The Drawing Inspiration Podcast

Each week, Mike Hendley explores all forms of drawing.  Graphite, coloured pencil and digital are all covered. Mike talks about his own journey in becoming an artist and shares some of his tips and tricks along the way.

All Episodes

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

24: Building Your Album of Life with Artist and Teacher Cesar Santos

Mike talks about creating in place, live draws, a couple of recent pieces and the challenges of the pandemic. Mike is then joined by modern master Cesar Santos to...

23: A Journey to Ten Thousand Drawings with Artist and Illustrator Jennifer L. Meyer

Mike touches on COVID-19 and the impact on creatives. Mike also does some live drawing on Instagram and an interesting collaboration with an entomologist. Mike is then joined by...

22: Finding Your Artistic Voice with Artist, Author and Illustrator Lisa Congdon

Mike receives his Sketchnote Ideabook from the kickstarter and talks about a couple of recent drawings. Mike is then joined by artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon to talk...