EDIT 03/07/13: This piece has been licensed by the BBC! Now available as an official Sherlock print in the BBC Shop, as well as from Big Chief Studios!
Painted this over Livestream in about 4 hours, you can view the full recording at my new Youtube channel. Thank you very much to all who stayed and watched! I have always loved all imagery of Sherlock Holmes playing the violin, I find it very striking and it's one of his most recognizable and interesting character traits. This piece is inspired by BBC's Sherlock (I cannot possibly recommend this show more!)
Time-lapsed process video can be watched here. Drawn and painted in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. Reference from here.
Available to buy as a phone case and other products here.
EDIT 10/09/13: I have provided this high-res wallpaper as a COURTESY to fellow Sherlock fans, and I expect my work to be treated with respect. Time and time again I have seen art thieves download this painting, PHOTOSHOP OUT MY SIGNATURE, and re-upload it to their own websites as a "free wallpaper," or, even worse, print it as a poster or on a phone case to sell on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, StoreEnvy, etc. It's absolutely ridiculous and disappointing. I'm leaving the wallpaper up because I know most don't do that, but I'm going to say this once again since it's apparently not clear: DO NOT REMOVE MY SIGNATURE FROM THIS ARTWORK FOR ANY REASON . If you see this painting on any of the above sites, please do me a favor and report it. If you see this painting on any products or websites without credit to me, I ask you not to buy it, and JUST REPORT IT. Thank you.
Sherlock BBC version. Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty. I tried capturing it with my meager style. Used this as my reference for the perspective. Done in Photoshop.
So excited for season 2!
 : I hope it's not social faux pas on my part to have this work featured in both #ASEXUALS-FTW and #johnsherlock ?
[son-of-edit] : Wow, I wasn't expecting the amount of response to this. Even though I can't thank every single one of the people who favorited this, I still want to put it out there that I sincerely appreciate it. Thank youuu~
I know there are a fuck ton of Virgin!Sherlock or Asexual!Sherlock fanfics, but gosh darnit! Virgin!John or Asexual!John or I-Don't-Trust-You-That-Much-To-Have-Sexy-Times-With-You!John is forever mine kink! I wish there were more people in this part of the kink-woods.
Okay... I think I've just fallen in love with the Sherlock (BBC) series.
I've been a (sorta recent) fan of Sherlock Homes ever since I saw the 2009 movie made by Guy Ritchie. From that movie I immediately bought the original books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I gotta say, it's damn entertaining. I do enjoy reading mysteries and crime, but Sherlock Holmes is by far the most enjoyable mystery/crime book I've ever read. You can never beat the classics.
Now about how I got sucked into watching Sherlock, I actually don't remember... No wait! I was waiting for the new episodes of Glee to come out... but you know how long that takes and all, so I decided to look for a new series to watch while waiting. I was contemplating on whether to watch Supernatural or Sherlock.
I decided to give Sherlock a go since I've read the book. Plus the people in Tumblr seems to enjoy it.
Never ever doubt the Tumblr people! They were right! It's a fantastic show. I had doubts at first because they modernize the Sherlock storyline, I mean who modernizes Sherlock Holmes? You can't do that, I thought to myself.
But man! I'm glad they did! It's very cool how they incorporate the original books' storyline into the series and updating it into the 21st century. Sherlock now solves crime using technology! How sweet is that?
And the casts! GOOD GRAVY THE CASTS! Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are a perfect match! You can totally see their chemistry oozing out from the television (or in my case laptop screen, heh!) screen! Gosh they're so adorable! I really love Martin especially. He gets Dr. Watson. He really does. Dr. Watson is such a BAMF in this show. I want to squish him every time he goes on screen wearing such adorkable sweaters. Hahaha. XP
Lastly, the original book wasn't only about running around solving crimes after crimes, it's about friendship and loyalty between to people, Holmes and Watson. The Sherlock series did not forget this important element.
And that's why it's awesome. Totally.
SO GO WATCH IT NOW PEOPLE!
P.s: I can't wait for Season 2 to come out! *dies*
a portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's "Sherlock", I am waiting eagerly for the fourth season! I used one of his photo as a reference but I've changed the light source direction and tried to give a rendition of his feature in my style... made with photoshop CS3 with Wacom bamboo tablet, and a bit of a texture from CG textures in the background.
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Update 24/07/2014: Better quality.
Here he comes at last. Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes from the fabulous BBC serie. This was the first role of his I've had an opportunity to watch and I found it rather interesting, impressive even.
In case someone in here dissapproves of seeing fan arts in my gallery - please take a peek at this before commenting, because you won't get any answer longer than that. My free time belongs to me, and I'm not a slave to get told what to draw.
Pencil and watercolour on 30x42cm watercolour paper. A comparision of pencil version and the coloured version is on my tumblr. Soundtrack: BBC Sherlock OST - Back to work