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August 28, 2011


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Too Many Lines - Too Few Colorists!

Sun Aug 28, 2011, 7:06 PM

The title says it all - Too many lines for too few colorists. I've been a part of the art community here on DA for over 3 years and I've seen an increasing number of line art groups opening up, but not a lot of colorists actually coloring the line art. Sure there are some, but there seems to be FAR MORE people drawing the lines then people coloring them. As someone who loves coloring I thought I'd do a quick highlight of some of the great clubs here on DeviantArt that offer line art to all you guys who enjoy coloring. You don't have to be a pro, or even very good at it. But for goodness sake, lets give some of these fantastic lines some Colors!

Here are some of the great line art groups here on DA, and some of the lovely line art they feature. (You all know me, I'm a big fan of pin-up type art and bad-ass chicks so that's what you'll mainly see me feature - but rest assured, many of these groups have a wide variety of different types of art available for coloring so be sure and check them out! :dance: )

Lets start with :iconcolor-me-club: I like the fact that many of their lines are higher quality then what you sometimes find in some of the other groups.
Heart Shaped Hottie by legiostudio generic future soldier g line by jimmymcwicked morrigan inks by SeanLenahanSD :Love On the Rocks: by Asher-Bee Hallow's Fae by MichelleHoefener

:icondigital-coloring:This group mainly features Before and Afters or Side by Sides but it also has a "Line Art for Practice" section.
Power girl look at my eyes by DHinking :thumb147918468: Heart of Gold - :COLOR ME: by Saimain Poison Ivy : colour me by Yoell :thumb191652804:

:iconcomics-colorists: This group mainly features already colored work but they have a Black and White Art section for coloring purposes.
Black cat by Eritrocina Black Quinn by Patrick-Hennings :thumb196156709: Green Lantern Girls by leandro-sfArtTrd-Rqst_TakahiroVSTouma by MaycolBueno

:iconcomics-colorist-club:Same type of deal as the previous club. :)
Ms Marvel Inks by devgear Power Girl2 by devgear Assistant Rose - Green by Pauldew

:iconcomicteamup:This group is one of my favorites! They have some really great art in their gallery to be inked and/or colored! Yes, this group is for you aspiring inkers too, as you can find penciled comic art and pin-up art there to practice inking on. And they have sequential pages too!
Avengelyne full inks by benjonesart Emma Frost Hi-res Inks by Carl-Riley-Art Arial Assault by JustArt27 Storm line art2 by Anothen Tyra Warrior Lady commission by qualano

:iconlineart4colorists:Some of the line art in this gallery is a little low quality, so you might have to do some digging to find the gems.
There is Music in You by AshDayArt CATWOMAN 2 Inks by AnyaUribe Lizzie - line art by Volvom dancing in the wind-lineart by AgataKa19 poison ivy line by jimmymcwicked

:icongroup-for-colorists:This gallery has mainly anime line art, which is not usually my cup of tea, but there are a few gems there for those who like anime.
Lineart - Hanane Miyako by miyako47 Mio in BRS Cosplay Lineart by v2gundam Coloring Page: Buka by SoliaArtTeam Mae x Nero Collab:: MzzAzn by whitty-boo

:iconfree-lineart-user:Lots of anime here, but there are a few others as well.
:thumb205873318: KOF - Luise by Artgerm Audiophile - lineart- by jadeedge :thumb162025506: :thumb244311180:

:iconthe-coloring-club:Mainly anime.
keicea... by sureya Lineart - The Mirror by Kuru-da-Bunbun Lineart - The Emperor by Kuru-da-Bunbun .Ariel.Inked by AshDayArt Adia-Lines by AshDayArt

:iconthecolorclub:*SIGH*Again... mainly anime here too. But there are some that aren't.
::Prize:: Kaida by Tsuzukikun :thumb215400593: Cyber Works by manic-goose We Feel the Breeze.... by Tsuzukikun Natural - Lineart by yujikunschmidt

:iconlineartjam:This group is a tad un-orginized but has a few real gems. :)
Black Cat Digital Inking by frostdusk Rakeru by Meiphon Sniper - Ink by luisangelmex Daisy: Gunslinger by tavaresg :thumb164798406:

And last but DEFINITELY not least: :iconflats-for-colorists: I adore this group! They have all the flats already done! It saves SO MUCH TIME! Yay!
Red Monica by Nema by artmunki Poisen Ivy Flats by Eddy-Swan Psycho Ass_FLATS by vest The Darkness 2 pg 2 FLATS by jotazombie White Rabbit Flats by tamariskuk

I ran out of time to feature art from ALL the line art groups that I've discovered. Here are a few more that have some art for coloring:
:iconcolourmyanimu: :iconteh-colouring-book: :iconthecoloringbox: :iconcolorists-unite: :iconlineart-for-all: :iconfreelineart-factory: :iconcolor-me-in: :iconlinearts-n-sketches: :icongive-me-color:

If you know of any more groups that have line art, inks, or pencil work open for colorists let me know and I'll add them to this post for others to find! :)

For more fantastic line art, ink work, and pencil art to color, check out my favorite line art in my "Created for Color" folder:…

Warning, shameless self promotion ahead! :P

:iconpinkrose1plz::iconyellowrose2plz::iconyellowrose5plz::iconpurplerose6plz:Commissions:… :iconrose5plz::iconnavyrose2plz::iconnavyrose5plz::iconbeigerose6plz:

To get your commission contact me here or via email:

Commission Rules - (Ok, this is the part I have to sound all stiff and uptight lol. But it's to cover my butt as well as yours.):

:bulletpink: Prices listed are for commissions that are for Personal Use Only, if you want to use the commissioned work for commercial purposes (ie comic covers, prints, etc) the charge will be a little extra. Make sure you let me know when commissioning me if you wish to use my work for any reason other then personal, non-commercial use.

:bulletpink: I do not allow prints to be made of my work unless I'm told before doing the commission that there will be prints made. Again, the charge has to be a little extra if you wish to reproduce my work.

:bulletpink: I accept PayPal only at this time. Payments must be sent 1/2 half up front and the other half when I'm finished. Or full payment up front (it's up to you which you prefer). I will start on the commission once at least half of the payment has been sent.

:bulletpink: Sending me an email or note asking about commissions or getting a price quote does not obligate you to buy a commission from me. I don't bite, so feel free to send any commission inquiries my way. :)


DA members who have commissioned me:
:icondiri: :icontexanjoe: :iconfranganesques: :iconkaemgen: :iconlilteri: :iconnasstudiosllc: :iconscatteredcomics:

Others who have commissioned me:
Daniel Velasquez, Fernando Jimenez, Jose Rodarte, C. Dodson

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kaelekompot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, it is a fantastic way to improve ones colorskills :)
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! How did I not see this feature before now?? Great listing :omfg: and so many different line groups that I didn't know about :jawdrop:

Must. Get. Busy. :sprint:
Staminaboy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An excellent journal entry and fantastic resource! I originally joined dA so that I could learn to color properly but in the study of good color I actually decided to hone my inking and flatting abilities first. Color Me Club, Comic Team Up and Flats for Colorists are some of my favorite groups to submit to. One of these days I will just buckle down and tackle proper coloring, but until then I'm happy providing things for others to color. :)
TracyWong Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds great, Peter! Your work is wonderful and I look forward to seeing more from you! :dance:
Eritrocina Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thank you for adding my black cat piece !

Even to me this problem occurs frequently.
I am always looking for good colorists to work with.

This is a great journal, because it can put us,line artists, in contact with colorists in search of collaborations
If anyone is interested contact me, will be a pleasure! As I said I am always looking for new artists to work in tandem
yujikunschmidt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature! Loved the other linearts too, great choices!
TracyWong Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, hun! :D
mrmojorising998 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Lots of great stuff featured. Yeah, that is strange that there's a sort of shortage on colorists. I wonder why? Your post seems like a great start to attracting more.
TracyWong Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know right? It's a shame that more people don't color.
mrmojorising998 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
If I actually had talent I would color. I loved coloring as a kid.

And I know coloring professionally is different, I'm not trying to compare it to that or trivialize it, but whenever I'd have an art project or whatnot, I loved coloring, it was very relaxing for me, which is why I'm surprised more people aren't into it.

I blame the school systems for cutting art! lol.
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