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: November 27, 2017

This is a Art Archive post.

Marginal gains

In a bid to make myself look more like a real-life artist I have decided to put sizes in the captions to my work. This will gain me some street cred (…in the gallery) as it makes it look like I know what I am doing. It helps that this month I did a few that weren’t 15cm x 21cm. I look a bit more varied. In fact, this month I really did branch out, I did 4 A3 drawings on my way to a whopping 56cm x 76cm one! Which took me fo0000r-EVER! I had to get a special piece of masonite from bunnings so I didn’t pick up the grain on the table when doing bulk shading.

I am also going to write what materials I used. This also will help me look like a serious artist. I will use art words like graphite instead of pencil and gouache instead of paint and cartridge instead of paper. It is all about keeping up appearances. Marginal gains. Everything counts in the pursuit of a sale.

Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 15cm x 21cm, graphite on cartridge

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 15cm x 21cm, graphite on cartridge

Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 15cm x 21cm, graphite on cartridge

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 15cm x 21cm, graphite on cartridge

Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 15cm x 21cm, graphite on cartridge

Tough shapes

Tough shapes, 15cm x 21cm, graphite on cartridge

Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 15cm x 21cm, Graphite on cartridge

Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 15cm x 21cm, graphite on cartridge

Surry Hills Police Station

Surry Hills Police Station, 15cm x 21cm, graphite on cartridge

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 15cm x 21cm, graphite on cartridge

Hamish

Hamish, 30cm x 42cm, graphite on cartridge

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 30cm x 42cm, graphite on cartridge

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 30cm x 42cm, graphite on cartridge

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills, 30cm x 42cm, graphite on cartridge

Zach Farlow

Zach Farlow, 30cm x 42cm, graphite on cartridge