Will McLean is a designer and artist working inΒ 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 31, 2017

This is a Art Archive post.

The light

If last month was the darkness this month is the light. I feel a lot better about them. I always pride myself on being pragmatic and not wallowing around in a dirty bath filled with self pity, but sometimes I find myself in that bath. Becoming disheartened with your work can sneak up on you out of nowhere. It can be triggered by something to do with the work, like doing a bad drawing, or by something completely unrelated, like GWS losing a preliminary final for the second year in a row. 😫

This month things started working again. I stood up, stepped out of that bath, dried myself off, put some clothes on and did a post on Instagram. I started to enjoy the work and it started to show in the product. Happy equals free and loose lines. Wallowing in self pity equals tight and nasty. Gotta stay loose. The pencil thing is really starting to work. I love some of the people I drew this month. I am finding that naivety I am always after. They aren’t looking as forced as they have been in the previous months. ONWARDS! πŸŒπŸ‹πŸŠ

Mad graffiti by Will McLean

Mad graffiti

Backyard at Springwood by Will McLean

Backyard at Springwood

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

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Palm by Will McLean

Palm

Palm Beach by Will McLean

Palm Beach

Baby by Will McLean

Baby