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

109: Finding Beauty in Brokenness with Nathan Terborg

In this conversation, Nathan Terborg discusses his journey as an artist and the importance of family support. He shares how his children find his work cool and how creating...

108: Golden Visions: Anna Gibbs on Nature and Gold Leaf Artistry

Anna Gibbs discusses her journey as an artist, including her upbringing in a creative household, her academic pursuits, and her eventual gravitation towards art. She delves into the balance...

107: One Bite at a Time: 20 Years of Comics, Illustration, and Design with Ryan Claytor, Cartoonist, and Professor

Today, we’re joined by the incredibly talented Ryan Claytor, a master in the realms of comics, illustration, and design. With a career spanning over two decades, Ryan brings a...

106: Drawn Together, Natural Pigments and the Many Faces of Dylan Sara

In this episode of Drawing Inspiration, I sit down with the talented Dylan Sara, whose passion for portraiture breathes new life into the art form. We delve into his...

105: Capturing Light and Life: The Watercolour World of Shelley Prior

Mike reflects on his class from Wild Wonder Conference 2023 and upcoming changes. Shelley Prior joins the podcast to talk about her love affair with watercolour. It has led...

104: Watercolors Meet Wanderlust on Alena Gastaldi’s Artistic Pilgrimage

Mike returns to the podcast after some time away, prepping for his presentation at Wild Wonder Conference 2023 and his new Etchr Drawing Course. Alena Gastaldi joins the podcast...

103: Taking Time to Reflect, Brainstorm, Plan, and Create

Mike talks about a few upcoming events, some art pieces, and his plans for the summer. No summer homework! The podcast will be back in late August for episode...

102: Life in Art and Nature: Reflections on Nearly Four Decades of Exploration with Roseann Hanson

Mike embraces a new mindset to pull himself out of a slump. He also talks about some recent work and prep for courses and talks. Roseann Hanson joins the...

101: The Artistic Journey with Marc Taro Holmes: Urban Sketching (USK) and Beyond

Mike speaks to a recent workshop and shares news about upcoming fall events. Marc Taro Holmes joins Mike to share his journey from BFA to concept artist and art...