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Artbook? Just wondering... I have over 200 works to date and it was hard picking 24 for the calendars. I could have a 50- 75 tops pages artbook. Or fewer pages but with pages featuring 2-3 works if landscape format or sth. Hmm? 

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126 deviants said Maybe when the crisis has gone. You need $ to make them, we need $ to buy them :lol:
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87 deviants said No, it's the recession, we're all poor!
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62 deviants said Yes, I'd totally buy one!
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33 deviants said No, you still have to learn and grow a lot before having an artbook.
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18 deviants said Other thoughts? Comments? Something?

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unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
if you have a big enough following of people who love your work (which you obviously seem to) I bet a percentage of them would buy one...maybe you could post something with the ability for people to vote on ones they would like to see in a book..you could narrow down your choices that way. As far as affording to buy one that depends on the cost (which of course depends a lot on how much it cost you to get them produced). I am not familiar with the $$. So I can't help you with any thoughts on that. But..personally I would love to have a choice before hand of posssible pics that would be in a book by a favorite artist. Good luck.:)! Your art is very good!You certainly have a large enough quantity of quality work to have a book printed.
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I know people at a local publishing company and they would offer discounts if I could get at least a 20 copies print run for them. The printing is ok, checked in A4 and the images look good on their photo paper. There's also the lulu site people suggested so they could order it online but I haven't seen how images turn out in print from them.
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like you've done some good research so far!
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miyakies Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
I would love to buy one! But u live so far away D:
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:iconfrozenstarro:
FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I would be signing them and sending them through post :)
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penngregory Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
I love your work and can see you have a great talent. A book of your art would be a wonderful thing to own, so yes - I would really go for it if you can find a cost effective way to produce a high print quality book. I'd be inclined to try selling (sale or return) in shops to begin with. Ppl go there with the intention to buy, whereas here (i'm assuming) we're more artists than buyers, so any spare £$ goes on materials/ our own printing to sell, rather than buying other's art. I say this only so as not to be discouraged by the poll - you're not asking the general public if they'd buy it, you're asking if other artists will.

My opinions for what they're worth. Have a dream, believe in it, it will get you where you're going. You have the talent, that's 90% of the challenge!! Good Luck :hug:
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penngregory Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
I checked out [link] suggested by *Faoiltiarna-Wolf - looks cool & I might give them a try myself. Good Luck! :heart:
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'd have to check with stores abroad, people don't seem to take art seriously over here. But it's a good idea and I will look into it. Thanks for the input :)
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LLJohnson Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
I went with "other thoughts and comments". :) I think it would be cool if you could get your artwork included in a book with varied photo-manipulations that was made/distributed by someone else. That way, you would be paid to have your artwork included and get your name out there more with a couple of your pieces without going through the hassle of making sure it was legal to sell the work outside of DA for each each and every photo that was used among the 200 works you've made.

But I think making your own book is a good idea if you do have enough people interested in buying a book just for viewing your artwork(s).

I think people who chose the "You still have to learn and grow a lot before making an art book" option would be interested in seeing some photo-manipulations that are completely made from your own stock. I think that would make the book and yourself stand out more. A lot of art books out there today are more for information and learning techniques from a particular artist. They have walk-throughs that begin with the inspiration stage, to the photography stage/painting, technique involved to the final product. I find those books interesting because it's just more than viewing the artwork. You can learn about the artists approach to one of their pictures and when they use their own stock photography, it makes it all the more special.If people are interested in your artwork, I'm sure if you sell a book with an "how I do it" theme, it will sell pretty well. :) That's my two cents. I wish you great luck with it and I hope what you choose is a success. :D
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, stock rules could get problematic in that aspect and it totally slipped my mind. As for being in a book with other works, I have been planning to apply next time Ballistic took submissions for their art collections Exotique and Expose.
As for making manips entirely of my stock, I don't have the camera or photographic skills to be able to do that, but I am trying to use more purchased resorces than dA stock lately.
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IrishMagic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
I would love to buy one, but like many others have no money with which to do so. You could definitely make one though; your work is beautiful.
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I might get just one printed for my delight and possibly make a pdf sampling of it. Then if anyone still wants it I can order as many as I get requested.
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LadyLuciolaLupus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would buy one but I am broke, your artwork is amazingly breathtakingingly wonderful......:clap:
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aw thank you :hug:
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LadyLuciolaLupus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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dramaqueen12 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
i would buy one but i'm broke...
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
heh that's ok :)
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Goldenthrush Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
If you've got enough people to buy them, do it! I'd wait and see how my other sales were doing, first, because I tend to be (over?!) cautious. But with the print on demand, well, that may be a good way to go!
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, I would only print as many copies as I get ordered :)
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I don't have the money to buy one yet.. but look into this site. [link]
They sell and print on demand, 100 countries, 80 languages. And they take their cut out of each book you sell. *nodnod* That's where my poetry book is.
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'll look into it. It would work best for online sales but I still need to check how the images come out in print from them. Here I could get a deal with a publishing company so I could sign them before shipping.
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Faoiltiarna-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I've seen one of the art books they did. It was fabulous. And true, it makes it hard to autograph them, but it does deal with everything else for you.
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Destin8x Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Oh that would be a sweet birthday-present, finish iiiit! :eager:
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha oh you :hug:
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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
If I can get a job, I would try to buy one. It would make a good Christmas present.
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:aww:
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