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Advice Needed: Resolution for Commissions

I cant find anybody who would give me an answer on this.. But what resolution of images seem best to give a commissioner?

I have a laptop that I work off of, and I understand that the resolution of my screen tends to make everything way bigger, even most websites dont fit properly on my screen.. Its not bad its just a slight difference.. Anyhow, I tend to draw on my screen at the same size I would if it were paper. Where I can see most every detail when fully zoomed out/original size. I noticed that other artists tend to draw like... two or three times the size that I do but I always felt that was a personal prefrence thing.. Until recently.

I  have heard a few concerns that my art tends to be on the small size, and I dont want to give my customers any less than they deserve. So what resolutions would be best for commissions? Flat colored commissions? Fully colored and detailed commissions? Whats the average expectation?

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wyla
Nov. 18th, 2016 09:12 pm (UTC)
I usually give clients both the full size png (usually something like 2800 x 3850px @ 350dpi) and a smaller version where the longest edge is 1200px so that FA doesn't butcher their upload.
raiden_gekkou
Nov. 19th, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)
Turns out that you can get around FA's resizing by re-uploading the image.
wyla
Nov. 19th, 2016 09:10 pm (UTC)
You can! I'm just not a fan of doing so; I *hate* having to scroll around an image that someone has re-uploaded to be huge and 1280px feels just fine to me haha.
greenreaper
Nov. 22nd, 2016 05:06 am (UTC)
That seems like more of a site issue to me. Some don't have that issue, because they display resized versions as well as offering the originals for download and/or have the browser size them instead.

FA is finally getting on this train - their beta skin does such resizing. They still haven't raised their file size/dimension limits, officially, but that's probably because they're worried about disk space and/or bandwidth.

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