I know CA might not be the right venue for this genre, but I know of no other place to get good help.
This is WIP for a "for children" variant of my intended future portfolio.
It's meant specifically for kids around 3 to 6 years of age.
Related to the above: If anyone can help me with resolution issues? I am currently working in Painter and Photoshop at 300 dpi and the original for the above is about A3-sized (approx. 16x11 inches). I know this could be a tricky question, but will it print out well on a high-end desktop printer? (I have no access to color separation equipment and similar things.)
Thanks so much for any comments, crits, or help you can give.
regarding printing, you may want to be careful and choose colors that a standard printer can handle. It may take some trial and error to find a good palette but I have a hunch the super-saturated greens and blues in these sketches won't print the same color on an inkjet.
Thanks for the tip artkitty. I've been thinking along those lines as well recently and have begun to adjust. I hope to do some tests soon. I'll be mindful of this as well when I start printing my other stuff.
It seems a shame to knock these colors back though. they just look so beautiful right now. I love what you're doing with color here. It might be worth it to take the file to your local Kinko's (I'm not familiar with the Phillipines-do you have Kinko's or other copy center near you?) and ask them to try and match the colors on the monitor.
Hey Wolfgang, if you are printing 11x16 at 300 dpi, that will be sufficient for almost all printers, high end included.
If you are printing from home, most likely you do not have a postscript/cmyk printer, so you can just print from RGB files.
inspector Lee: No Kinko's here I'm afraid, but I'm talking with some local equivalents. One thing I'll have to mind is the Mac-to-Windows gamma difference. I'm so new to this, but I hope it'll turn out well.
Skinless: 300 dpi it is! I'll try that for the first run. I just discovered your site by the way. Amazing stuff. I dig the "for kids" section. Such interesting and engaging textures. It's very inspiring!
The colors will be very central to this whole project as will the layout/composition -- I hope to use those to good effect to tell the story.
Here's another WIP snapshot before I dive into this and really get my hands dirty.
I love your second picture!
I love the colors - that will appeal to children i'm sure - I like the composition - on the narative side I'm a bit confused in terms of what it means but text will help no dout.
the first one is not up to the standard of the second one.
I would scratch it and rethink it in the same vein.