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Doctor Platypus
Doctor Platypus

Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.


Pensive doorman, who are you listening to?

12 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Tonight I found a very cool reference photo on the MaleFormDrawing instagram page. I really liked the framing of the door, which I think adds an intimacy, like you're looking in on his life as he listens to someone or watches something going on outsi...

For a change, I didn't ignore the chair

5 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

This evening, I drew a guy stretching out on a cushiony chair: For a change, I decided not to ignore the chair. I tried to show the way the cushion deforms and wrinkles under his weight. I really want to link to the reference photo, but I can't find...

Stop! In the name of jawline...

29 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Tonight I drew this very handsome man holding up his hand in "Stop!" position, from a reference photo of this model. Here's my sketch: At first, the shading on his face was VERY prominent, looked like warpaint rather than shadows, so I went over it...

Man Crawls on Clouds

22 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

This evening I went to the Male Form Drawing Insta for a reference photo again. I have had really good luck with them. This photo had interesting shading and I thought the angle of his head would be a very cool challenge. In the photo he's crawling a...

Dear Friends

20 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment DoctorPlatypus

I need to get used to the idea that I am going to have extreme emotional responses after drawing certain subjects. Today I drew my dear friends, Ian and his late husband Josh, and the picture of Josh came out a little more Joshly than the picture of...

Anniversary picture for friends, and Thor surfing

15 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Last evening I drew a couple friends celebrating in the swimming pool, and I am very happy with how it came out: I also tried to capture this photo of Chris Hemworth surfing through a tubular wave, which didn't come out quite as well: It seems like...

Life of Bryant

11 Jul 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today I got up early to join a British life drawing Zoom hosted by the 2B or Not 2B Collective, featuring model Bryant. Bryant is a dancer, and a bit of a contortionist, so today's poses were twisty and complex, with lots of interaction between hands...

Dude, you're getting a red table

8 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Thank god for my Wednesday night art nights with friends Sandra and Kuniko, because at least I draw once a week.  This week, I found a reference photo of someone who reminds me of the "Dude, you're getting a Dell" kid from that 90's TV commercial cam...

Nude Ascending a Staircase

1 Jul 2021 1 minute read 3 comments DoctorPlatypus

It's a couple of weeks since I've drawn anything, so I was apprehensive I might have forgotten everything. But I did spend some time looking at reference photos and picking things I would like to draw, and I found this great photo on The Male Form's...

Getting ready to dive

17 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

I saw a very cool reference pose posted on The Male Form, and I wanted to draw it: I liked the interplay between his feet and hands and the perch he's perched on, and I especially liked the flex of his frontward calf muscle - I liked that you could...