Doctor Platypus
Doctor Platypus

Doctor Platypus

Musings on and examples from various creative and constructive projects.

Self Portraits Are Harder Than They Need To BE

10 Jun 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Here's tonight's effort: And here's my reference photo:

Another workshop featuring Joe and Ahmad

31 May 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Joe and Ahmad are both amazing models, and they live on different continents. They seem to have a real connection though, so on the rare occasions when they pose together, it's usually pretty spectacular.  Here are my sketches from today's figure dra...

Sketches of People the past few days

27 May 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Over the past few days I have participated drawn a portrait of my friend, tried and I think failed to draw a self-portrait, and participated in a figure drawing workshop hosted by The Male Form, featuring the handsome and talented model Lalo.  Here's...


20 May 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Last night I decided to practice drawing water again. I tried drawing an ocean wave and the surface of a swimming pool. The latter never got past looking like an abstract blue field with white and dark blue squiggles, so I won't burden your eyes with...

I miss my sweet doggy

6 May 2021 1 minute read 6 comments DoctorPlatypus

This is my little Rachel. I was lucky enough to be allowed to help take care of her for a year or so, before my engagement ended, but she is very much my ex's pet. I miss her quite a lot. Here she is as a puppy, hoping for snackies. And here she is...

Merman Jaron

29 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

This evening I had the opportunity to draw friendly merman Jaron during a life drawing Zoom hosted by ArtGymSD. Jaron is an incredibly talented model. He really has a great sense of how to twist and rotate his body to create the most interesting and...

Poses from Andrea

27 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today I participated in a new lifedrawing Zoom, hosted by Thamesmead Life Drawing, with very talented model Andrea, who was Zooming from Italy. I wish I was in Italy.  The session ended with a 20-minute portrait, which was downright luxurious. Here's...

Re-drawing masculinity Figure Drawing Workshop - April 2021

25 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today was the monthly Redrawing Masculinity figure drawing zoom session. This month there was a guest model, several of the students opted to pose for 3-minute sketches, and the overall poses were shorter than usual, so the vast balance of the poses...

Comparing Eyes: Course completion assignment

23 Apr 2021 1 minute read 2 comments DoctorPlatypus

Today, I finished the beginner drawing course I started in 2018! Here is my certificate of completion lol: To be perfectly clear: There were 11 total hours of recorded lectures. I spent Quite A Lot More Time actually drawing, and I actually watched...

Actor portrait: Meg Ryan?

22 Apr 2021 1 minute read 4 comments DoctorPlatypus

Tonight I wanted to keep practicing hair, without sacrificing good placement of facial features, and I thought it would be a good idea to see if I could make something recognizable, too. I browsed some photos of celebrities with famously interesting...