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Thumbnailing for better composition - A Tutorial! by javicandraw Thumbnailing for better composition - A Tutorial! by javicandraw
VIDEO VERSION HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkHAIE…

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Starting an illustration can be hard. Trying different ideas, see what works. It can be really easy to start drawing the first thing that came to your mind, but chances are that you will not be happy with the results. The solution? Thumbnails! trying different ideas really fast. I want to show you how to do it in this video, I hope you like it! :D

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wintereis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
Thanks for this, the step with the contrasts is something I didn't do until now, will definetly try it!
Another question: Which canvas size do you use for the thumbnails? (in pixels)
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javicandraw Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I explain it in the video, but the idea is to keep some distance between you and the thumbnail, so keep it small, so you can see the overall composition in one glance! like no more than 300px tall
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wintereis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
yeah I get the idea, I was just curious c: Thanks for your answer, keep up the good work!
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onehitpoint Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Student General Artist
Noice thats a helpful tutoriel x3
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javicandraw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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onehitpoint Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Np x)
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starrysheny Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial :) I have heard about doing thumbnail but never really understand what & how to do it. This tutorial really help a lot. Thanks.
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javicandraw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! If this is not enough, check the video on the description where I show it as well.
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SpaceRistov Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :3
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javicandraw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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konokonono Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you c:
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javicandraw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for reading it :D
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Kat-Ar1es Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student Artist
This is a really helpful tutorial! Thanks!
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javicandraw Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it :D
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