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marcello (edited Jan 3, 2009)
I am personally quite excited to announce that the first 2draw art book is ready for shipping!

This 80-page full-color book showcases 164 drawings and 15 collaborations by 75 different artists from the dawn of 2draw to spring 2008.

The book is available for the low prices of:
Soft-cover - $21.95
Hard-cover - $37.95

Order now!

Everything in the book was drawn from scratch by members using 2draw.net's drawing tools and included with permission from the original artists.

This is the first in what we hope becomes a series of 2draw art books showcasing the fantastic inspirational work from the site.

Marcello

2draw.net team

p.s. The book looks bloody brilliant, so a shout out to all the artists who contributed their work, and the exhausting efforts of the team to put it together.
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Flubbles (Nov 25, 2008)
Welld done, is there a preview anywhere of some of the drawings added? id love to have a look at some of the stuff in there before i decide to buy it.Hopefully one of my drawings can make it in the next one, if it makes the grade :p
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HiroDaZero (Nov 25, 2008)
lol i like the cover.
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marcello (Nov 25, 2008)
I've added a preview of the first 15 pages of the book.
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Kloxboy (Nov 25, 2008)
Looks pretty good, better than I thought.
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davincipoppalag (Nov 26, 2008)
I'll be the first kid on my block to get one for sure!!! =D
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Dr.Moony (Nov 26, 2008)
Cool!
But too bad that you can only pay via credit card :(
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lori (Nov 26, 2008)
money's tight at the moment, but I'll definitely order one up the first week of Dec. Happy Thanksgiving all.
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davincipoppalag (Nov 26, 2008)
Ordered..yay!
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xiau (Nov 26, 2008)
It's...beautiful ;___;
That cover is so awesome, holy crap
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spyra (Nov 26, 2008)
To those who are still contemplating, you won't be disappointed by the print quality.

Everything is super crisp and clean, and the colors are really vibrant (only on the vibrant pictures, of course). Kudos to everyone who contributed. If you don't see you picture in the book, stay tuned for the next one... which will hopefully take much less time now that the kinks have been worked out. :) Happy drawings!

Oh, and make sure you order soon to get them in time for christmas!
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Miss_DJ (Nov 26, 2008)
Yeah!! I bought one, too! Thanks, everyone for your efforts!
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TRIP (Nov 26, 2008)
oh damn, they don't take paypal >:( I'll have to find a credit card..!
Cant wait to buy this sucker!
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lori (Nov 27, 2008)
will any copies be in any bookstores so more people will know about the site?
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enjoydotcom (Nov 27, 2008)
I too ordered my copy of the book. I still had a gift coming my way from my birthday from boyfriend, so this is it :D. Wonder whether the ones I nominated are in it. Is there a list of contributors available?
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davincipoppalag (Nov 27, 2008)
Marcello is being very cryptic about that.but.. it also sounds like there will be a second edition so if not this one..perhaps the next!
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Deino (Nov 27, 2008)
God, it looks so awesome. I'll have mine for Chrismas, I want it to be my present :D They do ship to Mexico, don't they?
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marcello (Nov 27, 2008)
according to blurb....
Blurb ships to the following countries and territories:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands (British)

Any local duties, customs, and taxes that apply must be paid by the recipient upon delivery.
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Deino (Nov 27, 2008)
Yayness :)
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Pakasutemanshikuka (Nov 28, 2008)
Woah I could get it :D It looks awesome!
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Pantera (edited Nov 29, 2008)
I bought one today as well yeayyyyyyyyyyyyyy, BIG thanx to all that put it together for us :)

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davincipoppalag (Dec 3, 2008)
Mine arrived today!! It's great!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee
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enjoydotcom (Dec 3, 2008)
I'm getting mine probably tomorrow. :D How big are the books by the way? I will be at work, so I'm hoping it fits through the mailslot, or, nah, actually not. Then it's be quite little.
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Pantera (Dec 3, 2008)
Got it today , it measures 7x7 inches=========18x18 centimeters

My thoughts for next book, make it one drawing per person instead of so many by the same artist, and maby that way more drawings of diferent people will be in the book.

All drawings look great, nice and bright, I got the hard cover book, this makes a great Christmas gift for anyone.


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davincipoppalag (Dec 3, 2008)
I got the hard cover too... I think it was well put together..lots of my faves in there..and if there are more books..more room for more faves! Wheeeee
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enjoydotcom (Dec 4, 2008)
From what I saw on Blurb it looks pretty good :D. Sadly the UPS guy took it back with him. It seems I have to sign for it, and here I was hoping it would be on my doormat when I got home. At least one more day to wait. Suckerdesucksuck....
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marcello (Dec 4, 2008)
Just a reminder, the free shipping promotion ends tomorrow at midnight pacific time.
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enjoydotcom (Dec 4, 2008)
My shipping wasn't free, it had a $ 10 discount tho.
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marcello (Dec 4, 2008)
guess it's only really "free" when in the usa.
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enjoydotcom (edited Dec 5, 2008)
Yup, plus I used the expresse freight. Yeah, it is in! Very nice!
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zep (Dec 5, 2008)
Any chances to people who are in a country out of the list proposed by Blurb?
i´m in Chile now :(

sorry if i´m asking something stupid
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TRIP (Dec 6, 2008)
just got mine today :> the bookteam did such a fantastic job! the layout transitions were well done, it must have been difficult to put such low dpi images into a fluid layout and display without getting too distorted, so props on making it work!
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marcello (Dec 6, 2008)
yea, I was impressed at how good they looked printed. I think it's because they're drawings and not photos, the low resolution doesn't have such a detrimental impact. plus some of the drawings (like yours) weren't that low resolution.
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davincipoppalag (Dec 7, 2008)
You guys did a masterful job with it for sure
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Axil62 (edited Dec 7, 2008)
I hear none of DBA's stuff got in the book. If that's true, then that's pure bullshit.
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davincipoppalag (edited Dec 7, 2008)
She's not there. But I got the impression there will be more books
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Axil62 (Dec 7, 2008)
In that case, who fucking cares?
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enjoydotcom (Dec 7, 2008)
I thought Dba would be in there now you mention it. Nominated quite a few, as I'm sure many others did too. Perhaps she didn't give permission or was denied from the owners of her references. I remember her saying once that she used mostly other peoples pictures. Just hope she's in the next book and also drawing here again.
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DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Dec 7, 2008)
Some of my pieces that were nominated were done using my own photographs as references, and some from photos belonging to 2draw members that they requested that I paint, (I do typically use a photo reference of some kind, but not always) I did give permission for most that were nominated to be used, perhaps they just weren't suitable for the book. Of course after spending so many years here and putting in so many long hard hours of work I was terribly disappointed to find out none of my art was included, but I guess that's just the way it goes. I really appreciate the support, though... it eases some of the pain. Thanks. :)
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lori (Dec 8, 2008)
that's too bad, I would've liked to have seen some of your work in there Cindy. Mine just shipped out, waiting patiently.
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marcello (Dec 9, 2008)
I understand why you are upset. We certainly appreciate all the great work you have posted on the site, and you shouldn't take the exclusion as intentional or personal. I think it is worth us being somewhat more open on our process.

We received hundreds of nominations to pour through and as you might imagine, being an organizational nightmare, not everyone we would have liked to have made it in. Once we had artist permission we started laying out the pages based on how the individual pieces of art flowed together, rather than who drew them. Due to page constraints, we were forced to drop entire spreads of pictures (and you can imagine, after hours of selecting and laying out each page, is not an easy decision).

Despite some shortcomings of the process, I think we produced a great book, we learned a lot, and have sketched out plans to better organize the book project the second time around. There have been thousands of amazing drawings since we first asked for nominations, and it would be great to continue the project.
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xiau (Dec 9, 2008)
They delivered mine a couple of days ago, but my mom hid it and told me NO NOT UNTIL CHRISTMAS.
So I'll come back and squeal and giggle over it later, since I have yet to see the brilliance

At least Christmas is guaranteed to be awesome now.
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DeadlyBlondeArcher (edited Dec 9, 2008)
I don't think I took it as personal or intentional...I know the pieces of mine that were nominated weren't selected because they weren't suitable for one reason or another. I guess I tend to be a little too open (childishly so, sometimes) and I was just being honest about being disappointed (I left out crushed, devastated...etc. :) (as I'm sure everyone who was hopeful of being included and wasn't probably felt... I am by no means special). I do understand - I am glad I wasn't saddled with the burden of deciding what to put in the book with so many wonderful works of art to choose from - it had to be a lot of work and a very difficult decision, and I am sure it is a very beautiful publication. When I'm finished pouting I might order one.

Oh, and I know you probably just slipped up, but...
"We certainly appreciate all the great work you have posted on the site"
...I think that's a compliment, and if I'm not mistaken it's the first and only one I have ever received from you in all these years, so it might have been worth that to be left out of the book :D
(not really...) *leaves pouting*;) ...this is pretty embarrassing, actually, so enough said about me in this thread, k? Go back to talking about how happy the 2draw book occasion is. :)
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huirimeir (Dec 10, 2008)
I would like to know about the pictures and the authors who appears in this first release!.
Is possible to know it?
anyway, Congratulations for the book!
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Anna (Dec 11, 2008)
Hmpf. I'm bummed to hear DBA is not in this book. She's one of my favorite people here and I thought for SURE she would have SOMETHING of hers in there. >:[ Not even ONE! While other artists (according to the postings here) seem to have multiple drawings in it. I <3 U DBA. You certainly should have been in that book.
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Axil62 (Dec 11, 2008)
Pretty fuckin unbelievable, huh? Nothing, not one. Wow.
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vlad.the.hamster (Dec 11, 2008)
Wow, that looks incredibly awesome. o_o
I wish I weren't seriously mad broke from life crap right now.
How long will it be in print?

and DBA isn't in it? D: GASP! THE TRAVESTY!
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Maiko (Dec 14, 2008)
You guys should make a "I FINALLY GOT MY 2DRAW BOOK" thread where y'all post photos of yourselves holding the book.


:D
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HiroDaZero (Dec 15, 2008)
and then draw it as a comp. :)
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xiau (Dec 15, 2008)
I second Maiko's suggestion. I'd start it, but I don't really have my book yet. Someone needs to come save the day.

SAVE IT.
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snow_child (Dec 15, 2008)
So this is what we should be striving for while creating our art huh? that's awesome! I hope this is the is the start of many to come :)
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Kloxboy (Dec 20, 2008)
I got mine today and I have to say, it's a nice little book.
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marcello (Dec 20, 2008)
Just a heads up, the introductory pricing will end on Jan 2nd.
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cyclops (edited Jan 19, 2009)
ordered 2008-12-29
Estimated ship date 2009-01-08
received 2009-01-19
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sincity (Feb 13, 2009)
Well finally got on and ordered my book. Can't wait 2 see it!! :}
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davincipoppalag (Feb 14, 2009)
LOl.. good job Mike lol
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sincity (Feb 21, 2009)
Got it. looks very slick. I like it, I like it alot. :}
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Spined (Feb 26, 2009)
hey everyone. This is "Zinc." I currently unable to unlock my own account right now, but I just wanted to say hey. The preview looks great ;p.

-original user #2220.
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enjoydotcom (Feb 26, 2009)
Hey back.
 
adxaidl3692 (Mar 6, 2009)
If Cindy is not in the book, there is no sense in me buying it!
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fleeting_memory (Mar 23, 2009)
So how do we know who DID make it in there? If DBA didn't make it who else that should have didn't?
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lori (Mar 23, 2009)
tons of people didn't make it in there.... you can only have so many pages in a book, and I believe there will be more to come
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davincipoppalag (Mar 23, 2009)
I dont think there will be another..they only sold about 7 copies of this one
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lori (Mar 23, 2009)
wow, that's lame
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davincipoppalag (Mar 23, 2009)
Yea I thought so too.. but I think that's what he told me.. it sure was a small number whatever it was
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PolythenePam (edited Mar 23, 2009)
yeah, well, to be completely honest I'd buy it if I knew I was in it.

edit: and if the exchange rate wasn't so shit right now.
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Flubbles (Mar 23, 2009)
It needed more advertising i think! if nobody knows about it who's gonna buy it apart from a select few here.Marcella did a really good job aswell by the look's of it, it must be disappointing.
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cyclops (Mar 23, 2009)
PolythenePam: affirmative X3
 
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