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Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.


15 Noses to Pick From

15 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I have gone back to my Udemy drawing course this past week, and am reviewing the lessons about individual facial features and how they fit together, etc. So far I am having better luck with the individual features than with having they synergize into...

Life Drawing Progress Report!

8 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I took a life-drawing workshop last evening, and the moderator really favored short poses, so we did five 2-minute poses, six 5-minute poses, a couple 10s and a couple 15s. During the 2-minute poses, I noticed how much further along I was getting the...

Pastel Trash Panda

2 Apr 2021 1 minute read 8 comments DoctorPlatypus

I bought some pastels over the weekend, and last night I finally had the chance to try them out.  I wasn't really sure how to do details like fur or bark with smoodgy pastel sticks - I am very much accustomed to drawing with pencils. So I didn't rea...

Figure Drawing - Francesco

1 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

During today's The Male Figure figure drawing workshop with model Francesco, I tried to focus on the faces. They are still a touch uncanny, but I do feel like they are coming along nicely compared to the faces from previous sessions.  I was late to t...

Re-drawing masculinity Figure Drawing Workshop - March 2021

28 Mar 2021 4 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today was the monthly Re-Drawing Masculinity figure workshop, and I was afraid I would have been badly spoiled by all of the longer poses in the other workshops I have been taking. However, I was pleasantly surprised that returning to primarily very...

Self Portrait from photo taken circa 1992

25 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

My dear friend Holly took goofy me to a cool people party when we were younger. She told me what to wear, and what to expect, and we had a great time. It was a fine evening - judging by the photo it must have been in the autumn, because there are no...

Ever wondered what the wizard wears under his robes?

24 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

This morning I took a long lunch and attended another life drawing session hosted by The Male Form, for which Figmod modeled. Figmod wore a few different costumes, which was interesting. It's a different challenge trying to capture the props and clot...

Buckle up! Joe & Ahmad session 3: The Last One

23 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I believe this will be the last set of sketches of Joe and Ahmad, which makes me a bit sad because they are super talented and nice guys who are incredibly generous and creative with their posing, and fantastic to draw. However, they were only planni...

Joe and Ahmad Workshop 2

21 Mar 2021 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

Joe and Ahmad are such talented models, and they are posing for several groups and events while the co-quarantine, so I was able to draw them again today. This workshop was hosted by the 2B or Not 2B Collective, in England. It was mostly fast poses,...

Playful Whale

21 Mar 2021 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

I bought a tan-toned sketch pad today to use with my charcoals, so I could use the white chalk pencil to create highlights and actually be able to see them appear on the paper. Here's my first experiment along those lines: I am pretty happy with how...