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Hey everyone,

Just a quick journal to let you know that the long out of print HiFi Color for Comics instructional book is Being re-released again through a Kickstarter campaign!

Brian and Kristy Miller managed to get the rights back for the book from the original publisher and have been in the process of updating all of the existing content and putting together lots of new stuff for the modern age of comic book coloring. so even if you have the original book this will be fantastic as a resource and it will only get better the more we support it, check out the stretch goals and rewards.

The link is here www.kickstarter.com/projects/h…

spread the word and try your best to help in any way you can. it would be a great investment to the whole industry.

a shout out to :iconfableimpact: & :iconrosshughes: for bringing this to my attention.
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RULES AND GUIDELINES

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Behave yourselves.

To be honest, that's about the only strict rule we have. We want to keep the gallery quality high - obviously this will mean not everyone's art is going to be accepted. We expect submitters to understand this and we will not tolerate hissy fits. Everyone is capable of frustration and, to a point, that's perfectly understandable. However, if it's constantly repeated, while we don't want to ban people (and dont yet really know how), if someone is repeatedly causing a stir because we didn't accept their work, we'll soon figure it out. This group is for professionals and people who want to be professionals, and we expect appropriate behaviour. So to spell it out completely so its absolutely clear - act professional!

With that unpleasantness out of the way...

While we have fairly high expectations for the gallery quality, we would like to keep the mood around this place pretty light hearted. Ideally we'd like to create a place here that you can be proud to submit your work to, and also be happy to hang out here and be a part of the community, and if everyone carries on in the same spirit we don't really need any more rules.


So here's how the group works
(this may be subject to change as we figure stuff out)

Membership: we have 3 basic levels of membership - you can only apply for basic membership, but all applications are automatically approved. We're happy for anyone & everyone to join the group, no matter what your interest in coloring.

Members - basic membership is intended for those who are starting out in coloring, but who aren't quite ready for professional work. Also welcome are publishers, studios and other prospective employers who'd like to keep an eye on our galleries, and anyone else who'd like to tag along, really. Members are elegible to enter group contests and submit announcements to the Promotions Pad. If any member's submissions to the group show consistent high quality they may be upgraded to...
Contributors - this group is reserved for those who have already shown they're ready to work in coloring (or very nearly), and as such you can only become a Contributor by invitation, or by having a normal membership upgraded. In addition to normal member benefits, Contributors can submit to all folders (including placing an ad-card in our 'for hire' gallery), and can vote on submissions (tho we ask that you don't vote for your *own* submissions - let's try to keep things relatively impartial ;D).
Moderators - once we get things going properly we'll be looking for a few moderators to help us run things. Moderators will need to know their stuff regarding coloring so will probably be drawn from our contributors, and each will be given a specific job within the group.

Submissions:

All submissions to the group are subject to voting. And we really mean all ... even the founders! We have very high expectations for submissions so make sure you're submitting only your best pieces. Also note that we only accept examples of coloring - if your submission is something you've colored over your own drawing we class this as illustration, and therefor not appropriate for this group. We have established a rough criteria for what will be accepted, so our voters should hopefully be fairly consistent. If your submission is not accepted and you don't understand why, please pop a comment in the submission-pending-box-thingy in your message center, and we'll do our best to explain our reasons.
A member can submit 1 piece per week into the member's and critique galleries, while a contributor can currently submit 2 pieces per day to any of the galleries. We will not accept any more than 2 submissions per person into the featured gallery per week.


Colorist for hire section:

... is a work in progress at the moment, but what we want to do with that section is allow contributors to submit promotional posters/info cards for themselves as colorists. The folder will appear on the front page with its entries set to random, so anyone looking for a colorist will be able to see your work and whatever information you would like to include.

We may also add a section for potential clients to post ads this same way.

Critique Corner:

Pretty self explanatory - this is where you post work you would like to receive feedback for. This is not an open submission folder for you to put whatever you want in - it will still be regulated, though not as highly as the rest of the galleries. We can't guarantee you'll always received critique, but what critique is given will be very honest. You may not always like what you hear, but we'll always try to do our best to help you improve your techniques.

Promotions Pad

If you have a new book coming out, a nice wee contest our members might enjoy, or really anything else related to coloring that you want to let everyone know about, the Promotions Pad is there for you. Just drop a note to the group, mark it PP in the subject-line (for example: PP - coloring contest), and we'll pop it up if it's appropriate. The Pad is prominently featured at the top of our main group profile, so should be seen by most of our visitors.


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Promo pad

New crowd fund project by Ronron84
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Hello! I've been working on a cinematic graphic novel of William Shatner's book "Man O' War" as a penciller and colorist. They've launched an IndieGOGO campaign that needs some love. I've been looking for places to promote this project and thought your Promo Page might be a good spot. It's a really awesome project. Not only do they intend to launch a digital comic and eBook, but the cinematic part is where the awesomeness is. The cinematic graphic novel is a moving comic, where bits are animated; ships fly, the people move, and there are even sound effects to go along with it. Plus, it's narrated by William Shatner himself. Below is the link to the IndieGOGO campaign.
www.indiegogo.com/projects/wil…

Thank you so much and have a great day!

Roni

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Do you have a book coming out? Have you spotted a colouring contest? Is there something else you're just itching to let our members know about? Then this is the place for you!
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The Promo Pad is here for any member who wants to get the word out about anything relevant to the group. It doesn't matter whether you're a colourist, a publisher or just an observant wanderer - if there's anything you think our members would like to hear about, let us know! Just drop us a note (marked "PP" in the subject), and I'll pop it up here!

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updated 03-04-15
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Useful links and resources

We will link to Colorist relevant resources here from DA and beyond! let us know if you find a great referance to share!

Great Groups:
:iconcomicteamup::iconflats-for-colorists::icondigital-coloring::iconbattle-artist::iconcolor-me-club:

Outside of DA:
Sean Ellery's website www.seanellery.com/
Jonathan Glapion's Website
www.jonathanglapion.com/line-a…
Digital webbing forum
www.digitalwebbing.com/forums/…
Gutterzombie forum
www.dave-co.com/gutterzombie/v…


Affiliates

:iconcomicalliance: ComicAlliance Collab haven for comic artists :iconcomicforcolorist: ComicforColorist :iconindiegraphicnovels: IndieGraphicNovels Indie And Self-Published Artists :iconcomicartnetwork: ComicArtNetwork dA Comic Book Artists :iconbattle-artist: Battle-Artist Battle Artist

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:iconchatkills09:
chatkills09 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2019
anyone here looking for a restoration comic flatter? i am vacant/available. i can produce 3/6 pages a day. 

Just message me for  details.
patricklucot07@gmail.com

                                                         thanks~~~~~~~ ^_^
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:iconcoyomoko:
COYOMOKO Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2019  New Deviant
 Hi guys,

I'm putting together a limited-run comic book for a medical company here in Australia.
I'm looking for flats/colourist to help bring the story to life.
I'll be writing the comic (fully) once we have an assigned artist and know final numbers.
Don't want to write too much about storyline and give away IP, but it will be a twist on vampires based upon indigenious mythology and modern medicine.

- PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU'RE INTERESTED. PROJECT STARTS SOME TIME IN DECEMBER, WITH DEADLINE YET TO BE SET. -

Artwork style is hyper important, so please check out the references.
Lead characters need to be aspirational, but really expressive and likable. (Like Vampironica cover reference)
Action and movement are critical.
Will be a mix of coloured cells on white and full colour spreads.
Aimed at boys, 12-18, so one of the characters is a modern/cool/sexy female lead, and is an important part of the brief. 
Will be commissioned on a project fee.

If you love a storytelling with a purpose, can collaborate well with a shit-hot writer and have a kick-ass style please reach out.
I'll be checking this thread every day, but can also be contacted on murray@crashbangwallop.com.au.
Please include contact details, skill-set and reference imagery. 

Cheers!


  Vampironica 04 Hero Smallwood by COYOMOKO   Imageedit 59 7285023655 by COYOMOKO   F2068cac-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-page-detail by COYOMOKO   D471bedb507411dafdc4ca119cf83459 by COYOMOKO   TeVO5My-AMVAMPv2 Cv10 3 by COYOMOKO  
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:iconseane:
SeanE Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I colour stuff. I'm in Perth. I'm a high school teacher and have 6 weeks summer break starting Dec 18th.

Who's doing the pencils and inks? How much do you expect to pay per page for colours?
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:icongeoffrey31:
geoffrey31 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2019
HI IM A COMIC FLATTER BEEN FLATTING FOR 5 YEARS. IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO FLATS IM ALWAYS AVAILABLE. EMAIL ME AT odaygeoffrey08@gmail.com thanks my rate is 8$ per page ican do 4-6 pages .. Untitled-1 by geoffrey31  
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:iconitzcuauhtli:
Itzcuauhtli Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Need a colorist? Contact me:
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:iconseane:
SeanE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think we've got that covered in this group... it's what we all do.
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