Doctor Platypus
Doctor Platypus

Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.


Hey hey Boo Boo!

29 Feb 2024 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

Wednesday Art Zoom was this evening, and I drew some old friends from Hanna Barbera.

Bouncy Pouncy Etc

4 Jan 2024 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

Apparently Steamboat Willy entered the public domain yesterday, so for the first time ever there are now public domain images of Mickey Mouse. Not ALL images of Mickey Mouse though, just the ones from that movie. For example, Mickey as Wizard from Fa...

Year of the Dragon - Meryl Streep

30 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

My art zoom is going to start back up on Wednesdays, so I am very very excited about that. We got together tonight for the first time in a while, and I decided to bust out my charcoal - it's NUTS how different working with charcoal is from working wi...

Arboreal Repose

16 Apr 2023 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

My Wednesday evening art zoom has been on hiatus for a couple of months, while the host has been taking calculus or some higher mathematics course, possibly related to how Origami works. In the meantime, I find that I am not practicing enough, so tod...

Fan portrait of Keanu Reeves

9 Feb 2023 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

Saw this old photo of Keanu Reeves just loving his life today, and thought we all could do with being reminded what joy looks like. So I decided to give it a try, drawing from that as a reference photo. Here's where I ended up: I am happy with how h...

Figure Drawing - Emil

1 Feb 2023 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I haven't posted my sketches from figure drawing in a while, but some of these came out pretty great, so I wanted to share them. This was a zoom hosted by Gay Men's Sketch, featuring talented model Emil. This one was the final sketch of the evening,...

Sophie's New Box

19 Jan 2023 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

This evening my cousin's Christmas present was delivered, a giant blanket, big as her house, and it was delivered in a box. So here's the natural consequence. Meet Sophie!   I have a wicked head cold that I am hoping doesn't turn out to be Covid - I...

Tom Is Alarmed!

12 Jan 2023 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

I hope everyone's New Year is proceeding happily! I am back to my Wednesday evening art zooms. While I think my graphic novel projects would benefit from the sort of slick, marketing style of art that a lot of comic books use, and while I am sure tha...

Comparative Doods

5 Jan 2023 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

This evening during my Wednesday evening art zoom, I drew from a reference photo that I have used before, in mid-2021, to see if it would come out better this time. In some important ways, I think it did come out better. In a couple of ways, the earl...

Diving in head first

22 Dec 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I haven't been too good about posting new drawings in December this year, mostly because of holiday prep. For example, last week I baked a couple batches of cookies rather than drawing during my Wednesday night drawing zoom. But this week, I am back...