You will recall that I recently decided to review the purpose and functioning of this group. Following on from some discussion with a few of you I have decided to proceed with the idea of making this group broadly monochrome only. This will be more in keeping with the name of the group and will hopefully make the rules for image submission a lot easier to understand.
You will see that I have archived all the old folders and created a number of new ones with which to go forward. The new folders/galleries are colour based. The idea being to accept only images that are composed of shades of a single colour group like red, or green. There is also a Greyscale gallery for colourless images made up of pure white/black/greys. This document in my Sta.sh illustrates the sorts of artwork I hope to see in the various galleries: Link
I have added a description to the top of each gallery so that you can check whether your image fits or not. Open up one of the gallery pages to see this.
I will just add that images with small amounts of an adjacent colour will be allowed in any of the colour galleries. So, for example, if your image is basically blue in colour but a few details look a bit more of a greenish blue then that would be acceptable, providing the image appears to be very much a blue one overall. I would ask you not to submit images with too much of that second colour, though! It will up to the discretion of the admin whether an image is suitable or not so please do not be offended if occasionally your work is declined on the grounds of unsuitable colouring. If you stick to the general idea of "monochrome work" you will be fine.
The other point I would like to make is that you may find it difficult to decide what colour an image is if it's an in-between colour like yellowy green or a purple-ish red for instance. Just use your best judgement when submitting. In the case of yellows and browns (which fall together in the yellow spectrum) I have made two folders - one for yellow and one for brown. Pick whichever you feel is the best fit. If I disagree with your choice I will just move it.
As I would like this group to be as easy as possible for everyone to use I'm not going to be overly picky but I WILL decline works that are clearly not monochrome (with unrelated colours). As for artwork that has many different colours they won't stand a chance so don't even bother trying with those!
As before there are a few general rules about quality, watermarks, manipulations and filters. I have updated all the rules on the group front page with all that info and more. If you have any questions please check there first.
So... please go forth and start populating our new galleries with all your lovely monochrome works! You'll need to submit to the relevant folder and you are allowed two images per day as usual (three per day for Contributors).
If you have any questions please ask, and if this new scheme doesn't work I may make further changes. I hope you like the new style group and let's see how it goes!