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Fame by miketcherry
Fame, graphite pencil on paper, 11 x14 inches.

A local tourist attraction here in Salem, Fame is a reproduction of an early 18th century schooner that sailed as a privateer vessel in the War of 1812.
Sgt Rocky/Rocki by miketcherry
Sgt Rocky/Rocki
Sgt Rocki,  graphite pencil on paper, 11 x 14 inches.

When asked about how to create more Hollywood roles for women, one leading actress said, "Just take a male role and substitute a female".

So I redid an old SGT Rocky cover.
Marilyn Monroe by miketcherry
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn with Sweater, graphite pencil on paper, 11 x 14 inches.

I always loved the photo that this drawing was based on.  In the photograph, her black sweater is a flat black plain without detail or depth.  A nice contrast with her other features when on film, but I figured I would need to attempt more detail for the pencil rendering. But I hate making stuff up, especially on such a detailed portrait.  In the end, I decided that a value fadeout was a nice way to shout "this is a drawing"!


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Mike T. Cherry
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Mike at the drawing board.

Oh, did I forget to mention, I DO take commissions. Otherwise I'll just sit around and draw nudes all day long.

Current Residence: Salam, MA, USA
Favourite genre of music: Rock, classical.
Favourite photographer: Helmut Newton
Favourite style of art: Yes
Operating System: What?
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: I found a shell at the beach, once.
Wallpaper of choice: My drawings.
Skin of choice: Yes, I have skin.
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: "Don't bump my arm when I'm drawing."
I dislike posting my work with watermarks obscuring and defacing the images.  But I've learned the hard way that they will be stolen if not.  I've never minded people downloading them for inspiration on there own work, or even if they would just like a small image to have.  But full blown theft and misrepresentation of authorship is totally another thing.  I've been targeted with both.  One culprit was using images of mine to represent himself as an artist to scam on women.  Then there was the message I got saying, "I really like this drawing and it would make a perfect desktop image except for the watermark".  Translation, "I'd steal that if it wasn't marked".

Really?  Don't get me started on how some people don't think art, artists' time or work has any real value.

Things have been slow work wise.  Here in Salem, we're all waiting for tourist season to start.  Lots of snow days this year, so the kids are still in school till the end of June!  But soon, the tourists and money will start to flow.  We all hope.



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NinjaWereWulf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave! (^^,)
atsouza Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Thank You for the Fav's.
miketcherry Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like your sculpture!  Sorry I didn't leave any comments.  Yesterday was one of those quick searches through DA to find inspiration.  It was really fun, but overwhelming at the same time.  So much talent.  Keep up the good work! 
zmorphcom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope that you have a great birthday and keep up the outstanding artwork! :D
KeIIion Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hello are you open for request?

I have some cool Request ideas.

an sexy woman or other normal woman/mann (other?)  slays an pack of werewolves or lizardman

she/he stand on the top of the dead monster mountain with an winning position or sit on some dead monster body.…

if you dont like to draw werewolves ?

Dinosaurman or lizardman would be awsome too.

lizardman concept here…

werewolf concept here…

If you dont like it im would be really happy to see this Werewolf in some cool position…

or in other color…

if you dont like werewolves , the lizardman from heavy metal 2000 would be awsome too ^^…

It would be so nice when you find time & interest on one of this Request .
Im not an good Artist but have some nice ideas ,it would be so fantastic when an wonderful Artist like you can do it.

Have an wonderful nice day
miketcherry Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Were you asking as a commission, or just suggesting ideas?
KeIIion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Idea and Request ,also not payed.

If you have interest and time for such an request ,that would be so awsome *-*

Have an wonderful nice day
Bikerbloke Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
I was sure you were on my watch list, but it seems you weren't. I have just rectified that oversight. Sorry it took so long.

Thanks for your comment about my stuff I put on eBay, much appreciated. Happy to say all went well on that front. So the toe in the water wasn't too bad an experience.

Hoping this comment finds you well and your drawing hand in fine fettle.

All the best Mike. Aaron aka "Biker"
voradtralundir Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Just dropping by to see how you're doing.  I'm presently trying to help my son get his hours for his driving test to get his license.  He just re-started piano lessons after I mentioned it as a possibility to spend his free time. 

Work is a wonderful distraction as is buying food for some of my favorite waitresses at a local restaurant. 

I had one young lady complain to me that she ate all three cinnamon buns I baked for her in one sitting and promptly told me she needs to go on a diet and I can only bring vegetables in the future.  That's not going to happen. 

I wanted to wish you well and encourage you to keep creating those beautiful images you create.
Venellope-August Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
You only draw naked women? I've never seen anyone waste their lives so much before.
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