(UPDATE: ) New folder has opened, called Multiple Dragons - please submit works with multiple dragons of differing colours into this folder instead of Mixed as of today
Hello everyone! Just wanted to clear up a few misconceptions I've been noticing about the Mixed Folder, and the ordering of the folders in general. There were some questions and concerns about the mixed folder being overloaded due to its vagueness and the limitations of the colour system we run, and while that's a legitimate concern that i'll be addressing, there's also a lot of scenarios where the mixed folder doesn't have to be used but I've noticed often is, so I'll clear that up now!
So my original idea for the mixed folder was to cover any dragons that were too multicoloured to fit into a single colour description. But dragons who have multiple colours dont necessarily HAVE to go in the mixed folder
- I think a lot of people have thought that this was the case, so let me clear it up!
For instance if the dragon is 75% red with some additional colours, it is still a red dragon and can go in the red folder. Or say a dragon who's scales are all blue, and has white wings and white patterns over its scales, can still go in the blue dragon folder. It's all about the majority colouring, generally biasing toward the base colour of the body scales. I'll use some recently submitted lovely work as examples (and a mini feature
This dragon has a whole rainbow of colours in her wings, but because her body is primarily blue, she still belongs in the Blue Dragons folder!
This dragon is completely multicoloured, and since you can't really find a discerning majority colour, does belong in the Mixed Dragons folder c:
This dragon, while it also has multiple colourings, I would class as a black dragon as that is its majority colouring, and place in the Black Dragons folder
I know that some cases are hard to tell and in those cases I encourage you to either submit it to Mixed and let the admins move it if necessary, or just pick a colour you think best describes your dragon and submit it there!
I will be manually going through the mixed folders to ease out their overpopulation over the next few days and recategorise works which I think fit better in other folders, but I hope this has helped to understand its purpose and help you all to better categorise your wonderful dragons! If you are ever unsure where to submit a dragon please feel free to either message me personally or the group to ask and we'll help you out.
I am also considering opening some new folders to help with the other issue of the mixed folder: it's often used when there are multiple dragons in an image, and while this was acceptable when the group was smaller, I feel this occurs quite frequently now and deserves its own folder. So I will be opening a folder soon specifically for Multiple Dragons, and I'm lightly considering ones for pokemon and/or fanart but more on that later.
Thank you all for reading, hope this has made sense, please let me know if you have any more questions, concerns, or suggestions!