Day 19 – A Drawing a Day – Duchess in the Morning

Day 19, A Drawing a Day, Duchess in the Morning, graphite drawing by artist Michael Brugh

Day 19

“Duchess in the Morning.” Our beloved cat Duchess catching some morning rays.

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Day 18 – A Drawing a Day – Studio Life

Day 18, A Drawing a Day, Studio Life, graphite drawing, by artist Michael Brugh

Day 18

“Studio Life.” Half-hour pose, from life.

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Day 17 – A Drawing a Day – Sad Clown

Day 17, A Drawing a Day, Sad Clown, graphite drawing by artist Michael Brugh

Day 17

“Sad Clown.”

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Day 16 – A Drawing a Day – Paper Not Plastic

Day 16, A Drawing a Day, Paper Not Plastic, graphite still life drawing by artist Michael Brugh

Day 16

“Paper Not Plastic.”

Still life drawing.

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Day 15 – A Drawing a Day – Notre Dame Football

Day 15, A Drawing a Day, Notre Dame football player, graphite, artist Michael Brugh

Day 15

“Notre Dame Football.”

This was a quick sketch I did to work out ideas for an illustration about former Notre Dame football player Tim Ruddy. The final color illustration was part of an article published in the South Bend Tribune. Back in the early 1990s, I worked there as a graphic artist under my excellent boss and mentor David Kordalski.

 Feedback welcome!

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Day 14 – A Drawing a Day – Will Rogers

Day 14, A Drawing a Day, Will Rogers, after Oklahoma artist Charles Banks Wilson, graphite drawing, age 12, artist Michael Brugh

Day 14

“Will Rogers.”

(After artist Charles Banks Wilson.)

Don’t be too hard on me for the out-of-proportion head. I drew this when I was 12. 🙂

My art teacher, Clyde Pack, gave me a print of Wilson’s to copy, and this is what I came up with.

 Feedback welcome!

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Day 13 – A Drawing a Day – Batman Perch

Day 13, A Drawing a Day-Batman Perch, after Mike Grell, graphite drawing by artist Michael Brugh

Day 13

“Batman Perch.”

(After artist Mike Grell.)

 Feedback welcome!

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What a curious cat (New eBay painting)

Blackie the cat. 5x7. Mixed media (watercolor, graphite, colored pencil).
Blackie the cat, 5×7, mixed media. Want this painting? Go to eBay and bid now! Bidding starts at 1 cent!

Cats are the most curious creatures, aren’t they? Any little noise or movement, and they pop up from an absolute sound nap and spring into action!

That’s what I wanted to depict in “Blackie.” This photo is almost a clone of the cat we used to have, and his expression reminded me of this cat. I painted him on steps, as though he is pondering whether or not it is worth his while to venture further downstairs!

This is a 5″ by 7″ mixed-media painting. if you like it, it is available on eBay now. Bidding begins at only 1 penny!

Why Artists Fail

The hidden sun. Image courtesy of MorgueFile.com
The hidden sun. Image courtesy of MorgueFile.com

Jack White, the master painter, has some great advice for artists about what to do to avoid failing to sell your art. One of the first things is so obvious, but true: No one can buy your art if it is not out there in the world for them to see.

I’m taking this article to heart. I’ve just listed my oil painting, “Fishing Buddies,” for sale on my brand-new shop. Just click on the Buy My Art link at the top of this blog. I’ll be adding more art in the weeks and months to come.

In the meantime, here’s Jack’s article:

How Artists Fail
by Jack White

If you don’t take control of your marketing then blame no one but yourself when you get old and can’t move through the studio because of stacks of unsold art. You must change your attitude or fail. […]

Read the rest of this article at:
http://faso.com/fineartviews/85327/how-artists-fail

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