I’m Patrick Shettlesworth. You may remember me from nearly 10 years ago when I put up some lousy tutorials on how to draw and color stuff in a world where there weren’t very many tutorials. Nostalgia must have brought you back because I’ve updated almost nothing in that last few years. I keep the site up because I like to have a place to put my stuff….and it’s nice to have visitors.

12 Responses to “About”

  • keynada:

    hey i was wondering if you could send me alot of helful tutorials on how to draw anime hair i looked at the one you have on the site but i need a little more help thanks

    /_keynada

  • Tom R:

    Your tutorials are great tools for begginer manga artist and comic artist around the world.Great stuff here. Some of the tutorials helped quite a bit thank you.

  • I remember finding your tutorials when I was about 14 or so. Back then I was on a serious pen and ink kick and you really helped me to improve. Now I have my own website, sell my work, and am starting to make a name for myself. Thanks so much for being awesome!

  • Bine:

    hey dude…u r great!!!i mean,am just in Cameroon(Africa) and i went thru ur stuff.U have inspired me.Will nid more tutorials as am about to launch ma own comic and i hope to begin the business in africa in the nearest future.I will mail u my problems as much as i can.hope u wont mind.
    once again,thanks bine(20yrs/Cameroonian)

  • Dani:

    Man! I remember coming here a few years back when I first started getting serious about drawing. A nostalgia kick indeed!
    Thanks a ton. c:

  • Nate:

    Hi Patrick!

    While I do return occasionally of nostalgia, I wanted to give you a big thank you for your tutorials even now. I appreciate that your tutorials are more rough and portray the artist during the actual working process.

    I find that with many of the newer tutorials I become overwhelmed with the HUGE difference in skill level displayed IN A TUTORIAL. I believe that your tutorials are still some of the best out there especially for beginning and intermediate artists.

    Thank You!

    Nate

    PS I also love seeing your portfolio on the site since it shows how rough you kept it in the tutorials. Your portfolio overwhelms me sometimes with how much better your skills are than mine.

  • Hey! Thanks a lot! I remember the fun of doing those tutorials because I was as excited about learning a digital medium as I was to share it. Glad you came back around. Patrick

  • Noah:

    Call it nostalgia if you like, I call it an appreciation of a wonderful artist whose site I used to turn to for assistance! Your tutorials and content rocked and helped me greatly.
    While I didn’t not end up pursuing the industry as an artist, I still very fondly and appreciatively look back at things I picked up from this site!

    I’m pissed I never go to read a full PolyKarbon story arc – did you ever produce one?

  • Ben:

    Hi Patrick, I just discovered this blog recently coz i went googling for the old Tutorials! You got me started with photoshop and I just thought I should say “Thank You!” though its so many years late!

  • Wow, I was going through some old paper books and found a load of your tutorials i printed out for safe keeping.

    “Good thing I did as they are no longer online! XD”

    At least I can say a sincere “Thank You” for what you shared as it was a great help from 2005 till now as I plan on revising some of the techniques.

    All the best.

    FJ

  • Thanks! The tutorials are still up…but really old.
    http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/

  • Hi, Patrick!

    Coincidentally (in sync with Flojitz above), I too was just now going through some old paper printouts from binders I was going to discard… and found a couple of your tutorials I had printed out for safekeeping/reference.

    They are still awesome tutorials (even if I never got around to doing much Photoshop illustration)… thank you so much for creating them way back when! And I’m surprised and pleased to see that you still have them available at your site.

    ~Amy

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