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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Mike T. Cherry52/Male/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 4 Years
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Werewolf with batman comic by miketcherry
Werewolf with batman comic
Had carpal tunnel & ulna nerve realignment surgery on 26 June.  This is my first post op drawing.  Nice, my fingers aren't numb anymore.
Sisters by miketcherry
Sisters, graphite on Canson Miteintes Paper, 19 x 25 inches.

I adopted these two girls in Germany 10 years ago.  Since then, they gone to live with me Italy, Georgia (USA), Japan, and now in New England!  They are very well traveled kitties.
Bat Mitzvah by miketcherry
Bat Mitzvah
Bat Mitzvah,  graphite on Canson Mi tents paper, 19 x 25 inches.

At 13 and after several years of studying Hebrew, this young woman symbolically is called from the congregation to read from a hand written, Hebrew scroll containing the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, sharing the words of her tradition with the congregation and taking her place among them as a young adult.  A tradition at least 4,000 years old.  What did you do today?


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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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luceene-k Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for adding my George Harrison to your favourites :)
miketcherry Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!  It's really wonderful work!
KV-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving Japanese Calligraphy - Health! :)
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow! If an artist like you likes several works I made, then I am truly flattered.
Thank you!!! :)
miketcherry Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry I didn't leave a comment before.  I was looking for examples of Hebrew calligraphy and "grabbing" as many images as I could to help inspire me.  So yes, I thought several of your pieces were beautiful.  I wanted to do some calligraphy for a long time.  The portrait and things I've been doing are getting tiresome.  I starting teaching myself to read Hebrew a few weeks ago, and finally started the calligraphy practice yesterday.  I wrote four pages of the letter reish.  It's a start.  I fell like I'm six years old again!

Thanks for sharing your work.  I was amused at one of the comments left on your Prayer for Traveling. The one that was ashamed to not know Hebrew because it was the language of Hashem, only he didn't say "Hashem"  I'm not really religious either, but I do respect our traditions and know that I'm not smart enough to comprehend the vastness of the cosmos.  Funny how an art project from school can launch people into such philosophical discussions.  It shows how art can be so powerful!
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, I saw your collection. :)
Calligraphy is a matter of practice like everything else. So if you dedicate yourself enough for the task you will be great.

Learning Hebrew is uneasy task.
I have few links that might help you a bit on your endeavor, if you also seek ability to speak it:
Looking back at my comments on my older pieces make me a bit ashamed about my English... But I grew better.
I have a student now and I made two pieces to help her out. Some others asked me to help them to learn Hebrew from these works, so I added Latin transcription, and few links of free sources I've checked in the Internet for being correct and clean from accents:
Face parts:…

Also I don't know if you heard, but they started building a Duolingo course for English speakers of Hebrew language. I think it will take them more that a year to complete, but they already did 10%. :)
(I personally study Spanish in there.)

Yeah, well it was not just a school project. Calligraphy was used, and sometimes still is, for rewriting the Torah. So it's bond to link you to philosophy. :P
But yeah, I do agree that inspiration can be found in most unexpected places. And art indeed can be very powerful. :nod:

Thanks again.
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
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