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:sherlock: Hello all fellow Sherlockians! :sherlock:

Here are the rules for submitting fanart for our gallery!!


HOW to submit
:bulletblue: Be a member!
:bulletblue: Submit via the "Submit Art" icon above OR via the "plus" icons in the gallery OR directly when uploading your submission to DA (advanced features).
:bulletblue: Choose the right folder, please (incorrectly submitted art will be declined).

WHAT to submit:
:bulletblue: Anything Sherlock Holmes related.
:bulletblue: Club Rating: PG-13
:bulletblue: Any medium. (Traditional, Digital, Cosplay)
:bulletblue: Give us the best art you're capable of! <3
:bulletblue: Finished and presentable sketches are cool, too.
:bulletblue: First chapter of fanfiction only

WHAT NOT to submit:
:bulletblue: NO Slash. Stated canon pairings only.
:bulletblue: Nothing outside dA's Guidelines.
:bulletblue: No pornographic content.
:bulletblue: Nothing you did not create yourself.
:bulletblue: No WIPs or traced pictures.
:bulletblue: No Photomanips/Postermanips
:bulletblue: No GIFs.
:bulletblue: No modified screenshots.
:bulletblue: No portraits of just the actors/actresses.

We apply subjective quality control, primarily on common portraits of actors in character, but to other submission as well. Give us something stunning or interesting to look at, present us a real treat, and you are likely gonna find your artwork accepted. We aim to make fair decisions but if we are ever off, please do not be afraid to get in touch.
Let's be civil about it.

BBC Sherlock = 1 deviation/member/month
Guy Ritchie SH = 1 deviation/member/month
Humour and Fun = 1 deviation/member/month
All others = 1, 2 or 3 deviations/member/week

Thank you!

(Revised last on 23rd of March, 2021)

Founder: :icondemico-art:

Admins: :iconwindmaedchen::iconashley-f:

Gallery Folders

Unlikely Afternoon Tea 2 by Deathlydollies13
Missing Illustration by OorusevenFiibaa7777
Catacomb Cavort by Alexiel-VIII
Hound Of The Baskerville by mrBroucek
Classical canon and novels
Sherlock And John by RIKIMINORE
Holmes and Watson by astairhodes
Holmes by astairhodes
Green Beast by Windmaedchen
Classical movies and TV
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes by a-perpetual-hiraeth
Gabrielle by scribblemog
Sherlock Holmes by Pidimoro
The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes - Complete by FilmmakerJ
Granada Sherlock Holmes
Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes by a-perpetual-hiraeth
Elementary by scribblemog
My dear Holmes by scribblemog
Frustrated Pixel Adventures of Holmes and Watson by OorusevenFiibaa7777
Russian Sherlock Holmes
Livanov by mashakukhar
Vasily Livanov by mashakukhar
Holmes and Watson by mashakukhar
Russian doctor by blue-cube
BBC Sherlock
John Watson's Desktop by AlonsoCalder42
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes by a-perpetual-hiraeth
Molly by scribblemog
Sherlock by EmptySpace000
Guy Ritchie "Sherlock Holmes"
Irene by scribblemog
Sh - Young John Watson by yakichou
[One Week Portrait] 2 Full Portrait v.2 by SlytherclawPadawan
Sherlock and Irene by celticsidhe
CBS Elementary
Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes by a-perpetual-hiraeth
Elementary - Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) by Gequibren
Sherlock Holmes - Jonny Lee Miller by Rohit-Sawant
Irene by simone-sche
Unlikely Meeting by Windmaedchen
Smaulock Comic Con version by SaitouuRyuuji
Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Martians - Incoming by 10th-letter
Related universes
Not-so Solitary Cyclist by OorusevenFiibaa7777
FA : WilliamJamesMoriarty by kamkeaw
Moriarty the Patriot by Sloartist-Raven
Moriarty the Patriot by AoiBara1992
Contest: Unlikely Afternoon Tea
The freezer trap - Unlikely Afternoon Tea Contest by iReneeArt
Parentlock Rosie's Lullaby It was 7pm at 221b Baker Street. The moon was shining brightly and the silence of the cars drove down the street.Inside the flat, inside Sherlock's room, John Watson was getting ready to go to an army reunion party and meet up with some of his old friends he knew. As John put on his army jacket and looked at himself in the mirror he wasn't sure that Sherlock could manage raising Rosie and after going through losing Mary and moving in at Baker Street, he still wasn't sure if he made the right choices.As John took one final glance in the mirror, Sherlock calls to John" John the taxi's almost here you ready? John says "I'm coming". As John walks out of Sherlock's room he opens the door of bedroom very quietly and looks at Rosie sleeping peacefully in her cradle. John smiles and blows a kiss to her and then walks into the living room seeing Sherlock working on his computer. Sherlock notices John in his army uniform and says to John, "You look great". John says thanks and asks Sherlock " Are you sure you can look after Rose while I'm gone? We've should have got Molly to join you. Sherlock then stands up and says" You listen to me John Watson. When you and Mary welcomed Rosie into the world, you personally asked me to be godfather and so far I'm doing great. Sure you should me how to hold her, give her a milk bottle and show what baby monitors do but look. When Mary passed away, we both made a vow to raise Rosemond and we're doing fine. Sherlock then hears a horn outside and looks outside the window and says: Ah the taxi's here. Now go enjoy the reunion. As Sherlock walks John to the door John says "Sherlock". Sherlock says " John, that's an order". John replies with a sigh "Yes sir". As John goes down the stairs he try's to put on a confidence face and hopes Sherlock would do fine. As Sherlock watches the taxi drive down the street with John inside, he then looks around the flat and says I got the whole flat to myself. Sherlock smiles and says a quick pj change and to the kitchen!A hour has gone by and Sherlock is in the kitchen doing experiments wearing a lab coat and goggles. As he writes down the last bit of notes, he suddenly hears crying from a electrical device. As first, he knew it wasn't his mobile because his phone would always beep from Lestrade if there ever was a case but there was none at this time of night. He then suddenly remembered what John said about baby monitors and heads over to the baby monitor by his computer and sees it flashing red and hears Rosie crying. Sherlock then goes into his mind palace and pictures what's going on with Rosie trying to crawl away from monsters. Sherlock then pictures himself playing his violin scaring the monsters away. Sherlock come out of his mind palace grabs his violin and says confidently" The game to get rid of those monsters is on!" Sherlock quickly takes off his lab coat, goggles, and heads to John's room and sees Rosie in her cradle fidgeting and crying. Sherlock turns on her nightlight which shows colourful roses moving around the ceiling. He puts his violin down on John's bed and picks up Rosie wearing a light pink flower all in one and says, "I know little flower Sherlock's here shhh shhh" Sherlock rocks Rosie gently and Rosie calms down and looks at Sherlock and smiles. Sherlock then starts singing a lullaby while holding Rosie. "You are still awake and it's way past your bedtime. Your father and I made a vow we have to keep. So when the roses commence to bloom to across the sky, I'll count them all until you fall asleep. Sherlock puts Rosie down in her cradle and sits on John's bed and starts playing a tune on his violin. Rosie sleepily tries to grab Sherlock's baton but she missies. Sherlock plays his violin while singing the lullaby and looks at roses on the ceiling . "The first little rose bloomed high in the sky and was off to the land of night. The second and third were close behind like three little peas in a pod. The fourth little rose was to shy to bloom. He bloomed by the moon instead. The fifth little rose didn't bloom at all. He must wait longer instead. Number six looked around as confused as could be. He wonder where his friends would be. He bloom hard as he could as soon he saw his friends he grew and grew and finally bloomed in the sky. Sherlock then pictures Rosie crawling to the roses in her pjs. The next little Rose was the littlest Rose. So little for such a big reach. Though she tried with all her might, she soon tired out and the littlest rose was asleep. As Sherlock finishes the final note on his violin, he looks Rosie fast asleep in her cradle. Sherlock smiles, puts down his violin and tucks Rosie with the blanket and sings the final line. "The littlest Rose is asleep. Sherlock kisses Rosie on the cheek and says goodnight Rosie sleep well. Sherlock then yawns turns off the nightlight and falls asleep on John's bed.John arrives back at Baker Street and opens the door holding gifts from his mates and a slice of cake for Sherlock. Mrs Hudson opens her door and says "Evening John, had a good night?" John says "Yeah, it was good. How was Sherlock?Mrs Hudson says "You missed Sherlock playing a beautiful tune on his violin to Rosie".John was confused and asks Why would he play his violin at this time of night?" Mrs Hudson smiles and says "Look for yourself." John heads upstairs unlocks the door and heads to Sherlock's room and says Sherlock I'm home. John notices Sherlock is not in his bed and says "Sherlock?" John hears light snoring from his room and opens the door quietly and see's Rosie still sleeping in her cradle and see's Sherlock sleeping on his bed holding his violin. John smiles and sees why Sherlock played his violin. John grabs Sherlock and tucks him in his bed and says quietly Well done Sherlock good job....
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Photos and Cosplay
Underground by MCkopath
Consulting Detective - Sherlock Holmes Inspired by thingamajik
Humour and Fun
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We're done it. We have decided on the winners. It was, once again, a tough choice because every single entry was brilliant in itself. You are certainly  not making our job very easy... =P
If you haven't taken away a price this year, there will be more opportunity in the next contest. :D As usual, the winners are listed below. :heart:

Do you think afternoon teas are all about hot water, tea leaves and some sweet little snacks? :sherlock:
Think again, because this is all about the most UNLIKELY WAYS Holmes and Watson have enjoyed a hot cup!

Here is what we want:
A picture or small fic showing us Holmes and Watson enjoying a nice hot steaming cup of tea in, to be honest, a rather unlikely and strange place. Certainly not the place you would EXPECT tea usually to be taken. xD

Now, there are a few RULES, though:

:bulletred: Both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson have to be present in the picture. More characters are allowed if you want to add them. ;)

:bulletred: Since we are a "SH canon club" keep their designs accordingly. No other adaptations, please.

:bulletred: They both need to have a teacup in their hands and the teapot nearby.

:bulletred: One would NOT expect people to have tea on the location chosen (e.g. graveyard, top of a moving train, inside Mobby Dick, the moon surface...)
:bulletyellow: You are ALLOWED to use cross-over locations (of other adaptations or other stories entirely).

:bulletred: If you need, you can use a speechbubble to explain the situation a bit better. But keep it short and simple. Like the tagline of a good joke. ;)

:bulletred: You can enter up to three pieces.

:bulletred: Your art has to be new. No art you had already uploaded in your gallery.

:bulletred: Make sure it follows DA and the club's rules (remember, this is a slash-free group)

:bulletred: No doodles you spent 5 seconds drawing on a piece of note paper. Please, do your best.

:bulletgreen: The Admins will do the judging. :plotting:

:bulletyellow: Submit your entries to the "Contest: Unlikely Afternoon Tea" Folder.

:bulletyellow: The deadline is April 6th 2019 midnight at Baker Street Time (GMT)! Lot's of time to get creative.

:bulletred:1st Place
Unlikely Afternoon Tea 2 by Deathlydollies13 by :icondeathlydollies13:
- 300 :points:
- Two (or less) coloured chibis (Holmes related preferable) by :iconwindmaedchen: (digital image)
- A fully coloured character of your choice by :icondemico-art: (digital image)

:bulletorange:2nd Place
The freezer trap - Unlikely Afternoon Tea Contest by iReneeArt by :iconireneeart:
- 200 :points:
- Two (or less) sketched characters (or chibis) (Holmes related preferable) by :iconwindmaedchen: (digital image)
- One coloured sketched character by :icondemico-art: (digital image)

:bulletyellow:3rd Place
A fourth wall breaking afternoon tea by TheGoldenAquarius by :iconthegoldenaquarius:
- 100 :points:
- Two (or less) sketched chibis (Holmes related preferable) by :iconwindmaedchen: (digital image)
- One simple sketched character by :icondemico-art: (digital image)

:bulletred: The other, amazing entries(In chronological order) :bulletred:

1- Slow Mo Tea (Unlikely Afternoon Tea Contest Entry) by caboosemcgrief by :iconcaboosemcgrief:

2- Sherlock Holmes - Unlikely Afternoon Tea by Khialat by :iconkhialat:

3- Unlikely Afternoon Tea by Deathlydollies13 by :icondeathlydollies13:

:bulletred: TO THE WINNERS :bulletred:
Please contact the artists per private message for your prize!

It's been quite a fun prompt this time and I really enjoyed seeing all your entries! Now, how about we have some tea? xD

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WillZona89 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2021
how do I join this group?
Windmaedchen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2021  Professional Interface Designer
Scroll up on our main page and just underneath the header section is a large blue box: inside of that should be a JOIN button. :)
WillZona89 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2021
I've joined,thanks
scribblemog Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2021   Traditional Artist
Hey, is this group still active? I'm a big SH fan, and am looking for a good group. Sorry to bother you if not.
Demico-Art Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2021  Professional Filmographer
Hello! It's still active albeit slow.
Windmaedchen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2021  Professional Interface Designer
Sort of, sort of. We still get submissions and new members but not so much discussions or comments here. It's been some time since we did a contest, though, I might check with my co-admin to see what we'll do next. :)
scribblemog Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2021   Traditional Artist
Great! Thank you for replying.
TakaraiIzumi23 Featured By Owner May 27, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can't submit my art in folder. how i can submit here?
Windmaedchen Featured By Owner May 29, 2020  Professional Interface Designer
You should have several options to submit a piece to our group. There is a big "submit" button under the group navigation and smaller + button on the top right side when you are inside a particular group folder.
And of course, when you personally submit a piece you can instantly add it to our group and choose the folder/category into which to place it.
TakaraiIzumi23 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, thanks for the info :love:
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