Drawing Inspiration Podcast

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

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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18: The Journey to Dinotopia and Beyond with Artist, Writer and Illustrator, James Gurney

Mike finishes a watercolor piece with new brushes as well as some sketches, including a very special one for Australia. Mike is then joined by artist, writer, and illustrator James Gurney to talk art, dinosaurs, and inspiration. James brings us along on his artistic...

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17: Two Artists in a Truck Urban Sketching, with Captain Tom

Mike continues working with graphite but has time to test out the new Paperlike 2 screen protector for his iPad Pro. He also talks about a video everyone should watch. Mike is then joined by Captain Tom to talk about his experiences from skateboarding...

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16: Making Movies and TV Shows with Storyboard and Concept Artist Rob McCallum

Mike has follow-up about a recent guest and talks about some graphite sketches. Mike is then joined by storyboard and concept artist Rob McCallum to discuss his art journey from his early days in Scotland with comics and movies to working with Stan Lee...

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15: Tiff Arment on becoming an artist and #WeDrawWednesdays

Mike continues sketching into November and talks about WWII sketchbooks. Mike is then joined by Tiff Arment to discuss her journey in becoming an artist which includes her favourite mediums, recent Inktober success, going to back to school and her latest initiative, #WeDrawWednesdays. =====...

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14: Final Inktober reflection and your creative plan for 2020

Mike does a review of his final Inktober images and a reflection on the whole experience. Mike then spends the rest of the show talking about planning for a successful creative 2020. Some tips and considerations when putting together a creative plan well before...

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  • This week on the “Drawing Inspiration” podcast I talk about some recent work and something I’ve never done. I also answer some questions from all of you. Link in the profile. #podcast #drawing
  • Beautiful snowfall this morning. Sketching the view out into the woods with the snow hanging on the trees and duck house while a crow watches overhead. #sketch #backyard #pond #duckhouse #winter #graphite
  • Now for something completely different. For @wedrawwednesdays I took “iguana” @halsherman , “self-portrait” @tiffanyarment and “foliage” @theehappybee and combined them together in this crazy piece. Honestly, so far into uncharted territory here it scares me. #ipadpro #wedrawwednesdays #procreate
  • Wasp sketch done. Really just playing around with this one. Mixed in some @staedtlermars mechanical pencils to attack some of the larger areas. #sketch #wasp #insect #insectartwork #illustration #illustrator #animalart #staedtler
  • Sorry about the subject choice for those who don’t like these 😊 A little lunch sketch. Btw, I’m going to heading to the @museumofnature in the comings weeks for a day to do some sketching. So many interesting subjects. #wip #wasp #graphite #pencildrawing #sketch #illustration #illustrationartists #pentel #graphgear1000 #illustratorsofinstagram #artist #lunchsketch #sketchdaily #insect #insectart #insectartistsofinstagram
  • Hooded merganser drawing complete. First time really doing reflections. A few things I would change if I did a larger version than this 3” by 5”. Really getting the hang of using the Pentel Graphgear 1000 for shading. So small with the .3 mm leads. #pencildrawing #graphitedrawing #hoodedmerganser #bird #birdart #sketch #sketchdaily #art #artistsoninstagram #pentel #graphgear1000