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About Varied / Hobbyist Michael J. SutherlandMale/United States Group :icontrad-aviation-art: Trad-Aviation-Art
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Sketch of Francesca 9APR17 by SudsySutherland Sketch of Francesca 9APR17 :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 0 0 Sudsy 2017 by SudsySutherland Sudsy 2017 :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 2 1 Gaspard Monge Face Palm OCT2016 by SudsySutherland Gaspard Monge Face Palm OCT2016 :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 2 0 SA 26OCT16 Upgrades by SudsySutherland SA 26OCT16 Upgrades :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 1 0 High Elf Maiden draft 15OCT15 by SudsySutherland High Elf Maiden draft 15OCT15 :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 2 0 Spacey Sketch 08OCT15 by SudsySutherland Spacey Sketch 08OCT15 :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 1 0 Frost Giant and Sabertooth Ambush draft 21SEP15 by SudsySutherland Frost Giant and Sabertooth Ambush draft 21SEP15 :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 1 0 Aura BFRPG Cleric of Tah by SudsySutherland Aura BFRPG Cleric of Tah :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 1 0 SA21AUG15 Perlstein's Seat of Knowing by SudsySutherland
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SA21AUG15 Perlstein's Seat of Knowing :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 1 0
Steadfast emerging sketch by SudsySutherland Steadfast emerging sketch :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 1 0 SA 07JAN15 CIA Savages by SudsySutherland
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SA 07JAN15 CIA Savages :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 6 16
SA 06NOV14 Putins Puppets by SudsySutherland SA 06NOV14 Putins Puppets :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 0 0 Remnants of a Past Life Calling by SudsySutherland Remnants of a Past Life Calling :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 0 1 ISIS Martyrdoms and Persecutions 21AUG14 by SudsySutherland ISIS Martyrdoms and Persecutions 21AUG14 :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 1 1 SA 21AUG14 ISIS Understatement by SudsySutherland SA 21AUG14 ISIS Understatement :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 1 7 Female Half Ogre 13JUL14 by SudsySutherland Female Half Ogre 13JUL14 :iconsudsysutherland:SudsySutherland 3 3


Musashi by sebadorn Musashi :iconsebadorn:sebadorn 15 3 USAF TACP by bennyvdez USAF TACP :iconbennyvdez:bennyvdez 3 1 Reborn by ArcticNinja77 Reborn :iconarcticninja77:ArcticNinja77 1 2 Reborn by ArcticNinja77 Reborn :iconarcticninja77:ArcticNinja77 1 0 Do Little by Life-takers-crayons Do Little :iconlife-takers-crayons:Life-takers-crayons 70 40 Before the battle by Dewfooter Before the battle :icondewfooter:Dewfooter 18 2 Jim Pinto Illo by smifink Jim Pinto Illo :iconsmifink:smifink 4 3 Space Traveler by poibuts Space Traveler :iconpoibuts:poibuts 470 21 Mounted knight at school by Dewfooter Mounted knight at school :icondewfooter:Dewfooter 41 3 Chivalry by Dewfooter Chivalry :icondewfooter:Dewfooter 6 2 Inkscape Advance Keyboard Shortcuts by RIDJAM Inkscape Advance Keyboard Shortcuts :iconridjam:RIDJAM 74 46 Dream Fuel by Wrayvynn Dream Fuel :iconwrayvynn:Wrayvynn 2 1 Gozan IV by Talros Gozan IV :icontalros:Talros 2,038 107 Fifty States of Grey 14FEB18 by SutherlandsInk Fifty States of Grey 14FEB18 :iconsutherlandsink:SutherlandsInk 1 0 Talk with cold by alexeuses Talk with cold :iconalexeuses:alexeuses 50 4 Sukhoi Su-34 by lnago Sukhoi Su-34 :iconlnago:lnago 25 13



Sketch of Francesca 9APR17
Based on stock: by :iconfrancescaamymaria:

Took me a while to get done with this.  Done using Manga Studio EX5, now known as Clip Paint Studio Pro or some such...  Great program!  Why pay more for Painter or Photoshop (with Adobe only leasing it to you anyway)?!

Mostly just used the light pencil, dark pencil, and blend tools on two layers.
Sudsy 2017
Proof of artistic life yet.

A self portrait.  Yes, it is a cartoon of myself.  Inspired by watching YouTube video of Bob Ross "Joy of Painting" during my lunch break and my very own warped sense of humor and choice of subject matter on the canvas...

"Happy Hawg strafing the T-72"
Merry Christmas!

I keep the following in mind today (and every day really):

1.  My brothers and sisters in arms down range.  My first couple of Christmas celebrations after getting married were in Iraq, away from the wife & family.  I pray especially hard for those who are married and have children they are away from.

2.  The people of Northern Iraq and Syria, especially the persecuted minority groups.  Even with recent successes against daesh, many have lost everything in a conflict that should not have even been allowed to ignite as it did.
The wailing and gnashing of teeth, rioting, and venomous vitriol spewing forth from the mouths of the World's "open minded" at President Elect Trump's victory is priceless.

When President Obama won in 2008, and again in 2012, the hatred from his opponents was nowhere near this level.

Look yourselves in the mirror "Progressives" and "Liberals" 

Look at the animals you have allowed yourselves to become.  

You have a couple choices.  Either you live up to who you claim to be, or you become violent and what you claimed your 'enemies' were.  But then, many of us are only your 'enemies' because you made us so.  You got so sucked into your ideology, you didn't realize you became the real bigots.
Gaspard Monge Face Palm OCT2016
I am a Mechanical Designer, which is the fancy term for mechanical draftsman.  Designer reflects the more modern tools at our disposal, namely 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software and the added responsibilities they imply.  After all, we aren't just turning an engineers napkin sketch into a series of working drawings for the shop, we now carry a lot of the design responsibilities depending on the industry and employer. 

Still, fundamentals like descriptive geometry are critical, especially when a lot of the shop drawings we create are still done using 2D software like AutoCAD, or even 2D drawings from 3D CAD in suites like Autodesk Inventor and Dassault Systemes Solid Works. 

Which leads to the father of Descriptive Geometry, Gaspard Monge (…), doing the "face palm" like the Star Trek Next Generation Meme of Jean Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart)  when someone who should know better screws up.

But then, anyone in the Engineering world, Civil, Architectural, or Mechanical can appreciate the humor.

It's late, please don't mind the spelling...  -MJS 26OCT16

Fixed!  -MJS 26OCT16
So, I've been light on the art side lately.

This is not a problem really.

I've finished my associates degree in applied science and will get my Precision Machine CNC Technology degree soon followed by a number of Mechanical Design and Drafting certificates.  This after putting AutoCAD use to the side for over 15 years while I served in the military and did odd jobs until returning to school in 2013.

I am also employed part time as a draftsman who gets to dabble in design work once in a while.  

Not bad, but busy.

So, I shall finish up some projects, and when time allows, let everyone know what I've been up to when I can catch up.  That might be a while.
  • Listening to: Cars on the road
  • Reading: Monitor
  • Watching: Monitor
  • Playing: with my kids
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Coffee!!!!


Michael J. Sutherland
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
"Sudsy" served in the USAF right out of high school and has been around the world, from Kansas, Kuwait, Korea, Alaska, and Iraq during his career. He finally got out in JUL07 and decided to pursue his own interests and raise his children.


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Life-takers-crayons Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
Thanks for faving :)
eruraven Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Watch!
caesar120 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Michael! Thank you for adding "Diplomacy" to your Favorites.
SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's one of my favorite illustrations from the old Star Wars RPG Scouts book!  I'd be remiss not to include it in my Favorites!  I find the black and white illustrations in RPG books very inspiring, and part of the reason I picked up pen and ink techniques myself.
caesar120 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
"Diplomacy" is one of MY favorites as well, Michael. Everything just kind of fit together really nicely in the piece. My WEG days were ALOT of fun!  It's gratifying to hear that you enjoyed my work. Espewcially gratifying to hear (and see) that in inspired you to express yourself creatively. Quite an honor!
Gunny-Kilroy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Thanks for faving!
IlRienzi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for fav :D
Rooivalk1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Sudsy, could you please add an icon for the "#Trad-Aviation-Art" Group? Would make it much easier to identify and likely increase its popularity too. Thanks :)
SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, that is a fantastic idea...  You might have spawned a contest...  Or at least a brain storm session.
vanchoran Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav
Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave man.
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav of my A-10 pic!
SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I love those Warthogs! Lots of wonderful memories with those birds...
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Great!
AxioArt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav! :D
SHUME-1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
hi I use Your Train here:
Thank You
SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! Glad it was useful!
sulfide Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Kajm Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm pretty sure I have seen your name before... anyway, added!
DaskalT54-351 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Welcome in :icontankworkshop:
SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Anubuis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
hey thanks for the answer your question ya it did stand by its self but i simply did not trust it enough to continue with the project and waste my be onest everthing was going well untill i put the sword on his hand it put to much presure on a certain point on his stomach and the clay began to chip so again i just scraped that you mention it i cant remember the name of the type of wire i used but it was a heavy duty wire that is used for a number of things one is the spokes on motor bike wheels.hope that answers your questions.again thanks
SudsySutherland Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info. Sad to hear about the scrapping though!
Anubuis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
awe well again i still made it into two sculptures and sold them,cant remember exactly what i got,iv a head like a sive but it was over 1 hundred euro anyway.ill try remember the name of that wire for ya but untill the if you looking to find info on armatures id sujest you get a dvd called sculpting with john brown volume 1 the character is a gnomon workshop company and although i learned how to make armatures years befor i found this dvd extremly helpfull in a number of ways.well gud look dude
Shifter6 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
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