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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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 61 Ratings

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.

    Finding Beauty in Brokenness with Nathan Terborg

    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 with them is a rewarding experience. Nathan also talks about his use of fire and heat in his art, finding beauty in imperfections, and the value of experimentation. He emphasizes the need to overcome self-censorship and encourages artists to try new materials and techniques. Nathan also discusses the power of video in promoting art and the importance of finding time for creativity. In this conversation, Nathan Terborg shares insights on the importance of divorcing oneself from engaging with other people's opinions, especially imaginary ones. He emphasizes the value of embracing one's own creative space and allowing it to drive the work. 



    Etchr class



    Museum of Nature (Urban Sketcher Outing)



    Chickadee sketch (Etchr Drawing Course)



    Frogs with markers



    Clubhouse



    Resin



    “On Writing” byStephen King



    Bernzomtaic propane



    Dremel



    Angle grinder



    Orbital sander



    Wabi-sabi



    Jerry Saltz



    “The Creative Act: A Way of Being” by Rick Rubin



    “Catching the Big Fish” by David Lynch



    “The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles” by Steven Pressfield



    “An Immense World” by Ed Yong



    “Just Make Art” podcast Nathan Terborg and Ty Nathan Clark



    “That Which Remains” show at Another gallery in Denver



    ===== How to reach Nathan Terborg =====



    Website nathanterborg.com 



    Instagram@nathanterborg



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



    MikeHendley.com 



    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@MikeHendleyArt/



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



    You can find my newsletter and support me on Substack



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



    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/

    Golden Visions: Anna Gibbs on Nature and Gold Leaf Artistry

    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 between her artistic inclinations and her academic interests, leading her to study philosophy, politics, and economics at university while nurturing her passion for art. The conversation also touches on the intersection of philosophy and art in her life, her experience with mental health, and her transition to a career as a full-time artist. Anna's move to New Zealand and her exploration of oil painting are highlighted, along with her approach to digital art. The discussion also addresses the challenges of pursuing art professionally, including the role of social media and the need for validation in the artist's journey.



    Anna’s About page



    Kant Aesthetics and Teleology



    Immanuel Kant (Wikipedia)



    Golden GAC 100



    Gilding



    Copper patina



    Viridian green



    DaVinci micro nova



    Liquin



    Golden Archival Mineral Acrylic Varnish (gloss)



    Tui



    Kereru



    Kakapo



    Heron



    Blind contour drawing



    ===== How to reach Anna Gibbs =====



    Website annagibbsart.com 



    Instagram@annagibbsart



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



    MikeHendley.com 



    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@MikeHendleyArt/



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



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



    You can find my newsletter and support me on Substack



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



    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/

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

    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 unique blend of storytelling and artistic skill to the table. In this episode, we'll dive into his latest endeavor, 'One Bite at a Time,' an extraordinary Kickstarter book that showcases not just his art, but the intricate processes behind it. Get ready to be inspired as we explore the creative journey and insights of Ryan Claytor, an artist who truly brings his visions to life, one bite at a time.



    Mike on YouTube



    Substack



    Onebiteatatimebook.com



    Sergio Aragones 



    Spider-Man PR24 - 45 record Draco story



    Spiderman toilet paper story



    Ang Lee



    Dave Sharpe



    Joe Kubert School of Cartooning



    Fernando Ruiz



    Scott McCloud



    Emil Ferris



    Seth 



    Ferrite



    Coin Up Carnival Book



    Pinball Pete’s Arcade (Michigan)



    Wayne Neyens (pinball designer)



    Gottlieib pinball 



    Chicago Coin



    Mr Jones Watches



    Clip Studio



    Prismacolor fixed width pen



    Elephanteater.com



    Mister Rogers



    Mister Rogers and Congress



    Mr. Dressup
    Royal Canadian Mint



    Anna Bucciarelli on Drawing Inspiration



    ===== How to reach Ryan Claytor =====



    Instagram @coinupcarnival



    Website ElephantEater, OneBiteattimebook.com



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



    MikeHendley.com 



    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@MikeHendleyArt/



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Mike’s drawing kit 



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



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



    You can find and support me on Substack



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



    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/

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

    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 artistic roots, tracing back to childhood drawings at the kitchen table, and follow his journey through the challenges of architecture school to his inspiring travels in Europe. Dylan's dedication to his craft is evident as we discuss his return to art, focusing on the human face's intricate beauty and the stories each portrait tells. Join us as we uncover the depth and dedication behind Dylan's portraiture and his unique approach to combining traditional techniques with modern technology.



    Subscribe to Mike’s Newsletter



    Etchr Course



    Mike’s YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@MikeHendleyArt/



    Alex Ross



    Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas



    Beekeeping



    Saturn returns



    Rebecca Gay - Illustration Master Class 



    Sktchy Art School



    The Organic Artist (book)



    Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking (book)



    Shaggy mane ink cap 



    Patreon (Dylan Sara)



    Youtube (Drawn Together is co-hosted with Shannon Hagen @djparrotscarrots)



    The Creative Act - Rick Rubin



    #difmpodcast and #drawingwithdylan



    ===== How to reach Dylan Sara =====



    Instagram (@dylansara)



    Patreon (Dylan Sara)



    Youtube (Dylan Sara)



    Website 



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



    MikeHendley.com 



    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@MikeHendleyArt/



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Mike’s drawing kit 



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



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



    You can find and support me on Substack



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



    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/

    Capturing Light and Life: The Watercolour World of Shelley Prior

    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 her to develop a highly realistic style, capturing everything from birds and wildlife to portraits, still life, and breathtaking landscapes. But that's not all; she is also an active instructor who's been imparting her knowledge in workshops in Canada and occasionally in the U.S..



    What stands out when you look at Shelley's work is the play of light. She believes that light is the 'life of the painting,' a philosophy that shines through every piece she creates. Shelley's work perfectly exemplifies how meticulous planning, quality materials, and an endless love for experimentation can lead to stunning artistry.



    Subscribe to Mike’s Newsletter



    Wild Wonder Conference



    Etchr Course



    Robert Bateman interview #20



    Sarah Mckendry interview #99



    ROM (Royal Ontario Museum)



    Ripley’s Aquarium Canada



    Point Pelee National Park



    Monarch butterflies



    Wagon wheel piece



    Glass image



    Hummingbird



    Arches paper



    Gator board



    Jono Dry wetting paper (YouTube)



    Winsor & Newton



    Daniel Smith



    Holbein



    Da Vinci Paint Co.



    Shelley’s materials



    YouTube (ShelleyPriorFineArt)



    Dundas Valley School of Art



    Art Gallery of Burlington



    Zoom workshops



    Hazel Soan Interview #96



    ===== How to reach Shelley Prior =====



    Website shelleypriorart.com



    YouTube (ShelleyPriorFineArt)



     @shelleypriorfineart on Instagram



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



    MikeHendley.com 



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Mike’s drawing kit 



    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



    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/

    Watercolors Meet Wanderlust on Alena Gastaldi's Artistic Pilgrimage

    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 to discuss her journey from architecture in Russia to drawing and urban sketching worldwide. Her homework is something that will most certainly challenge you.



    Wild Wonder Conference 2023



    Mike’s Courses on Etchr



    Tom and Jerry



    Saint Petersburg



    University of the Arts London



    Urbanskerchers



    Koh Samui Thailand



    Roald Dahl



    J.R.R. Tolkien



    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy



    Foundation Series (Isaac Asimov)



    Foundation on AppleTV



    The Expanse



    Lamy Pens



    Platinum Carbon Ink



    Koval Sketchbooks (pro series)



    Jane Blundell



    Jeanne Dobie



    Making Color Sing (Jeanne Cobie)



    Pentel Water brush



    Holbein brushes



    Posca marker



    Henri Matisse



    ===== How to reach Alena Gastaldi =====



    AlenaGastaldi.art



    Patreon



    @alenagastaldi on Instagram



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



    MikeHendley.com 



    Instagram @Mike_Hendley 



    Twitter @MikeHendley



    Mike’s drawing kit 



    Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm



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



    Support "Drawing Connections" on Substack



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



    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/

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Zachattackman010 ,

Good guy

Nice stories from people

Laura Trotchie ,

Man I enjoyed this podcast!

Enjoyed the vibe!

Ericromeroart ,

Superlative

Mike. Half man, half amazing. His voice awakens souls. He is the reason I am. From this podcast I gained perspective of all things, everything, from beginning to end. I am Mike, we are Mike. He is in us as we are in him. He cured me of my future vices before they happen, he makes Legos not hurt my feet. He is the maple syrup to my goose. He. Is. Mike. I

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