Drawing Inspiration Podcast

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

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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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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  • For @wedrawwednesdays I decided to combine three requests into one. Thank you @tannerld , @kara_friedrich  and @halsherman for fancy pigeon, frog and turtle. Always fun doing this sketch mid-week.  #sketch #turtle #frog #pigeon #drawing #pentelgraphgear1000 #wedrawwednesdays #pencildrawing
  • Graphite pencil sketch of an arctic wolf based loosely on a photo I took at @parcomega Going to need to head back and grab some more reference images #arcticwolf #pencil #pencildrawing #graphitedrawing #sketch #wolf #artist #artistsoninstagram #illustration #animalart #pentel #pentelgraphgear1000
  • Mobile podcast studio meets art studio. Recording on a winter morning in Ottawa with @captain_tom for upcoming episode 17. I was able to easily secure my easel to my steering wheel. Thanks again @jamesgurneyart for the plans. #urbansketching
  • Another quick ink sketch late today. This was about 15-20 mins. Straight to ink with the Sailor once again and the fude nib with platinum Carbon ink #ink #fountainpen #sailorpen #inksketch #inkdrawing  #artistsoninstagram #artist
  • Finished this bison sketch off this evening at my favourite coffee spot. Using @pentelcanada graphgear 1000 on @moleskine art pad. #pencildrawing #pentel #graphitedrawing #artistsoninstagram #illustration #my_moleskine #bison #buffalo #natureart #artist #pencil #graphgear1000
  • Starting something new with my trusty @pentelcanada graphgear 1000 #graphitedrawing #art #pencil #pentel #graphgear1000 #bison #sketch #study #animalart #artist #m_shareideas