August Challenge: Alternative Fashion Styles!
(example art by Katzenprotte)
~Ends August 31st~
PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES BEFORE BEGINNING!
Our challenge for August is to imagine Sherlock characters in alternative fashion styles to their usual canon attire! The change in fashion could be for a case, a time jump to the characters future or past or an AU. The focus of the art piece should be the clothes characters are wearing.
Entries can feature one character or a number of different characters and you can choose any character or characters in Sherlock (any version, BBC, RDJ, etc) for the challenge.
Below are some examples of alternative fashions you could use:
- Characters in fancy dress (Sherlock dressed as Lolita)
- Characters in different decades (John dressed like he’s in the 70’s / Mycroft dressed like he’s in the 20’s)
- Two characters swapping clothes
- Two adaptations of the same character swapping clothes (i.e. BBC Sherlock and Granada Holmes)
- Sherlock dragging another character on a case, both of them in disguise
- A scene from a characters past (military service John / exotic dancer Mrs Hudson) or future (retired beekeeper Sherlock <3 / Chief Superintendant Sally)
Before starting on your piece, please read the full guidelines under the read more.
-Obviously entries of the same characters and situations are fine.
-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.
-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! Also, don’t put your work down in your comments!
-You can submit art (drawn/painted/etc), graphics/photo manips, cosplay, photography, or crafts. Photo manips should alter at least 50% of the original image to qualify (meaning you can’t just paste a face onto a photo). 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.
-Please create new art! We feel it’s missing the point of the challenge to accept old works. However, if in the past you’ve created artwork with Sherlock characters using a colour palette and want to use the challenge colour palette to re-create the artwork, this is fine to submit.
-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!