Saturday, April 10, 2010

Nelson J. Platypus

If I had a pet platypus I think I'd name him Nelson. That just sounds right for some reason.

The only known mammal that lays eggs. Proof that nature doesn't know what the heck it's doing.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

Here's the sketchbook doodle of the platypus. Note that originally he wasn't holding and contemplating an egg. I remembered the whole "mammal that lays eggs" thing as I was drawing him, so I added his egg holding arm. Now instead of just standing there, he's contemplating his origin.


  1. someone needs to konk all the platypuses in the heads and wipe them out like they did the dodo.

  2. LOL, Nelson is adorable and I love the addition of the egg.

  3. I've been following your blog for a while, so I recognized an image of yours immediately while surfing the web. I like to assume you were asked for permission to use it. Hope I'm not being a busy-body, but I just thought I'd call it to your attention.

  4. Thanks, guys!

    Jason: Hmm. No, no one asked my permission to use that illustration. They did at least give me credit for it though, so I guess I don't mind. It would have been nice to have been asked though. Thanks for the heads up, I don't think you're being a busy body at all.


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