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Doctor Platypus
Doctor Platypus

Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.


Harry Potter and the Anxiety of Influence

11 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

In the wake of Rowling saying the various objectionable things she said about physical sex and gender at the expense of trans people, I started seeing lots of criticism of Harry Potter. Weirdly, for the most part, the criticism that I've come across...

Leaping Dancer - Gesture Practice

10 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

I need to work on my gesture drawing skills, so that I can get the idea of a model/pose on paper enough within a set time that I can finish the work after the model exits the pose. I can't be expecting a leaping dancer to remain midair long enough fo...

What I did on my summer vacation

8 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

  This is the little river I go tubing on. This year I’m probably just gonna do a little swimming. Sure is nice here.     Here’s me in my cunning mask, because the world is ending. Not sure why the photo came out sideways, but I kinda like it this...

Why "Doctor Platypus" and Two Furballs

6 Aug 2020 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

The Story Behind the Name When I was just little, I loved watching Mr. Rogers. Apparently, so did my babysitter, who called me "Dr. Bill Bill Platypus" after Dr Duckbill Platypus in Mr. Rogers' Land of Make Believe. In 2010, when I finished my PhD (E...