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:sherlock: Hello all fellow Sherlockians! :sherlock:

Here are the rules for submitting fanart for our gallery!!
PLEASE READ THEM. (Revised last on 26th of April, 2012)


Rules for Submitting:
How To Submit
Go to Our front page and click the "Submit Art" icon. If you can't see this icon, please make sure you are a member of the club.

:bulletblue: All submissions must revolve around Sherlock Holmes and characters, people or situations affiliated with him. Club Rating: PG-13
:bulletblue: Work of any medium. (Traditional, Digital, and Photography of your Cosplay)
:bulletblue: Finished work that you put skill and effort in. A doodle can be “Finished” too, but it’s not.
:bulletblue: If you want to submit art that you took a photo of (in case you don't have a scanner), please, crop and edit before submitting it.
:bulletblue: Sketches are welcome, as long as they are finished and stylish.
:bulletblue: Portraits drawn from photos and posters are accepted, but there will be extreme quality control in order to escape many identical poor quality drawings in our group and inboxes. We will have to be subjective about this one sometimes. Fair, but subjective.

:bulletblue: Images or texts with pornographic content. Club Rating: PG-13
:bulletblue: NO Slash. There are other groups who happily accept that, but not this one.
:bulletblue: Anything outside dA's Guidelines
:bulletblue: Images or texts you have found from other sources = deviations you didn't create yourself.
:bulletblue: WIPs, Traced pictures.
:bulletblue: Photomanips, Postermanips, and faces from photos of characters awkwardly cut out and put on some colourful background. No gifs of scenes from any of the shows.
:bulletblue: No screenshots from any shows, with changed contrast or modified colour.
:bulletblue: No simple stick figure art, or awkward anime-like art. (although anime style works are accepted)
:bulletblue: No portraits of just the actors/actresses themselves. They must specifically deal with their work with Sherlock Holmes.

As stated above, quality control will be applied to portraits and copies of photos and scenes of any shows. These portraits have to be done with skill and effort. That means – use composition, correct contrast, and correct anatomy (as much as your skill level allows you at least).
Of course, quality control will be applied to ALL other submissions too. It won't be as harsh, but subjective view will also be used. So, think before submitting just any of you works. :)

:bulletred: About Fan-fiction: We accept only the First chapter of every fanfic, to prevent flooding. Just make sure you have a link to the second chapter of your fic in the artist's comments.


:bulletred: PLEASE SUBMIT TO THE CORRECT FOLDERS! Deviations submitted to the wrong folders will be declined. If you're not sure where to submit, feel free to ask.

:bulletred: We’ve set the global submission limit to “BBC Sherlock”, “Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes” and “Humour and Fun” Folders to 1 deviation per member a month. This club is mainly for Canon (Book) Holmes and not BBC Sherlock. It INCLUDES this adaptation, but it shouldn’t overflow with it, I hope you understand.
Other Folders’ global submission limit is set to 1, 2 and 3 deviations per member a week. Depends on the Folder.

:bulletred: The decision whether you deviation is accepted or declined is the admins', based on our Club Rules. Not agreeing with that decision will not help your deviation get accepted. Being exceptionally rude about it will result in a ban.

Thank you!

Founder: :icondemona-silverwing:

Admins: :iconnoe-izumi::iconashley-f::iconwindmaedchen:

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... in your head?

I don't think the question is much about how we all interpret Holmes differently due to our individual circumstances, but it still somehow connects closely to that. Let me explain and then ask you about your thoughts on this. I am not even sure if I am asking the right question here... "xD

I take it you all agree that we all love Holmes for the same or for different reasons, can identify with him in similar or very different levels and have our very own opinions on who he is and what he would do in different situations etc pp...

I think we also agree that the source material is really quite undefined in the way that it allows so many different conclusions to be drawn that seem valid. You can come up with any weird statement and find a way to explain every single sentence in the canon accordingly.
(Mostly present in discussions about the canon characters sexualities, since there is so little definite stuff present (or lots of it, depending on who is arguing xD ))
All those "scholars" have fantastic ideas, sometimes... :rofl: *Thinks of the (New) Annotated SH*

... and stemming from that question about Holmes' sexuality came this thought to me...

I know I identify with Holmes and love him so much because I think he is so similar to me, I feel like I can understand him way better than other characters. But am I not maybe doing it the other way round? Am I making Holmes particularly someone I can love by projecting myself onto him?

So, what I'd like to know of you, friends, is... if you think of your Holmes... how much is he actually representing you? Are you giving Holmes actively (but maybe unconsciously) traits you own yourself? And if you talked to some other fans... and you talk about who you think Holmes is... could it actually tell you just as much about the speaker as about Holmes?
And of course, because this is the least defined area about Holmes, does the sexuality you give Holmes resemble your own? And if it doesn't, why not?

Or am I the only weird fan thinking such weird stuff? xD
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lefleurose Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for accepting me !! ;]
Demona-Silverwing Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Have fun here!
lefleurose Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you !!Pinkie Chibi Pie Dancing 
Shawneigh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ashley-f Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm very sorry you feel upset over your art being declined. What you must understand is that we recieve a lot of submissions for this group. If we accepted everyone's art, then there would be very little need for us administrators to be here. Because of the developments in the most recent adaptations, we have been recieving numerous requests for deviations to be accepted into our group. In regards to specifically this group, we embrace the entirety of the Sherlock Holmes fandom -- including the many (and recent) adaptations. But because of this reason, we do not want to be predominantly biased in accepting most of what we get in regards to these recent adaptations. (There are a number of groups that are dedicated specifically to these adpatations, some of which we are affiliated with.)

I took a look at your gallery, and more specifically, your work on BBC's 'Sherlock'. It is good. But what I personally accept into this group must be of unusual or outstanding quality. (Although see my note in the following paragraph.) Your work is clean and precise. So keep up the good work! And maybe if you keep improving and keep trying with your submissions, your future deviations may be accepted.

As for what we accept, I cannot say we -- the admins -- have been consistent. Nor do we agree on what we deem should or should not be accepted. (I, for one, consider myself to be a harsher critic and did not agree with some of the art that had been accepted.) But we have been making changes to our acceptance system to improve that.

As a group, our purpose is to showcase the best there is of a particular shared passion. Being a member of this group does not entitle you to priority or prefered acceptance of deviations/art. It DOES mean being able to share ideas, feedback, and conversation concerning the Sherlock Holmes universe and related canons/adaptations. It is also a place to discover others and their art about Sherlock Holmes.

Best of luck with your art!
Shawneigh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the reply! I understand now... :D
Demona-Silverwing Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We perform quality control on all the incoming art. Also, people join our club freely, as in we don't decide on them being allowed or not allowed here.
Shawneigh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huggles101 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How do u join
Windmaedchen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
You have found out yourself, haven't you? :)
Welcome to the club.
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