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I am SICK of all these comic flatter spammers!

:iconaurynpub:
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Has anyone else been getting constant notes and emails from various comic flatters who you didn't contact for information? It's happening to me more and more where different flatters contact me out of the blue trying to get me to hire them and it's really getting on my nerves. I have a lot of respect for comic flatters, because it's a job that is not only extremely important and a good flatter is very valuable, but it's a job that I hate doing myself and I usually find it incredibly boring. I'm extremely lucky to have an assistant who lays most of my flats for me, but this is a person who certainly did not spam me. These spammers are just plain annoying. Luckily I was able to report one and get them banned from DA because they were contacting me over and over again regardless of how many times I told them I was not interested. I used to be very polite with these people, but now I have lost my patience and I just want them to leave me ALONE!! If I need a flatter, I will CONTACT a flatter! I have no problem with them posting their services 100 times a day, but I just don't want them sending me constant notes and emails. Terrorists....
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:iconatlantech:
Atlantech Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had people contact me in the past wanting to do collaborations and shit. I said no, I work alone.
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:iconsmoppet:
Smoppet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
wat
SPAMBURGER






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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconimdrunkplz: I have no idea what I just read. Have some plushies.

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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
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:iconaurynpub:
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Now that I've created a monster, hopefully a mod will come in and just lock this thread before it gets any worse.
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:iconshininginthedarkness:
WIR

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:iconkoyukuk:
Koyukuk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist


posting my shit only cause everyone else is
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Writer
You seen the hats yet?

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:iconsabhira:
Sabhira Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your hats are adorable! Do you take commissions?
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Writer
Yes, I do! :D
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I'll give you Two Refined for somma dat
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Writer
:dummy:
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:iconkoyukuk:
Koyukuk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They look comfy...
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Writer
They are. :la:
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:iconkoyukuk:
Koyukuk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fff, I want one :saddummy: but haha I'm broke.
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Writer
Most of them are already gone now. I gave them away as gifts. I'll be making a new stock by January.
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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:iconsoldierplz: GIVE ME YOUR HAT
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Writer
Two of those are no longer in my possesion. They went off to live wit my friend and girlfriend as Christmas presents.
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone else is doing it. Here you go! :la:

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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Luckily I never get spam, although I got a really weird note today.

Yay art spam


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:iconk-koji:
K-Koji Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
lol@ "Pataku". I get those Notes *all the time*. >_<. I've recieved 3 like that in the past 4 days. Basically, people added me to their watch list. Then they write me private Notes as if we're friends and I'm an active watcher of theirs and inform me of whatever's going on; they want me to read their journal, or are moving accounts and want me to "re-add" their new account, when I don't even watch their old account. I have no idea who they are ( unless I happen to recognize their avatar from someone watching me).
It's a spam ploy for pageviews or to try to get watchers out of people they watch. Because I admit, I read the Notes and go " wtf? Who are you?" and check their page out e_e.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've never actually heard of comic flatters, simply assuming it part of the colourist's job. It makes a lot of sense though, and one can see why so many people would canvas for flatting work. 

Personally I hate colouring my own pages, and I'd love to have the money to hire a colourist and flatter. :lol:
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I haven't gotten harassed to the extent you seem to be portraying, but I had one deviant contact me asking if I needed him to do flats for my stuff :O And when I said no, he asked if I had any friends that needed a flatter. I found it quite odd.
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:iconaurynpub:
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Yeah, that's exactly what I'm talking about. I used to try to be polite with these people and thank them for their offers and simply tell them I'm not interested, but even after doing so they continue to message me. And it's not just one, it's a bunch of users. Or the same few users with multiple accounts (very likely).
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I've only had the one, but after suggesting they look at the Job Offers forum, they didn't note me again (and I haven't gotten any notes since). I don't quite understand why they would have done such in the first place.
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:iconsweetnspooky:
SweetNspooky Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aw shucks .. it hurts so bad to be popular. ouch. block them that's it.
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:iconaurynpub:
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I know. I guess that's the price I pay for advertising my services on DA.
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:iconsweetnspooky:
SweetNspooky Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hugh, i don't think DA is the true place to look for some work .. :shrug:
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:iconaurynpub:
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Actually I've found a lot of work through DA. I make a full time living as an illustrator so I utilize all possible sites to find gigs.
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:iconsweetnspooky:
SweetNspooky Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Here some spam too :3



eww
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:iconsynthetic--ecstasy:
Synthetic--Ecstasy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't even know what a flatter is but have some art spam!
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:iconaurynpub:
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
You don't know what a flatter is....yet you had to lay flats for those images. Ok.....
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
No need to get a little short about it. The term isn't common to a lot of people, since they assume the flat coloring is done by the colorist as well :)
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:iconaurynpub:
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
No need to teach me manners when clearly I'm just being sarcastic. If you don't know what flatting is - look it up! :) :) :) :) :)
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Sarcastic, yes. Clearly, probably not :lol: And you know how it goes with this site. Easier to state you don't know than to utilize the wonders of the internet :nod:
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:iconcaptainfantasy:
CaptainFantasy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
The price of being popular babe.
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
no
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:icontoyskunk:
ToySkunk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
:trollface: :trollface: WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO DO SOME FLATTING FOR YOU? :trollface: :trollface:
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:iconheaven-spawn:
heaven-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
wtf is a flatter
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:iconsabhira:
Sabhira Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Since I have no idea what a comic flatter is, here, have some art.

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:iconk-koji:
K-Koji Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
ok.. I don't know what a comic flatter is :o
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
A comic flatter is basically someone who lays out all of the flat colors of a page/cover piece :nod:
An example of a flatted piece: . Then that piece becomes: after a colorist gets it :)
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:iconk-koji:
K-Koji Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
o.O I might be wrong- but a "flatters" job looks really easy to me :XD:
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
It does look fairly simple (and likely is for a lot of people :lol:). I think this is often why colorist just do the flats themselves. I think the only reason for a flatter is to probably save a little time for the final colorist.
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:iconaurynpub:
AurynPub Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Exactly. Flatting is very easy in an of itself. It's just coloring but stopping before rendering. It's just that most pro colorists are busy and would much rather pay someone else a few bucks to flat pages for them. It's nothing more than a time saving strategy. But I still hate doing flats for the most part.
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I don't mind the coloring process, but it is certainly more time consuming than pencils and inks :lol: I can see it just saving the colorist the effort of planning out how colors would be affected by certain lighting if they're already aware of what the base colors should be.
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually prefer the flatted version. :p
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I think in one of the devs, there's a link to another color version that has a different sort of lighting:

The one I originally linked has a little more of a warm hue to it, but the other one is a little closer to what the flats look like :)
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I prefer that one, yes. :nod: In general though, I prefer it when the ink lines are left black, and dislike it when all the lines are altered in colour to match the area. You could say my tastes lie more in the 80s than now. =p
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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:slow: What is the point of a flatter if someone else has to finish what they started
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