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.
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All Episodes

78: Creating Art Outdoors: Urban Sketching and Plein Air Painting

Mike Hendley shares a sketchbook tour on Instagram and talks about some of his entries in his perpetual journal. Mike visits a local tulip festival to create some sketchbook...

77: Google Doodles, Route 66 and the Animated Sketchbook Journey with Matthew Cruickshank

Mike has a productive couple of weeks and is set to appear as a guest on another podcast. Google Art Director Matthew Cruickshank joins the podcast to talk about...

76: A Journey from Fine Art to Urban Sketching with Paul Heaston

Mike continues with his entries in his perpetual journal and some other studies with ink and watercolor. Mike also creates an alternative for those interested in supporting him and...

75: Breathing Life into the Pages of Vintage Books with Craig Williams

Mike talks about his recent perpetual journal entries, an Instagram reel, and celebrates some friends who have reached 100 episodes of their podcast. Mike also talks about his live...

74: Botanical Art and The Perpetual Journal with Lara Call Gastinger

Mike reflects on some recent live draws, discusses reference photos, and is ready for acrylics. Mike is then joined by Lara Call Gastinger to talk about her journey from...

73: Pencils, Polygons and Sculpting in 3D with Glen Southern

Mike continues his live draw sessions on Instagram and talks about how to become a guest. Mike is then joined by Glen Southern who has been working in 3D...

72: Unleashing the Artist with Astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor

Mike creates a 3D render of his art for a visually impaired friend and continues his live draws. Mike is then joined by artist, poet, and astronaut Dr. Sian...

71: Channeling the Old Masters in the Land of Enchantment with Eric Romero

Mike talks about his new role as an Artist Ambassador for Pentel Canada. He also talks about his recent works using a mix of different media including 3D printing....

70: Escaping Expectations with Vibrant Colors and Canvases of Dreams with Shima Star

Mike plays with colored pencils on black toned paper and revisits graphite with a wonderful photogenic gecko. Mike is then joined by Shima Star who is an amazing artist...