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Andos
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 1999 12:01 am     Reply with quote
Hi Dhab,

If you are doing another tutorial (which I think would be great!) I seriously urge you to consider putting it together in Quark in a book form, include some samples of your work in various stages along with samples of all your stuff and offer it to a publisher.

No. Offer it to a lot of publishers and start a bidding war.

Cheers,

Andos

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Dhabih
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 1999 1:14 pm     Reply with quote

yeah, i've thought of this a bunch, but i dunno, seems like a real big step and i dont know where to start.

But i'll definately keep this in mind.

-dhab
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immi
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 1999 1:20 pm     Reply with quote
i know id definately pay for a book. You should definately put a lot of consideration into it dhabih. Im sure there are a lot of people out there who would pay for it.
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Alex
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 1999 2:08 pm     Reply with quote
yeah.... and name it

Dhabih: The book of Knowledge.



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Alex D. G.
http://www.alexdg.com




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Happy_Meal
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 1999 3:22 pm     Reply with quote
I'd be the first guy to buy it (though it won't get here in Quebec before 2099!!!).
I'd definitely buy this Book of Knowledge and Godlike abilities!!

LOL!
-From a very happy book-buying meal
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Jerrid
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 1999 3:49 pm     Reply with quote
Dhabih, if you made a book, I know that tons of people would kill to get their hands on one. I would make sure myself that I would snag one. Hell, I bet that everyone in your damn guestbook would buy it, that would be a small fortune man..

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Alex
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 1999 5:38 pm     Reply with quote
with drawings like those, i'm pretty sure, he doesnt need a "small fortune" coz he already has a bigger one

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Andos
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 1999 8:39 pm     Reply with quote
Hey Dhab,

Great that you are considering it. I think the best way to approach it is to find a "how to draw comics" book that you think works well and use it's format.

Off the top of my head a format could be (each topic is a double-page spread, about 10 paragraphs and some pics):

Introduction: About you... basically cut and paste from your webpage... if you would update it.. [hint]

Materials: Give a rundown on your hardware. (Tell the publisher to get sponsorship from Wacom. Full page ad, back cover.)

Inspiration: Believe it or not, that Eclipse image and the photo of the girl would be perfect for this.

Layout: How you plan the look and balance of your drawings.

The Figure: How you do the basic line drawing. Proportions and stuff.

Color and Shading: This is your existing tutorial. (Tutorials would go over more than a single spread, obviously.)

Detail: How you do the fine details. A tutorial you SHOULD do!

Special effects: Hair, lighting etc.

Wrapping it up: Anything you do to complete the image, judge if you are finished etc.

Computer Game Art: Any special considerations here?

Submitting: How to get your work noticed. Your webpage... sending to mags etc.

Interview: Grab that interview you link to on your webpage. It's cool and would work here.

That's it! You could do it in a weekend!

If you like I can make up a list of publishers to send it to. Basically, I'll go to Amazon.com, do a search on "how to draw" books and take down the names of their publishers. Simple.

Then just sit back and rake in the bucks!

DO IT, DHAB!!!!

Cheers,

Andos

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Nocturnal
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 1999 12:49 am     Reply with quote
I would definately buy one, or two!
You have us all hooked onto the line with that one tutorial man! All you gotta do is write up a book and you can retire =)

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