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 27, 2017

This is a Art Archive post.

When in doubt, scribble wildly

A few things to note with a view to making your drawings fun.

  1. The wonkiest, weirdest drawings are where the good stuff lives.
  2. Try drawing the faces with your left hand. Make them look as stupid as possible.
  3. Draw a limb before drawing the rest of the body, that way there is no way you will get the proportions right. That is the aim.
  4. Outline your trees as blobs and them fill them in with scribbles.
  5. Don’t bloody worry about it. Nobody cares about your work. Nothing more boring than agonising over something nobody gives two hoots about.
  6. Sunglasses are a great shortcut if you don’t have time for drawing the eyes AND like in real life, people look cool when wearing them.
  7. When in doubt, scribble wildly or fill it in with heavy black.

I will add to this list.

View from Big Bell Farm, Kangaroo Valley by Will McLean

View from Big Bell Farm, Kangaroo Valley

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Lunch in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Reading in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Reading in Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Isla and me, Whale Beach by Will McLean

Isla and me, Whale Beach

Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Harmony Park, Surry Hills

Mad Graffiti by Will McLean

Mad Graffiti

Man thinking in Harmony Park, Surry Hills by Will McLean

Man thinking 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