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Draw big...then shrink


I think alot of new tarot artist make the mistake, when they are hand-drawing, of drawing within a frame that is the size of the card it will eventually be printed on. To me thats the biggest mistake, it makes everything feel cramped in the picture unless the image is planned out to the very last detail to account for space.

My approach when hand drawing is to use at least a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper and make the image nice and big with tons of detail(another benefit of starting huge, it's really hard to put much detail into something when you are trying to fit your hand drawing into a 2"x4" square).

Once you are satisfied with the drawing, scan it in, and use a program like photoshop to size the picture down to the desired card size.

Maybe i'm just stating the obvious
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