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

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...

21: Exploring Technology, Art and Design with YouTuber Brad Colbow

Mike visits a museum and art gallery to do some sketching. Mike is then joined by artist and tech YouTuber Brad Colbow to talk hardware and software for creative...

20: Lessons in Life and Art with Naturalist and Artist Robert Bateman

Mike looks back on the five year old version of himself, explores some human anatomy as well as more nature with graphite. Naturalist and artist Robert Bateman then joins...

19: Plans for 2020 and Questions & Answers

Mike reviews some of his recent pieces and talks about challenging yourself and being comfortable with the result. He then answers questions from listeners covering his mobile podcast setup,...

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...