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Monday, July 13, 2015

What are ISBN, CIP, ISSN umbers?

I'll show my watercolour current style and old one in this post. Btw, do you know what ISBN and CIP? ISBN and CIP are like a birth certificate and a family register of a newly published book. Below, kind publisher Helen Chamberlin's explanations. "Every book published in Australia has to be registered at the National Library of Australia in Canberra by law. Every book gets an ISBN (International  Standard Book Number) and CIP (Cataloguing in Publication data ) from the National Library before publication - it is legally required to appear on the imprint page - you will see it there on the files." 
Oh, I see..., hum, hum (*Sadami is nodding). 
"So, the National Library of Australia has received advance information about the book so that they could issue the ISBN and  CIP for a publisher to put on the imprint page. When stock of the printed book is received, a publisher sends a copy to the National Library of Australia, as required by the same law," said Helen.  
Her say enlightened me.  

I answered, "ISBN = a birth certificate, CIP = a family register of a newly published book!" That understanding impressed (?!) Helen. "I've never thought of them like you!" Hahaha, we laughed together. (*New knowledge must be digested in an individual concept.) An ISBNnumber is a handy and accurate method to find out a published book. I go to a library and a book shop with an ISBNumber to get a book.     
If you are interested in ISBN and CIP,click here at the National Library of Australia. 

One more, ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is a unique code to identiffy "serial" publications that include periodicals such as magazines, newspapers, annual reports, yearbooks, journals etc. Here's the information of ISSN at the National Library of Australia. In the publication process of Moon, I've gained a lot of legal knowledge that is essential for professionals. (*thank you, Helen!)

Btw, the first image is my recent work. The below was done "ages" ago. My style gets loose. Interestingly, both show a similar colour use. But the current one might use less colours than the old one. It's good to see my own growing in piled up works.  
An active artist needs incessant research and study which excites me and intrigues me so much. I've already moved on new picture book projects and other ongoings such as watercolour workshops for people with disability and so ons. I enjoy creating story boards and roughs for picture books, whilst preparing for the book launch, the solo exhibition and competitions. Like a bouncing bunny, I'm quite busy and full of joy.
You, too, have a creative and joyful time in painting.
Friends, Happy Painting!



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14 comments:

  1. Interesting stuff, Sadami, and I like both paintings. But was hoping for a bouncing Sadami bunny! ha ha You definitely are busy and active and working your plan!!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Rhonda! Yes, bouncing Sadami enjoys work and life like you. Regarding styles, it's fun to explore different ones. Cheers, Sadami

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  2. That is interesting, to see how your style has developed, Sadami. I like both and they are both undeniably Sadami! I knew about ISBN numbers, not the other ones.

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    1. Thank you, Judy and me, neither. I'm very proud that I know little. Like a little child, I see this world in awe and curiousity. Regarding styles, it's fun to explore and see changing.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  3. I felt I was part of the converation! Interesting to hear what a lot is involved. Love the two different styles. Keep doing what you are doing

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    1. Oh, sweet Polly, thank u! Helen is very kind to this duffer. But I'm very proud that I know little. Like a little child, I see this world in awe and curiousity. Different styles are fun to explore. I'm sure you, too, enjoy paintings. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. both great paintings...but I do like the most recent style best. I can tell that you are so confident and are really going for it...tackling your subject with courage. Wonderful work, as always

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    1. Thank u very much, Celeste! You, too, tackle any subjects with guts. Keep up your positive attitude that is your talent. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Love the two painting ,, greeting from Belgium in Mons

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  6. You blog is always a treasure trove of information :) I like both your styles even though I see looser more confident Sadami in your newer sketches. And congratulations more book illustrations and workshops ! Keep busy and happy ;)

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    1. Thank you, Meera! Your blog and comments always encourage me. I hope I'll keep creating good works in both children picture books and fine art. You, too, enjoy drawing and exhibitions. Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Los dos son muy buenos pero indudablemente el de ahora es mucho mas firme, se te nota centrada con gran dominio del dibujo y sobre todo el color. Un abrazo.

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    1. Estimado Tina, Muchas gracias! Siento que utilizo colores y pinceles económicos / menos que antes = ponerlas sólo en el punto. Me divierte. Cuanto menos, mejor me siento. Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo y pintura, más que nunca! Un abrazo, recuerdos, Sadami

      Dear Tina, Thank you very much! I feel I use colours and brushes economical / less than before = put them only on the point. It amuzes me. The fewer, the better, I feel. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting more than ever! A hug, best wishes, Sadami

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      Both are very good but now is undoubtedly much stronger, you are focused note with great mastery of drawing and especially the color. A hug.

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