Drawing Inspiration Podcast

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

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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13: Mushrooms, journals and Inktober with Jo Brown (aka @bernoid)

Mike does a quick review of his recent Inktober drawings. He then speaks to Jo Brown (aka @bernoid on Twitter) to understand the passion and motivation behind this incredible illustrator. Her work has had millions of views on social media and will inspire artists...

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12: Managing time and expectations around Inktober

Mike talks about having is art banned as well as more ink and brush pen talk and starting to draw at later in life. Mike then talks about his Inktober set-up, his first few sketches and the reflects on the stress as well as...

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Episode 11: Inktober and Gouache with Myriam Tillson

Mike finished his new urban sketching easel, does a couple more quick sketches and tries out some new inking solutions. Myriam Tillson then joins Mike to talk about her creative journey, gouache, Inktober and a crypt experience. ===== LINKS FROM THE SHOW ===== James...

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10: Watercolor with Anna Bucciarelli

Mike does some more outdoor watercolor work, prepares a new set of painting kits and finds out he may breathe like a creative. Mike is then joined by Canadian artist Anna Bucciarelli to talk about everything from watercolor to digital work, work/life balance, finding...

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09: Capturing and printing your art with Sam from Shoebox Studio

Mike provides updates on face painting, finding inspiration in PEI, Paperlike 2 and Inktober 2019. Mike then sits down with Sam from Shoebox Studio to talk about capturing and printing your art work. This is a must listen if you ever plan on making...

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  • I also started this sketch today at lunch. Getting back to a little graphite work. This is based off a photo I took just off the coast of Bay Bulls in Newfoundland last summer. I just really like all the textures. Good practice. #wip #graphite #drawing #staedtler #sketch #lunchsketch
  • Started playing with some watercolor again. I will probably take this WIP further but may do a second one with a focus on composition. #wip #watercolor #paint #cardinal #birding #art #artist #danielsmithwatercolors
  • A little ink drawing for @wedrawwednesdays #ink #illustration #woodpecker #downeywoodpecker #drawing #wedrawwednesdays #bird #birdart #sailorpen #fountainpen
  • Spent a little time at lunch and turned the jay into a nature journal type entry #ink #drawing #naturejournal #drawing #bluejay #bird #illustration
  • Only 20 mins at lunch today for a quick ink sketch #bluejay #sailorpen #moleskine #ink #sketch #drawing #birding #illustration #art #artist
  • Watercolor painting of a cardinal around the corner so I thought I would practice with some graphite pencil. 3 sketches in 3 hours using @cansonpaper and @pentelcanada graphgear 1000. #graphite #sketch #drawing #pencil #pentelpencil #cansonpaper #artist #art #artistsoninstagram #canadianartist #canadianart #cardinal #birdsinart #birding