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Scraps

Do you post your creations to your Scrapbook? What reason(s) do you have for posting them there, as opposed to your main Gallery? Do you move deviations from your Gallery to your Scrapbook, and if so, why? Do you ever move things from your Scraps into your Gallery?


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VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Being a jewelry maker, I tend to make huge batches of creations, then take one blanket photo of all of them together, and stick that in my scraps until individual photos can be taken.
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Stariva Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use the scrapbook for WIPs, making ofs and everything that isn't (finished) art. Because I'm not comfortable uploading unfinished things I don't use it very often.
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use scraps for random screenshots of things, random stuff like this ponyuniverse.deviantart.com/ar… WIPs, etc.
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16thSquadSanseki Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use Scraps for Work in Progress if anything. I used to put resources or different versions of a deviation there but having Sta.sh now it's not necessary anymore.
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SougonNaTakumi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Do you post your creations to your Scrapbook? What reason(s) do you have for posting them there, as opposed to your main Gallery? Do you move deviations from your Gallery to your Scrapbook, and if so, why? Do you ever move things from your Scraps into your Gallery?

To be perfectly honest I don't post most of my work to dA any more (amusingly for kind of the opposite reason I've seen a lot of others leave, at least in concept—other people worry about art theft and their ideas being "stolen", and I worry about dA not being a very good community for people who strongly believe in libre media given that everyone is so often obsessed with ownership of ideas and thus I just feel like the idea of it isn't going to penetrate very far :p). With my blogger blog, I get a lot more freedom in how I can describe my drawings given I can edit the CSS and use whatever HTML I want (not some weird limited subset), and another very important thing is that I can put more than one picture in the same entry rather than describing each one separately. (If dA had had the ability to put multiple pictures in the same deviation I might well have stayed and copypasted descriptions from my blog multiposts to the dA multiposts. But as is, I feel like it's redundant to make separate deviations for each picture and also post them in a big multipost on my blog, particularly when tumblr gives me my missing multipost functionality and a convenient image host with very minimal effort compared to all the trouble I have to go to to upload the pictures individually on dA. That's not trivial when I'm a neurotic, busy person by nature who insists on getting a lot of things accomplished and I already spend a great deal of time on the story said concept images are for.)

So... when I actually post stuff to dA these days, which is almost never, it's usually either random fan art/dream drawings that need explaining, or higher-quality stuff I feel like I should get here for... well, I don't even know why. For the record? For my watchers who might not have yet gotten the message I barely use my dA? Maybe just because.

Usually I will put old versions, often lineart of a piece that later gets coloured but sometimes an old version of a vector diagram, in the scrapbook. I don't usually take things out of the scrapbook once I put them in, though I do sometimes re-add them to a gallery while keeping them in the scrapbook. I'd find a button or option on the arrow menu thing or something to put a deviation in the scrapbook useful since it can be tiring to edit deviations to switch their category to Scraps.
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AngieART93 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Do you post your creations to your Scrapbook? What reason(s) do you have for posting them there, as opposed to your main Gallery? Do you move deviations from your Gallery to your Scrapbook, and if so, why? Do you ever move things from your Scraps into your Gallery?"

-I only post on the Scrapbook when it's something random or mainly some doodle I made. Not big deal, but with the same caulity as my main drawings.

-I really don't have a reason, at least not a big one. Is just some random pictures, not opposing the main gallery. If my watchers want to see my Scraps they are free to look at them.

-No, I don't.

-Just when the "doodle" is updated. Like, I have been working hardly to improve in the picture, that's when I can move from the Scrapbook to my gallery. :)

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vielmond Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My unrelated, humble suggestion: Allow stuff uploaded through the Stash to be selected as higher resolution version of a print.

Sometimes when uploading a higher resolution image it takes so long—because big images are big in size as well!—the Edit Print page times out (but only when you're done configure and attemps to finally to save the print page, mind you), and you're forced to reconfigure everything from zero. Re-select all the desired canvases and the high res in all of them, re-crop, re-price. That's a hell of a hassle!

If we could select the previously uploaded HQ image straight away this problem would be solved. I would be less mindful of submitting the artwork as a print as I submit the original deviation, because that's another occasion it tends to bug as well and the print may never show up... and there you go, re-cropping and everything again.
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I do post stuff to my Scraps like if they are just Works in Progress, screenshots, old art that I deem to be crappy :XD: Manips of crossover type things :shrug:
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist
I used to pit stuff in the scraps when uploading, now when I revise, I may put a deviation or two in there. However, as already mentioned, when they appear in the 'more like this' section next to your deviation, what's the point?

Too, when you put a normal deviation you don't want on the featured page into a folder, they too appear on the 'more like this' section. I think only devs in the featured section should be shown on the 'more like this'.

If that isn't an option, how about we have the option to not have the 'more like this' next to our deviation?

Anyway, I digress, ciao.
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sarastallet99 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Something I have been thinking on for a while now is a new filter. Since there is A LOT of fan art on DeviantArt it should be possible to put a filter on for spoilers or something similar so you can read from what fandom it is from and that choose to see it or not. I think this would be really good for people that don't like spoilers^^ 
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be cool! :D
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AlanCCabrera Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Artist
Ninja 
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Seer-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
I use the Scrapbook for those pieces I don't find good enough for the main gallery, or when I share things which are not art - things I want to show a dA friend etc. - and time to time I clean the gallery too and when I see something which doesn't fit there (doesn't reach the level it should) but some people like it, then I don't delete it but move it to the Scrapbook.
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jasiellcarcamo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconcsuk-1t:
CSuk-1T Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   Digital Artist
I've 2 idea suggestions for you that i think may be helpful to a lot of DA users.

1). For people who either don't have a great deal of time, or those who are just to lazy to type in comments, how about an automatated list of comments; such as, LOVE IT - Beautiful - Beautiful work, I love this piece etc. etc.

2). How about making the imput comment box, on a members page, be/stay at the top of the page but just below their I.D. information. That way myself and everyone else (whose sick of it) dont have to trail through hundreds of group affiliations and other paraphanalia etc. before hitting the comment box. I remember reading, on here, some time ago, that some people really hated it.....i know i do :rofl:
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:iconponyuniverse:
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...other paraphanalia such as many, many violently flashing plz icons and quite literally hundreds of stamps XD! :P I totally agree with that one!
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:iconcsuk-1t:
CSuk-1T Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   Digital Artist
:wave: Thankyou sweetheart for commenting. I bet DA will just ignore it though.....as usual! :blowkiss:
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:iconponyuniverse:
PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :) I bet they will tho :P They usually do.
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samth1815 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaah it looks awesome!
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PrincessAmyLynnRose Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Artist
COOL!
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lstjules Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My scraps are between quick doodles or full illustrations that I no longer like, but other people seem to really enjoy still. They are deviations that you'd never find me selling at a convention or expo anymore. 
Plus, when I potential employer looks at my feature gallery, I'd rather them see the skills have, than the skills I had. 
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I also agree with BahamutDeusModus that it would be helpful to be able to search for Deviations by typing in the name of the artist.
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
High-five! 
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah! Yes, I agree with 5-prime that I wish Scraps would stay in their folders even after they've been moved!

I organize ALL my Deviations with gallery folders, regardless of whether they're Scraps or not, so it's annoying to have to go find them and put them back in their correct folder just because I changed their status.
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If I have a picture or story that I'm kind of embarrassed about but is still a legitimate gallery piece, I'll upload it to Scraps first so as to reduce the number of people who get notified about it, then change it to a gallery Deviation afterwards.

I'll also Scrap Deviations that I really dislike and want to make harder to find; or older, outdated Deviations that have been replaced by better versions.

Every once in a while, I'll have a picture that I didn't like at first, but when I find myself liking it better than I thought, I'll move it into my gallery.

I'm more of a writer than an artist, and I virtually never post incomplete pictures, but I've seen other artists use their Scrapbook for rough sketches and their main gallery for colored/completed/etc. works.
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caleb-case Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Scraps:
I haven't always in the past, but if I use the scraps it would be to add information to my deviations. For example: a set of close-ups of the drawing I'm working on, and link them in the comments or info of the deviation.

Also, I have indeed put some of my deviations into the scraps section, mainly because I feel like I've progressed or gotten better, but I wouldn't mind for anyone interested to see how far I've come.
I've thus far never had a reason to move something from my scraps into my gallery.
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immortalrae Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Scraps
Do you post your creations to your Scrapbook? What reason(s) do you have for posting them there, as opposed to your main Gallery?
Yes anything that I need to but dont want my watchers bombarded with.

 Do you move deviations from your Gallery to your Scrapbook, and if so, why?

Yes I have when a deviation is no longer a standard i want to have say in my "other images by the artist". its really annoying to look there and see some thing you wanted to share but when its amasses as small thumbnails next to each other and are some of your just "for laughs" or to "show" but nothing serious it pops up there looking all unprofessional and ugly.

Do you ever move things from your Scraps into your Gallery?
No
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
As a writer, I start ALL(!) of my new works in Scraps. As I finish any one of them, it is invariably moved to my featured page, and into the appropriate areas of my Gallery. This way, although I can make improvements based on notes sent to me (and have), the initial public release isn't burdened with unnecessary editorial comments about what was changed during development. That same reason is why I forbid comments on my Scrap work; it's not yet complete. As to moving completed works back into Scraps, I never have, and I don't plan to do so in the future. If it's complete enough to finally post, and thus place before the dA public, it's no longer a 'Scrap', and thus warrants comments and critiques.
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5-prime Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i often post to my scraps first then move the drawing to my main gallery (if it isn't a sketch or unfinished work). occasionally i'll move things from my gallery to my scraps, usually cuz i'm tired of looking at it, or because i uploaded an altered/finished version of the drawing.

one thing i would like to see implemented: keeping scrapped drawings in their folders. idk if this has changed, but last i checked, whenever a submission is moved to scraps, it's automatically removed from the gallery folder/subfolder that it used to be in. i think submissions should stay in their folders (except featured), even after scrapping.
or maybe let us chose which folder to submit our scraps directly from the submission/edit page. :shrug:
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Twin-Earth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do use the scrap book option for older sketches and works in progress. Sometimes I'll scrap older finished work if I no longer feel it accurately shows my current level of workmanship.
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Gerard-Lays Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student
Waiting for It to had a pleasing tool so I can get fanfiction writers to be grate
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Spiral05 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
How do you use the motion book tool?
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:iconbearynn:
bearynn Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so when is the premium content portal coming back
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
I've never actually used my scraps folder. :giggle:

Oh, and not related to the discuss topic or anything, but I just had an idea: I would love it if we could search for artwork by typing in the name of the artist in the search engine. I've seen beautiful artwork before that I liked, but didn't have time to explore their gallery then and the next time I come online, I couldn't find the person or their art anymore. It would be awesome if you could type in an artists username to find them. =)
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ILuv2BSilly Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this is my work can you check it and comment
iluv2bsilly.deviantart.com/gal…
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Edderstria Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My scrapbook is used for WIPs. I've also used it for old art which I wasn't satisfied enough with to upload, then when I upload the improved version on said art, I'd upload the one as a comparison. 

I love the motion book stuff. It's a fantastic feature. Even if I already own some of the books in physical form. =)
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Sketchie13 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might give the motion book creation tool thing a try. I have a bunch of stories that would work if they were interactive.
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dimchets Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
залупа
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:iconlilly-f-lie:
Lilly-F-lie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
I use scraps for WIP and extra sketches or photos that do not belong in the galleries.
I have never yet moved anything from scraps to a main gallery.
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've in my scraps stuff from makers, since rules say so uou
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:iconchreliza:
ChrEliza Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Artist
I can't wait to tinker around with some of this.
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Bloodsong13T Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
i wasn't aware that 'selling motion books' through deviant art meant they were only accessible from/through deviant art.  well, i thought they might be stand-alone and/or work with e-reader devices.  have to look more into this bookshelf.
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KhaoShar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For me, the scrap book is a nice way of offering additional content without having to keep it in the Sta.sh or posting it in the gallery. Sometimes I submit bits of bonus info to Scraps and then link to them from Deviations or descriptions.

I do rarely use WIPs, but if I do, they usually get moved to scraps once the final artwork is done. Only very rarely I put images directly into the Scraps section for the sole sake of having them there.

On that matter, I do actually have a question/suggestion: When I write in the Journal/Sta.sh writer, I have the option to embed something from the Sta.sh or from my Gallery, but not from my Scraps! Am I supposed to keep the stuff in my Sta.sh? Would it vanish from the Journal once I post them in Scraps? I would find it a big help if I could embed Images directly from my Scraps, please!
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude can I just say.. this feedback thing? This is awesome. I feel like you guys are actually listening for once. That is tits.
As for the scrapbook, I sometimes use it for WIPs (which i'd rather have as something you could view on a deviation's page even after you've uploaded the proper version) or just sketches i don't feel like finishing, or sketches that showed the initial idea of something....  but in the end, my scrapbook is less than a quarter of a percent of my gallery.
and I never move them from one to the other.
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OneWithTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used the Scraps feature to move all of my deviations when I decided to reorganize my submissions.  I still have a bunch hanging out there, but being a non-premium user, I found it too cluttered with even more folders than I have now holding all sorts and forms of art, so I moved certain things permanently to the Scraps folder such as WIPs, then & nows, and doodles/scribbles.

Like someone else voiced, it would be nice to have subfolders in the Scraps section.
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Dirgenesis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Discuss Topic:

I don't often upload directly to Scraps, but if I do it's some kind of sketch, or alternate version of another submission, as to not fill my gallery with similar or sub-par pieces.
I quite often go through my gallery and move any old deviations that I feel no longer deserve to be seen to Scraps, so it's mainly an archive for my outdated work. Basically anything I wouldn't want to be seen on the side-bar of my deviations.
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Demtimetravels Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is brilliant
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UltraLiThematic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you post your creations to your Scrapbook?
Sometimes, I do.

What reason(s) do you have for posting them there, as opposed to your main Gallery?
When the quality is not that good, perhaps doodles or just me messing with characters. Roughly colored drawings, linearts, old sketches.

Do you move deviations from your Gallery to your Scrapbook, and if so, why?
If I make a better drawing, I will put the other into scraps. Old sketches eventually get moved into Scraps. 

Do you ever move things from your Scraps into your Gallery?
Rarely, but I have done it. 
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nebulartis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I would appreciate a folder-type system for the scraps. It would be nice to separate really rough works from better ones that still aren't "gallery-worthy."
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But you know that you can put things from scraps to your normal gallery folders? At example as I have it here: nati11184.deviantart.com/galle…
So making other folders for scraps could be confusing uou
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