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*** In the making and NOW RECRUITING ARTISTS!!

The end of 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of this beloved JRPG series by Konami. Lately, the loyalty and pressure of the fans managed to make Konami put the classics on the PSN, even release some new merchandise. I’ve been a fan since the very first game, and I too wanted to show my love for the series in my own way: the artists’ way.

I am recruiting artists for the Suikoden 20th Anniversary Fanbook, and askfellow illustrators interested to let me know in a comment/reply to this post(only send me a pm if you can’t for some reason) so I can check their art! The chosen artists will be contacted before June ends.

 

 ✎ INFO & FAQs (so you can decide if you want to join):  

HOW IS THE BOOK GOING TO BE & HOW EXPENSIVE?

WHO TO CONTACT IF I WANT TO JOIN?

WHAT SHOULD I DRAW IF I WANT TO PARTICIPATE?

WILL ARTISTS GET PAID?

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WORKS

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:iconedgekagami:
EdgeKagami Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
This project sounds lovely. How is it going?
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:iconcarmenmcs:
CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! We finished all the illustrations and I need to finish setting up a few things, then we'll be ready to open preorders for a couple of months and hopefully we will be able to pay the printing of the books that way (the delay we are having it's mainly because of the money, sadly)
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Kalen08 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist
I'd like to join if it is still possible :) You can check my gallery to see my art. I don't have much here but you can also check my IG account for other arts my account is soclose08

I hope to be part of this awesome project!
Thanks :)
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:icontoriily:
toriily Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you still have spots available I'd love to join! :)
Have been a big fan of Suikoden since I was a child

my tumblr: toriily-toriily.tumblr.com/
or you can check out my DA gallery
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DarkRika Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Hello Carmen, you contacted me on my tumblr because of your artbook project so I thought I get back to you here now that I'm done with my exams :) In case you still need and want entries for that I'd like to join in with one illustration theming Suikoden V if possible.

Just let me know if you're interested and good luck with your lovely project!
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:iconhanuwabbit:
HanuWabbit Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015   Digital Artist
"I've been waiting for this!" :iconakihikosanadaplz: oops wrong game

My art's here:
hanuwabbit.deviantart.com/gall…
and
hanuwabbit.tumblr.com
alternately my art only blog /not updated atm tho/
bottle-of-dreams.tumblr.com
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Psycho-Firefly Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional
Hi! I would be very interested and honored to participate in the creation of this fanbook :la:!!
Here's my gallery :
psycho-firefly.deviantart.com/…
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:icontintoraneko:
tintoraneko Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'd be interested.
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:iconamateurartworker:
amateurartworker Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
this is very interesting.
I'd really like to be a part of this but I'm not sure if my skill is sufficient enough

Anyway, please check out my gallery,
perhaps I'm lucky enough to make the cut
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:iconleoryff:
leoryff Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
So... pictures only?  No writing?  
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:iconcarmenmcs:
CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe I replied to you already about this on the other journal, yes? ^^ Let me know if you need anything else!
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:iconleoryff:
leoryff Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Yes you did.  Thanks for that.  

Any word on how much this book is going to cost so far?  I might wanna buy one.
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:iconcarmenmcs:
CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconleoryff:
leoryff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
I don't know off the top of my head how much a euro is in US dollars, but thanks!  
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:iconcarmenmcs:
CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Everytime I show Americans a price in something other than US dollar, I get the same reply... and it's the same with ºC grades and distance units and other stuff... are you guys really that unfamiliarized with conversors? Like everything else, you simply type "dollar to euro" on google and you get the maths done for you ;D

Not like I am bothered, I just find it really funny and strange XD 
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:iconleoryff:
leoryff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
I did.  I just wanted to respond before going to check.  

15 euros is actually about 15 dollars.  Surprising.  
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Euros used to be much more value until last year, but you know how bad the crisis has been in most of Europe lately, so now 1 US dollar is almost as worth as 1 euro yes XD We also have many problems trying to buy online too, because not only our money is less worthy now, we are also getting all kinds of restrictions in postal offices that make it super expensive getting goods, ugh...


In any case, I am not basing the prices on how much I expect people to be able to pay but on how much they cost where I print them XD (really, I know a bunch of Americans buy 20 pages japanese doujinshi every week for like 15-20 dollars + another 10-15 dollar of shipping, so my fanbooks are miserably cheap compared to that XD but for some reason, they don't support international artists as much as the people re-selling japanese doujinshi, so we make it as cheap as possible for that reason too, unfortunately XP)
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Candle-Magic Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I'd love to take part in this project.
My DA gallery is really outdated, so check out my tumblr: scribblewing.tumblr.com/
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:iconcelsa:
Celsa Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
I'd love to participate!
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:iconmaiji:
maiji Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How exciting! I'm interested - you can check out my gallery on dA. maiji.deviantart.com/
I do watercolours and brush pen illustrations. I also have some Suikoden V art tagged on tumblr - maiji.tumblr.com/tagged/suikod…
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sasaluc Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm interested to participate..I've known Suikoden  ever since I was still 10 years old. For once I want to give  contribution.. ; - ;

deviantart : sasaluc.deviantart.com/gallery…

tumblr : chibizaiya.tumblr.com/search/f…
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:iconmieumew:
MieuMew Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Wahh-- Suikoden series are always the reason of my love for RPG games and really hope will get the chance to participate in this one--

QuQ;; mieumew.deviantart.com/gallery…
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Gini-Gini Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Todo leído y ¡por supuesto que me apunto!
Pero tengo una duda. Dentro de "what should I draw if I want to participate", no se si he entendido bien... He entendido que si haces 1 ilustración, te llevarás el fanbook más barato +2 postales +1 imán, ¿no? ¿Pero la de 4? Esa no la he entendido bien xD ¿Te llevas todo lo que pone si haces una ilustración que quieras, 1 de grupo y 1 de la lista de deseos que se haga? Es que entonces dan 3 ilustraciones, y como soy medio bobona no se si hay algo que haya pasado por alto xDDD

Después, no todos podremos participar por lo que veo (lo de choosen artist xD), pero si lo logramos, ¿hay que subir las imágenes finalizadas al DA o hay que pasártelas a ti por privado? (Igual me estoy adelantando, pero mejor saberlo jajaja)

Muchas gracias y ¡a ver si hay suerte! Me hace mucha ilusión xDD
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lo entendiste bien, es que yo me equivoqué y por eso no te cuadra XD Ya lo cambié, son "2 ilustraciones que quieras, 1 grupal y 1 de la wishlist" XDDD

Quise hacer este post lo más cortito posible, porque en serio, la gente es muy perezosa y les cuesta entender muchas veces XD Así que sólo está la info más básica... para los que ya se confirme que participan, en los foros está la parrafada sobre las dimensiones del dibujo y bla bla XD Pero ya te confirmo, y quizás debería ponerlo por este post que hice porque no es la primera vez que me lo preguntan: NO SE PUEDEN PUBLICAR ONLINE LAS ILUSTRACIONES! Es lógico, no se pone en internet de gratis lo que estás intentando vender XD Además, ya se llevan compensación los artistas por participar, con lo cual no es tanta pérdida no poder publicar sus dibujos online hasta pasados un par de años de que se esté vendiendo el producto.

Creo que te respondí a todo? Estoy un poco apurada de tiempo XD
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Gini-Gini Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
¡Sip! ¡Todo aclarado, gracias! jajaja

¿Foros? o.o! Bueno, si entro y tal, ya me dirás más y me empaparé de todo! ò.ó

jajaja ya me imaginaba que no se podría subir, pero nunca se sabe, mejor preguntar (que no lo había visto en ningún lado puesto... aunque era obvio, así que perdona mi ignorancia :_D)
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:iconthanysa:
Thanysa Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really interested ;__;  

thanysa.deviantart.com/gallery…
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:iconrestingsoul:
RestingSoul Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm really interested !! ; u ;

Tumblr tag

Deviantart
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:iconnina-chao:
Nina-Chao Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to take part in this so badly. Super super badly ohwow.
My dA gallery lacks in some of my paintings; you can find all of my published art compiled on my Facebook page here: TheBanina @ Facebook 
:love:
*spazzing really hard*
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:iconkichisu:
kichisu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm interested of being part of this :) Been a fan of these series for many, many years. Though I don't draw much fanart of it today as I did when I was younger

kichisu.tumblr.com/ you can view my gallery here 

kichisu.tumblr.com/tagged/suik…
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:iconstaypee:
staypee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Hello! I really want to be a part of this! So if you'll have me....:iconryojidaisyplz:

staypee.deviantart.com
staypee.tumblr.com

I have a folder/art tag for suikoden on my da and tumblr, but they may be outdated art wise.
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:iconkanlamari:
Kanlamari Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I'm very fond of the Suikoden series and I am interested in contributing to this fanbook!

Here is my deviantart:
kanlamari.deviantart.com/galle…

Tumblr:
kanlamari.tumblr.com
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:iconexekiella:
Exekiella Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm interested in joining~ ;u; Suikoden's been my childhood~ >U<

Here are my sites:

dA:
natsumehirai.deviantart.com/ga…

Tumblr:
wolfienatsu.tumblr.com/
natsumehirai.tumblr.com/tagged… (just some art before I officially made my art Tumblr blog)
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:iconmewiyev:
mewiyev Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015   Digital Artist
I think I'd be interested! Suikoden is my favorite game series but I've never paid any real homage to it, aside from some sketches.

margosikes.com + mewiyev.tumblr.com
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ChiakiAutumn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello~

I'm interested in joining your artbook project~

here's the link to my art sites :
chiakiautumn.deviantart.com/ga…

and also the link of my other acc which is:
soleilrune.deviantart.com/gall…
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

* DEADLINE

- September 15th 2015 (preferably) or if we can't finish the book by then, January 20th 2016.

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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*** NEW DEADLINES ***

- New deadline for those contributing 1 picture is SEPTEMBER 25th

- For those who already contributed at least 1 pic and want to make more drawings OCTOBER 1ST
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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

* WHAT SHOULD I DRAW IF I WANT TO PARTICIPATE?

- There are a couple of important things to consider:

1) Don't start working on your pic until you get an invitation to join our forums! Once you are in the forums, you'll need to read all the information about image dimensions and other specifications, and tell us about what you plan to draw. And THEN you can start working.

2) YOU CAN'T POST YOUR ILLUSTRATION ONLINE! We are trying to sell the book, and you will get compensated anyway, so obviously you are not allowed to post your collaborations until after a couple of years of the release of the book.

3) And now to answer the actual question: basically, you have to make a full colour illustration with something of a fitting background even if simple, to be printed in A4 size, and you can draw any official Suikoden characters you want from any of the games (AUs and Crossovers with other non-suikoden games not allowed, neither +18 adult content). 
However, you will get a nice discount or even a free copy of the book if you draw what we explain in the next section:


 

*WILL ARTISTS GET PAID?

- Not with money, but you will compensated, because as a fellow artist, I don't want any of you to work for free! What I thought about is rewarding you in different ways depending on how much you contribute to this. This is it:

 

--- 1 full colour illustration: get to buy the book at base price (meaning: I am selling the book to you as cheap as I get it from the print and you need to pay the shipping cost) + 2 postcards or bookmarkers + 1 magnet (Suikoden related, you can choose)

 

--- 4 illustrations (2 pics of your choice, 1 group pic of at least 4 characters, and 1 pic from the wishlist): only pay shipping costs of your book + free small Suikoden plushie (a Furfur) + lots of free other usual merchan (choose about 5-7 things from my Suikoden magnets, button badges, postcards, bookmarkers, etc.) + a discount to buy any of my other fanbooks at base price + a 30% discount for my shop or to commission me.

*** There are a couple other things to take into consideration when making those 4 pics to get a free copy. These extra specifications are different for each particular artist, so ask about it when you join the forums (for instance, an artist who draws many chibis will be asked to only make 1 illustration with chibis and the other 3 using regular sized humans).

*** Not all artists can make 4 pics (the book might get too big). We will invite only some of you to take on this challenge. Everyone else can make up to 2 pics if you wish.

 

* WHAT IS THE WISHLIST YOU MENTIONED?

 

- For the sake better representation of the series we are homaging, this is a list of varied ideas you can draw. So, its purpose is to be a reference for people who want to collaborate and don't know what to draw on the one hand, and on the other, to motivate us to draw a variety of characters and themes so our fanbook isn't 80% the most popular 2 characters (you will be able to see the list once you are accepted in the forums).

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CarmenMCS Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

* WHO TO CONTACT IF I WANT TO JOIN?

- If you want to join, leave a comment/reply to this post telling me so, and linking to your art sites so I can check your art. If we are interested, we will send you an invitation before June ends.

You can ask questions in this post too, but if you need to  contact me more directly for some matter, do so preferably on my Deviantart via pm or on my Tumblr.

carmenmcs.tumblr.com/

carmenmcs.deviantart.com/

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aSecretArtist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I'd like to participate in this project so I wonder if I still have a chance.
I've been abandoning my deviantart account for long time so all of the drawings I had in this account are pretty old.
Alternative links:
Tumblr: atsaas-artblog.tumblr.com/arch…
PW: www.paigeeworld.com/u/atsaas95
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ryuumizuno Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2015  Student
Greetings. I'm very interested on this project. I've been playing it since i was a kid with my little brother. I've played all the games but my personal favorites are Suikoden 3 and 5 (so if i got invited i'll draw suikoden 3 or 5)
I rarely update my dA but i post my art on other sites.

dA - ryuumizuno.deviantart.com
PW - www.paigeeworld.com/u/ryuumizu…

I'd love to join this project ><
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Slimymush Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey there, I would like to participate in this project.
My art: slimymush.deviantart.com/galle…
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xSummerAmore Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh dear, I just saw the post on Tumblr, I've been a huge Suikoden fan for too long, is it too late to Join?

My art side : xsummeramore.deviantart.com/
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:iconevilguanxing:
EvilGuanXing Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish to join if possible, but my art isn't that great though. If interested then I will be sure to try best. I been an fan of Suikoden since late-childhood, I would wish to contribute to such an book.
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Nanjung110 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
hello, i reblog your post about this project weeks ago on tumblr but i forgot to tell you here that i'd like to join. here is link for my artworks example >> nanjung110.deviantart.com/gall…
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:iconsweet-suzume:
sweet-suzume Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Well, now or never, right?  I'd be interested in joining and my dA gallery (sweet-suzume) is the best place to see my art.  Thank you for considering me and, either way, I hope the project turns out wonderfully!
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mimiru Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
I'm not sure if my art is good enough, but I would like to submit something! All my art is here in my gallery. I can do either digital or hand colored art!
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Satsuki01x Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Omg, this is great. I would love to join!
I love this game so much and I'm sure I always will.
My gallery on dA isn't up to date, so please check my

art site: sunatsuki.blogspot.com
or
my other gallery: satsuki.animexx.jp
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:iconzilvarra:
Zilvarra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to join! I've been a fan of Suikoden since I was a kid. My gallery is on here. :)
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:iconalicyana:
Alicyana Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
I really want to join!!! I'm posting my art on tumblr, here's the link -> alicyana.tumblr.com/tagged/ali… 
I love suikoden with all my heart, it would be really awesome to take part in this project!!! Please contact me through tumblr ~
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Chajiko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would very much love to take part-!
chajiko.deviantart.com
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