Doctor Platypus
Doctor Platypus

Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.

Jumpin' Puppy, also Promptword: Abrupt

2 Dec 2021 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

When I showed them my Inktober drawings, my Wednesday night Zoom group loved the idea of writing from prompts, so we are doing a weekly prompt word. You saw my drawing for prompt word 'formal' last time, and tonight's prompt word was 'abrupt'. One of...

Hand Study

25 Nov 2021 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

In the last couple of weeks, this one artist I follow has been doing anatomical studies of feet, and they are AMAZING. Inspired by her efforts, tonight I decided to do an anatomical study myself. I need practice drawing hands, so here's my evening's...

Self Portraits

18 Nov 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Tonight I resumed drawing practice with a self portrait: I'm pretty happy with how this one came out. Last time I did one of these I really didn't recognize myself, but this one I think really does look like me.  I've been very concerned, for a whil...

Inktober 22, 23, and 24: Open, Leak, and Extinct

28 Oct 2021 1 minute read 3 comments DoctorPlatypus

The prompt for Inktober 22 was Open, and I almost drew a book, but then I thought about other things that can be open, that might be more of a challenge, and I landed here: I had extra fun drawing the inside of his mouth. Historically, with this sor...

Inktober Day 21: Fuzzy

21 Oct 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today the prompt was 'fuzzy' and I went the bunny route:  

Inktober Day 20: Sprout

21 Oct 2021 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today's prompt was 'Sprout', and I do love me some brussels sprouts, especially roasted with bacon and a bit of maple syrup. Here's a nice fresh one I made today, though, no bacon, no maple: It's tricky differentiating between shading has caused a d...

Inktober Day 19: Loop

19 Oct 2021 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

Today's Inktober prompt was 'Loop'. Apparently this year I am focusing on beloved childhood characters, so here you go: This is straight up fan art, and I make no claims to ownership of Toucan Sam or anything else related to Froot Loops, which are d...

Inktober Day 17 & 18 - Collide and Moon

18 Oct 2021 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

Caught up as of today! Yesterday's Inktober prompt was 'collide' and I thought very seriously about drawing the large hadron collider, but it turns out it's very intricate to look at, with not a lot of contrast, and I was confident that my sketch wou...

Inktober 15 and 16: Helmet and Compass

17 Oct 2021 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

Two today. The prompt for October 15 was 'helmet' and I opted for Dark Helmet: It doesn't look much like Rick Moranis, but I can catch some of that during November revisions if I want to. The prompt for the sixteenth was 'compass' and I wasn't that...

Inktober 13 & 14: Roof and Tick

15 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Drew two sketches today; slowly catching up.  The prompt for 10/13 was 'Roof'. I rejected the architectural sense of the word pretty quickly. At some point I need to spend some time practicing building cityscapes and buildings and stuff, but for now...