PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES BEFORE BEGINNING! (or at least skim the bolded bits!!)
OUR OCTOBER CHALLENGE: SHERLOCK AND JOHN AS OTHER FAMOUS DUOS!!
Ends: October 30th
YOUR CHALLENGE: Holmes and Watson have been a famous pair for over a century, but before and after there have been hundreds (thousands??) of famous duos: teammates, partners, lovers, rivals… pairs of people, creatures, places or things that almost lose meaning without the other. Our Halloween challenge is to dress up/transform Sherlock and John into another famous duo! Whether you want to just have them dressed up for Halloween, or transformed completely (with some recognizable features of Sherlock and John of course) is up to you.
Yup, this is another challenge which requires John and Sherlock to be in the image! Other characters are welcome to visit them, but the Holmes/Watson duo must be present (we’ll do a challenge more inclusive for minor characters next month).
What constitutes a duo? The two things must be famous together for some reason, but don’t have to only be known together. For example, Fry & Laurie would be a famous duo because of their show together, even though they’re probably more famous for other roles.
Does it have to be well known? It should be fairly well known, yes. The most popular pairing in your fandom wouldn’t count, unless they are well known together in canon. We also don’t want two characters out of a larger group that just happen to be your favorites; they should share a significant connection.
-You can include any pairing, any rating, any version of Sherlock. If your artwork is explicit it’d be appreciated if you could put it under a preview or read more. We’re very flexible on content.
-You can submit art (drawn/painted/etc), graphics/photo manips, cosplay, photography, or crafts. Photo manips should make an attempt to construct a new image from several sources and make creative modifications (meaning you can’t just paste a face onto a screencap). Here is a collection of manips that are on a level we would accept. (Unfortunately, we’ve had to be more strict on manips and graphics lately since we’ve gotten a lot of them. ) If your image happens to have fic attached to it, that’s great, but we will not be accepting purely fic submissions this time around.
-We aren’t critical of quality! Whether you choose to push yourself and make something elaborate, or only have an hour or so and just want to participate, we love everything we get, even if we can’t include it for some reason! Also, don’t put your work down in your comments!
-Please create new art! We feel it’s missing the point of the challenges to accept old works.
-Limit of submissions: max 2
-How to submit: post it to your blog. Tag it “letsdrawsherlock” within the first five tags (you must do this when you post; if you edit in the tag later it generally doesn’t appear under the tag listing). You can also send us your post ID via askbox.
A reminder about our buddy group: Let’s Write Sherlock!!! This group is run by a different set of people, so the challenges will not be the same, but they update much more often than we do! Feel free to enter both!