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Several meerkats posing on a rock - pencil and colored pencil

Meerkats to celebrate my many August adventures

By DoctorPlatypus | Doctor Platypus | 9 Sep 2021


I spent more or less the entire month of August traveling. First I went tubing with friends down a river in Western Massachusetts, then a 10 day trip bicycling around the north coast of Iceland, which was AMAZING and like riding a bike on Mars, but with unexpected and pervasive sheep leaping out from behind bushes to startle you (BAAAAAH! BAAAAAH!). Then a final long weekend at a rustic lakehouse in upstate New York, where I played board games with friends and breathed the clean crisp air.

Now I am back, and out of practice drawing, and I need to re-establish my regular drawing habit. I figure I will try to do #inktober again this year, so look for daily sketches, some of them terrible, come October. But in the meantime, I have resumed my Wednesday evening drawing-with-friends zoom sessions, and this evening I drew these cheerful meerkats, based on a photo from Time for Kids:

Several meerkats posing on a rock - pencil and colored pencil

At some point I want to go back in and add shading and color to the actual meerkats, but I want to make sure they don't fade into the rock or the background. Maybe red or blue are the answer. 

In the meantime, I am recommending a bike ride through Iceland. I saw the Arctic Ocean! We soaked in a hot pool filled with geothermally-heated ocean water from the Arctic! It. Was. Incredible.

Happy September everyone!

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DoctorPlatypus
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Current projects: writing a literary history book about Victorian and Edwardian fiction as successor to the medieval dream vision genre. Learning to draw. Slooooowly learning the fancier ins and outs of the roll20 VTT.


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