Drawing Inspiration Podcast

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

24: Building Your Album of Life with Artist and Teacher Cesar Santos

Mike talks about creating in place, live draws, a couple of recent pieces and the challenges of the pandemic. Mike is then joined by modern master Cesar Santos to talk about the journey that took him from Cuba to the USA and then to...

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23: A Journey to Ten Thousand Drawings with Artist and Illustrator Jennifer L. Meyer

Mike touches on COVID-19 and the impact on creatives. Mike also does some live drawing on Instagram and an interesting collaboration with an entomologist. Mike is then joined by the artist Jennifer L. Meyer who took a few minutes from her very busy schedule...

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22: Finding Your Artistic Voice with Artist, Author and Illustrator Lisa Congdon

Mike receives his Sketchnote Ideabook from the kickstarter and talks about a couple of recent drawings. Mike is then joined by artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon to talk about her creative journey. They talk about pivoting to a creative pursuit later in life...

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21: Exploring Technology, Art and Design with YouTuber Brad Colbow

Mike visits a museum and art gallery to do some sketching. Mike is then joined by artist and tech YouTuber Brad Colbow to talk hardware and software for creative professionals. Brad shares his journey to success from a young artist to graphic designer and...

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20: Lessons in Life and Art with Naturalist and Artist Robert Bateman

Mike looks back on the five year old version of himself, explores some human anatomy as well as more nature with graphite. Naturalist and artist Robert Bateman then joins Mike to talk about his art career that has spanned nearly eight decades. They talk...

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19: Plans for 2020 and Questions & Answers

Mike reviews some of his recent pieces and talks about challenging yourself and being comfortable with the result. He then answers questions from listeners covering his mobile podcast setup, his most creative recent piece, water-soluble graphite, printmaking, his current drawing kit, and his day...

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  • New podcast episode is live with artist Cesar Santos (@santocesart )! We talk about everything from art skills, to being a victim of beauty and we also take a deep dive into what it means to be an artist. (link in my profile) #podcast #art #inspiration #difmpodcast
  • The green heron drawing is coming along. Thanks again to those who dropped in on the live draw. More to come during the week. I will change up the times to accommodate all. #wip #livedraw #graphite #pencildrawing #art #greenheron #birdart #illustration #technicalillustration #ornithology #natureillustration #illustrationartists #pentel #graphgear1000
  • Wellington the rockhopper penguin from @shedd_aquarium is complete. Graphite drawing done using Pentel Graphgear 1000 pencils in a @moleskine sketchbook. Thanks to all who followed along with the lives videos. Stay safe. #penguin #drawing #graphite #pencil #sheddaquarium #birdart #rockhopperpenguin #sketch #pencildrawing #pencilart #art #artist #stayhome
  • A little update from the live draw today at lunch. #wip #graphite #pencil #wellington #sheddaquarium #drawing #stayathome #quarantineartclub #quarantineart #art #artist
  • I had such fun talking with @jenniferl.meyer about her creative journey, her art and her process. I think you will find it both entertaining and educational.  https://drawinginspiration.fm/23
  • Jumping spider drawing is complete. Thanks to all of you who joined along for the live draw sessions and especially @isabetabug for the #sciart collab and answering all the spider questions. If you have an expertise around a certain species of animal, send me a message. #graphite #pentel #drawing #jumpingspider #spider #arachnidsofinstagram #arachnid #moleskine #graphgear1000 #art #artists #stayhome