Greetings one and all, how we all doing?
Now, before I go on, let me clarify that NO! I am not (yet) guilty of what I'm about to ask or open up for discussion.
I need to ask, specifically of those in the know - prints and print rights - scary, I know right?
Now, my question is: If I, as a colourist, add colours to a set of linework (add any character or by any artist here), do I have any print rights, as the person who applied their own colour treatment to the line work?
I'm sure some of you must be thinking 'dude, are you serious? You should innately know this', truth is, I'm getting confused and I would really like someone to just lay it out in black and white for me.
Is it as simple as getting permission from the penciller/inker/line artist, or is that just the polite way to operate?
Again and I can't stress this enough - No, I am not guilty of randomly selling artwork that I just downloaded and coloured up.
In fact, to do what I thought is the right direction, any of the works in my gallery that I thought would be cool as a print for selling, I have contacted the line artists to ask for their permission.
Remember, this question relates to the selling of prints, with my colour work. I have made 1/one print of certain pieces of my gallery for my portfolio, with the appropriate credits given to the line artists involved on every piece - only one print for my portfolio!
So, let me stop wasting everyone's time and get back to uploading something amazing, at least I think it is.
So yeah, if anyone can help me out in this regard, i would really appreciate it