I actually mentioned this in a note to you Vest, but I'll mention it here. I think there should be sub divisions in the colored line art contests. Such as Beginners,Intermidiate and Pro's. Cause everyone who enters the contest would have a chance to win. As it is now, there is no way a beginner can compete with a pro colorist.
My complaint isnt against the contests which you host, its against the art which is displayed, mainly art which i cant color because its been locked into place, i use photoshop and if a piece i want to color is locked which ive really wanted to color ive had to toss it because its locked and the only colors available to use are white and gray which is really dissapointing, ive tried to unlock them but for some reason i cant so i have to toss em, thats it everything else is great just wanted to say this while everyone was adding comments about stuff, thanks for listening
No problem! They used to upset me too.. I would screen capture, then cut the pic out of the capture, losing a lot of resolution. Then I watched a video of someone working, and they just flicked it on to RGB Color. My jaw hit the floor. lol
think i almost crapped my pants when you told me that cuz ive tossed about 20 pieces already away and they were awsome pieces but they were the gray and white and it was always locked, ill try that i work with Adobe Photoshop CS5 so hopefully i can do that without a problem, thanks again for your help
Probably my favourite groups too for the atmosphere and activity at least. I think I've only submitted one work? I like how the journals are very consistent - whatever the contest theme is I always know where to look for the info I need.
I think the group is cool as is. Definately one of my fave groups (if not my outright fave). Pretty much the only place I'd actually look for line art to colour as I know the line artist has already given permission. I've not had a chance to enter yet, but the contests are always pretty cool. I will enter one of these days. Its good that coloured work of line arts found in the group are also featured.
The only problems I've had are when on odd occassions some of my line art has been declined for slightly harsh reasons. Once a line art had "too much shading" although it was still line art someone may have wanted to colour. I've also had contributions declined for more understandable reasons such as use of colour paper or coloured lines, even though it can still be coloured easily enough and the choice is there for the colourist.