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have You ever bought an artbook from an artist from deviantart and was it worth it? 

55%
618 deviants said I've never bought an artbook before but I want to do it someday :D
14%
163 deviants said yes I did, more than once and I'm happy with them!
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130 deviants said I don't want to buy artbooks, I want to make one myself! XD
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102 deviants said I did once and I'm happy with just this one c:
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79 deviants said other? (XD didn't have the patience to think of more choices)
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23 deviants said I did more than once but some were worse than I expected...
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16 deviants said I did once and I don't think I'll ever do that again...

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:iconraviolirose:
raviolirose Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have had an artbook bought for me, of an artist on dA, but not from dA. But there are several artists I would love to have artbooks from, budget permitting.
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:iconannybori:
annybori Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did once, and I might consider it it again if I happen to have money, even though that previous bought was terrible because I didn't get the book until half a year after I paid even if it was supposed to be shopped right away. It was a terrible experience, and the book - though very nice - was not worth it.
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:iconknightmoon:
Knightmoon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I did buy one once and I absolutely loved it, and at some point when the budget permits I will buy more! :)
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:iconzedice:
ZedIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
as long as i know, i dont think ill buy an artbook from here...
but maybe when ill be more adult ill buy some.
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:iconfongki:
fongki Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Not necessarily from dA, but e.g. I'd buy 1000 words if I had the chance. Also, my sis always orders random art books and we rarely regret it. there are also pixiv art books going around :)
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:icondxrhym:
DxRhym Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Digital Artist
I did, some weren't as good as I expected, but I wouldn't avoid buying artbooks just because of that.
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:iconsuchfunnywaytofall:
SuchFunnyWayToFall Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I bought the yuumei's 1000 words, it's not exactly an art book but I love it so much, looking forward buying more books in the futurec:♥
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:iconappurujakku:
appurujakku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I bought two doujins (if that counts) from one artist here on dA and, so far, I'm pleased with both visual and literal part :)
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:iconsakumbi:
Sakumbi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I have bought art books from artists who are on Deviantart, but they where not ones sold/offered on Deviantart. They where purchased at conventions or on the artists website. All where worth it.
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:iconlady-leliel:
lady-leliel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I got 'I'll Burn the Art Out of You' which was a Sherlock fanbook with lots of contributers :D It's goood, pretty arts ^_^ It's just usually postage to this country costs twice as much as the books.. oTL
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:icongreyradian:
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Some aren't as good as I expected...One of them ended up being sketchy pieces that are just mediocre, but i love her art on dA!

I rarely buy artbooks from dA artists though. Not because I don't like them but I think the process a more complicated than buying something off Amazon (yeah I'm quite lazy)
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:iconthe13thdaydreamer:
The13thDayDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
expencive stuff and i don't really think its worth it if you already watch deviants and you you tube drawing techniques. all there is is sketchy pictures
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:iconkoreanricequeen:
koreanricequeen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I loooove the book I bought from :iconaquafeles: I'll buy any book she prints.
I'm pretty sure I bought a digital book from :iconeiko-chan: but it was loooong ago...
There are a few other dAs I'd buy from, but they haven't published yet :/
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:iconmitanchuu:
mitanchuu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend bought one once but her love for the artist ended up dying down so she just gave it to me and I've treasured it since >.<
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:icontsukatsujin:
TsuKatsujin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Never an art book but I did buy a Tarot Deck by rann-rann [link] because I love her art. I wouldn't mind buying an art book though :] I have some from manga artists I adore <3
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eppoif1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I wish to buy and make one myself, it seems like a challenge that would help me improve a lot.
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:iconmypsych:
MyPsych Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I have seen wonderful art books that I have wanted to buy; but I don't have any means by which to buy them (no credit/debit cards!!).
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:iconchocolate-revel:
chocolate-revel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did once and I loved it, I want more but they are very costy so I have to save up a bit first
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:iconxskyecrystalx:
xSkyeCrystalx Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I did once and I was happy with it, I wish I had more money to do it more often! And maybe doing one of my own...
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:iconjaedp:
jaeDP Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
One day I will. I want my room to be full of beautiful art ;U;
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:iconartagedden:
Artagedden Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
To be honest,I do not believe that I have ever did.
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:iconnymphalisio:
NymphalisIo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bought two artbooks from this girl Razuri-chan and it was worth it.
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:iconitsrieuna:
ItsRieuna Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I have bought several art books. There are some I still want to buy, but then they are too expensive. I think so far, quality wise, I like the books from a single artist. The quality of art is usually similar to their output on DA. The books I were less satisfied with where collab/charity ones, mainly because there are less pieces that I like in them. And for certain charity ones, I felt people put in less effort.

But I think the art books I have that I am most satisfied with are ones sold outside of DA. Like those giant ones by super pro artists (but cost twice as much).
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:iconkay-xp-j14:
Kay-xP-J14 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you buy art book from people in da? I really want to do it!!!
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:iconcoolestninja1242:
CoolestNinja1242 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Creating characters with personality best twenty bucks I ever spent.
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:iconel-niphrendil:
El-Niphrendil Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I did once and I wanna do that again if I'll have enaough money :D
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:iconkeidream:
keidream Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I have bought one and I love it! I'd be open to buying more. I like posters, though, because then I can see the art all the time. ^ _ ^
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:iconkingjackalope:
KingJackalope Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One so far, surely more in the future. It was the Carciphona artbook, which was beautiful and reasonably priced. She even signed it, it was a good experience.
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:iconvicipedia:
Vicipedia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing I bought was a sketchbook of yours and your art is so lovely that I never regreted buying it.. *-* eventhough I only bought it because you needed money :D
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:iconlapis-razuri:
Lapis-Razuri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awwhhhh thank You for buying it! :heart: that was a huge help, I can assure You! c: I'm happy that You enjoy it!
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:iconvicipedia:
Vicipedia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I still show it to people that think my art is good that they see what one can do if they are really good... it's good for setting an aim *-*
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:iconanikakinka:
anikakinka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
taaaak. chociaz w sumie teraz patrze na polke i nie znajduje ich w takiej ilosci jak myslalam xD glownie artbooki z konwentow chyba. i azjatyckich ksiegarni trololol
a ulubiony devowy to chyba by *einlee
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:iconlapis-razuri:
Lapis-Razuri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ten Einlee jest super!
ja strasznie chce kupić Lackadaisy ale musiałabym zaoszczedzic 50$ a mi wyjazd sie szykuje @___@
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:iconmc-kezie:
Mc-Kezie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well I suppose it's an art book. I bought it without realizing what it was. It was a book on dragons and it had various illustration of dragons done by artists on Deviant Art. It also had a short bio on the artist. I wonder what I did with that...
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:iconnominee84:
nominee84 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
yup and I like them all~
13 so far + original mangas too c:
/oh and your pdf too! xD
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:iconh-eri:
h-eri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I paid for an art book but never got it and the artist since then has deactivated their account.

Outside of dA, I enjoy collecting art books. :)
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:iconlapis-razuri:
Lapis-Razuri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oh gosh, I wish there was a way to chase that person down :/
me too, do You have any favourites? :)
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:iconfullnarusader:
fullnarusader Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
The only one I've ever bought was yours; though I would like to buy more. :)
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:iconazzedar-san:
Azzedar-san Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Yes I did :D I would like to buy yours but I should wait my payment T______T
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:iconlapis-razuri:
Lapis-Razuri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awwww thank You! T__T :heart:
same here with me trying to buy Lackadaisy ;__;
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:iconchibikeiichi:
chibikeiichi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never bought any art books, and so far I have no intention of ever buying one. =P
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:iconrook2pwn:
Rook2Pwn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I didn't think any artist on dA sold art books. I mean I've gotten art books with art from Pixar and Dreamworks, concept art and process sheets and all that and I love them because I can glean a lot from just the pictures. But there are some on dA whom I would love to get an art book from.
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:iconscythedancer:
ScytheDancer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've bought one artbook and one art "booklet" from artists on dA and I've been very happy with both of them<3 I bought the artbook in 2011 and still quite often pick it up from the bookshelf and browse through it<3 And the booklet as well.
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:iconlapis-razuri:
Lapis-Razuri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that's interesting, whose artbook was it? :)
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:iconscythedancer:
ScytheDancer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was by :iconshilin: [link] :)
The booklet was by :iconnuriko-kun: [link]
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:iconshy4:
shy4 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
kupuje czasem i zawsze sa to udane zakupy :) szczegolnie chocolates&hearts xD lub megusiowy sketchbook :>
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:iconlapis-razuri:
Lapis-Razuri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
nooo, megusiowy sketchbook wart każdej ceny :D
<3
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:iconminniemo:
MinnieMo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I have bought artbooks and so far been pleased with what I have gotten.
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:iconklipiec:
Klipiec Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Zwykle kupuję raczej na konwentach i wtedy od razu wiem, co biorę :P [a przynajmniej puki jeszcze jeździłam na te mangowe, bo teraz już tyba tylko na tych fantasy bywam xD] ale mam tez jedno z waszych pierwszych "Chocolates&hearts" i oczywiście nie żałuję! :D
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:iconadspems:
Adspems Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Either the people I follow avidly don't have them or I've never seen that they have one xD
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