Drawing Inspiration Podcast

Exploring the joy of drawing with graphite, colored pencil and digital

32: Managing Rejection, Finding Creative Projects, and UFOs

Mike reflects on a recent rejection and then looks forward to a couple of creative projects later this year. He talks about his new pencil, holder and sharpener. Mike spends some time exploring some local trails for plein air settings and shares a local...

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31: Turning Marks Into Art Using Graphite and Charcoal with Artist and YouTuber Scott Maier

Mike finishes a commission and does a little urban sketching. He then picks up an etch-a-sketch for the 60th anniversary of the device. Mike is then joined by artist and YouTuber Scott Maier. Scott has a formal BFA and MFA and has been teaching...

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30: Gifts, Trust and Generosity with Artist Matthew Burrows

Mike receives support for episode 29 and finds focus and challenges in some recent pieces and some new tools. Mike is then joined by Matthew Burrows who talks about his career as an artist, teacher, and mentor. Matthew talks about art as a gift...

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29: Looking In, Reaching Out and Tooling Up

In this reflection episode, Mike talks about the recent events around racism and police brutality and where we go from here. He then reflects on the challenges in trying to be creative through these difficult times having had some rather unproductive weeks. Finally, Mike...

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28: Pens, Ink, Paper and Business Advice with The Pen Addict, Brad Dowdy

Mike finishes a nuthatch and is overwhelmed with the response. He connects some art supplies with people who need it and then shares the artwork of some local students. Mike is then joined by The Pen Addict, Brad Dowdy, who shares his journey from...

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27: Character Design, Digital Brushes and The Power of Habituation with Artist Max Ulichney

It’s been a challenging few weeks with the pandemic but Mike was still able to make art a priority in drawing some animals, dinosaurs and humans. Mike is then joined by the talented Max Ulichney to talk about his creative journey. Having worked at...

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