The yearly salary of a sketch, or drawing artist, depends on the field of work, industry, job requirements and location. The average sketch artist makes between $40,000 to more than $100,000 per year.
There are several career paths to choose for someone with excellent drawing abilities. For example, graphic design is a highly desired skill that is put to good use by various companies. Industrial design utilizes drawing to create new products. The entertainment industry uses animators to create comics, shows and films.
A person with drawing skills can have a successful career as a police sketch artist helping to catch criminals. On the other hand, a career in fine art may leave an artist making well below the average salary.