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This is my piece for the Let's Draw Sherlock collaborative project! (The idea was that a bunch of people draw from the same reference photo but in their own art styles, to show and celebrate the diversity among Sherlock artists!) I've actually drawn from this same ref before, but it was in a much different style and a long time ago... just goes to show that there can be a variety of style even among the same person's art...

Anyway, I changed up John's expression to be more serious, but otherwise painted it as close as I could, with some obvious color interpretation and tried out the 'loose brushstroke' look again. According to some people I somehow made them look rather intense and unsettling and ghost-like, hence the title. (I was definitely going for "murder" with the red streaks...)

Realize I haven't posted any Sherlock-related art for a long time... this was very fun to do and I spent about two days drawing this and could probably spend more but I barely made the deadline and I should really get back to solo show work... last frivolous painting I promise. Feel free to reblog And be sure to check out the other contributions!

Virtuoso by alicexz A Study in Pink by alicexz

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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MarinaArbelbide's avatar
Great work!! Amazing
lilibloom24601's avatar
Seriously, best work I've ever seen! ARe you using some kind of application to do this?
Yuki-Almasy's avatar
Just so awesome!!! I reeeeeally love it!!! Super great work!
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I've never seen a single episode of the Sherlock series, but I don't think it's an accident that these two are also both in the Hobbit Trilogy.
Anki-Benedict's avatar
Seriously? They're in the Hobbit trilogy?! Oh my, which part / character??
Taqresu650's avatar
Well Martin Freeman, the one who plays Mr. Watson, is Bilbo, and he's everywhere in the Hobbit. :) and Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock is both the Necromancer that imprisons Gandalf, and Smaug the Dragon. It's probably one of the reasons the scene with Bilbo and Smaug worked so well. Freeman and Cumberbatch are usually together in Sherlock.
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Incredible. I wish I could favorite this a million times.
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I like it! It looks awesomesparkly la 
NieveDeLimon's avatar
Me encanta tu trabajo, los colores y el dibujo. Es hermoso tu talento.
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Absolutely stunning! Heart 
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what is this art style called? I've been trying to figure it out for a while now, I work in a custom framing shop and a few pieces came in that are done like this. I've been trying to describe it to my friend for a while now. Just curious~
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Love the movement in your works...awesome!
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ooh shiney, Brilliant emotions in both their expressions. I like it. Keep up the good work
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Love your paint <3
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Just letting you know that one of the main reasons I started watching the series is your Sherlock art. Mesmerizing.
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