Drawing for Money

Like to draw? Drawing for Money is about making a very good living from art-related work. How to earn significantly more than the US average family income, even while you are still single! You’ll learn to leverage your talent – your drawing abilty – in different occupations where your visual communications skill adds great value. The author, following a first career in ad agencies and a second as a corporate multimedia designer, provides extensive real-world experience and examples to help you make more money doing the work you love.

This 2024 edition is digital, not print. Made to display well on iPads, tablets, laptops. Readable on your phone. The images may look blurry when seen on a very high-res monitor, like a 3840 x 2160 Dell.

Books date back more than 2,000 years to Roman codexes, with their illustrated pages and bound spines. Books. Handmade at first, then printed. Distributed through monasteries, then stores. Expensive to create, with authors dependent on risk-taking publishers. Amazon’s Kindle opened the door to low-cost publishing and wide distribution. But the Kindle author is still in a company ecosytem.

Drawing for Money, as a free HTML download from my website, seeks to take the next step. Any of us can be an author-editor-publisher. Many of us are already. Technically, the internet allows unlimited readership. Practically, for sales and distribution, that’s where services like Amazon come in – until we can invent our own. We are riding the wave of the biggest change in books in centuries... bigger than the first printing press. Where will it go? Ride the wave, you’ll see!

For my mother, Glenna, who loved art and literature. She wanted me to be a teacher, to help others, and maybe I can in some small way with this book.

DRAWING FOR MONEY. Copyright ©2012, 2024 by Jonathon M. Donahue.

All rights reserved. All or any part of this ebook may be used or reproduced by anyone in any manner whatsoever, for any reason whatsoever, without written permission from the author.

ISBN 978-0-9833191-6-0

Published by Jonathon Donahue. Website: http://jon404.com

Library of Congess classification:
Donahue, Jonathon.
Drawing for money / by Jonathon Donahue.
E-book. Includes index.
ISBN 978-0-9833191-6-0
1. Art – Vocational guidance. 2. Art – Business. I. Title.
N8350.L36 2011
702.3 – dc22

Library of Congress Control Number: 2011963120

Made in the United States of America.

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