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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. 19th, 2016 01:54 am (UTC)
I commission quite a lot of artwork, and since I usually get it professionally printed afterwards so I can hang it up, I look for resolutions on the order of what most folks have mentioned in this thread. I've actually chosen NOT to commission artists based on working resolution because of this, even if they have lovely art - or, only getting something for which the printability is less important (an icon or something). One artist I had gotten a lovely icon in the past from; they had opened for a larger commission (8"x12" or so), and I was going to pounce on it before I realized that they stated 100dpi. :(


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