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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!

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These are some things happening this summer for Sherlock Holmes!

(And lots of links!)

BBC's Sherlock @ Comic-Con

On Thursday, July 9th, there was a panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) with Steven Moffat (creator,writer), Sue Virtue (producer), and Rupert Graves (DI Greg Lestrade). Moffat gave no comment in regards to explaining the Christmas special's keyword, "ghosts".
[:shakefist: "MOFFAT!!!"]

Andrew Scott (James/Jim Moriarty), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes), and Mark Gatiss (creator,writer; Mycroft Holmes), were unable to attend. But they created this special video message for SDCC attendees.

In conjunction with SDCC, PBS released a "first look trailer" of the upcoming Christmas special which will be set in the original Victorian era setting as the canon. The special will air on BBC One (UK) and PBS (US). Moffat announced at SDCC that the special will also be aired on the big screen in select movie theaters.

BBC One revealed another promotional image (shown right) for the special with the caption: "Shut up everybody, shut up! Don't move, don't speak, don't breathe. A new ‪#‎ Sherlock‬ Special image has landed..." The new official Twitter account for the show, @ Sherlock221B, also posted the image along with the hashtag, "221Back". On Twitter, they acknowledge the work of the website, Sherlockology [a site I highly recommend for reliable news and info about the show].

Mr. Holmes (film)

Official summary:
Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes [Ian McKellan] returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper [Laura Linney] and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it's too late.

In theaters June 19th (UK) & July 17th (US).
Official Website

"Sherlock Holmes — A Musical Mind" @ BBC Proms

Prom 41

Official event description:
The Proms salutes a crime-fighting violin virtuoso who wrote a pioneering study of Dutch sacred music, tussled with a contralto from the Warsaw Opera and used Offenbach to outwit a pair of jewel thieves. This Proms matinee celebrates music that conjures up the world of Sherlock Holmes: works by Paganini, Lassus and Wagner which Conan Doyle tells us Holmes loved, and the film and TV scores written for him – from Miklós Rózsa’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes to David Arnold and Michael Price’s music from the BBC’s Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Special guests include Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss, as well as mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, who explores the repertoire of Holmes’s nemesis, the opera singer Irene Adler.


Listen live on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday, Aug 16th 3:30PM GMT.


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SoManyPencils Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I'm on my tablet so it won't show me the "join group" button. Would you mind sending me an invite? :)
PokemonFan1235 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Hi I was wondering do we except Sherlovck Holmes role play charcters ? I created a son for Sherlock and Irene using Rinmaru games and I was wonder if role play characters are excepted by the club
Windmaedchen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
To be honest, I don't think so. If you look at the themes of the folders, it clearly deals with pre-existing "official" content and not fan-made ones. Therefore, your own OCs don't fit anywhere, I am sorry. 

Also, if you don't mind me saying so, but it's "accept" ... "except" means "not including" or "unless". ;)
PokemonFan1235 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
It's fine and sorry for the spelling errors I have an I pad that likes to mess up my spelling 

thank you anyway 
Windmaedchen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
No worries! Auto-Correct can be really annoying. ;)
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luvStanleyHopkins Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
If Holmes' born and grew up in our era and is still a youth.
luvStanleyHopkins Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015

If only I could learn how to interpret my imagination..............
MissyBaque Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sherlock Holmes! (Benedict Cumberbatch) by MissyBaque  
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