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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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Nov. 18th, 2016 11:48 pm (UTC)
I work at 300dpi and blow the bigger side of the canvas up to 3000px, but will crop it bigger as needed. I basically work as big as my laptop can comfortably handle.

As a commissioner, getting the high res copy is probably my favorite part. I absolutely *love* to blow the file up to 100% and pore over every detail and brush stroke and really appreciate all the work that was done for me!!! Honestly, the bigger the better, but I usually expect something around that ~3000px size that I do myself. Whenever I get just a small file, it's honestly a little disappointing to me??? I tend to avoid artists who charge extra for a high res or state that they only work with small files, but that's just my personal preference. Idk there's just nothing like blowing up a *gigantic* file and seeing all that good stuff you can't fully appreciate from the web res.


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