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Guys, guys, guys... omg guys. by Turtle-Arts Guys, guys, guys... omg guys. by Turtle-Arts
It's a thing now. The Sky Herder process book is finished, and I ordered my first three copies today for display at my bfa show. After about a week straight of staying up till 3 AM and having to basically learn how to use InDesign from scratch, I present to you the ordering page of the final book. XD

And here is a screenie so you can enjoy it with me... and so you can see what the cover looks like. It's a textless cover, and it's actually a wrap around cover as well, but obviously preview only show the front there. XD But I am so proud of myself because I painted the entire cover today in like, three hours with my gimpy injured hand that barely lets me hold my tablet pen. >_< (P.s it's super awkward to type right now too)

Anyhoo, the book is exactly 100 pages long and essentially reads like a big sketch journal, with images of character, creature, prop, and environment art for The Sky Herder. It cost me 45$ a copy, so I'll probably need to find another place to print copies to sell later, since I know a lot of you guys talked about wanting one. But if I have to pay almost 50 bucks a book (plus shipping on top), then you'd have to pay even more for a copy, and that just seems too expensive to me. So if any of you know of a better place to get that done, let me know!

P.S. if it's hard to tell (because of that little blue preview tab there), the cover is Mier silhouetted against Rashka's eye. Because there's really no other way to show the two character's scale to each other. And for the record, Rashka has very small eyes for the size of his actual head. XD Yeah, all the characters look rather different now to the images I think most of you associate with this project. But that's because I haven't posted any of the updated vignettes because... I'm not going to. lol! But Rashka looks especially different now. He a lot bigger than he was in the old art, but this is always more the size he was in my head. I only made him smaller for a while because I though my teacher didn't like the BIG version. But then when I showed him the old design he was like "Huh, I thought he'd be bigger." So Rashka's back to his original, mountain size again. :>

Anyways, I'm super excited about this! Now I just have to finish the rest of the stuff. *sigh* It never ends. >_<

The Sky Herder IP Anna Earley, 2013
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:iconoddwerks:
Oddwerks Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Waaaant :I Your artwork is so charming and inspiring, I would love to have one of your books ^_^
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:iconmeemzer:
Meemzer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
So.......when can I get a copy? And where? And how? Please, and thanks. 
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm going to start selling them once the copyright gets finalized. :3
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:iconmeemzer:
Meemzer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Awesome!

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:iconnoodleishious:
Noodleishious Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WoW! I MUST get this book!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'll let you guys know when it's up for sale! ^^
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:iconnoodleishious:
Noodleishious Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yaaaay! :iconlawooplz:
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:iconbornpessimist:
BornPessimist Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats! ;)
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconblazingstaro:
BlazingStarO Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconlegaspplz:
Don't say anything further! Just shut up, and take my money! *flings money at screen*
*It wasn't very effective...*
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol. *tries to grab money through screen* It's not working. DX
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:iconblazingstaro:
BlazingStarO Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh noes! :iconohmygoshplz: *continues throwing wad of money at screen*
BLAST! I have an internet in the way! :icony-u-noplz:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Darn internetz!!
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:icon4sauce4:
4sauce4 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Writer
I can't wait to read it! Congratulations! :D
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:iconryo-ohki24:
Ryo-ohki24 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations love! :D
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconryo-ohki24:
Ryo-ohki24 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, keep it up! :3
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:iconzelkizakari:
ZelkiZakari Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
:iconmineplz:
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:iconpocketfullasunkern:
PocketFullaSunkern Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Can't wait to get a copy. :)
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:iconnavihawk:
navihawk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
ERMAGERD!
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats! Really I mean it...well i'm a bit jealous to be truthful. I've been trying to finish a book for almost 5 years and I just can't seem to get it done.
Still, I am being honest when I say Congrats.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lolm give yourself a week deadline. You'll find you get things done really quickly. XD
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:icondearmom:
dearmom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I'm so proud of you my awesome, talented daughter!!! You did it!!!! And I'm really glad you thought of your momma when you ordered two books for your show...that means I get one!!!! Yahoo!!!!! Well done, sweetie!!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: And yes, you get one of them, mom. XD
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:icondearmom:
dearmom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I am so proud of you my amazing and talented daughter!!!! And I'm really glad you thought of me when ordering 2 copies for your show...that means momma gets one!!! Yahoo!!!
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:iconwaterdancer:
waterdancer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG IM SO EXCITED.

idk about better printing costs, but I know the folks over at lackadaisy managed to get very high quality prints for reasonable enough. Maybe you can ask them what their sources are?
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that's a good idea! i"ll have to check it out! :>
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:iconwaterdancer:
waterdancer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Goodluck! ^^ There are tons of convention artists who manage to print their work and make a profit, so I'm sure there's an option for you.
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:iconbroyolo:
Broyolo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
WHY DOES NOTHING HAPPEN AS I THROW MONEY AT MY COMPUTER SCREEN
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, silly, that's not the internetz work. XD
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:iconmormongirlbyu:
mormongirlbyu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yay!! Congratulations! I'm so sad I can't be there for your show. Do you know yet where your space will be? I think I'd like to buy a copy, too, if you find a printer for less expensive.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm showing on the third floor spori wall. The big one by the figure drawing lab.
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:iconwendigoflesh:
wendigoflesh Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
The price is perfectly reasonable considering how much effort you put into this stuff. ;0;
Also congratulations! I would buy it if I had the money. Hopefully eventually I will.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
True. I mean this project has been like... a year and a half coming. >_< Of course I wasn't working on it the whole time or anything, but it's been quite the long run to get it finished.
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:iconvarsettie:
Varsettie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Post a journal or something if you find the price you're aiming for selling these books for! I'm more than interested. :3
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I will! I may do a little pole to see what price people are willing to pay. XD
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:iconvarsettie:
Varsettie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sounds good to me!
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:iconwaytobewhelmed:
WayToBeWhelmed Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
oh my gosh, i am so excited! 8DDD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too! :la: I can't wait for my copies to arrive!
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:iconwaytobewhelmed:
WayToBeWhelmed Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
hahahah! it'll be so sweet 83
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:iconrelevancies:
Relevancies Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you take into account the hard work and hundreds of hours you put into this book to present 100 pages, 50 dollars or so, does not seem that unreasonable. Of course my lack of a job, and an empty wallet does not seem to think so.
Of course, lowering the amount could be beneficial. More people might be prompted to buy it at a lower price, and in turn, you could earn more money for your efforts. Just a thought.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's true. Someone suggested offering a pdf version of the book for sale as well, but I dunno man. There's just something about holding an actual book in your hands that I think is so much better.
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:iconrelevancies:
Relevancies Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. A pdf version would not be as enjoyable as holding an actual book. For me it would seem odd to spend money on a pdf file, as opposed to a solid object. I think you should shoot for the book, look into lower prices, but if it's not an option, I'm sure people will still be interested. How long will they be for sale? I would like to purchase one at some point, but I might need some time to get some money.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, not sure yet. Still working out the details
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:icondrag0n-princess:
Drag0n-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Sometimes i wonder... Why i have no money to buy one D:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, it's okay, I don't have the money either... and yet I had to buy it. >_<
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:icondrag0n-princess:
Drag0n-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
What an irony .__.
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:icontrue-intha-blue:
True-InTha-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student
That is TOTALLY AWESOME! The fact that you actually had your own book published is freaking amazing! My mind has been blown and the insides are colored in the amazement that I have for this project! I am sure it will be beautiful and when I have enough cash I will definitely buy it to study your art!
Jiminy Christmas this is cool!
This is an achievement!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yeah I'm super proud of myself for accomplishing this. XD
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:icontrue-intha-blue:
True-InTha-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student
BE PROUD! The freaking fact that you PUBLISHED something is MORE than what most other under-grad or graduates could say for themselves! Good Job!
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