I see so many recolors and so many get teased and harassed for not having the skills or the imagination to do a original character. When I know alot of artists did recoloring before. They'll take someones artwork and color over it to make their own character. Jess used to look like amy with a blaze thing pinned on it. I just wish we weren't so harsh on them calling names and being mean for no apparent reason when everyone has experienced cyberbullying why would you do it to anyone else? Its not helping its just killing someone on the inside. I dont agree with taking artwork and painting over it and claiming it their own original piece when its not true at all. I just want you guys to keep an open mind about people who do them. We all have a starting point somewhere. Spamming their page with hate comments or threats or passive arguments isnt going to make them remove or want to change its going to make them either more adamant or bully right back.
Anyway I started a hashtag on instagram called #thestartofgreatrecolors
as a joke and a reminder that alot of great artists started out that way. They don't stay forever they develop and learn. So be patient with people and try to keep an open mind before thinking they're out to steal and sell others artwork or claim them. Just recognize that they are learning.
And if you want to help spread this please draw an oc of yours you used to recolor or just holding a sigh that admits you recolored once. You can take comments off but this will help people see that they arent alone. And its to help people get better not to judge them or hurt them