Saturday, November 08, 2008

Buying Art

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Samurai Spirit - Slasher by `Artgerm

I have bought this amazing piece from deviantart.com and it arrived today. Their shipping is not fast but the print was very well contained in a big box to insure the safety of the package.

The only downside is shipping cost me almost double the price of the piece itself! Damn Aramex.

20x30 inches on Lustre paper with black aluminum frame, this piece is just perfect for my room. It took its place between my two bulletin boards.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".





26 comments:

Swair. said...

Gorgeous! 3alaik bil 3afya :D

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

thats a pretty nice piece!
mabrook! =)

MeeMzZ said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! and i mean it!! wooooow!!;p that pic rocks!!;p

Charmbracelet said...

Its veryyy cute =)
-N~

KTDP said...

what type of print did you order? I've always wanted to order some stuff but was afraid that the shipping might cost an arm and a leg.....

The Criticizer said...

swair / dandoon / meemzz / noonie:
Glad you like it. :)


ktdp:
I ordered "Photo Print" since "Canvas Prints" are more expensive, much heavier, and don't have visible frames.

Deviantart have direct shipping to Kuwait but it literally costs a fortune. And as you said shipping will cost an arm and a leg, in this case ordering Canvas is just a loose/loose situation. Besides, Photo looks perfect enough.

As mentioned in my post I ordered Lustre paper because it's a mix between Matte and Glossy papers (best of both actually, hence it's slightly more expensive).

This piece cost me around 16KD and shipping via Aramex 20.5KD. Rip-off, I know, but that's about as cheap as it can get.

GEO said...

that frame doesn't do it justice .. try installing a border preferably black and a better quality frame there are tons of shops in hawalli

BLaSha said...

for big shipments, I use USWS... and dude, thas amazing! but i'd think of buying art,, hehe

BLaSha said...

ee, o 3lek bel 3afya :D

intlxpatr said...

Now you need a black wall, Mac, to make it POP!

Mbruk! It is stunning.

iNoor said...

vazed helo *shakes her head* lol
Mabrouk 3alaik =)



emmnmnmm, do you know that fee hny b Galleria 2000's basement ma7al esmah "Art Connection" oO they print dA's kewl stuff on canvas and sell them for like KD70~90 or maybe MORE?!
I've been there once and was really shocked x_x

Not sure if dA knows about them..

The Criticizer said...

geo:
My uncle has a shop for frames and glass work, I will go there and check what he has. Thanks. :)


blasha:
Allah e3afech. What are the shipping rates/charges from USWS?


intlxpatr:
I wish I had painted my wall black but my room is small, it's already very dark and it would suffocate me with black walls. Glad you like it. :)


inoor:
Allah ebarki feech.
Yeah I saw that store in Galleria 2000 but I didn't know they're selling dA's prints! I will go check them out once again and if it's true ooohhh I'm gonna become one *censored words* snitch! ;D

PaLoMiNo said...

mashala very nice:)

The Criticizer said...

Thank you. :)

Spur said...

عجيييبه

The Criticizer said...

Glad you like it. :D

Neoark said...

you wanna give that for free? ;p

p.s. REVENGE!

The Criticizer said...

LOL!

Ok here's a deal...

I give you this poster, which I'm sure you like very much, and in return you give me one of the PS3s you have.

No need for pads or anything. Just the console itself.

Fair enough? Ok DEAL. :D

Neoark said...

no, i can give u a pad in exchange for that photo ;p

i have like 6 pads~

elijah said...

hey take a pic of room now with picture

The Criticizer said...

neoark:
Dude this is a bargain not a rip off. :P



elijah:
Soon when I fix some stuff.

Rayboy said...

WoW@@@@@@

thats an amazing piece of art... reminds me of samurai jack!

Neoark said...

yeah...right...

The Criticizer said...

rayboy:
Yeah it does remind me of Samurai Jack. :)


neoark:
;p

NicoleB said...

Looks darn cool!
Have you ever checked Zazzle out for stuff like that?
Shipping costs are steep there too though.

The Criticizer said...

I will check it out, thanks for the recommendation! :)