Drawing Inspiration

Drawing Inspiration

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Join self-taught artist Mike Hendley who shares his ongoing experiences in learning how to draw and paint with those interested in exploring art at any age. Mike also talks about the challenges of being creative, making space for these passionate pursuits in our hectic lives and beginning the artist journey late in life. Grab a pad and pencil or an iPad and follow along with Mike on his journey to become a better artist through tips, tricks, interviews, and stories.


28: Pens, Ink, Paper and Business Advice with The Pen Addict, Brad Dowdy
Jun 1
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. Mike is then joined by The Pen Addict, Brad Dowdy, who shares his journey from drawing…
27: Character Design, Digital Brushes and The Power of Habituation with Artist Max Ulichney
May 18 • 0 min
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 joined by the talented Max Ulichney to talk about his creative journey. Having worked at the…
26: First Anniversary and the Year in Review
May 4 • 0 min
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 tools, techniques, sharing your art, business and of course inspiration and motivation. This is has…
25: Urban Sketching using the Hand, Eye and the Heart with Artist and Teacher Ian Fennelly
Apr 20 • 0 min
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. He is then joined by world-renowned urban sketcher Ian Fennelly who talks about his…
24: Building Your Album of Life with Artist and Teacher Cesar Santos
Apr 6 • 0 min
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 talk about the journey that took him from Cuba to the USA and then to Italy to pursue his…
23: A Journey to Ten Thousand Drawings with Artist and Illustrator Jennifer L. Meyer
Mar 23 • 0 min
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 the artist Jennifer L. Meyer who took a few minutes from her very busy…
22: Finding Your Artistic Voice with Artist, Author and Illustrator Lisa Congdon
Mar 9 • 0 min
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 about her creative journey. They talk about pivoting to a creative pursuit…
21: Exploring Technology, Art and Design with YouTuber Brad Colbow
Feb 24 • 0 min
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 professionals. Brad shares his journey to success from a young artist to graphic designer and…
20: Lessons in Life and Art with Naturalist and Artist Robert Bateman
Feb 10 • 0 min
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 Mike to talk about his art career that has spanned nearly eight decades. They talk…
19: Plans for 2020 and Questions & Answers
Jan 27 • 0 min
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, his most creative recent piece, water-soluble graphite,…
18: The Journey to Dinotopia and Beyond with Artist, Writer and Illustrator, James Gurney
Jan 13 • 0 min
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 James Gurney to talk art, dinosaurs, and inspiration. James brings us along on…
17: Two Artists in a Truck Urban Sketching, with Captain Tom
Dec 16, 2019 • 0 min
Mike continues working with graphite but has time to test out the new Paperlike 2 screen protector for his iPad Pro. He also talks about a video everyone should watch. Mike is then joined by Captain Tom to talk about his experiences from skateboarding to…
16: Making Movies and TV Shows with Storyboard and Concept Artist Rob McCallum
Dec 2, 2019 • 0 min
Mike has follow-up about a recent guest and talks about some graphite sketches. Mike is then joined by storyboard and concept artist Rob McCallum to discuss his art journey from his early days in Scotland with comics and movies to working with Stan Lee…
15: Tiff Arment on becoming an artist and #WeDrawWednesdays
Nov 18, 2019 • 0 min
Mike continues sketching into November and talks about WWII sketchbooks. Mike is then joined by Tiff Arment to discuss her journey in becoming an artist which includes her favourite mediums, recent Inktober success, going to back to school and her latest…
14: Final Inktober reflection and your creative plan for 2020
Nov 4, 2019 • 0 min
Mike does a review of his final Inktober images and a reflection on the whole experience. Mike then spends the rest of the show talking about planning for a successful creative 2020. Some tips and considerations when putting together a creative plan well…
13: Mushrooms, journals and Inktober with Jo Brown (aka @bernoid)
Oct 21, 2019 • 0 min
Mike does a quick review of his recent Inktober drawings. He then speaks to Jo Brown (aka @bernoid on Twitter) to understand the passion and motivation behind this incredible illustrator. Her work has had millions of views on social media and will inspire…
12: Managing time and expectations around Inktober
Oct 7, 2019 • 0 min
Mike talks about having is art banned as well as more ink and brush pen talk and starting to draw at later in life. Mike then talks about his Inktober set-up, his first few sketches and the reflects on the stress as well as the benefits of Inktober and…
11: Inktober and Gouache with Myriam Tillson
Sep 23, 2019 • 0 min
Mike finished his new urban sketching easel, does a couple more quick sketches and tries out some new inking solutions. Myriam Tillson then joins Mike to talk about her creative journey, gouache, Inktober and a crypt experience. ===== LINKS FROM THE SHOW…
10: Watercolor with Anna Bucciarelli
Sep 9, 2019 • 0 min
Mike does some more outdoor watercolor work, prepares a new set of painting kits and finds out he may breathe like a creative. Mike is then joined by Canadian artist Anna Bucciarelli to talk about everything from watercolor to digital work, work/life…
09: Capturing and printing your art with Sam from Shoebox Studio
Aug 26, 2019 • 0 min
Mike provides updates on face painting, finding inspiration in PEI, Paperlike 2 and Inktober 2019. Mike then sits down with Sam from Shoebox Studio to talk about capturing and printing your art work. This is a must listen if you ever plan on making copies…
08: Sketchnoting with Mike Rohde
Aug 12, 2019 • 0 min
Mike tries watercolor, talks about the Linea Instagram contest and watches makeup videos on YouTube. Mike then talks with the designer, illustrator and author Mike Rohde, the creator of Sketchnoting, about his journey from drawing cars as a kid to now…
07: Are you a hobbyist, artist, student or teacher? Struggling with labels when you may feel like an impostor
Jul 29, 2019 • 0 min
Mike starts planning for a summer vacation, enjoys a meetup with local artists and does a live draw at an Apple Store as part of #TodayatApple. He also explores labels and impostor syndrome. This week’s artist is Lydia_Eliza on Instagram. ===== LINKS FROM…
06: Creativity on the Go – My Drawing EDC
Jul 15, 2019 • 30 min
Mike attends a launch party, has a live drawing session coming up at an Apple Store (#TodayatApple), talks about his recent pieces, putting together a drawing EDC and shares details about his murse. He also introduces a new segment highlighting an artist…
05: Drawing Rainbows! It’s Time to Talk Colored Pencils
Jul 1, 2019 • 0 min
Mike talks iPadOS 13 beta, nail colors, drawing with an iPad Air 2, bunnies and flowers. He then does a deep dive into all things colored pencil from the various types of pencils, to paper and technique. While these aren’t your childhood Crayola crayons,…
04: Finding Inspiration
Jun 17, 2019 • 0 min
Mike begins by talking butterflies and touches on some of his recent sketches. He is pretty excited about what is coming in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Mike then talks inspiration and where to find it by sharing some of his techniques. ===== LINKS FROM THE SHOW…
03: Drawing with an iPad
Jun 3, 2019 • 0 min
Mike finally finished the graphite drawing of the chickadee, watched a Disney artist create a Bob Ross painting and may consider doing a flipbook. He also does a deep dive into drawing with the iPad covering his favourite app, brushes, techniques and a…
02: What’s in my graphite toolkit?
May 20, 2019 • 0 min
Mike recovers from an injury, finds his creative type is that of “thinker” and signs up for the Adobe Photoshop for iOS beta. He also goes through everything in his graphite toolkit from paper to pencil and all the accessories in between dropping a few…
01: Beginnings
May 6, 2019 • 0 min
In this premiere episode, Mike explores the origins of his art as well as the podcast itself. He talks about his chickadee piece, some digital work as well as a little homework. ===== LINKS FROM THE SHOW ===== Chickadee drawing then and now Drawing…