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Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.


Figure Drawing - Ahmad and Joe session #1

19 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I attended a new figure drawing workshop this morning, hosted by Bare Life Art, with two models, Ahmad and Joe. After a couple of five-minute warmup poses, the guys posed together. The poses were intricate, intertwined, extremely tender. It was a gre...

Attention frog kissers

18 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

I have this idea for a two-page graphic story spread that opens with a frog and lily pads, then pulls back to reveal that it's all growing in a swimming pool. A further pull back reveals the handsome poolboy standing nearby looking sadly at the situa...

Figure Drawing Workshop: The Male Form - Jerome

17 Mar 2021 2 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

Back to timed figure drawing workshops - Today's session was Draw Jerome, through The Male Form. Each sketch today has something that I am pleased with and each one has ways I wish it were better, so I am just presenting them in time groups. Here are...

I drew a bunny

17 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

I am really excited how this bunny came out. I am still very much learning how to draw with charcoal. This is the first piece where I have tried any smudging, and I am pretty happy with the effect.    

Duck!

12 Mar 2021 1 minute read 3 comments DoctorPlatypus

I was thinking nature today, and I wanted to try another way of drawing water, so I went looking for mallards. I think the duck came out pretty well - I was fretting about all the little feathers and what that was going to look like, but I feel like...

Making Faces and Also Water.

12 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Yesterday after the timed figure workshop, I spent some time in the evening working on techniques to draw water. One of the graphic novels I want to write/draw will involve a pool cleaner, so I really feel motivated to learn how to draw water surface...

Figure Drawing Workshop: The Male Form - Josh

10 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

More figure practice today, with model Josh, poses ranging from 5 minutes to 20 minutes.  This was the best of them today, not surprisingly one of the 20-minute poses. I had time to do some shading, check proportions more fully and redraw limbs when...

A Charcoal Virgin

9 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

A week or so ago, a kind person reader advised me to try out charcoal, so I placed an order and have been eagerly waiting for the chance. Yesterday my charcoals arrived, and today I got to try them out. Today's post is my first every charcoal drawing...

Figure Drawing Workshop: The Male Form - Pinto and Scott

7 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Continued practice with figure drawing, and in a few cases real progress. In a few others, maybe not so much progress. It was a good practice! Here are my best efforts from today's workshop: Pinto, 15-minute poses: I was able to capture enough shape...

Hanna the Hedgehog

4 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

When I showed her my platypus drawing, my cousin asked me to try drawing her daughter's pet hedgehog, Hanna. Meet Hanna: I've posted lots of timed figure sketches lately, and there's likely to be lots more, so I am trying to draw some cuter stuff in...