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

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.

Updated: October 19, 2017

This is a Art Archive post.

Drawing per day – Month 3

I think I have now drawn almost every photograph in my house. One drawing a day is quite a lot. Subsequently, it forces you to focus on speed. You can’t possibly set aside 2 hours per day for your drawing. They need to be done in 5 minutes. And they are.

The speed makes you recognise that this is just practice. Like any skill drawing requires practice. Doing one per day has made me realise I was never actually working towards being an artist or illustrator before now. Even when I was actually doing quite a lot of illustration jobs.Too long have I sat around saying I am an illustrator and producing a hand full of sketches per year. It is now plainly obvious that to get anywhere I will need to do much more than one per day. I will need to quit my highly lucrative (🙄) developer job and draw all day every day. How did I not see that before?

Right! Gotta get back to it.

Hannah at Brighton station by Will McLean

Hannah at Brighton station

Sophie Ford prepping for the wedding by Will McLean

Sophie Ford prepping for the wedding.

Hamish, Michael, Jasper and myself at Redleaf, Sydney by Will McLean

Hamish, Michael, Jasper and myself at Redleaf, Sydney.

Saffy Gardener-Vaux and me in Cornwall by Will McLean

Saffy Gardener-Vaux and me in Cornwall

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph by Will McLean

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph by Will McLean

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph.

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph by Will McLean

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph.

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph by Will McLean

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph.

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph by Will McLean

A drawing of a Max Dupain photograph.

A drawing of a Martin Parr photograph by Will McLean

A drawing of a Martin Parr photograph

A drawing of a Martin Parr photograph by Will McLean

A drawing of a Martin Parr photograph

A drawing of a photograph in a graf mag (I'll find out which one) by Will McLean

A drawing of a photograph in a graf mag (I’ll find out which one).

A drawing of a photograph in a graf mag (I'll find out which one) by Will McLean

A drawing of a photograph in a graf mag (I’ll find out which one).