He was the world's greatest detective, and the fourth smartest man in the world*. He was strong enough to bend an iron bar with his bare hands (no, really, he did it). He killed the biggest crime boss in history by JUDO FLIPPING HIM OFF THE SIDE OF A CLIFF INTO A WATERFALL. Come on, he was a 19th century Englishman who knew oriental martial arts. That's a damn cool cat.
Plus, he did it all while smoking heavily and strung out on cocaine. He was GOOD.
Dracula, meanwhile, was killed by a crazy college professor who was pushing seventy at the time. Nice.
So; the Great Detective vs the Prince of Darkness. Place your bets.
*Behind Professor Moriarty (3rd), Dr. Fu Manchu (2nd) and Captain Nemo (1st). Thats how I rate it, anyway.
I had already submitted this pic a long time ago, but for some reason it disappears from my gallery without my agreement So I'm submitting it again, sorry for those who were expecting new pics. (wait till my new Gankutsuou fanart is finished, that won't be long )
Just finished reading Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and I was itching to sketch the characters, especially after I took a look at the 1996 TV miniseries which was, frankly, rather disappointing. So this is more or less how I would envision them.
"The same thing we do every night, Pinky: Try to take over the world...!"
And now something completely old and not-so-different: I was bored in class, I believe it was Algebra, and doodled Pinky and the Brain in Sherlockian gear on college-ruled notebook paper. Aren't they just adorable?
"And then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony..."
Jeremy Brett (1933-1995) was a marvellous and versatile actor with a distinguished forty-year career in film, television, radio, and stage. He is most internationally famed for his masterful and enriching portraiture of the world's greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. He has touched the hearts of millions, including my own. Mr. Brett is the "quintessential" Holmes! He is, and shall be, always dearly missed.
This is portrait is to start off the new year with a bang! 2008 hasn't been very kind to me, so I'm hoping 2009 will open doors for some hope in my life. Upward and onward!
I began this project with the intent to give the piece a steampunk or Industrial Revolution look, and specifically chose a copper-and-brass color scheme. I chose the term "classic-styled" because of this unfortunate phenomenon -->[link]
I don't think it counts as art, but I was careful in choosing the color and textures I wanted for the piece and was as absolutely careful as I had patience for in executing my plan.
I chose these pieces because of the science-fictiony and somewhat overcomplicated, unstreamlined look they present, completely unlike most modern handguns. The flashlight built into the upper part is passably functional, and at a range where a dart can actually reach, the red light built in under the dart-launching barrel does a fair impression of a laser sight.
Due to time, cost and, above all, hassle considerations, I decided not to do any modification of the body of the piece to add extra features like more external pipes, glass tubes with colored liquid or dials and gauges. I'm saving those for a more ambitious project.
It came out looking pretty slick, I think, and I'm proud enough of it that I'm putting it up here.
Materials: Nite-Finder Nerf blaster and N-Strike Mission Kit Tactical Light (both from Hasbro), metallic hammered copper texture spraypaint, metallic gold spraypaint, dark brown spraypaint, Chaos Black and Tin Bitz paint from Citadel, high-gloss spray coating