Drawing Inspiration Podcast

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

06: Creativity on the Go – My Drawing EDC

Mike attends a launch party, has a live drawing session coming up at an Apple Store (#TodayatApple), talks about his recent pieces, putting together a drawing EDC and shares details about his murse. He also introduces a new segment highlighting an artist on Instagram....

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05: Drawing Rainbows! It’s Time to Talk Colored Pencils

Mike talks iPadOS 13 beta, nail colors, drawing with an iPad Air 2, bunnies and flowers. He then does a deep dive into all things colored pencil from the various types of pencils, to paper and technique. While these aren’t your childhood Crayola crayons,...

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04: Finding Inspiration

Mike begins by talking butterflies and touches on some of his recent sketches. He is pretty excited about what is coming in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Mike then talks inspiration and where to find it by sharing some of his techniques. ===== LINKS...

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03: Drawing with an iPad

Mike finally finished the graphite drawing of the chickadee, watched a Disney artist create a Bob Ross painting and may consider doing a flipbook. He also does a deep dive into drawing with the iPad covering his favourite app, brushes, techniques and a few...

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02: What’s in my graphite toolkit?

Mike recovers from an injury, finds his creative type is that of “thinker” and signs up for the Adobe Photoshop for iOS beta. He also goes through everything in his graphite toolkit from paper to pencil and all the accessories in between dropping a...

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01: Beginnings

In this premiere episode, Mike explores the origins of his art as well as the podcast itself. He talks about his chickadee piece, some digital work as well as a little homework. ===== LINKS FROM THE SHOW ===== Chickadee drawing then and now Drawing...

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  • iOS 13 beta 3, launch party for @ottawaartsreview , dragonflies and grasshoppers as well as preparing an art EDC for my murse in the lastest Drawing Inspiration podcast. Breakout Instagram artist this episode is @aliciabeavis
  • Started something new at lunch today. This little guy was peaking at me in the garden a couple years ago. I will post the actual video of him checking me out then hiding, when complete. #wip #graphite #pencil #drawing #grasshopper #insect #art #sketch #artistsofinstagram #staedtler #moleskine #artist #difmpodcast
  • Sometimes a sketch becomes a drawing.  About 2.5 hours. Drawn on @moleskine sketchbook using @pentelcanada Graphgear 1000 pencils using 2H, HB and 2B. #sketch #graphite #drawing #graphgear1000 #moleskine #dragonfly #backyardpond #illustration #art #artist #instagramartists #pencil #drawing #artrealism #realism #artsrealism
  • I am trying out this new brush pen. Not used one before but I will be talking about it on this week’s podcast. I will try it with a sketch in the next couple days. It’s accidentally discovering things like this that make me consider trying something like @artsnacks (not an endorsement) #brushpen #sketch #inking #art #kuretakebrushpen
  • A little more work on this sketch. Probably just over an hour into this so far. #graphite #wip #dragonfly #drawing #illustration #artist #ottawa
  • Started a new sketch today. Pentel Graphgear 1000 on Moleskine sketch paper. Going to spend a bit more time on this one. Haven’t done this kind of work before (the wings)  #wip #dragonfly #graphite #sketch #sketchdaily #artist #art #difmpodcast #illustration #insect #pondlife #mosquitokiller