This lineart is freely available for coloring. If you decide to color this lineart, here is my lineart usage policy:
Please include a link back to the original lineart, and a link to me, rachaelm5. This is necessary for reposting to any of the Color-Me groups, and also a courtesy that I appreciate.
You may not repost this black and white design on your own page for others to color, nor for any other reason.
You may not repost this black and white line design, or colorings of this design, as adoptables, nor may you sell it for points or for money.
Please tell me when you've finished coloring the picture so I can show off your work!
You may share your coloring outside of DeviantArt, unless I specify otherwise in the description.
I reserve the right to sell my own colored version of this design, as it is my own lineart.
Corollary: I will never do anything to anyone else's colored versions beyond appreciation and praise. They will be linked in the lineart's description, or in an Awesome Colorists journal here on DeviantArt, but absolutely nowhere else.
I tried a different scanning technique on this drawing: I scanned it as a black and white bitmap, then stitched the two halves together as grayscale images (because transparency isn't available for bitmaps in Photoshop). I cleaned up the small amount of white pixels that resulted from the joining of layers, then saved it as a .png.
I'm puzzled, though; the download .png file still has a white halo around the black linework, when that was NOT in the version that I uploaded. I'm going to guess that it's a file translation problem between Phtoshop and DeviantArt, and I apologize for any headaches it causes you. I'll continue to fiddle with successive lineart files in an effort to get truly clean linework. Set your brush to "multiply"...
Colored versions are too many to post in this description, since I have a six-thumbnail limit. They can now be seen in the Awesome Colorists 4 journal entry.
Ahhh yes, but that's a problem if you're actually trying to make the background transparent in the first place.
It's not a big deal now; I figured out how to make clean black lines without the white fringe since posting this picture.