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

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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