A question to my watchers... by Thestory

For those of you who watch me here, I pose a question. How should I curate this gallery?

I was considering stripping away most of my commissions and leaving only the pieces I think are my best. I'm going through all my galleries and deciding what I want to showcase where, and believe Weasyl will be a nice place to keep my personal favorites of everything I do. Plus some of my studies.

I haven't found a good consistent uploader I like so I am trying to discover the best way to manage my work across multiple platforms.

What are your thoughts? What do you like to see most from me? Should I continue to keep this gallery a grab bag of work or create more of a focus?

A question to my watchers...

Thestory

13 June 2018 at 19:06:59 MDT

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    I prefer the grab bag. I like your work and am interested in seeing anything you produce.

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      Seems to be the popular opinion. Thanks for the feedback!

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    I'm with Arcoon. Weasyl has a folder system for a reason, which you're already using. So why not just keep doing what you're doing? Or improve upon it and add more folders as needed.
    I greatly enjoy seeing the scrappy-bits that artists upload. It's nice to see behind the scenes on how a piece might have been done, or to go back and see how an artist has grown over the years. So it's really disheartening, at least for myself, to see an artist wipe their gallery clean of their past works.

    While I understand the logic of it from the artist's perspective, wanting to keep things in a gallery up to date and "in your current style" as it were, that's almost impossible to do unless an artist never, ever changes their style. Art is ever evolving (or at least it should be), or else it stagnates, becomes uninteresting, etc.

    Anyway, before I go on a rant about that. Do what you want and feel is necessary for your own well being and piece of mind. It's your gallery at the end of the day, and you can do with it what you want.

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      To add to my post though, why not separate things into folders/sub-folders by year? I've seen many people do that and it seems to work quite well to catalog progress/the past, And to keep things neat and orderly.

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        I'll keep my work up then since you make good points. I forget people may appreciate work that I may judge more harshly. I will want to re organize though. Thanks for the input!

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          No problem ^^ Glad to hear you'll be keeping things up, and that I could be of some assistance.

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          I second this! And reorganizing is part of artistic development. Shows your eye is growing along with your wrist!

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    I am also in agreement with the others. Though if you want to have more of a focus, I'd say your favorite pieces could dictate where that focus might be?

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      Yeah, going to toy with how to shuffle things around and find what to highlight. Maybe make a favorite pics folder to feature on my front page.

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    Don't remove anything!!! I get so sad when I favorite something and then go back through my favorites and it's gone...

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      I will keep it up for you guys then :)

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    I strongly believe that an artist's gallery should save everything and be the definitive place to go for their art.

    When the artist neglects the archive value and someone else has to fill that gap unofficially, this means less traffic for the artist's official gallery.

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      Hmmm. I see your point.

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    I'd say upload everything. Maybe tag or put the best works in a separate folder?

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      Yeah I really like the idea of sticking my best peices in a featured folder. Thanks!

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    I like seeing the entire body of work, but it might be a good idea to organize your best work in a single location. Maybe use folder options to put certain pieces?