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The Wind and the Waves by anqila The Wind and the Waves by anqila
I'm really not sure which category this is supposed to go under, since it's digital, papercut, sequential, and also a book...

The final project for a class titled "The Artist in the Museum: Making Books" that I took last semester, which I finally got around to photographing. Our task was to create an artist’s book. (I posted a few character concepts for the book a few months ago.) Since it’s a little difficult to display a book that’s meant to be handled physically, I’ll just do my best to explain what I was trying to do here.

The reader can start at either cover. There are two stories, one starting at each end of the book; the stories meet (and end) in the middle. That’s why I have two different titles, two covers, two dedications, two title pages, and so on. I've displayed the stories next to each other so that each column is one story.

I drew all of the images digitally, stuck them in a template and ordered books from Blurb, and after I received the books I pasted in the endpapers and cut the pages with an Xacto blade. The envelope on the inside cover is supposed to hold cutouts of the characters, just for fun.

I think photographs do a far better job showing the entire book, but if you're interested I posted the digital images on my Tumblr.
Covers, title pages, artist's statement, colophon, etc.: [link]
The Waves and the Wind: [link]
The Wind and the Waves: [link]

All textures, fonts, and credits can be found in the colophon.

Featured: [link] [link]

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EDIT: Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to enjoy this piece! I'm honored to have been featured. And ~Hfoursaur and `Talty deserve a special mention for suggesting and featuring me! :hug:

I've had a few people ask me if I sell these, and I do. I just don't have a page specifically dedicated to the sale of these books (sales so far have happened in person), and they are a bit pricey due to printing and labor costs. The books are 12" x 12" x 1/2", hardcover, part of a limited edition of 12. I will do a personalized sketch in your book upon request. If you're interested please send me a note or email!
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The Wind and the Waves by *anqila ( Suggested by Hfoursaur and Featured by Talty )
:iconrencirdan:
RenCirdan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
This is so spectacular that I can't even think of an adequate comment!
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Aw, thank you! :blush:
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:iconrencirdan:
RenCirdan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
You're welcome!
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:iconmidsea:
Midsea Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THIS IS AWESOME!!!
The colours, style, idea and everything is just awesome!
Brilliant work! I hope your tutor passed you with flying colours :D!
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for your kind words! :heart:

And yes, I did very well in that class. :)
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:iconmidsea:
Midsea Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, they are well deserved c:!

Glad to hear it =D! It's a beautiful book.
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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful book. Really impressive work. :)
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are incredibly done, very clever!
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:icondeus-lux:
Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :)
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animator4life Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the waves's perspective at the end!
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :)
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A fantastic creation and a well deserved DD. :clap:

The story is really heart-warming and the design is wonderful. I love how you show the swirling sea and sky. :)
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! It was definitely a challenge to work in an unfamiliar style and medium, but I think it worked out in the end. :)
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It certainly did. :D
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist
THIS IS SO COOL

THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR HOW COOL THIS IS
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhh, thank you, I'm glad you like it! :D
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so cute!
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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AnkharaS Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
this is so cool. I love this concept :) the story and characters are great too :)
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D
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Talty Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been featured in this list of DDs for the month of April :) have a nice day!
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anqila Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, thank you yet again! It's a honor to be featured among such talented artists. :heart:
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Talty Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:huggle:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You've been featured here: [link] Happy Book Day!
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhh, thanks again! Happy Book Day to you as well. :D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem ^^ and thanks! :D
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Soulkun4eva Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Photographer
that is so cool, it must have taken a long time
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! It was an entire semester's worth of work, squeezed in between all my other classes.
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Soulkun4eva Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Photographer
wow, it's really good
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simoneheld Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
very well done :clap:! I'm sure it was a hell of a lot of work to do! How long did it take you to finish?
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anqila Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you, and it certainly was! It took me the better part of an entire semester, and I spent nearly my entire Thanksgiving break working on the final pages. I can't put a number of hours on it, since I lost track of that a long time ago, but I can say that I worked on it pretty consistently over a period of 2-3 months.
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simoneheld Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
well, it was worth the effort. You've created something that you can be really proud of! Bein creative in a more 'traditional' way is so much more appreciated than what I do because you've got something you can hold in your hands (literally) whereas I need a computer for what I do. I mean, what would I do during a blackout?!
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anqila Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I love both digital and traditional, but I can agree with you about how wonderful it feels to hold a finished product in your hand. My "roots" are in digital, and I'm hoping to be able to branch out even more.

And well, what is there to do during a blackout at night? Besides sleep or chat with whomever happens to be around, or maybe read by flashlight, haha.
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simoneheld Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Anyway, I really love your book and I really love those creative books and bookbinding efforts shown here on dA because you really do see the amount of time and energy (and love ;)) that went into them.
Sometimes digital artworks are just a bit too 'polished', if you know what I mean ;).
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anqila Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I can see what you mean. Thanks again for your encouraging words. :heart:
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NigeltheTaniwha Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really creative idea. Awesome :)
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:iconanqila:
anqila Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you think so. Thanks!
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GaleSpider Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa ... Outstanding that it is surely a jaw dropper and a breath taker...
Very creative and beautiful!
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anqila Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Gosh, I'm pleased to have provoked such a reaction from you. Thank you so much!
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GaleSpider Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmindblownplz::iconamericaomgplz: OH. MY. GOD. THIS IS. ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE COOOOLEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!! D: YOU ARE AMAAAZIIIING!!!!! :iconamericahappyspazzplz: Well done!!! And congratulations on the well-deserved DD!!! :iconamericaw00tplz:
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anqila Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhh, thank you for your kind words!

Hilarious choice of plz account reactions, hahaha.
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Elephantfreak Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Was that submarine a reference to a glow in the dark under water book?
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anqila Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
It wasn't really a reference to anything in particular, but now you've got me curious! To which book are you referring?
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Elephantfreak Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a link to where you can get it on amazon.
[link]
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anqila Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Hm, nope, don't think I've ever seen this one. I think the closest I got to that as a kid was The Rainbow Fish, haha.
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Elephantfreak Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, okay. Great fun in the dark though~
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