Character designs, sketches and deep thoughts

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thing One is Smart

   Found out this week Logan is valedictorian! That is for his entire educational career thus far. Now lets see what he does with high school next year. Hopefully a lot more than what I did. I am so proud, I will be attending graduation and filming it.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Let the Wookie win!

   I know it has been awhile. Some of the time has been spent on the new painting and I am practicing my drum playing. Not that that is an excuse... well, I guess it is,...  but what ever.
   This was another conference call quick drawing I came back to and colored in the computer. You should always let the Wookie win, especially when he has a spear!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

These ARE the droids you are looking for!

   I worked an open to close yesterday and came home very tired. Before bed I wanted to pop something out quick with the new brush tip pen experiment. Still not sure what to think. I spent way more time coloring this morning then I did on the fast pencils and ink last night.
   I am going to get in front of my easel again today too. I will post a picture soon when there is a little more paint on the board.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Robin from the rich.

   This is me trying a new brush tip pen. You have to be less controlled and more free flowing with this kinda inking. Not sure if I like it. I did this as much for Emma as I did for me trying to find a style.
   I was also able to do a little painting on the new piece in the garage slash art studio. It is a view of the front of my building in splatter dot style. Pictures are coming soon...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Retail VS. Zombies

   Inventory is OVER! My numbers look good and I can feel my stress levels lowering. Now, I have the mandatory manager meeting to run on Thursday and I might be back to my normal self.
   I will be decompressing tomorrow and Emma permitting I am going to start on my next painting tonight...wait what comes on T.V. tonight? Stop, we have the DVR now... brains... I mean paint.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Crack Hazard Calling

   This is a inch and a half conference call doodle I did of an original character, Crack Hazard. He was created in high school by myself and close friend Mark Goodson. I always wanted to do something with this guy. This is a more cartoony version but if I ever force myself to do a full comic it will be this or my robot Error.
   I am on way way back to work to finalize some things and then I have to be there tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m. Ugh! Inventory is sooo much fun.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pet Monster

   Today was a weird day. Spent the whole morning at work getting ready for inventory (day off), came home and mowed the lawn and then BOOM! The wind blew the gate closed, the alarm was set and went off with me wearing my ear buds. Rachel called, the cops where on the way and I made it in the house in time to get the cops called off and turn the alarm down. I took a quick shower and went to get Emma from day care. We drove to see Mommy and then had Happy Meal Time. Afterward we had a short tea party followed by a sand box event. Momma soon came home and she let me go inside and draw. I decided that Emma needed a little monster pet and this is what came out. His name is Eddie. He likes to eat paper and keeps spilling my wine.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Time found

   We went to the mall together to look at phones. I get my bonus tomorrow and I am going to get a iphone4... so happy. Gonna pay off a lot of bills too. Maybe a tattoo.
    I closed last night and came home to sleepy house. I was able to ink and then colored this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Crazy Busy

   I have been really busy at work and with family matters. This has been on my drawing desk for awhile now. I was hoping to have it done sooner, but with inventory coming up soon I will be spending more time at work and through my weekend off.  I still wanted to get something up and communicate that I didn't stop drawing again. Spawn will be posted later fully inked and colored... I hope.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red Hulk SMASH

   For those of you not familiar with new comic lore... Yes, Virginia there is a Red Hulk.  He is a major Marvel character and actually a new member of the Avengers. What I have read of the character is not a lot but I liked every thing I did read. This is my version busting through the fourth wall.
   Very good day for the Cutlers! All I have to say is great things happen to those who work hard. I just wish it didn't take 8 years. 

Monopoly, B-Word!

   Long day at work... seriously! At least I was able to come home to a sleepy family and be a free range chicken. I watched Rupaul's Drag Race on the new DVR and enjoyed some red wine while drawing. I find out how well I did on my review on Thursday. Hopefully I WILL pass GO and collect a lot more than $200!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Make it so!

   I have both kids today and Rachel works until 8. Emma and I are going to go to the grocery store while Logan sleeps. I don't have any other plans and it is a rainy day. We will probably just hang around and have tea parties and dance time... I don't know what Emma and I will do.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mars Attacks!

   Very long two days. I worked basically a open to close between two stores. I was able to work a quick sketch in between the crazy work load yesterday. I did quick inks this morning and colors tonight after I got home around 9:45. I'm thinking about using a brush to ink instead of my Microns. I'd like to see a little more looseness to the finishes but its hard to change.
   It's 11:00 and Emma keeps getting out of bed with excuse after excuse to be awake. I just keep walking her back and then trying to get back to my colors. She didn't like this one and wants me to do a drawing for her of her school. We shall see.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Family Man

 The first color panel for Married...with comics. I probably won't post all of them, but I just wanted to show you the first. I have had a long week but I came up with some good ideas for future character designs. Among others "Mars Attacks!" sounds like fun.
   We had Chinese food tonight after Rachel got home and I take Logan back to his Mom's tomorrow. Pretty uneventful Spring break really. Wish you were here, Jack.

Friday, March 18, 2011

MARRIED... with comics PAGE

   My scanner is too small to get a whole page in, so I will have to scan each panel to color. Just a fun comic page for our joint project coming soon to a blog near you. Rachel has already done a lot of work on it. This was a two day drawing job for me and I really enjoyed it!
   Today is my last supplemental vacation day and I have to hit it hard at work this weekend and next week. It's audit season and I have inventory in less than a month.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MARRIED... with comics

   This is for a blog I am going to do with my wife... Married With Comics. It is basically our view of raising kids in a comic book nerd house. The big conflict being her D.C. universe vs. my Marvel. Logan is on my side and Emma is stuck in the middle.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hawkeye Hits the Mark.

   Long day. Woke up, turned on the coffee, wrote the schedule for work and did some other paper work on the computer. Watched House as I sketched this before going into work for my close shift. Got home about 9:30 inked and colored... Good Night.

Monday, March 14, 2011


   Had to get back to the Spider-Man villains. The Shocker is one I had never drawn before. I had fun with this one and think I might readdress this character design. He is one of the more weird Spidey bad guys that not as many people know about. I always liked him.
   Spring break is in full swing. Rachel is at work, Emma is at daycare and Logan and I are just sitting around the living room doing nothing. Of course I have a conference call at 1:30 on my first vacation day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Harry Potter

   Spring break is here, and I have both kids. Emma has been on me all day making this very difficult to draw and color. She choose a lot of the colors. This being my first attempt at the Potterverse. Next time I have some other ideas, but this has a few things I would keep. I hope every one has a great day... we are going to go eat some jelly beans. Literally.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Doctor is in.

   Had to get back to the Marvel U and the Sinister Six. This one turned out o.k.  Not too sure about the sky though, I never did that effect before.
   It was a long day at work.  I was in my office more than on the floor with customers today. I like being out working on sales.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

M and Me.

   First real day off in about two weeks. This was another sketch I did yesterday during conference calls. I inked and colored this morning.
   I actually have the house to myself all day until I pick Emma up later this afternoon. A little bit of drawing as you see, catching up on my comic book stack and plenty of video games. Oh, yeah, I cleaned the house too, Rachel. Not just goofing off. : )

The Joker Rules.

   I am a Marvel Zombie, but sometimes read the Distinguished Competition. I drew this during one of my two conference calls today. I inked and colored after I got home around 9:30. As soon as I walked into the door Emma ran out of bed yelling "Daddy, Daddy!" Rachel and I went back and forth with her all night and I think she is still awake in there watching Teen Titans. Her and her Mom are both D.C. freaks. Emma's boy friend is Robin.

   The color version of this turned out pretty good for a conference call doodle.Let me know if anyone has any requests for my sketch diversions.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kraven the Hunter

Another member of the Sinister Six. I sketched this out while watching House on Hulu this morning. Rachel was out at the gym and Emma at daycare. I was able to ink and color before heading out for my close night at work.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Vulture strikes!

1/6 of the Sinister Six. I've been doing a lot of Spidey bad guys lately. Rachel worked an earlier shift than normal so I was able to jump on the drawing table for a bit before bed.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Jack likes to draw

I don't get the chance to draw as much as I use to, but when I do this will be the place to post my mad scribblings and such. It will mostly be character designs and fun little sketches. If you are one of my Facebook followers, it will be a lot like that.