Re: Re: Question: Where can you buy original sketches/genga/convention art pieces? (Thu Dec 23 00:08:34 1999
There really aren't many avenues for buying any original art or sketches like you mentioned. Those of us that own them are always reluctant to sell them becuase it's usually hard to get them in the first place, and the only place to genearally get them is at a show where the artists are at. Which will usually entail a wait in line for up to several hours! Often artists will give sketches to the first few dozen people in line and then they tire out and just start signing autogra; so you always want to be in the front to be sure to get a sketch. Only exception is the rotten way that Anime Expo does with the lottery, where you can be the last person to get a ticket by just walking up to the ticket dispenser gets a sketch over the die hard fan who waited for 4 hours get nothing. A system I totally grudge. Besides the one that I've been able to get done at shows the only luck I've had getting others is through trading, and even the trade involved other sketches! Sometimes if you have an exceptional cel that a collector wants they will trade it for a sketch. And the few times that you get the opportunity to purchase big name artists like Miyazaki, Yuki the prices can go well into the thousands. Really harsh when you think the owner usually got it for free and just had to wait inline. Sometimes at auctions you'll see original sketches for sale, but the prices can go high there too.
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