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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. 24th, 2016 04:38 am (UTC)
Ever since I saw my old art on a friends 3000+ px monitor, I've tried to keep my art STARTING at 2000px 300 DPI for smaller sketches/icons/etc and go up from there.

I also tend to include a version at least half the size of the original image, if not the full size depending on the commission. Since a lot of what I do is sketches/inks, its not uncommon for my commissioners to want to color it themselves, which I'm totally fine with.

I'd never heard of people denying a larger version out of fear of it not looking clean? That is def a new one on me, but then again AB has taught me that yes, there are def commissioners who would not understand and complain about that haha.

But yeah, I would say it being larger (especially with typical screen sizes today) is pretty important. That said, if you want to remain smaller, I'd just make sure that information was available to your commissioner before hand.


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