Doctor Platypus
Doctor Platypus

Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.

Hanna the Hedgehog

4 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

When I showed her my platypus drawing, my cousin asked me to try drawing her daughter's pet hedgehog, Hanna. Meet Hanna: I've posted lots of timed figure sketches lately, and there's likely to be lots more, so I am trying to draw some cuter stuff in...

Figure Drawing Workshop: The Male Form - Lalo

3 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

I participated today in a figure drawing workshop hosted by a third group, The Male Form, with talented and creative model Lalo. We drew a few 5-minute warm-up sketches, then several longer poses. Here's one of the 15-minute poses that I think came o...

Re-drawing masculinity Figure Drawing Workshop - February 2021

28 Feb 2021 1 minute read 3 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today I took the Redrawing Masculinity monthly figure drawing workshop again. They had a guest model, which is always fun, and since there were three models rather than the usual two, there were more short poses than usual. This meant I got a lot mor...

Legs in the pool, How to stay cool

25 Feb 2021 1 minute read 9 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today I saw a picture of someone swimming, and the painter had rendered the underwater portions of the figure in a slightly different color than the portions above the water. I thought "I bet I can do that" so today I challenged myself to try it out,...

Original character for a game

19 Feb 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

I will be playing a modified game of the Amber Diceless RPG, and we got extra points to use in character generation if we were willing to make a character portrait, our own family trump, for those of you who remember your Zelazny lore. I decided my c...

Doctor Bill Bill Platypus

18 Feb 2021 1 minute read 6 comments DoctorPlatypus

It's been a while since I drew anything cute, and I think my friends are probably feeling oversaturated because of all the naughty sketches from the last little while. The platypus has always had a special significance for me, because when I was smal...

Revisions of Callum

17 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today I went back to one of my timed sketches of Callum and made some improvements and revisions. Mostly I added shadow and definition where it belongs, smoothed out a few lines, etc. Here's the side-by-side results: I think in particular I could pr...

Timed Sketches of Callum

14 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

As planned, today I participated in the Doable Guys Figure Drawing workshop, and today's model was Callum. There were four 5-minute poses, two 10-minute poses, and three 20-minute poses. Here is my current favorite of the 20-minute poses: He started...

Floor stretches can be so relaxing

13 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Tomorrow, in the spirit of being single on Valentine's Day, I am planning to attend a figure drawing workshop called Doable Guys Virtual Drawing to keep myself occupied and not brooding. To get in the spirit, today I got in a little untimed practice:...

Something About Reruns

8 Feb 2021 2 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

After a day or so of resting my eyes, this evening I turned my eyes back to the movie star portrait from my last post. I made a bunch of tiny revisions, and of course those are sometimes the kinds of revisions that make a big difference. I hope they...