“It’s Carl Week” Continues

October 23, 2012


Above: Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch of Carl in a 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia journal. (Slightly cropped on the sides during scanning.)

While scientists may have discovered a lot about dinosaurs from their fossilized bones scientists can't be sure what dinosaur skin looked like. Sometimes Carl likes to be "snazzy."

Still don't know who Carl is? You can check this link for his first appearance here. Or you can click on "Carl" in the category list in the left column.

    • donnamcm
    • October 23, 2012

    This is a good look for Carl!

    • Cate in Dundee
    • October 23, 2012

    Oooh, orange polka dots! Bang on trend, Carl! 😀

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    Carl thanks you Donna!

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    Really Cate?! Carl is so pleased. He chastises me for watching “Project Runway” because I’m so not a fashionista (unless REI is the center of the fashion world, and even Carl knows it isn’t). Carl just might get a little attitudinal if he knows he’s on trend. Hmmmm. Thanks for writing.

    • Jen West
    • October 23, 2012

    I am vindicated: I am not the only human who shops for clothing exclusively at REI!

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    Jen, when you shop at REI for your clothing you don’t need vindication because you’re simply showing how sensible you are—how much utility and comfort matter to you!

    See more here:

    And keep on shopping at REI (I of course am a co-op member so that comment might seem self-serving, but it’s really to encourage you to keep focusing on being comfortable so you can make more art!

    • Leslie Schramm
    • October 23, 2012

    Tisk, little behnd the research, pretty much seems there’s a pretty good range of colour in dinosaur skin, some def had colour changing properties, and quite a few had fur and feathers here and there as well. Don’t know if I can take a T-Rex with a feathery head and furry feet, but it might be so.

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    Reptiles today are very colorful I think the hoofed dinos were probably ancestors of hoofed animals today but the ones with bird feet are definitely todays birds and look at their coloring.
    I think I’ll be awarded points when I tell you that my husband has worked for REI for some years. The customers seem to like old codgers:)

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    Leslie, Carl claims he has color changing properties. I’ve never heard of theories that give T-Rex a feathery head (Edgar wouldn’t like that). But it’s fun to imagine!

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    Molly, in the scorecard of life, yes you get points for a husband who worked at REI! They have great staff! While I agree that dinos morphed into birds the dinos of my childhood were so blandly colored it’s a bit disconcerting when Carl goes all colorful on me!

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