forumsdrawing discussionWhy do I run out of size for my drawings?
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cmb (Nov 17, 2006)
I dont think I do anything special- but a couple of times now I have completely run out of space on a drawing, so that I cannot complete it. I dont want to post to the advanced board because I dont think Im good enough for it....
I presume on one of my most recent drawings its because I have chosen a canvas size (500x400) that is too big... but I wanted that size to be able to include details, now I have a washy sketch that I cant alter....I only took 15 minutes over it because I wanted to sort of stand back and decide what to do next- and I thought I would be able to do that..... It saysd that you can ask the moderators for more size for a drawing- but I dont want to be cheeky and do that- there are probably lots of people in the same position as me.... However- Is it possible for them to shrink the canvas size to say 400x320 or even 250X200..... to retain the proportions but reduce the scale? If this is possible the drawing is Italia and Germania after Freiderick Overbeck 1789-1869... Thank you...
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Zinc (Nov 18, 2006)
asking a moderator for space is not being "cheeky" at all. it's part of our job, so go ahead and request more space. we won't bite.

in any case, I don't know why drawings run out of space. I'm sure someone else can tell you though.
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cmb (Nov 18, 2006)
Thanks Zinc for your help, may I ask that I be given a little more space to finish that drawing please? Is there a place where I can cobtact the moderators direcrtly or should I come to the forum.... Regards
Christine
 
Shanghai (edited Nov 18, 2006)
I remember there being a post on it here - http://cellosoft.com/2draw/view/44512/

I don't fully understand all of that, but that should be all the info.


Also, remember that file size is partly based on the pixel dimensions of a picture, or rather the total number of pixels. A 500x400 image has 200,000 pixels total, while a 400x600 (what I normally use) has 240,000 pixels. Adding just 100 pixels to one of the sides can cause a pretty big increase in the total amount of pixels.


The first time an unfinished drawing is submitted seems to take much more memory than any revisions. My latest one I spent 13 minutes on version one and submitted it as about a 450ish-kb file. Version 2 I spent 1 hour and 48 minutes on and yet the total file size only went up by just over 100kb. How that works out is probably in that post, but it's still a mystery to me.
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Maiko (Nov 18, 2006)
Also, notice that if you complete a picture in just the pencil tool it'll take a LOT less space than a picture with even a bit coloured with the pen tool. :> how to save space? Use crappier tools! XD;
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cmb (Nov 18, 2006)
Thanks both! Lol Maiko I quite like "drawing" so I could do more sketchy stuff... but the drawing I was doing has really subtle tones... I think I will just try and finish the faces on it....Cheers all!
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emmamommalag (Nov 18, 2006)
I may be wrong, but I think you save space by using layers.
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marcello (Nov 19, 2006)
it's like a giant mystery that people keep make amusing guesses about even though I explained it. :D

the file size actually depends on how greasy your hands are, all the fat tends to fill up the files.
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kuruizakura (Nov 19, 2006)
:( i got the same problem just now..and im new to the site..i kinda want to finish the drawing im on..and plus i dont think i can be intermidiate yet since i just joined...could someone tell me where i can ask a moderater..T-T
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Zinc (Nov 19, 2006)
I got you covered too. memo a moderator next time.
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kuruizakura (Nov 19, 2006)
oo ok so thats how it works, cool thanks!! :D
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cmb (Nov 20, 2006)
oh Marcello! I must wash my hands then (or stop drawing while eating fries!) lol... I appreciate all the comments - thanks!
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Angel_Artist (Nov 21, 2006)
i can't revise my image bc i hav used my 400kb limit or something like that...i have a good piece going here...what do i do?
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Lore_V_of_BlackHat (Nov 21, 2006)
Just memo one of the moderators asking for more space for the picture, and the'll know what to do my friend.....:D
.........Logging of Lore.V..........
 
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