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Thursday, January 8, 2009

How to print, publish, sell your art work online for artists.

How to print, publish, sell your art work online for artists. I just found a few cool site that you guys might be interested if you want to commercialize your art work in print format.
I think you might like it.

This site has a lot of cool and edge art work, you can also put yours in for sale in print, poster.

These two sites you can publish your personal artwork in book format for either personal or commercial with good professional quality.

I have comparison useful review for burb.com vs lulu.com from wetcanvas forum:

1) Lulu will only saddle-stitch (staple) books under so many pages. Even my 20pp Blurb book is perfect bound. Looks much nicer. Score 1 for Blurb.
2) Blurb's covers are glossy and heavier than Lulu's, which are matte. Score 2 for Blurb.
3) Blurb's page stock is also much nicer, nicer sheen. Not quite glossy but shows colour better. Also even the white is a nicer softer white. Blurb's printing is more even while Lulu's has a shiney image and text ink against the white of the paper. Blurb's all has the same finish. Score 3 for Blurb.
4) Personally I think Blurb's colour reproduction is superior BUT there was a problem with my file I supplied to Lulu so I can't tell for certain. But the way the ink looks on the paper I think Blurb's would still be superior even if the Lulu files were colour perfect.
5) I far far prefer Blurb's own layout software. It's easy to use, pretty intuitive, simple to change page layouts on a whim, all drag and drop, PC and Mac compatible. You don't need to worry that the files you produce are the right size, format, etc as you do with Lulu. And this is coming from a graphic designer who has all the top software: Blurb's software was fun and easy to use. Score 4 for Blurb.

Now go work on some cool art so you can later make cool posters and book.
I love the internet and good idea, they make our life a lot easier. Well have fun lurking these site, and let me know if any of you actually print out some posters and books.

**If any of you know any cool site like these, let me know I will post additional on the blog. Thanks :)

I know, I know...no art recently. I am trying to catch up at work since I was on a long holiday time off. :) Art and tutorial will be back on track soon for sure.
BTW: I am updating "idrawgirls twitter" more often now (like a few times a day). I think it's a great tool for quickly posting cool links and useful resources, including random stuff I have in mind, so check it out and please subscribe for update so you won't miss cool stuff and tips I found on the web.

New Drawing Video tutorials:
-Draw Female spy comics style
-How to draw witch hunter
-How to draw a woman
-How to draw Manga female character
-Draw Metal Gear girl assassin.
-Drawing Manga woman face, hair, and torso
-Painting portrait front view
-Painting portrait profile or side view
-Painting portrait 3/4 view

Environmental Concept Sketch Tutorial
Face Constructed: How to draw faces
Face Constructed: How to paint portraits
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial I: Female Manga Fusion I
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial II: Female Manga Fusion II
-Character Design Tutorial: Dark Valkyrie

** If you have any basic questions or specific please looked up Q/A section. Most of the time your questions has already been answered in Q/A.

If you need any help or support you can
-post questions or comment on the post (seems to be the fastest way to get response)


Luca said...

Thanks brother! I will check them out for sure! :)
Check also this website... it works more or less the same. My brother and sister printed a photo book and the result came very good! Good quality paper and good difined colors.
The site is :

Someday I would like to know how the prices of artwork are decided. I know it's about quality in the end but I have NO idea of the prices!

Thanks a lot brother, if I come across another site I'll tell you for sure!


Marius Silaghi said...

Hi Xia :)
I wanna thanks you for all the effort you are putting to help us who wanna learn.Thanks you.
And I wanna join the idrawgirls community:)

Chris said...

Blurb.com looks pretty awesome, especially the prices.. thanks for putting this up man, I've got it bookmarked for when I do my final project (assuming it doesn't collapse thanks to la recession).

XIA said...

Luca> Yeah, these are good stuff. They are pretty cool, definitely worth checking out.

Marius> You are welcome. Glad you like the content. It's been over a year, but it's been really fun. Tough to keep up though with the full-time job and all. :)

Chris> Yes, brother. I know, I was surprise too. Plus you don't have to buy them in large amount. Let me know when you make one. :)

Knuckles930 said...

Just to let you all know, I just got back home from a 3 months being abroad. Made a lot of friends and had a lot of good experiences, but now I'm back. So I'll try to get going again with the community now.

poster printing said...

thoroughly enjoyable post. Thanks!

XIA said...

poster printing> Glad we can be of service! :)

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