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Irene by kajoi Irene by kajoi
Ha, I managed to be even a little bit productive while in Japan!

I am pretty hesitant to painting with my laptop because the it's not the best for coloring (meaning that you will probably see this one a bit differently than I meant to) BUT I figured that I could do small paintings for practice, so the end result doesn't really matter that much! But I might get back to this later when I return back to Finland and retouch it a bit...

Anyway, here's Irene Adler from BBC Sherlock! Reference used (screenshot). She seems to be dividing opinions, but I simply think she was amazingly beautiful :) I may or may not do more of these....

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LunaSaphira Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Amazing job!
If this was just for practice, I would really like to see one of Irene (or any other character of Sherlock) that isn't for practice ;)
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Yamimi-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
This is crazy good and you were just practicing o.o?
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zumaipair Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful bitch. :D
The art's amazing. Really.
Good job, dear author!
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kajoi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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Phoenix001 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:worship: :heart:
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NinjaUnicorn13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
This is amazing! :3
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Beginte Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the cold colours and the pastel-like style you've employed. And the sharp, crisp lines of the coat's texture are a great touch :) I also love her gaze, somewhere above out heads and so very sharp and shrewd. Also, great flare of intense colour in her hair. Overall, fantastic work :D
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kajoi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the very detailed compliment, I rarely get any of those :D I'm glad you like it!
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Beginte Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :) I enjoy leaving a detailed comment on things I like, and I'm always happy when those comments are liked :)
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somesortofsomething Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I love the texture on the trenchcoat.
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luxifu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
So beautiful!
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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I loved her in the series, it was such an amazing adaptation of the books and the characters...
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AralisJ Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful portrait!! Love the lighting!
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Carlila Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Wow, that's really amazing! It's looking really realistic! :omg:
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kajoi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thankies! :D
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colin1610 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist
wow! She is beautiful! Just like what I would see her in the show!!! Great job!
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animekittynya Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous!
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Kaerale Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
I adore this artwork. ^_^ Lovely colouring, very clean and fresh, and you can defintely get a sense of her personality.
I really didn't get the Sherlock/Irene that was present in that epeisode, though-he's not meant to be even faintly interested in either romance or sex. Oh well.
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kajoi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)

Yeah, I didn't really get that either :/ But it's not like the BBC version follows the canon precisely anyway...
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Kaerale Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
You're welcome!
I suppose it doesn't follow, but that WAS pretty important, storywise-much of Sherlock's interest as a character is that he isn't a typical romantic hero. He does originally greatly esteem and regard Irene, but there's nothing of romance about it.

You are right about the BBC-and the funny thing was, that in that episode, John yells at Irene 'I'm not gay!
She replies 'I am. And look at us both.'

Now that was a very weird thing to say, because she's heavily implying that she is a lesbian woman interested in a man, Sherlock, and John is a straight man with romantic interest in the same consulting detective. Confusing, huh?
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kajoi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Apparently Sherlock is so attractive that he confuses everyone's orientation XD But well, there has been a lot of discussion about that, and I think most of the discussion has been very good. I guess the general consensus is that sexuality is fluid, and there should be no strict labels...so a lesbian woman like Irene can be interested in Sherlock because people aren't necessarily 100% homo-or heterosexual. She can still be a lesbian, if that is how she identifies herself. People outside you don't decide your sexuality, you do. Even though, like I said, I didn't really get the romantic hints between her and Sherlock, I am kind of OK with it because of all the sexuality related discussion that followed it :)
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KaiDarknight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just amazing and you capture her brilliantly
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charamy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
in my opinion, this is your best work. brilliant!
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Rikativity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! You capture her quite well in this!
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iamsherlocked123 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
this is beautiful i am currently watching this episode now hahahaha truely amazing
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Kawaii-Syringa Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This is really beautiful!! Lovely colouring!
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double-rus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is perfect. I've been drawing her portrait for two days, and I know how difficult it is. But it's worth it, right? :)
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MissPaperJoker Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree with you, she really is amazingly beautiful!
You did her justice, so to sayXD
All the colours in there, that´s like a feast! Especially like her gaze and the sun in her hair!
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kajoi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm happy to hear I made her justice, god knows how much I tweaked her face to get it perfect XD Well, perfect enough anyway...
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MissPaperJoker Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you´re welcome :) You did a very good job! And I do hope you´ll practice her and do more :P XD
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eamilia Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Truly beautiful! I like how you caught her expression too, looks very true to the character. :>
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kajoi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I did spend quite a lot of time fixing her mouth and eyes :)
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DonPixe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
AIVAN upea, iik. Hienosti tuo melkeinpä valkoinen hohtava iho maalattu. Ja takin tekstuuri on mahtava valinta.
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kajoi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Kiitos kiitos! Voisi kyllä kokeilla tehdä enemmänkin, sinun fanarttisi ovat olleet suuri innoittaja :D
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oOAngeliceOo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Haaa, I totally agree with you, she's just divinely beautiful ! I loved that episode, this actress was a great choice, you could actually believe Sherlock would fall for her :)
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Lullaberry Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You should draw the movie Adler too, she's prettyyy <3
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kajoi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can't hold all these Adlers
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Lullaberry Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oohhhhhh she's gorgeous! *_______________* and I think the colors look good!
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kajoi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! n___n
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