raeistic said: THANK YOU for not putting a pixel size + DPI number together. It’s INCHES + DPI. Shows you know what you’re talking about ;D
You know what, when I first saw this comment, I thought to myself, “….isn’t it how it is anyways? I mean, why would you put in “dots per inch” without the inch? xD;”
but just now, i read a whole bunch of comments on a blog where someone asked about canvas sizes, and SO MANY people were replying with things such as, “4000x4000 at 300 dpi” or “2000x2000 at 200dpi”.
and I guess not everyone quite understands what dpi’s really used for xD.
DPI is actually used for printing purposes. It shows the printer how much pixels to print per inch, literally. A common printer (at home or even at a lot of printing stores) at best prints at 150dpi most of the time actually; there are some super duper great printers that can print REALLY fine that can go up to 300dpi, so that’s why everyone usually suggests saving your project at 300dpi, to satisfy the finest-pixel-abled printer, because anything above that is a little overkilling it.
so say I have a canvas at 5400 x 3600px, it literally means that I have a canvas that can be printed on a 18 x 12 inch paper at 300 dpi. If I have a 5400 x 3600px canvas at 200dpi, that pixels of the canvas don’t change, but the inches on the physical paper can change to 27x18 inches when it comes to printing it. The canvas pixels aren’t going to change just because you have it at 200dpi, so putting 200dpi, 300dpi or even 800dpi, it isn’t going to make a difference digital canvas-wise.
Either put down how big it is in pixels (because you don’t REALLY need the 300dpi if you’re not printing it out), or if you have an intention of printing it out, do it in inches (or cm, if that’s what you’re used to) with a dpi attached.
Even photoshop makes it clear - The pixels are in the “Pixel-dimention” section, and the inches/cm/mm/etc and dpi is under the “Document-size” section.
I hope I made sense and cleared up some misconceptions about dpi and canvas sizes :). ….and i hope i didn’t make a mistake here hahaha;;;.
sorry if i sounded like a know-it-all v_v;; i guess the comments pet-peeved me a little D;~…
damn, i wrote a lot; sorry, bad habit D:~!
How I pratice drawing things, now in a tutorial form.
The shrimp photo I used is here
Show me your shrimps if you do this uvu
PS: lots of engrish because foreign
Some things I’ve taught myself through out the years. I have not gone to college for art or comics, these are things I’ve learned by just trying to make comics by myself.
Peacock Pirate Coat (without sleeves) | Store - Damsel in this Dress
i want to wear it
I’m sure this is on tumblr somewhere. Refs.
<regarding a suggestion of ‘how to draw hair’>
Trakoclock asked:Hey, if you don’t mind sharing, I’ve always wondered how you got that soft celling look on your characters in your comic. Any tips? I’m currently working on my own comic and I kind of want to go for a less harsh form of cell shading. Thanks!
A couple people have asked about the way I color things and I’ve been meaning to post a tutorial on it :]. I’ve never been too good at describing my process, but I hope this helps!
body type comparisons + anatomy practice!