Doctor Platypus
Doctor Platypus

Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.

Practicing self-portraiture

9 Jun 2022 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

It's been a few weeks since my lumberjacks, and I have been feeling guilty about not drawing. The host of my art zoom has been traveling though, and it's the sad truth that in the absence of that zoom event it's very easy for me to just do other stuf...

Another shot at the lumberjack

19 May 2022 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

This week during my art zoom, I made a second attempt at drawing the same hipster lumberjack as last week, but this week rather than spend time focusing on color, spent more time on proportions and trying to capture his posture. Here's the result fro...

And He's Okay

12 May 2022 1 minute read 3 comments DoctorPlatypus

This evening during my art zoom, I drew this green-haired hipster lumberjack as a beginning study for a character I want to draw in a graphic story. My someday character will have a topknot and a pipe. For now, though, here:   Thanks for looking at...

From the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA, Sadly Closed

5 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Many years and many pounds ago, I went on a date to the Higgins Armory Museum, because that is the specific sort of geek that is me. I grieved when they closed. But when they were still open, they had a pretty extensive collection of medieval and new...

Congress :D

28 Apr 2022 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

My Wednesday evening art zoom is back on, and so are my weekly drawing prompt words. Our word selection method is pretty arbitrary - we pick a random book off the shelf, then a random page number, random line, random word number, etc - So sometimes w...


21 Apr 2022 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

So, my mom, who is splendid and considerate and lovely, and who gives excellent presents, has for the last couple of years at Christmas given me these wax bulbs that you set in indirect light, and that eventually produce an amaryllis flower. The firs...

Character Drawing!

14 Mar 2022 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today I began a new course on Udemy, teacher is Jaysen Batchelor, and the course title is "Ultimate Character Drawing Course - Beginner to Advanced".  Naturally enough the early lessons are mostly Jaysen demonstrating while I draw along at home, so t...

Happy New Year!

6 Jan 2022 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

I hope everyone has had a peaceful and healthsome holiday season and that 2022 has opened for you with prosperity and abundance! The most recent keyword from my art zoom was 'adornment', and here is what I drew: This is based on a reference photo fr...


9 Dec 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

This week our prompt word was 'Crease'. In our group, one person drew the lines where you would fold a paper if you were making an origami crane, and she plans to draw an actual crane on the line-drawn paper. Another person drew a beautiful tradition...

Jumping Puppy Upload 2

2 Dec 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Last night, for whatever reason, half of my post didn't post, including the picture of the leaping doggy that inspired that post's title. Here's the pup!