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.
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 And when I said no, he asked if I had any friends that needed a flatter. I found it quite odd.
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).
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.
It does look fairly simple (and likely is for a lot of people ). 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.
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.
I don't mind the coloring process, but it is certainly more time consuming than pencils and inks 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.
I think I prefer that one, yes. 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.