My fiance and I recently moved in together. We came to find that we have A LOT of books that we have duplicates of. Honestly, we don’t need doubles of books. All of our books are in excellent condition. Majority of these books, we probably only flipped through a couple times. They’re in the same condition that we received them in.
Shipping will be through media mail: flat rate at $4 and $7 internationally. We accept paypal only. The prices shown are what I found on Amazon.
Art of Books:
$26 - How To Train Your Dragon (the first one)
$27 - Rise of the Guardians
$29 - The Princess and the Frog
$25 - Tangled
$25 - Frozen
$26 - Pixar Short Films
$22 - Avatar The Last Air Bender
$20 - The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams
$25 - LOVELY: Ladies of Animation (we’ll throw in the kickstarter exclusive sketchbook as well) - signed by all the ladies
$25 - Spaced Out! by Brett Bean - signed
$25 - Character Driven: The Art of Brett Bean - signed
$20 - Drawn Out: The Sketchbook of Brett Bean - signed
$44 - The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals by Joe Weatherly - signed
$19 - Memories Within Dreams: The Art & Concept of Gary Montalbano - signed
$13 - Sketch or Die by Fabian Molina
$20 - Opposite Forces by Tom Bancroft - signed
$22 - Plomo Special Edition with bonus color pages by Andrea Fernandez and Trevor Spencer - signed
$15 - Chris Sanders Sketchbook 4 (not the re-issue) - signed
$30 - Book Plate Betties by Bill Pressing - signed
$60 - Groundwork of Gurren Lagann 2
$20 - Drawing People How to Portray The Clothed Figure by Barbara Bradley
$36 - Henry Yan’s Figure Drawing Techniques and Tips
If you have any questions or are interested in any of the above listings, please feel free to message me :)
I will update this post and put a
strikeon ones that have been sold. This is a first come first serve.
reblargh cuz jessie and adam need to clear some space and i know they take good care of their books. PLUS couple are rare or kickstarter exclusives
!!! this is super helpful actually, we’ve been messing around with displays to find what works best, but I like the idea of doing half storage-cube-style and half open like the second display you mentioned— not too closed but also w/ storage space
hope you find something that works! For me at cons, i usually keep my under-table area SUPER organized cuz i dont like using the top of the table for anything other than display, which i think i failed to mention in depth, but it cuts down on space I and my partner(s) use and helps get everything out right away. I make pins and charms and keep them all in compartmental organizers you can easily find at home depot like this one:
and i try to keep prints organized with dividers with an expanding file like this:
(i havent found one that is big enough for 11x17 prints yet though, but im narrowing down a few options). Most conventions don’t let you have more than a couple of bags as well, mostly anime AA’s— small press and comic/media cons are pretty lenient and also have a lot better setup times— so everything usually fits into one large-ish suitcase. Being organized helps expedite processes and you’re not wasting time scrambling or looking for things!
oh yes! your display was pretty ok! I call it THE ARCH
which i think is pretty common with wire basket displays at anime conventions (my neighbor at Fanime used it, She was a jewelry maker and it worked well for her). It IS good storage, i admit, but i’m not a personal fan of overarching displays because of “toad in the hole”
it works better for some people (and it did for you at fanime iirc), but my main beef with it is that i dont like appearing like i’m hiding behind my stuff. A good workaround using your current wire baskets imho, I call THE BREAD
…cuz the wire panels on the side are like bread on a sandwich and you in the middle are the fillings. This uses two sides of the wire baskets while leaving the table and top of the display relatively open so you’re not exactly hiding behind things AND can see people quite easily. Here’s a different view of THE BREAD using one side:
The wire grids are at the back (always secure them!) and stuff like prints are displayed but it opens up the table to your customers. Display is always up to personal preference, however, so you totally can find your own way to combine any sorts of display styles :)
So a friend recently asked for some advice since she will be exhibiting at an Artist Alley for the first time this year. And so, i wrote a LONG thing from my experience as I’ve been doing artist alleys for a while now. (If you have any further questions, my askbox is always open)
Types of cons I exhibit at most often (so my experience comes from these:)
- Media/Comic Conventions: “comic” cons— comic in quotes since a lot of these cons are turning into all around media-type cons and less emphasis on comics. Examples: San Diego Comic Con, Calgary Expo, New York Comic Con.
- Anime Conventions: conventions that are a celebration of Japanese anime but usually do have a crossover with similar nerdy things like video games and television shows. The anime con audiences usually tend to be younger than people who go to media/comic cons. Examples: Fanime Con, Sakura Con, Otakon
- "Indie" Conventions: a catch-all name for more specialized conventions like indie comics or craft faires. These types of cons are usually pickier about what they choose to exhibit but are usually good for drawing not-necessarily-nerdy people. Examples: Alternative Press Expo, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, LA Renegade Craft Faire.
- (there are other types of cons to sell art like furry or fandom-specific at but i havent had any experience with those)
- HAVE FUN. Conventions are usually one of the few places you, as an artist, can meet people and make connections. I know for me, I work relatively solitary, so I enjoy sitting behind a convention table and talking to people especially those who recognize something they saw on the internet.
I have a Kickstarter exclusive poster print for the Justice/Vengeance: Libations for the Dead Volume 1 Kickstarter! Check it out!
This is Angel “A-Girl” DeSantes: Superhero heiress, super strength, super flight, and super idol. The blonde hair-blue eyes are all part of a very carefully crafted self-image for her sponsors. She’s like a mix of Shakira with the power set of Captain Marvel and the public image of Paris Hilton.
Did you know the Awoken in Destiny are basically ADORABLE SPACE PIXIES? And then i fell in love with their faces during the Destiny Beta and painted them for warm ups for like a week. And then i got itchy skin cuz the beta was so much fun and now i have to wait for a month. ANTS. ANTS I SAY.
So you know that part of the story where a character is thrown into an Alternate Universe that exposes the flaws and then it dissolves into horror and fire and lightning? We Alice-in-Wonderlanded one of the characters in our 13th Age PbP RPG, CSI: Drakkenhall, so that calls for ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CHARACTER ICONS :D
Here are our old character icons for reference. You can read our forum linked above but tl;dr, our AU takes place where everyone is happy. NOBODY IS HAPPY FOREVER THOUGH dun dun dunnnnnnn
draw elves. do value studies. werk werk werk
Also i made that sera a tiled wallpaper
EDIT: ENHANCE GRUMPY
Here’s a shot of my Grey Warden Mage cosplay from PAX East 2014 and i’ll be compiling a breakdown of how i did parts of it for posterity and just in case other people wanted to know how I did it.
First part: THE SCALE ARMOR
The scale of the tabard is all aluminium scale held together by knitting it in acrylic yarn. Like a blanket but one side is all metal. Metal scales from The Ring Lord.
(this is a close up of the armor in the front— it’s a little messy but overall it looks great)
(this is the back, where i spaced the scales more evenly and you can see how the yarn holds the metal scales in the fabric)
Crafty Mutt has the basis of where i started (she used small scales) but click Read More to read how I did my own armor:
I wrote an ESSAY on how i knit the scale armor for my Grey Warden mage cosplay I wore at PAX East and Fanime on my cosplay blog WOO.
Watch us be semi-competent bank robbers in Payday 2! We took all the advice and criticism on our last video and hopefully we’ve improved with our next Let’s Play! In this video, we rob a bank and then become pretty pretty princesses. It’s Part One of two Payday videos we filmed this week :)
Hey look, Ritzy and I started a Let’s Play channel and watch us be semi-competent bank robbers/pretty princesses in Payday 2. Also, you can send ask us questions, suggest games we can play for future videos, and topics to discuss on our Missing Discs tumblr :D
TOMORROW! My friends @ritzyfoxx and @patrickweekes are playing 13thAge Live with a bunch of other cool 13thAge people on google hangout for Free RPG day! Check out all the details on this blogpost! You can watch it live on youtube!
I drew their characters for them to serve as avatars: Thugriel, high-elf barbarian (not shown, Mr Scuffy, his plush bear and BFF), and Mister Human, the “human” bard (those could be anyone’s tentacles, he’s human. Even his NAME is HUMAN)
So I’ve been doing that color palette meme thing as “warm ups” on original characters and the conclusion is that I/we (as some are group RPG characters) have too many damn elves.