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Anthro Gallery - Proposed Additions

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 29, 2012, 4:33 PM
Hello Anthro Community!

I hope you are all doing well! So I have something to bring up to you all and something that I'd like to discuss and get your feedback on. While browsing through the Anthro gallery I've noticed that our gallery doesn't have a lot of meat to it once you are in a parent folder. For example I've noticed the "Anthro" gallery itself does not have many sub categories available in "digital art" and "traditional" art. It's very few with just 3D, Drawings, Oekaki, Other, Paintings and Vector.

With Anthro art there is a lot of different 'types' of subjects. ie: feline, canine, bovine, equine, fantasy. etc. Because of the few categories we currently have I feel this might be one of the reasons why there are so many miscats in our gallery simply because we don't have the option you want or feel applies.

So what I need from you guys is feedback. Let me know what you think of my proposed idea's for the gallery! please leave a comment in this journal with your thoughts and opinions and pass this around to as many as you can! I want to get as many voices from the Anthro Community as I can!





Question #1


Does this seem practical? Should we stick to just the popular subjects like "canine, feline, reptile etc" and allow the rest for "other"?
This is what I was thinking we could add to Digital Art / Traditional Art for the Anthro gallery but include relevant categories. Perhaps we should add in categories from both traditional and digital to anthro?

 It would look something like this: 

 

  • Anthro
    1. Digital Art (change to Digital art from not Digital Media)
          3- Dimensional
              Drawings
                    Amphibian Avian Canidae Celestial Bodies Elementals Fantasy Feline Reptile Mythology Other
          Mixed Media Paintings & Airbrushing Photomanipulation Pixel Art Vector Vexel



Question #2


Is there another suggestion you would like to make for the Anthro Gallery as a whole? What you think might work better then the above solution? Would you like to see other categories added to Anthro? 

 
 

 


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ElysianImagery Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Anthro

Digital Art (change to Digital art from not Digital Media)
3- Dimensional
Drawings
Amphibian
Avian
Canidae
Celestial Bodies
Elementals
Fantasy
Feline
Reptile
Mythology
Other


Mixed Media
Paintings & Airbrushing
Photomanipulation
Pixel Art
Vector
Vexel


I approve so highly for this. It's too long been just all lumped together, though I am glad that there was at least an "anthro" section even added to begin with. While I do not do a lot of anthro art anymore these days, I do still think that the sub-catagories would help.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your thoughts <3
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ElysianImagery Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely! There are so many good people in the Anthro community that have been very close friends/inspiration/mentors to my art over the years. Least I can do is put in an opinion. Thank you for the reply!
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Again, I really appreciate it! Thank you so much :heart: Have a splendifrous day!
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Artist
If you're going to go into specific categories like that, please include cervine/bovine hoofed animals too.Otherwise, using "feline" and "canine" without touching on all the animal classifications will leave the rest lumped together....looking un-special.
I would highly suggest a general Mammals category if you are using "amphibian" and Reptile".
Mammals
Reptiles
Amphibian
Avian
Fantasy
Elemental
Mythology

Don't make a category called "furries"- It's unnecessary.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yea, I think I will go with most peoples suggestions :) Making it less 'specific' and going with the more general feel. ie: Mammals, Fantasy, Mytholgy. Keeping it simple.

Thanks for your insight!
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Marijke-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, guess I could recommend checking out what all different catergories FurAffinity has - as they ARE the anthro/furry-based Gallery site. They have tons of great catergories for anthro art.

An important thing that should probably be considered, are the catergories:

*Furries
*Anthroes (Because some artists seem to make a big deal out of there being a difference between "furry" and "anthro")
*Gijinka (or "anime 'cat'-girl" for example)
*Mascot (think you know what a masscot is)
*Fursuit
*Cosplay

Then probably the subcatergories of mythical, feline, canine, scalie, avion, reptilian, etc..


I... I dunno.

I'd like "Pokemorphs", but that's just me.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it <3
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WolfgangtheHusky Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally I think this would be very useful, as sometimes I find it difficult to place a specific piece within/ under a certain category. :/
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