"Jalan Atthirari Anni." Moon of My Life
"Shekh Ma Shieraki Anni." My Sun and Stars
A work in progress you say? You bet your fucking ass it is. Got too excited with the background cause I’m not using a reference and I’m hella playing with textured brushes right now lol oops
does this happen to everyone else…? or is it just me
Yea but for me it’s more like
lalala~ I love tumblr
12 hours later
I get the question often as to what size canvas I draw on. I’ve answered in responses to explain the basics numerous times, but I’m going to write a bit more detailed response so all can understand and reference.
(I’ll use my Dirty Pair piece as the guinea pig for this…
Please, if you are making work for print, make it natively at 300dpi if you can, even resizing from 200 to 300 dpi will result in a quality shift.
You can do that if you’re into having 5000x5000 pixel line art and like to do it just for personal achievement, but I have a lot of experience working with print and I can say for an absolute fact that it does not matter unless you’re planning on printing on a billboard. The only person who will know how clean your lines are is you; no one else. If you’re drawing a poster sized image at 300 DPI and posting online at 300 DPI, then yeah, it makes sense. Or again, drawing line art planned to be on a billboard, then sure. But the regular average viewer will not see your lines at that resolution so why work harder?
It’s not the same working 300 DPI and zoomed in at 100% because your lines will jag up even more because your hand is drawing 3x the pixel count at smaller distance. That’s why jaggies happen, because you’re zoomed out too much. It’s not the same as drawing on paper with a pen.
There isn’t a quality shift at all. If I drew this image in 300 DPI and then colored it straight from that, it would look exactly the same as the method I used on it and what you see above (again, I upsized only the line art and then colored at a higher resolution). I’ve done tons of testing on this for my personal work and submitted tons of professional stuff for print and there’s really no difference visually at the final output.
A clinical psychologist by day, Cyril Rolando (aka AquaSixio) spends his free time creating beautifully surreal, digital artwork that portray fantastic scenes and worlds.