Will McLean is a designer and artist working in the Central Coast of NSW where he lives with his wife and 2 children.

Will draws and paints out of habit and addiction. He writes about his struggles on the battlefield of art in the Art Archive section of this site.

Will is a meticulous developer and favours simplicity and clarity within his code. He can’t stand writing things twice so searches for any way to automate. His experiments can be found in the Exercises section of this site.

Will designs within systems. No project is too small for a design system. He favours the unusual, if not, how can he progress? You can read about his work in the Case Studies section of this site.

Created: October 8, 2018

This is a Art Archive post.

An ode to trees

Oh trees, you have so many branches, but I can’t draw them all so I cut most of them off.
Oh trees, sometimes your trunk is darker than your leaves, sometimes the other way around,
How am I meant to keep up?
Oh trees, it is overwelming trying to draw you, this is because you have hundreds of thousands of leaves.
Oh trees, Am I meant to draw every leaf? Or just draw a bulky circle round each clump of your leaves and use my pencil to mirror the texture of many leaves together?
Please tell me, oh trees.

Stay tuned next month for an ode to people sitting down for lunch.

Harmony Park trees

Harmony Park trees

Hyde Park pond

Hyde Park pond

Harmony Park wall lunch

Harmony Park wall lunch

Benchtime in Harmony Park

Benchtime in Harmony Park

Hyde park giant trees

Hyde park giant trees

Lunch on the grass in Harmony Park

Lunch on the grass in Harmony Park

Harmony Park trees and building

Harmony Park trees and building

Lunch friends in Harmony Park

Lunch friends in Harmony Park

Harmony Park trees

Harmony Park trees