Doctor Platypus
Doctor Platypus

Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.

Putting on a practice face

1 Dec 2022 2 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I've been doing a bunch of figure-drawing zooms recently, and while I have been increasingly happy with my ability to draw and shade a proportional body in a fixed time span, I have been increasingly frustrated with faces. So this evening I decided t...

The Eve of Thanksgiving

24 Nov 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

A few of the friends who attend my Wednesday evening drawing zoom are not originally from the US, and they were curious about exactly what Thanksgiving celebrates, its origins, etc. So I found myself explaining the things I was taught as a child, abo...

Inktober Day 31: Farm - Last Day of Inktober

1 Nov 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

31 October is the last day of Inktober, and I am sad to see it end - I have had fun with the prompts this year, and have seen my work improving from all the practice.  Day 31: Farm It's fun drawing someone a little bit stocky for a change, but it's...

Inktober 27-30: Snack, Camping, Uh-Oh, Gear

31 Oct 2022 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Several days' of Inktober drawings today. Just one more to go this year, which I will draw today and post tomorrow. Meanwhile, here are my drawings for the last several days: Day 27: Snack I love some Chex mix, especially those little toast pieces t...

Inktober Day 26: Ego

27 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today's prompt for Inktober was 'Ego' and I spent a few minutes trying to think of fun things to draw that would suggest ego. Now that I have already drawn my picture for the day, I sort of wish I had drawn a portrait of Doctor Freud. Haha. But I am...

Inktober Day 24 and 25: Fairy and Tempting

25 Oct 2022 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

With these two pictures, I am caught up again. Day 24: Fairy I love this one. I think something went a little wonky with the back of his hair, and his legs may need to be larger compared to his arms and torso, but aside from those things I am super...

Inktober Day 22 and 23: Heist and Booger

24 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I decided to skip day 21 (prompt "Bad Dog") after all, for the reasons I mentioned before, although I really do like the idea of drawing a cartoon character named 'Bad Dog' who is maybe some punk grandpa wearing a knitted bondage harness and a tattoo...

Inktober 17-20: Salty, Scrape, Ponytail, Bluff

20 Oct 2022 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

I am a day ahead for Inktober today!  I am also pretty happy with all four of today's drawings.  Day 17: Salty I am still having a little trouble shading with colored pencils, so the ones where I primarily use colored pencils still sometimes look a...

Inktober 14-16: Empty, Armadillo, Fowl

17 Oct 2022 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

Day 14: Empty This was the third is a string of very abstract prompt words, and I wasn't initially sure what to draw. I considered drawing a famous moron and shining a flashlight in one of his ears so the light would come out the other ear, but it tu...

Inktober Days 12 & 13: Forget, Kind

13 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Day 12: Forget 'Forget' is such an abstract prompt that it really requires some sort of symbolic interpretation. It's not like there's a literal image to be drawn of a person forgetting something, at least not where the viewer could tell exactly what...