Author: Maria Brophy

scratching-the-surfaceDusty Skellet’s fun surf-inspired T.V. Segment called “Scratching the SURFace” features different surf characters in the Friday morning show.

On Friday, May 15, 2009, San Diego 6 Morning News aired a feature of Drew painting a board with Dusty, demonstrating that just about anyone can paint their own surfboard!

Watch it online at Sandiego6.com.

Drew, Telling All!

Drew, Telling All!

Are you generously sharing your painting secrets with other artists?  Or do you guard them as if they were top secret?

Since Drew put out his DVD last year titled “Paint Pen Techniques with Drew Brophy” tens of thousands of artists and wanna-bes have learned new painting techniques using what they learned on the DVD.

Over and over again, people will ask Drew “Why do you share your secrets?  Aren’t you afraid of competition and losing business?(more…)

LICENSING YOUR ART PART II:  Is written by Maria Brophy, who writes a blog that helps creative people to design the career and life of their dreams.

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GET CLARITY ON WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR LICENSING PROGRAM:

Planning out your licensing program is similar to writing a business plan.  But you don’t have to make it that complicated – just sit down with a piece of paper and good cup of Joe, and spend some time asking yourself the following questions:

What is my objective with licensing my art?  Determine what your goal is with licensing.  Do you want to focus solely on licensing and create a strong revenue stream?

Or do you want licensing to supplement the income you’re already making off of your art? (more…)

Photo by Drew

Photo by Drew

This post is written by Maria Brophy, who writes a blog that helps creative people to design the career and life of their dreams.

Shoot yourself working.  On every painting or project.  Document your work, the process of your art, and your life.  You will thank me for this later.

Since the 90’s, Drew has documented just about every painting he ever did.  Back then, he had to use actual FILM, which was a bummer, because you didn’t know if you got the shot right until it was too late.

Here’s Why it’s Important: (more…)