Hi. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. These people never contacted me or asked me to participate in this. Not cool! Regarding coloring, I usually allow people to use the files I already have in my galleries as long as they give full credit and do not use them to sell prints, etc. beyond that, have fun! And thanks for asking.
Thanks! I've been following you here on deviantart for years (under another account)and know how much you detest the Rob Granitos of the world. I didn't want to be on your sh!t list because I didn't simply ask permission. I definitely won't sell prints or anything like that. As far as the flatting group goes, although I think they're a good group, I wasn't sure that they asked for your permission so I thought you would like to know.