Doodles

#DailyDoodle – 100 Creatures 60 – Cyclops

Today, I’m going to do something that I don’t normally do with the daily doodle. I’m going to show you the horrendous process that caused me to antagonize over a Cyclops for days. I actually started the doodling process on Thursday, and just couldn’t bring myself to post any of the doodles I doodled.

I’m going to stop saying doodle now. It’s repetitive.

First, Let me show you the one I finally decided to flesh out and go with:

CyclopsAtTheMovies

I call this one: Cyclops doesn’t like 3D movies either.

 

One of the things that I get told is that my style is unique. I don’t necessarily agree with that, I think most middle school students could easily draw in my style when they want to do a picture like someone with less talent. What I do try to do on occasion is be original in what I draw. Cyclops jokes seem entirely played out, though. I mean, How am I supposed to make a joke about a creature that’s been the butt of jokes since Greece was the world’s greatest superpower? It baffled me. In the end, I’m not particularly clever, but I am sympathetic to the plight of the Cyclops.

The entire process caused me a great deal of writer/artist struggle. I couldn’t let myself get anything past the sketching stage, and there was a lot of sketching. I’m not going to share the entire process with you guys, because, I value your sanity, but I thought it might be fun to show you a handful of the pictures I sketched out.

Initial_Cyclps_Sketches

These two were the first sketches I did. To save your eyes, I’ll tell you the left picture says, “I ARE SUPERHERO!” and the right picture reads, “Next time try Pirate!” See, Not clever.

Cyclops_Dalek

From there, I did about 50 sketches of frustration about thing with one eye, and eventually settled on Daleks, because, let’s face it. I’m a GIANT NERD. I ultimately didn’t go with my Dalek picture, though, because it’s not very good.

That led to Business Cyclops.

Business_Cyclops

Business Cyclops doesn’t have time for these silly games.

 

There you go. An inside look at my rough sketches. I hope you enjoyed it.

 

Ok… One more. But only because Shaggy is playing on my WinAmp and it makes me feel good inside.

Traditional_Cyclops

See, completely unoriginal…

Published by M.A. Brotherton

M.A. Brotherton is a writer, blogger, artist, and fat-kid from the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. He’s tasted a little bit of everything the Midwest has to offer, ranging from meth-tweaking rednecks in massive underground cave complexes to those legendary amber waves of grain. When he’s not writing, he spends most of his time screwing around on the internet.