay shopping.

Week 1: Starting a habit

Still trying to get into the habit of writing weekly summaries of what I’m reading and making.

More Horror

Still filling my Kindle with horror stories, here are a few more I’ve enjoyed recently.

Timed drawings

Just started on a 15-week (15 years, with my tempo) program of creative exercises, taken from a book about cartooning. They range from spontaneous drawing to multi-page comic spreads. This week, I’ve been using a timer.

Rubylith and Zipatone

Daniel Clowes’ “Glossary of obsolete commercial art production techniques” from Fantagraphics’ latest artist edition.