Doctor Platypus
Doctor Platypus

Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.

Inktober Days 10 & 11: Crabby, Eagle

11 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I seem to be drawing beloved children's characters this year for Inktober. :D Day 10: Crabby It was REAL satisfying drawing this one - Lucy shouting has been my mood for a few days haha. Day 11: Eagle I think next time I try to draw Sam I will choo...

Inktober Days 6-9: Bouquet, Trip, Match, Nest

10 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I was away on vacation for a bit, but still working on Inktober drawings.  Day 6: Bouquet I am mostly very pleased with this one - I especially like the way the light reflects on the glass and that his hand looks reasonable, like it's cupping a glas...

Inktober 4 & 5: Scallop, Flame

6 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

With these two pictures, I have caught up on Inktober :D Day 4: Scallop Yesterday's prompt was 'scallop': I am real happy with how the upper shell came out, and pretty happy with the lower part. I feel like the interior of the scallop would benefit...

Inktober 2022, Days 1-3: Gargoyle, Scurry, Bat

5 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Inktober 2022 has begun, and I am already behind haha. I'm going to try to draw something every day in October based on the #inktober prompts, and will post my drawings - I'll aim for every day, but we'll see how that works out. You can see how it's...

Bearded Dragon

22 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

This week (when I demanded an assignment) my friend Kuniko said "I know! Draw a dragon!" and I went looking at dragons on the Google to find reference. Of course, because of the conspiracy, there are no photos on the internet of Actual Dragons, so th...

Wheelbarrow sprints

8 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

This evening my Wednesday evening art zoom met again for the first week in a few weeks, and I wanted to draw something that was more or less a complete picture, rather than some sort of simpler exercise. I went looking for reference photos, and came...

Revisiting James T Kirk, almost two years later

28 Jul 2022 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

During October 2020, as part of Inktober, one of the prompt words was "rip" and I chose to draw a picture of the iconic Captain Kirk with his goldenrod shirt torn and hanging down across his chest. I had a lot of trouble with his hand, and overall he...

Remember "The Bump"?

21 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Tonight's prompt word was "bump" and I decided, against all odds, not to draw something filthy haha. For serious, though, I really wanted to try to capture the movement of dancing, and I think the weird bent-over posture of 70s disco dancing really l...

Disapproving Frogs

30 Jun 2022 1 minute read 7 comments DoctorPlatypus

I have an idea for a little comic about a guy who cleans pools, and the frog that lives in a particularly swampy pool he gets hired to clean. I have been practicing people quite a lot, so this evening I tried some frogs. First I tried to draw a reali...

Green Man is Cold

16 Jun 2022 1 minute read 3 comments DoctorPlatypus

"Why did you make him green?" she says.  I didn't want to leave him in paper-and-graphite, because he'd look like part of the rock he's sitting on. I thought the green would contrast nicely with the browns and yellows and blue in the background, more...