Drawing Inspiration Podcast

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

18: The Journey to Dinotopia and Beyond with Artist, Writer and Illustrator, James Gurney

Mike finishes a watercolor piece with new brushes as well as some sketches, including a very special one for Australia. Mike is then joined by artist, writer, and illustrator James Gurney to talk art, dinosaurs, and inspiration. James brings us along on his artistic...

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17: Two Artists in a Truck Urban Sketching, with Captain Tom

Mike continues working with graphite but has time to test out the new Paperlike 2 screen protector for his iPad Pro. He also talks about a video everyone should watch. Mike is then joined by Captain Tom to talk about his experiences from skateboarding...

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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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Latest from Instagram

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  • New podcast episode is live with artist Cesar Santos (@santocesart )! We talk about everything from art skills, to being a victim of beauty and we also take a deep dive into what it means to be an artist. (link in my profile) #podcast #art #inspiration #difmpodcast
  • The green heron drawing is coming along. Thanks again to those who dropped in on the live draw. More to come during the week. I will change up the times to accommodate all. #wip #livedraw #graphite #pencildrawing #art #greenheron #birdart #illustration #technicalillustration #ornithology #natureillustration #illustrationartists #pentel #graphgear1000
  • Wellington the rockhopper penguin from @shedd_aquarium is complete. Graphite drawing done using Pentel Graphgear 1000 pencils in a @moleskine sketchbook. Thanks to all who followed along with the lives videos. Stay safe. #penguin #drawing #graphite #pencil #sheddaquarium #birdart #rockhopperpenguin #sketch #pencildrawing #pencilart #art #artist #stayhome
  • A little update from the live draw today at lunch. #wip #graphite #pencil #wellington #sheddaquarium #drawing #stayathome #quarantineartclub #quarantineart #art #artist
  • I had such fun talking with @jenniferl.meyer about her creative journey, her art and her process. I think you will find it both entertaining and educational.  https://drawinginspiration.fm/23
  • Jumping spider drawing is complete. Thanks to all of you who joined along for the live draw sessions and especially @isabetabug for the #sciart collab and answering all the spider questions. If you have an expertise around a certain species of animal, send me a message. #graphite #pentel #drawing #jumpingspider #spider #arachnidsofinstagram #arachnid #moleskine #graphgear1000 #art #artists #stayhome