• Beautiful evening by the pond after a recent snowfall.

  • It’s been a long journey but the shop is going online soon. Received my first giclée prints and will be producing my own this weekend on my new Epson P900.

  • Finally finished product a sheet of all the colors in my new colored pencil kit. This and the sharpening was so calming.

  • Check out this new Carl Angel 5 sharpener and the wonderful point it makes ;-) (on the left)

  • I’m excited to be launching my new “Drawing Connections” newsletter January 8th. I’ll cover my creative journey, the podcast, art, movies, books and hacks. If this sounds cool, you can subscribe here mikehendley.com/subscribe…

  • Caught a fisher traveling through our woods. We knew they were around. It’s cool to see one.

  • It was so much fun to have Jake Parker, the creator of Inktober, on the podcast to talk about his journey. Some great tips! Https://drawinginspiration.fm/43

  • A little quick study of my eye using colored pencils. Fabercastell on blue toned paper. ✍️ 🎨

  • I am so happy to be off work so I can just sit and draw. Still playing around with colored pencils. Polychromos pencils on Strathmore toned blue paper. 6” by 8” 🎨 ✍️

  • A little colored pencil drawing to wish all of you Happy Holidays! Take care of yourself and those around you. Check in on your friends and neighbors virtually to make sure everyone is ok. All best for 2021. 🎨 ✍️

  • I drew this little image on a card for one of my Patreon members. Sent a different one out to another patron late last week. Special message inside 🎨 ✍️

  • Ok this is maybe my 5th time trying colored pencils. About an hour over lunch. Felt like this sample pad of Strathmore Blue Toned paper needed some color 😁 🎨✍️

  • Pencil sketch I did last night of the ducklings that emerged from one of our duck boxes this spring. Pentel Graphgear 1000 .3 mm 2B on Canson Bristol Smooth

  • Quick little pencil sketch of a squirrel. Playing around with some ideas for stickers ✍️ 🎨

  • Live draw on Instagram today was a squirrel. Spent a lot of time on his ear holes. 🎨 ✍️

  • Started drawing a bird and ended doing a sketch of my eye. See the windows and the upright piano? ✍️ 🎨

  • So happy to be back with graphite. Just finished this small drawing of a hooded merganser duckling we rescued this spring. ✍️ 🎨

  • Woo hoo! Back to graphite ✍️ 🎨

  • Episode 39 of the Drawing Inspiration podcast is out where I talk about my Inktober experience. Https://drawinginspiration.fm/39

  • Here’s my complete Inktober image. Happy with the result considering this is not my medium of choice and I typically focus on realism. What’s next? Planning for a book now I think 🤔 ✍️ 🎨

  • Inktober day 31 - crawl. We all must crawl before we can fly ;-) My third Inktober is done but it’s not over. I will post the final image with all 31 prompts in the next couple days once I add a few more environmental pieces. Congrats to all who took part! ✍️ 🎨

  • Inktober day 30 - ominous. Sad for the inhabitants of my scene ☹️ ✍️ 🎨

  • Inktober day 29 - shoes. Of course those sneaky foxes trying to hide their tracks :-) 🎨 ✍️

  • Inktober day 28 - float. A shrew coming home and a relative of Evinrude ;-) 🎨 ✍️

  • Inktober day 27 - music. A salamander serenade to her special friend. 🎨 ✍️

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