- Texture /pattern
What size do I draw or paint?
What is the best resolution to scan an image?
Your original image must be at the proper aspect ratio. That is, don’t scan your image at 8”x7” and expect it to print properly at 8”x8”. Pixelation (distortion) can occur. Always test print your images, and work with a quality print shop that is willing to adjust their printer to suit your work, versus going to a place that simply prints everything at the same settings. That way it’s easier to tell if you require further edits to your digital illustration. It’s difficult to determine this with a poor quality print.
What to merge with digital and analogue?
You can also create templates from hand-rendered components. Just scan, then import them into your digital composition. For example, you can paint a tree, scan the image, and then layer this image multiple times within your digital composition. Again, scan to size or slightly larger than required.
The amount of options really is limitless when you start to incorporate digital with hand-rendered. Don’t be afraid to experiment, as some of the best creations are a result of “just playing around”.