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.

Updated: October 31, 2017

This is a Art Archive post.

Persistence is paying dividends

Persistence is paying dividends. When I first started with the pencil I came at it from the perspective of colour only. I assumed that to differentiate between shapes I would need to use colours from white to black on the greyscale exclusively. As I have done more and more I have been pushed to come up with more varied ways to fill my shapes. This challenge has forced me to experiment with the marks the pencil makes. Scribbles, swirls and stripes are all things I was not really thinking about at the beginning. But those marks, combined with the greyscale are starting to give the drawings a bit of zing. They also make it look more toy. Important. Very important. 🚒

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

Trees in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Trees in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Trees in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Trees in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Just got back from the art show by Will McLean

Just got back from the art show