• I’m back into some colored pencil ✍️🎨

  • Sharing a little Procreate piece from late last night.

  • Snapping turtle is done. Majority of the work was with a Pentel Graphgear 1000 3mm 2B. Graphite powder for sun rays. First time trying that ;-) Prints coming. It’s about 7-8 hours work. Full story behind this in my next newsletter.

  • A quick 90 minute urban sketch as part of a workshop. It’s been over a year since I have played with watercolor. Drawn with carbon ink and a fude fountain pen.

  • A bit more progress on this snapping turtle. Loads more work but I thought I would post a WIP. Adjustments and additions still to make. I think I am going to add a couple more creatures and a large rock to the right. Lots of layers and a variety of pencils and graphite dust.

  • Practicing some drawing on the iPad before doing some watercolor. Need to do more digital work. I have missed it.

  • Starting something new :-) ✍️ 🎨

  • New episode of the Drawing Inspiration podcast is out. I asked Marek Badzynski to join me to talk about urban sketching. We talk about his tools and process. I also learned how urban sketching can help when if your are detained by the police 😉 drawinginspiration.fm/48

  • Today is World Wildlife Day. Here’s a sketch I just finished of two Canada lynx. 🎨 ✍️

  • I’ve been busy with my newsletter and podcasting. Getting back to this piece I neglected. Planning on having it done for World Wildlife day on March 3rd.

  • A little more work done on the lynx. So much hair work. Not spending a bunch of time on detail. 🎨 ✍️

  • Started something new. I’ve seen this in person but not in the wild, yet.

  • Playing around with a couple of pencils on Strathmore Toned Gray paper. Baby killdeer.

  • Happy lunar near year! A little ox sketch I did over the last day.

  • Happy lunar new year to all my friends. Wishing you a prosperous Year of Ox. Started this little thing this evening.

  • Calling this sketch done. Drawn using a 2B .3 mm pencil. Loved the textures. I think more dinos to come. Should I do a print? ✍️ 🎨

  • Another update on the Dino. I have the eye done which means it can now speak to me :-)

  • Started this little sweetheart over lunch today. 🦖🎨✍️

  • 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

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