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© 2011 - 2019 alicexz

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.

A Study in Pink by alicexz

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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ardz367's avatar
Magnificent! 
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Moonlight10198|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Is there a name for using this style of large vague brushes and not blending so much? I'd love to try it out but I'd like to find tutorials.
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NurulHudaBaru|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love This! :)
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123mostafa124kamal's avatar
 you are awesome !!!!
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chubbyjamface|Student Traditional Artist
I love the textures! This piece is stunning :D (Big Grin) 
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kh254's avatar
I'm sorry but it looks like it has been stolen by these people witchykittdesigns.com/WKD/inde…
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Googadh|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this, I found it at the back of the "Sign of The Four" book I bought.
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fantastic art peice :clap:
I love this show : D
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ElementShimmer|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ♡ 
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Neko-Devil-Chan's avatar
Omg i love this <3
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ShivaRestsAt221B|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fuck off
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CC3TheArtist|Student Digital Artist
I love it! very genuine! ^^
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fernandocoutinho2's avatar
Great Image

Fernando Coutinho
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Lucza's avatar
Perfection.
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HenryCoign|Hobbyist Digital Artist
is that Danglerack Cunningsnatch?
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Dracos-kittyxo|Hobbyist Photographer
OMG you did this this has been my phone wallpaper for freaking ages and i have been trying to find the artist omg im in love with it you are a beautiful artist <3
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anasfarooqui|Hobbyist Photographer
www.facebook.com/customfreaker…

Custom Freaks is selling this print on FB without the signature, along with dozens of other images which I'm sure they don't have permission to use.
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VisualStripes|Hobbyist Photographer
Great impressionistic style!
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LadyVixxen|Student Writer
Wish.com is selling prints without your signature, image flipped. www.wish.com/search/sherlock%2…
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urzapw2000's avatar
very awesome!!
great picture!!
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siunove's avatar
hello, i noticed that one of the print companies is selling it on facebook, here's the link if you want to report it. www.facebook.com/PinPostergeo/…
I asked them to take it down, but they refused
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stullhee5|Professional Artist
Its really awesome
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MrsIILovett|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
saw the style in the preview and insta know its alicex, lol
Amazing work as always ^.^ love it
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