With the conversion of Naruto Tensei into black and white color pages (from chapters 7 onwards) Nekoni now allows any of the content of the black and white chapters (chapters 7 and onwards, of Naruto Tensei, until further notice) to be colored by any willing third party and redistributed online, so long as those colors and reposts obey the conditions listed below:
Condition 1: Credit
Credit to the lineartist/inker (in this case, the artist Nekoni) MUST be given. The contrary is not permitted. This credit must be provided in at least one of the following forms:
-a clear, readable watermark applied to the image reading either 'Nekoni' 'www.nekoni.co.uk' 'nekoni.deviantart.com' or 'lineart and story by nekoni'
-a hyperlink to the original source material (the page the coloring is taken from) or to a place where that page is easily accessed; such as to www.nekoni.co.uk, nekoni.deviantart.com, or one the Naruto Tensei galleries available at each of these locations.
Under no circumstances may credit be misplaced. If credit is misplaced you have not met the conditions and your work will be considered art-theft.
Condition 2: Editing
For colorists the only permitted edits to the original work are as follows:
-Minor linework repair or preparation
-Identical text reapplication (changing the dialogue is not permitted)
Condition 3: Coloring
Coloring is permitted under the very specific conditions in that it must cover at least the entirety of all the characters on a page (of cropped segment of an image) and is shaded and color coordinated. This means that tinting the page, filling it with one color, or coloring a tiny fraction of the page do not count as coloring work; visa-vi they would not display enough imput by the colorist for Nekoni to acknowledge any contribution and would not be permitted to claim as such.
Condition 4: Redistributing Online
So long as the colorist has met all of the above conditions, they have provided the proper credit, integrity and artistic contribution for Nekoni to permit the reposting of the finished image to be reposted online in any location, so long as it is non-deformative and non-misleading, and given it meets the rules required for that location, and also given that no profit has been or will be aquired for the coloring or distribution of aforementioned image.
Condition 5: Linking to permission
It is advised that anyone participating in coloring return a link to the original artwork from which they have worked and optionaly to this location in order to display that they have complied with with the conditions and have permission. Providing one or both of these links greatly reduces the likelihood of being mistaken for committing plagiarism.
Okay guys! Legal speak is over! So did you pay attention? You have to give credit, not mess the work up, put some effort in it and make sure you don't look like an art thief- because I am giving you actual -permission- to color my stuff and repost it online. I know a lot of you would like to be able to pick a picture from a manga and color it, but aren't allowed, so this'll provide a healthy alternative- as -long- as you obey those conditions. I posted this here on dA (with one of the chapter covers) so you have easy access to it. I will actually answer any questions you have over this, but it should be pretty simple to understand what I'll let you do. Seriously, have fun!
Q: Can I have a page as just the lineart?
A: Giving out just the lineart would put it out of context and make it easier for art-thieves to take the work, so I'm sorry. If you want to delete the black areas, it's quite easy to do with the select or paintbrush tools before you start coloring.