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How big should you make your art?

I’ve noticed some digital artists out there who just kind of guess when choosing the dimensions of their artwork. Trying to understand ppi, dpi, print dimensions, and resolution can send you down a rabbit hole of complexity likely to break your brain.  

If you are creating an image only for the web, it is really up to you how big you want to make it. The only relevant dimensions are the pixels. Print size and pixels per inch are of no consequence. A 1920x1080 300ppi image will be the same as a 1920x1080 600ppi image. Your screen only cares about pixel dimensions.

If you plan to print your image, that is where things can get complicated.

Here is the simple version…

First you need to determine the maximum size that your work may be printed. Here are the most commonly used sizes for poster prints. 

Now you need to know the brand of printer that will be used. Typically it will be Epson, HP, or Canon.

For Epson printers…

  • Input the width and height. 
  • Input a resolution of 360 pixels per inch.

For Canon, HP, and most other printers…

  • Input the width and height. 
  • Input a resolution of 300 pixels per inch.

So let’s say you are in photoshop and you want your art to be printed at 11" x 17" on an Epson printer. This is how you should create your document. 

If you do not know how your work will be printed, I recommend erring on the side of “too big.” If you end up having to enlarge your work, it could result in some quality loss. 

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Originally posted by nerdy-knitter


ahhh thank you all so much-! count me in then - i should have something ready within a few days, so i’ll keep you guys posted on that front! it seriously means the world to me, i’ll do my best to make some skeleton content you guys would proud willing to wear (  9T`//v//’T)9

Sonic 25th anniversary art book review

Hey guys, it’s Shadow. I bought this book. And I’m really emotional about it.

This review will feature a lot of pictures to prove my points.

TLDR; Don’t buy the book. Just ask me if you want a picture of anything. I believe other ppl already made scans of the good pages but If you want me to I can make scans of the few pages that atually do have concept art.

edit: you can buy the book ofc i just think its not worth it, mostly when you are poor as fuck like me and u go in for an investment. (though it would help maybe getting another, better one? I’m kinda conflicted here)

Onto the review:

Fist of all: this book is bigger than you think.

This is an intuos pen&touch small as size ref

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Lazytown characters making flower crowns
  • Sportacus: *makes a flower crown out of lettuce*
  • Robbie: *tries to make a flower crown but gets super pissed off at the stems breaking*
  • Ithro: *big meaty hands accidentally crush the flowers*
  • Glanni: *gets fucking ticked and burns the flower crowns with a blowtorch*
  • Stephanie: *makes a flower crown made out of daisys*
  • Trixie: *makes a matching flower crown to Steph's*
  • Ziggy: *makes a flower crown out of lolipops*
  • Pixel: *makes a 3d printed flower crown*
  • Stingy: *has Ziggy make a flower crown then stuffs the inside full of money*
  • add onto this please someone