Drawing Inspiration Podcast

Exploring what it means to be an artist. Join us for thoughtful conversations with creatives at all stages in their career working with various mediums.

Capturing Light and Life: The Watercolour World of Shelley Prior

Mike reflects on his class from Wild Wonder Conference 2023 and upcoming changes. Shelley Prior joins the podcast to talk about her love affair with watercolour. It has led her to develop a highly realistic style, capturing everything from birds and wildlife to portraits,...

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104: Watercolors Meet Wanderlust on Alena Gastaldi’s Artistic Pilgrimage

Mike returns to the podcast after some time away, prepping for his presentation at Wild Wonder Conference 2023 and his new Etchr Drawing Course. Alena Gastaldi joins the podcast to discuss her journey from architecture in Russia to drawing and urban sketching worldwide. Her...

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103: Taking Time to Reflect, Brainstorm, Plan, and Create

Mike talks about a few upcoming events, some art pieces, and his plans for the summer. No summer homework! The podcast will be back in late August for episode 104. Etchr YouTube video (blog post) Mike @Etchr Studio Wild Wonder 2023 YouTube Channel (Mike...

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102: Life in Art and Nature: Reflections on Nearly Four Decades of Exploration with Roseann Hanson

Mike embraces a new mindset to pull himself out of a slump. He also talks about some recent work and prep for courses and talks. Roseann Hanson joins the podcast to talk about her journey from an early exposure to nature and art to...

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101: The Artistic Journey with Marc Taro Holmes: Urban Sketching (USK) and Beyond

Mike speaks to a recent workshop and shares news about upcoming fall events. Marc Taro Holmes joins Mike to share his journey from BFA to concept artist and art direction in the gaming industry. Marc discusses how he got into urban sketching, direct watercolor,...

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100: A Palette of 100 Episodes: The Journey of Drawing Inspiration

Marking a major milestone, Mike revels in the 100th podcast episode by reminiscing over past shows and introducing fresh clips. A special giveaway by Etchr can be found inside the podcast. He graciously shares received audio tributes from fellow creatives, a testament to the...

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