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32: Managing Rejection, Finding Creative Projects, and UFOs

Mike reflects on a recent rejection and then looks forward to a couple of creative projects later this year. He talks about his new pencil, holder and sharpener. Mike spends some time exploring some local trails for plein air...

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31: Turning Marks Into Art Using Graphite and Charcoal with Artist and YouTuber Scott Maier

Mike finishes a commission and does a little urban sketching. He then picks up an etch-a-sketch for the 60th anniversary of the device. Mike is then joined by artist and YouTuber Scott Maier. Scott has a formal BFA and...

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30: Gifts, Trust and Generosity with Artist Matthew Burrows

Mike receives support for episode 29 and finds focus and challenges in some recent pieces and some new tools. Mike is then joined by Matthew Burrows who talks about his career as an artist, teacher, and mentor. Matthew talks...

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29: Looking In, Reaching Out and Tooling Up

In this reflection episode, Mike talks about the recent events around racism and police brutality and where we go from here. He then reflects on the challenges in trying to be creative through these difficult times having had some...

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28: Pens, Ink, Paper and Business Advice with The Pen Addict, Brad Dowdy

Mike finishes a nuthatch and is overwhelmed with the response. He connects some art supplies with people who need it and then shares the artwork of some local students. Mike is then joined by The Pen Addict, Brad Dowdy,...

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27: Character Design, Digital Brushes and The Power of Habituation with Artist Max Ulichney

It’s been a challenging few weeks with the pandemic but Mike was still able to make art a priority in drawing some animals, dinosaurs and humans. Mike is then joined by the talented Max Ulichney to talk about his...

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26: First Anniversary and the Year in Review

Mike reflects on the one year anniversary of the podcast. Mike also talks about what he has learned from the numerous guests on the show with a focus on tools, techniques, sharing your art, business and of course inspiration...

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25: Urban Sketching using the Hand, Eye and the Heart with Artist and Teacher Ian Fennelly

Mike receives a wonderful gift from a neighbour and does more live drawings. He also updates his online portfolio and talks about his tools and process on another podcast. He is then joined by world-renowned urban sketcher Ian Fennelly...

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