Drawing Inspiration Podcast

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

08: Sketchnoting with Mike Rohde

Mike tries watercolor, talks about the Linea Instagram contest and watches makeup videos on YouTube. Mike then talks with the designer, illustrator and author Mike Rohde, the creator of Sketchnoting, about his journey from drawing cars as a kid to now inspiring others to...

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07: Are you a hobbyist, artist, student or teacher? Struggling with labels when you may feel like an impostor

Mike starts planning for a summer vacation, enjoys a meetup with local artists and does a live draw at an Apple Store as part of #TodayatApple. He also explores labels and impostor syndrome. This week’s artist is Lydia_Eliza on Instagram. ===== LINKS FROM THE...

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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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Latest from Instagram

Follow updates and new stories on my Instagram channel.

  • Pleasant surprise to find wild blueberries around the beach house. Soooo good and an excellent future watercolor subject. This place is wonderful.
  • Playing where the sky touches the ocean.
  • It starts with one. Beach time. #beachglass #fillingthecreativewell
  • It was wonderful having @rohdesign on the podcast to talk about drawing, sketchnoting and his new product venture with @airshipnotebooks. Check out the show notes for all the great mentions and your homework :-) (link in my profile) #sketchnoting #sketchnotes #sketchnoteideabook #podcast #drawing #illustration
  • A quick 20 minute sketch today at lunch @ottawahospital #urbansketching #sakuramicron #micronpen #moleskine
  • I made a couple more tweaks and leaving it here as a first attempt. I will probably do a half dozen things differently next time. I now see the attraction in using paint. But, after I finished this I had to go sketch :-) #frog #watercolor #sakurapaint #strathmoreart #artist #art #learningart #firstattempt #difmpodcast #myottawa