When browsing Shadowness I noticed that the scraps gallery contained many high-quality art pieces. However, when you tick that "scraps" box during the upload process your image won't show up in any public feed and therefore go unnoticed unless people go to your page directly. I don't think that's intentional, so I wanted to clarify the purpose of scraps.
It hurts even more to see great art go unnoticed...
So what images should you declare as scraps?
- Submissions of lower standard, which you don't want to show up in your public feed (they will only be visible in your gallery)
- A work in progress or a draft
- Low resolution works smaller than 500x500px
- Casual photos (i.e. not artistic photos)
- Staff will flag suspicious artwork as scraps in an ongoing art theft investigation
So when uploading your next awesome artwork, make sure it's not declared as scraps. However, you can change the status of your image at any time by clicking on the "Edit" button below the image and selecting 'Not Scraps'.
If you have any questions about this topic, feel free to either comment below or send a message to a /staff member.
Jun 20th, 2011
I think with some people, what you and I may call bloody good. They dont see it as being their best art, or very good for their own standards. So they add them to their scraps. Because to them, its not very good.
I know a few people who do this, because to them its not good enough to be in the gallery.