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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. 22nd, 2016 09:54 am (UTC)
>2. I disagree with the business practice I've seen where some artists will spring 72 DPI images on their clients, and then go, "Oh, you'll have to pay a licensing fee if you want to have the 300 DPI version I also have."

It's because of the potential for misuse of hi-rez print-quality files. People can redistribute the hi-rez file to others who might try to sell prints, or print it on shirts etc. etc.

Once you give away the print-quality file, there's not much you can do to prevent abuse, and you might have to hire a lawyer to stop them, if the perpetrators are even in a country that abides by DMCA/EUCD laws. Most artists won't have that kind of money, so.

It's entirely reasonable to ask for more money for the abuse-sensitive file resolution.
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