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I want a tutorial book from Omar to be: 

1,178 deviants said Glossy and resonably priced (30 - 40 CAD/USD).
1,023 deviants said Cheap and small (Under 20CAD/USD).
192 deviants said Nonexistent.

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mantic Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Still thinking about this? I've another suggestion: instead of a book, how about packaging up individual tutorials and selling them digitally via This would allow you to throw together working resolution files in cpt and psd formats with masks/objects/layers intact and not have to worry about editing to fit the space constraints of a printed manual.

But mainly you'd get paid for each tutorial along, so you'd be less overwhelmed trying to complete an entire book before seeing any return on the effort.
Nendogamer Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
200% must get for me and must definitely be "paypal" ready for purchase for international enthusiasts such as myself.
SpiritedWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Is such a book coming out? I would absolutely love a tutorial book by Omar Dogan as he is probably my favourite artist.
angelmo0on Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
i want carssssssss in the book photo of carsssssss and how to draw carsssssssss :heart: for all carsssssssssss
majin-vegitto Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
OMG yes, ecstatic yes!
I probably have no grounds to tell you anything, even so here’s what I think:
I’ve shelled out a ton of cash over mostly useless tutorial books that essentially said "PRACTICE MORE" and also looked up countless free online ones that said the same, if anything I'd want it to be extremely detailed and helpful about all the sorts of things you explain so well at conventions that actually make sense. if it's just a giant glossy paper book with your pictures and a couple words I’d be disappointed, and if it's just a book with a ton of text that essentially tells me to practice I’d be even more so; I've seen and read tutorial books like both of those and neither are usually helpful.
I don’t expect you to remember though I’m the guy that hung out with you during last year’s comic con asking questions while you drew commissions and I learned more from you in an hour than in a dozen books, if you explain those kinds of things with some easy to follow illustrations it’d be one of the best books I’ve ever seen; I often kick myself for forgetting the things you showed me and wished that I had some reference to look at again and remember how what you’ve explained worked. It’d also be great to see a muscle related section like your ibuki muscles drawing, during cons you've explained muscles and anatomy in ways I’ve never thought about and never seen anyone bother to talk about, simply seeing the anatomy is different than you showing why it’s like that, which is something you do well.

I also agree with KingNot about publishing online, I'd eagerly pay 10 bucks for a tutorial from you, and if you're worried about piracy I guarantee one of the first 10 people who buy your book will rip out the pages and scan them and it'll be pirated in no time, if even terrible tutorials are tossed around the net yours probably won’t be an exception. The way I see it most of the people that are big on pirating wouldn't buy it whether or not they couldn’t download it anyhow so they're kind of a moot factor.
( [link] there’s an example of what I mean. Thanks Penny-arcade!)
Although it's easy to download “How to draw” books I still have a bookshelf full of them. Ultimately people will buy your book because of how they think and feel about you and your art, if you sign it for free that's even more incentive for fans to get it, otherwise you're just another tutorial out there in the sea of millions of other ones.
Also have you considered a video tutorial? I’ve seen a lot and they seem pretty easy to do and can be really helpful as long as you avoid that sped up video with you dubbing over it, that can be annoying because the artist tends to end up rambling if they do it that way instead of being involved to what’s being drawn; it might be worth looking into since making one’s got to be easy to make these days.
Sorry I’m long winded, I imagine if you posted the poll you wanted some feedback aside from fan boys screaming, I just want to help you in some way like you’ve helped me and everyone else. :3
aisemicr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Wait- a tutorial book!? *attacks keyboard*

Yay! ^^
mantic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I'd pay quite a bit and I'm apparently not alone in that, so no need sparing production quality on that account (even cheapskate 'starving artists' will cough up the dough for a good art book).

Will you be publishing this yourself?
khor11 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Can I sign in for free sample ?? :)
Or maybe discount for poor student ;] ;)
JagOne Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
The price doesn't matter. Don't forget Europe ;)
hyakamaru Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
don't care about the orice
Erihppas Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
... Why not both? ._.'
Sucrilhus Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
lolerz for the avatar!!! [2]
Erihppas Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =p
Tengokunoshi Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist
lolerz for the avatar!!! :XD::XD::XD: am rofling
Erihppas Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
'XD Ahaha, glad you enjoy looking at it.
Tengokunoshi Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist
:XD::XD::XD: lolerz and rofls :XD::XD::XD:
doomiest Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
buyable from Brazil and something that do show the specific pencil to software work
samimarsu Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Price doesn't matter but content does. I would like to see your full pipeline how you start and finish :)
Five-Spirit-Spheres Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a very low chance it will be published in my country though...
626elemental Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Much as I'd love a glossy, full-color tutorial book, there's no way I could pay for it right now. And a slightly less awesome book is better than no book :)
KingNot Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
My suggestion;

Publish it to non-DRM .PDF:-)
Sell it online via a PayPal option, possibly also submitting it via You can make it cheaper (like $10) but keep the money, no dead trees, and zero or small (other's sale site) fees.

Why let the publishers take the lion's share and maybe pay you something if you sell like Steven King? Sometimes they even sue artists/authors for initial 'advance' + legal fees back if they don't sell well, or so I heard, double check the contract if you do go that route.

I'm working on a book (among several projects) and I'm going to go direct to the web. Of note, a book on arts and crafts focusing on making custom "Bookmarks" in various techniques. I'm in the process of cataloging examples and going back and getting permission or using alternates for the project. Originally it was just a hobby, then I decided to put it into one of those "How-to" craft books.

Here's where I put some of it on DA:

We are dealing with a sucky economy and frankly most of the "Industries" and much of the "Artists" (Music, actors, illustrators, writers) have forgotten that it all is a form of "Busking" (guy playing flute on street corner) that's very glorified. The real scandal is if you pass a guy playing a banjo on a street corner and drop in a few $ you pay him far more than if he was a "Pro" and you bought his $18.99 CD... Also, many people have thought "What if I have to smaller quarters...?" A pdf can be fit on a HDD, jump drive, or the "Cloud" in case of a move and with no DRM (that hackers break in a second) they won't worry about transferring it to their next laptop when they might lose a 'recipt' or the company might no longer exist.

Anyways, just my opinion and what I'm doing with my stuff. (My music, the book, some games, etc. That's why I've been so quiet on DA this last year) But I'm not as good an illustrator as you either...

Be nice to hear your opinion on this matter and my project... If you walked by someone in a bookstore and they'd (on their own?) clipped out some of your art and made their own custom bookmark for a fun DIY project would you be flattered or mad? If I asked you if I could use a picture or two of your works (with credits, weblinks) among my examples would it be OK?

---On $, I'm on a strong "Shoestring" so my policy on this project is it's "Well, free advertising" if I only make a couple hundred or less. But-if it catches on and I get thousands or more I'll keep a list and go back and send a bunch of money notes so the contributors get a reasonable fee. Some like it, some might hate it, so I'm telling ahead of time.
turbosuo Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Have you ever considered having it ring bound instead of glued? I found a copy of Anatomy for the Artist (the big yellow book) that was spiral bound. It was awesome to be able to lay it flat as you draw. Might be cost prohibitive though.
The-Silentist Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
YESSSS The price doesn't matter, detailed and glossy and filled with awesome is what I want!
gregtheblob1123 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
itt0ryu Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
OMG, Yes please NAO!
hyperking Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student General Artist
I like both options... but from my experience the glossy one would not be worth it if it was not hardcover.

Hardcover if glossy and higher price. Book will last longer as a tutorial book which would get a lot of use.
ShadowMKII Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doan84 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I would buy it, if it would be available in Germany.
Import is to expensive(very high toll in Germany). A downloadable version would be cool, but there would be the piracy problem. :/
Drixtina Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with Fugaz-Star. As long as it's informative and relatively easy to understand, I'd buy it (still, the price has to be somewhat reasonable)
jeremycoatney Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Writer
To lay flat without breaking the spine.

That's what would be really nice from reference books and tutorials. I'd love to be able to afford an anatomy drawing class or something, but I'd like it even better if when I actually try to practice drawing from a book it didn't try to close on me all the time. >__<

I don't care if it's glossy, I'd just want it to be usable as a reference resource. :)
BlaztDesign Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I really don't care about the price
coz i know it would be an awesome tutorial book
Price doesn't lie right o.

Koricthegreat Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
If the cheap small one still has as much KNOWLEDGE inside as the big glossy one then I say CHEAP!
Anguiad Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I could pretty much try to afford that glossy one, but I think more people would buy a less expensive one.

But dunno. Many tutorials are just there online, so having a real one in your hands could be a whole different experience

Sora-Kun-AR Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Come on guys! Glossy and well priced is the way! :D
OmarFabian Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I honestly think if you're going to do a tutorial book, to make it damned good and to get your money's worth. You deserve it.
Fugaz-Star Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't mind the price as long as it's good quality and well explained for us novices out There :p
Wind-shade Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   Digital Artist
In my mail box.
lledra Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And also available to be bought with paypal if at all possible
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