#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:


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.


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.


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 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.


See, completely unoriginal…