93: Textures of the Natural World: An Interview with Artist Melissa Cormier

Mike begins 10 YouTube videos in 10 weeks and discusses recent pieces. Artist and fellow Pentel Canada Ambassador Melissa Cormier joins the show to discuss her journey from printmaking to her graphite abstract work inspired by natural textures. They talk about her tools, process, and education. They also talk about travel, movies, and earwigs that can fly. Her homework may have you looking the other way. 

Mike Hendley Fine Art on YouTube 

SpeakPipe page on DrawingInspiration.fm



Pentel Canada Ambassadors

OCAD University

Printmaking (Britannica)

Salvador Dali

H. R. Giger


Algonquin Park Residency Program

Algonquin park

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Sophie Green Galapagos Trip

Newfoundland & Labrador

L’Anse aux Meadows

Graphgear 1000

Generals graphite powder 

Krylon Workable fixative

Deserres (Faber Castell Polychromos)

Stonehenge legion hot press paper


Kimberly Brooks on Drawing Inspiration

Jo Brown

Flying earwigs

Star Trek Wrath of Kahn (eel in the ear)

Morning Pages from “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron

“The Call” by Peadar O’Guilin

Frodo Baggins



Video of ducks emerging around Mike’s pond

Blind contour drawing

===== How to reach Melissa Cormier =====

Instagram – @armcstudio

Web – https://www.assilemreimroc.com/

TikTok – @armcstudio

===== How to reach Mike Hendley =====


Instagram @Mike_Hendley 

Twitter @MikeHendley

Mike’s drawing kit 

Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm

===== Support the Podcast =====

Support “Drawing Connections” on Substack

Buy Me a Paintbrush if you like the show or my work

Podcast theme music is “Acid Jazz”

By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0