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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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gatekat
Nov. 19th, 2016 02:15 am (UTC)
if it were paper
Unless stated otherwise, that's assumed to be 8in by 11in (and at 300 dpi).
AKA 2400 by 3300.

So you're drawing really, really small for calling it "paper sized" and it really needs to be stated in your TOS as they tend not to be printable don't don't show well on larger monitors. These days a lot of folks will assume that you're just stingy on what you post for free, not that you actually work in that size.

Most seem to post between 1200x1650 and 900x1200, depending on the site and image.
amocin
Nov. 19th, 2016 05:50 am (UTC)
I meant that as in, my screen is my piece of paper, where I can see everything at 100% on my screen.. no zooming.

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