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: November 1, 2017

This is a Art Archive post.

Drawing per day – Month 8

The process should give you the best chance of producing something half decent. This is the process:

  1. Find an image to draw
  2. Find an A4 piece of paper to draw it on
  3. Draw the image before you a) have to go to work b) have to clean up the kitchen or c) fall asleep. Take no longer than 10 minutes.
  4. a) Go to work b) clean up the kitchen or c) go to bed.
  5. When you a) return home b) finish cleaning or c) wake up. Put the drawing in the drawer with all your other drawings and forget about it.
  6. Repeat the following day and every day after that.
  7. At the end of the month get out all your drawings and see if any are worth scanning in for your website.

It is amazing that a process that, on paper, looks as if it has no chance of producing anything decent is actually the most likely way for me to produce a half decent drawing. I suppose it may not work for everyone, but it does for me.

 

 A drawing of a photograph by someone who's name I have forgotten by Will McLean

A drawing of a photograph by someone who’s name I have forgotten.

 A drawing of a photograph by someone who's name I have forgotten by Will McLean

A drawing of a photograph by someone who’s name I have forgotten.

Mad wildstyle by Will McLean

Mad wildstyle

Firle fireworks by Will McLean

Firle fireworks

Sulphur pond in Turkey by Will McLean

Sulphur pond in Turkey

Pot plants by Will McLean

Pot plants

Signage in Turkey by Will McLean

Signage in Turkey

Pot plant by Will McLean

Pot plant

Pot plant by Will McLean

Pot plant

Meeting on the beach in Turkey by Will McLean

Meeting on the beach in Turkey

Colour experiment by Will McLean

Colour experiment

Colour experiment by Will McLean

Colour experiment

Colour experiment by Will McLean

Colour experiment

Tree by Will McLean

Tree

Tree by Will McLean

Tree

Tree by Will McLean

Tree