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CLUB RULES

: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)

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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.


WHAT TO SUBMIT:
: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.


WHAT NOT TO SUBMIT:
: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.

ON QUALITY:
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.


ABOUT FOLDERS:

: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!
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I think every now and then, this has to be said and restated.

We get a lot of comments from people asking why their deviation was declined by our group. And hopefully, this will generally answer those questions. (If you want specific feedback of why a specific deviation was declined, you are more than welcomed to let one of us admins know and we will try to get back to you as soon as we can.)

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.)

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. What I personally accept into this group must be of unusual or outstanding quality.) 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 Sherlock Holmes and related canons/adaptations. It is also a place to discover others and their art about Sherlock Holmes.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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:iconshawneigh:
Shawneigh Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHY DO YOU ALWAYS DECLINE MY ART?!?!?!?!?! Waaaah! IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY ART, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE LET ME IN THE GROUP! Rage 
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ashley-f 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!
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Shawneigh Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the reply! I understand now... :D
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Demona-Silverwing 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.
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Shawneigh Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.
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Huggles101 Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How do u join
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:iconwindmaedchen:
Windmaedchen Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
You have found out yourself, haven't you? :)
Welcome to the club.
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:iconhuggles101:
Huggles101 Jan 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks u so much and yeah I love Sherlock benedict rocks my friends and I have come to call our selves the cumbercookies
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Blockbeap Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you dont mind me asking, why was this piece of Sherlock declined?
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:iconwindmaedchen:
Windmaedchen Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey,

That would have been quality control. We have just changed the way we accept submissions for certain folders and it requires several votes now to be accepted. I remember I wasn't at all sure about yours, as the skills are there and it's well presented... but sometimes when you have to compare several drawings your mind gets stuck with a certain expectation (which varies from day to day) and decisions are made, with a chance to sometimes dismiss work which might otherwise have been perfectly acceptable.
It didn't get through this time, sorry about that, but we'd welcome future work of yours. I would be surprised if it should be declined again. :)
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