So... I was reading through some journals today and found an interesting response to that journal by some random person on da.
"saying a painter is not better then a colorist is a joke.. a colorist is little more then a cellshader.. and sometimes is a cellshader!
u can't compare paintings to what colorist do, which is just for speed.
thats like comparing a mathematician to an elementary school math teacher... the level of knowledge for successful painting required.. is way more then what a colorist does!
You may have read it, you may not have, and I'm not going to say who's journal it was or who it was that responded with this, (cause I don't want people pouncing on this dude) but I'd like to make a comment.
Be very careful what you say online because you never ever know who's going to read it.
Now, while it stings me a little, cause I am a colorist, honestly, I don't really care if he feels that way cause it's his opinion and he's entitled to it. To top it off, I'm never going to work with the guy, so whatever, I'll forget this person and what they said in a few days and life will go on.
THEN I WENT TO THEIR PAGE.
Now, the whole reason I went to their page was they made a really rude comment to someone else about how they were going to disregard the other person's comment cause they thought they were the better artist so OF COURSE I HAD to go see their art.
That was when I discovered that they liked comics and I don't know what their aspirations in life are, but if you say you love Chris Bachalo and do a web comic, there's a CHANCE you'll want to work in comics and this is where my point comes into play~ If this person ever gets to work at Marvel, and I hear their name, the first thing I'm going to say in response is this, "I remember that douchebag talking smack about colorists..."
God forbid they HAVE to work with a colorist, and it be a friend of mine, is all I'm sayin. XD