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March 23, 2013
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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 )
RenCirdan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
This is so spectacular that I can't even think of an adequate comment!
anqila Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Aw, thank you! :blush:
RenCirdan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
You're welcome!
Midsea Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The colours, style, idea and everything is just awesome!
Brilliant work! I hope your tutor passed you with flying colours :D!
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. :)
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.
Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful book. Really impressive work. :)
anqila Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! :heart:
Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are incredibly done, very clever!
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