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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.

Drawing Inspiration Mike Hendley

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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.

    Being Curious, Social Media, and the Joy of Watercolors and Acrylics with Alyssa Doggett

    Being Curious, Social Media, and the Joy of Watercolors and Acrylics with Alyssa Doggett

    Mike talks about a few art updates and announces some YouTube videos are coming soon. Mike is then joined by Alyssa Doggett to talk about her creative journey. As an early career artist, Alyssa has found her creative path lined with watercolor, gouache and acrylic. She has leveraged social media to share her artwork which highlights the beauty of Nova Scotia and its surroundings.



    Etchr



    Mike on Youtube



    NSCAD University



    Wedding piece



    Argyle Fine Art in Halifax



    Arches



    Saunders Waterford paper



    Rosemary and Co



    Pentel Aquash Water Brush



    Da Vinci Eye App



    Splice app



    Masterson stay wet palette



    ===== How to reach Alyssa Doggett =====



    Instagram - @watercolorsmakemesmile



    TikTok - @watercolorsmakemesmile



    Website - http://www.watercolorsmakemesmile.ca/



    ===== How to reach Mike Hendley =====



    MikeHendley.com



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



    ===== Support the Podcast =====



    Become a patron of the show



    Buy Me a Paintbrush if you like the show or my work



    Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts



    Etchr Lab use the code ‘mikeh’ for 10% off



    Share the podcast with friends and family



    Podcast theme music is “Acid Jazz”



    By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)



    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0



    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    From Murals to Miniatures, Supporting Conservation Through Art with Zoe Fitchet

    From Murals to Miniatures, Supporting Conservation Through Art with Zoe Fitchet

    Mike announces the winner of the Etchr sketchbook giveaway. Mike also has some conference tickets to share. Zoe Fitchet joins the podcast to talk about her journey from being the arty one to designer and then pursuing her dream. She talks about her early works and then they explore her love of animals and how her artwork is supporting conversation worldwide. From miniature drawings in colored pencil to larger acrylic pieces, Zoe is exploring it all. Her homework will challenge you in a couple of ways.



    Etchr (use the code ‘mikeh’ for 10% off your purchase)



    Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Giveway (Google form)



    Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference 2022



    Black raspberries



    Tiny graphite rabbit



    Tiny Deer



    Groundhog



    Painted turtle



    Jessica Lennox (IG)



    Daniel Fisher (IG)



    Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils



    Fabriano Artistico hot press paper



    Miniatures (IG)



    Cape Buffalo (IG)



    Asian Water Buffalo



    Somali Ostrich



    Dog’s Trust



    African Cat Project



    Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust



    Bella Mandl interview (IG)



    Art the Science



    Zebra



    Super tuskers 



    ===== How to reach Zoe Fitchet =====



    Website - ZoeFitchet.co.uk



    Instagram - @zoefitchetart



    ===== How to reach Mike Hendley =====



    MikeHendley.com 



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



    ===== Support the Podcast =====



    Become a patron of the show



    Buy Me a Paintbrush if you like the show or my work



    Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts



    Share the podcast with friends and family



    Etchr Lab use the code ‘mikeh’ for 10% off



    Podcast theme music is “Acid Jazz”



    By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)



    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0



    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    The Practice and Journey of Art with Artist and Science Illustrator Mesa Schumacher

    The Practice and Journey of Art with Artist and Science Illustrator Mesa Schumacher

    Mike announces a new partnership with Etchr and talks about the upcoming Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference. Mike is then joined by Mesa Schumacher who talks about her career in medical and science illustration. Mike and Mesa discuss her educational background and her ability to find success in creating stunning representations of the natural and biological world. She not only shares her tools and experience but she also provides advice for the artist interested in starting their own business or bringing it to the next level. She also speaks to the power of the iPad providing the opportunity to create while managing a young family. Her homework may involve something about sea cucumbers :-)



    Etchr Lab use the code ‘mikeh’ for 10% off



    Etchr on Instagram



    Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference



    Tattoo 



    TattoosbyZu on Instagram



    Larry Gonick



    Chavín de Huántar in Peru



    Lithic analysis



    Obsidian



    Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI)



    Gage Academy Atelier School



    Johns Hopkins Medical Illustration Graduate Program



    August University Medical Illustration



    University of Illinois Chicago



    University of Toronto



    Rochester Institute of Technology



    Fernando Baptista Graphic Editor (National Geographic)



    Stephen Sondheim - “Look I made a Hat”



    Robert Bateman Interview



    Micron (Sakura)



    Animalia



    ZBrush



    Cinema 4D



    Manga Studio



    Monoprinting



    Wacom intous 5



    Max Brodel



    Sea Cucumber



    Honey pot ants



    ===== How to reach Mesa Schumacher =====



    Website - mesaschumacher.com 



    Twitter - @mesabree



    Instagram - @mesabree







    ===== How to reach Mike Hendley =====



    MikeHendley.com 



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



    ===== Support the Podcast =====



    Become a patron of the show



    Buy Me a Paintbrush if you like the show or my work



    Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts



    Share the podcast with friends and family



    Etchr Lab use the code ‘mikeh’ for 10% off



    Podcast theme music is “Acid Jazz”



    By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)



    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0



    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Finding Your Brand and Creative Success Through Twitch, YouTube and Hard Work with Cassy Draws

    Finding Your Brand and Creative Success Through Twitch, YouTube and Hard Work with Cassy Draws

    Mike creates some more watercolor on black paper. He then shares his plan for a solo art retreat. Cassy Draws joins the podcast to share her creative journey from being an early creative to graphic design, Twitch streamer and fine art. She talks about her recent experiences and videos around acrylic painting by sharing her process, tools and her approach to new pieces. Mike and Cassy explore the business side of being an artist as well as managing social media and spam commission requests. Her homework will certainly keep you moving,



    Deer



    Samsaras



    Hyacinth Macaw (IG Reel)



    June bug



    Prismacolor



    Faber-Castell



    Caran d’Ache



    Lisa Lachri (YT about colored pencils)



    Chartpak



    Grumbacher



    Pentel Canada



    ArtToolkit



    Legion Paper (black)



    Fibromyalgia



    Masterson Sta-wet palette



    Mijello Fredi Weber Peel Palettes



    Wildlife References Photos



    The Lion King



    Robert Bateman Podcast Episode



    Blender at Michael’s



    Logitech C920



    Logitech Brio



    OBS



    Stream Elements



    Streamlabs



    ShareASale



    Etchr



    ===== How to reach Cassy Draws =====



    Web site - CassyDraws.com



    Twitter - @cassydraws



    Twitch - @cassydraws



    YouTube - @cassydraws



    Instagram - @cassydraws.art



    ===== How to reach Mike Hendley =====



    MikeHendley.com 



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



    ===== Support the Podcast =====



    Become a patron of the show



    Buy Me a Paintbrush if you like the show or my work



    Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts



    Share the podcast with friends and family



    Podcast theme music is “Acid Jazz”



    By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)



    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0



    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Using Art to Build Awareness, with Artist and Bird-Nerd Hannah Shand

    Using Art to Build Awareness, with Artist and Bird-Nerd Hannah Shand

    Mike reflects on a small flood as well as some recent artwork. Hannah Shand then joins the podcast to talk about her journey from fashion design to a becoming successful artist with a focus on rendering birds in ink. Mike and Hannah explore her art, inspiration, tools, and also talk about photography. Hannah drops some golden nuggets of advice for all creatives and she provides two homework exercises.



    Feeding bitterns (YouTube)



    Paper sizes A1-A6



    Staedtler Pigment liners (0.05)



    Staedtler Mars Lumograph 2B pencils



    Fabriano Artistico hot press extra white



    Staedtler Mars Matic 0.13 



    Ian de Hoog



    Bird in a flower (hiding feet :-) )



    ’Whisper’ owl



    Face to face with a toutouwai



    Panasonic G9



    Lumix 100-400



    Nikon P950



    Huia (extinct) Wikipedia



    Huia ‘A Lost Harmony’



    Huia video link found on this page



    Charcoal work (on IG)



    Cole LaBounty McNair



    Making a Time capsule



    ===== How to reach Hannah Shand =====



    Instagram - @hannahshandart



    HannahShandart.com



    ===== How to reach Mike Hendley =====



    MikeHendley.com 



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



    ===== Support the Podcast =====



    Become a patron of the show



    Buy Me a Paintbrush if you like the show or my work



    Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts



    Share the podcast with friends and family



    Podcast theme music is “Acid Jazz”



    By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)



    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0



    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Creating Art Outdoors: Urban Sketching and Plein Air Painting

    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 entries outside. Inspired by the outdoor experience, Mike does an overview of his current plein air/urban sketching set-up. He covers everything from where to sit, what tools work and how to set up the best creative experience outdoors. Easels, sketchbooks, paints and brushes and so much more are covered in this episode.



    Sketchbook tour IG reel (part 1, part 2)



    Magnolia 



    Fiddleheads



    Tulips



    Canadian Tulip Festival



    Christel (@artsbychristel on IG)



    Bee



    Umbrella (on Amazon)



    Walkstool



    James Gurney Easel



    James Gurney on Drawing Inspiration



    Manfrotto Tripod



    Stablo



    Etchr sketchbook



    Hannemuhle watercolor book



    Pentalic



    Casein paint



    Pentel Graphgear 1000



    Tenwin eraser



    Tombow Mono eraser



    Blue tack



    Sailor pen



    Carbon ink



    France van Stone on Drawing Inspiration



    Rosemary & Co



    Escoda Versatil



    Pentel Water brush



    ===== How to reach Mike Hendley =====



    MikeHendley.com 



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



    ===== Support the Podcast =====



    Become a patron of the show



    Buy Me a Paintbrush if you like the show or my work



    Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts



    Share the podcast with friends and family



    Podcast theme music is “Acid Jazz”



    By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)



    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0



    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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