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Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.


Ace of Serpents

19 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

In college, I had this idea that I would write a series of poems inspired by imaginary tarot cards with suits like "serpents" and "fire" etc rather than rods, cups, coins, swords. I only really ever wrote one of those, and I'm not sure where to find...

Jumpin' fences

16 Nov 2020 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

I have been practicing elements, and doing careful studies of specific body parts and slavishly copying photos, etc, and it is probably time for me to start thinking more about combining those elements into images with a little more story. With that...

Crumpled napkin

12 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Last post I had drawn a man sleeping on top of a yellow duvet, and I was not entirely satisfied with the way the fabric looked. Or, more specifically, I was not able to capture all of the wrinkles and folding in the duvet as well as I hoped, and in m...

Nap with Yellow Quilt

10 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

No hands in this piece, because I am a little sick of them. Just some relaxation and a cozy quilt. I need to work more on how to draw fabric. When I was in college, my artist friends SWORE by fabric, because it was apparently so easy to draw, and th...

Entwined Hands

5 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Continuing with my study of hands, today I tried to draw two hands entwined. I expected the main challenge would be getting it so it was clear which fingers belonged to which man's hand, but I think that worked out all right. I think possibly the ext...

Hand Study: Live Long and Prosper

4 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

In response to my recent hand studies, a friend questioned my dedication to the geek cause. "What? Why didn't you do Live Long and Prosper?" he said. Here you go, pal:

Hand Studies

2 Nov 2020 1 minute read 5 comments DoctorPlatypus

I've been struggling with the hands on my figures all through October, so I promised myself I would get in a lot of practice drawing hands once Inktober had ended. Here are three hand poses I drew today, on the way to learning to draw hands more reli...

Revisions after Inktober: Shoes

2 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

There was a definite oddness in the workboot in the first version - I feel like it looked like a right shoe on a left foot, you know? So I have adjusted the angle of the sole and the shading on the side of it, and shifted the leather detailing to the...

Revisions after Inktober: Storm trooper helmet

1 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I've fixed the muzzle on this one. 

Revisions after Inktober - Undersea landscape with Coral

1 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

In an intermediate revision, not shown, I added detail to the foreground and background. In this revision, I softened some of those details and improved others, including adding a ridge to the sandy bottom. I also removed a cave I had added to the mi...