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Sherlock BBC: Sherlock Holmes x John Watson

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I saw this and had to write a critique. Beautiful colours and use of lighting for this picture. The look on John's face and the posture between their bodies is wonderful. Every detail down to their hair is spectacular and you have captured both Sherlock and John perfectly.

I love the look on Sherlock's face and how is hands are possessively holding John's hips. John's expression is almost sad and makes me wonder what has happened. The colour of Sherlock's shirt really contrast nicely with John's skin and creates a nice mood that fits the scene. I especially love the fact that John is wearing military trousers; nice touch!
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I am not the type who whrites critiques to everyone.
But I just had to.
This picture has so much to say and raises so many questionmarks.
Is John leaving Sherlock for some reason? Is there another war, a war that John has to be a part of and therby unwillingly leave?

Or is it, as I think I would like to intepretent it, a reuniun a long time, perhaps years after the fall?

I like to see the scen set to directly after their reunion.

John is filled with both sadness and anger that has rissen to the surface again as Sherlock reapeared. He dosn´t know what to do realy and don´t know how he should react. He dosn´t embrace Sherlock in forgivness, but nor do he push him away in anger. Instead he settles somewhere in between while Sherlock try to make it all up to John and silently asks for forgivness for something that he fears John will never forgive.

Sherlock closing his eyes, trusting John with everything, with his life even, but there is still something to his face that makes you wonder what he feels more than trust, is it guilt for leaving John or sorrow for the years they had to spend apart. If the scenario is like I would like it to imagine would I be lead to think of both in a mix.

Then there is the smal gesture of his hand on Johns hip, not wanting to let go, not wanting John to leave him even if he fears John will leave and still not daring to hold on tigthly or wrap his arms around Johns chest. It just seems so like Sherlock to not know what to say or do and then settle for something smal, a fine gesture but knowing that John won´t miss i´t significance.

And this not to mention that you have made a picture showing high skills. The shadows and the ligths play very nicley together and there is skill down to the smal wrinkles in their faces, besides have you caugth them just as they are and the picturing of them is perfect down to the very lst curl of Sherlocks hair.
Oh, I could go on for quite a shile, but I think this will have to do for now

:) LOVE your work!
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Neveah-Hope-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hot damn!!! Patrick Star- Fangirl emote Subaru Fangirling Icon Kagura Sohma (Kyo fangirling) [V1] Boa Hancock (Luffy Fangirling) [V1] Fangirl 
This was actually shown on an interview with Martin Freeman. He said he doesn't mind the fanart. It makes him blush!
TakitokaHikari Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah XD I recognized this art because I saw it in an interview with Martin Freeman hahaha how crazy! And he was happy with it xD
I love it <3 it's so expressive
kyndallp Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous. Do you do commissions?
sillyhunny Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
I saw this on a clip from the Stephen Colbert show with Martin Freeman. Beautiful art, fantastic detailing. I like how it appears John is holding Sherlock's hand and they both look so pensive. This is gorgeous. ;-)

(It reminds of the fic two two one bravo baker.)
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh thank you! ^__^
bloodmoon08 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Professional Artist
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wasted-Effort Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great piece. I've always wanted to Sherlock and John to "pair up". 
fyr-draca Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Very nice ;)
Leonardogirl4eve Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
This is really cool, I just love what you did
with the colors its brilliant 
Great Job :) Thumbs Up SPN 
LinnMangay Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
I so love your drawing style. This is perfect!!
SherlockandWatsonfan Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just outright bloody nonsense! There not gay! you post wrong they both have a wife and 2 kids! Why would you bloody do this to them! Look before you post! Do some research you bloody moron!
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Shhhh that's just fanart and my own fantasy. Calm down i don't mean they're gay. But please try to be not so angry homophobic, that's not nice!
Have a nice day =) 
neatlion Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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AkaiTsume Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Dayam. There are so many things that I love about this that I can't begin to list them all. Amazing work!!!
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =) 
Tsuzukitheshinigami1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   Filmographer
mmmmmm this is sooooo hoooooot just sayiin lol 
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =) 
Tsuzukitheshinigami1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Filmographer
jaemistoryteller Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a very beautiful picture, love the color scheme, it works rather well together. Thank you for sharing
ViolaBear Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
U-unif-forms...purp-ple sh-shirts....(falls to floor and dies of nosebleed...)
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lunathilde Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Awww sexyy ! Beautiful picture !
theunspokenheroine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014

I saw this and I was just like:

oh...-oh my-....

hyschdesigns Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It should be illegal how much I love this. 
NayruSapphire Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this picture! Wonderfully done!!! :3
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ^_^
PhilK5 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
They have said so, they are screwing women, even Gattiss, who IS gay, says they're not
GET USED TO IT as gays repeat endlessly themselves
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
calm down, everybody know they aren't but who cares about FAN art?
alex-the-smart-one Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
DAYUM! love this so much!!!! u r amazing!
Emari-chan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
I just got into this fandom... and I already ship it.
marauder1978 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! 
kiss-in-heaven Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist
I think there should be some moral code to prohibit me from liking this as much as I do...
Most unfortunately... there isn't...

...Oh look, it can be enlarged
aita92 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one's beautiful :)
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Claraclicks96 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
This is such a hot image! Wish I could do such accurate faces! Well done!! :3
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
mel0mania Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
*fans self* watson hot damn
TheeMaddHattter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmygoodness. Ohmy Ohmy Ohmy. That's fantastic. That's simply fantastic. I love this so much.
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! ^^
Kelouisa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
this pic just makes my day, yum yum yum
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Luno97 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best Johnlock picture I've seen so far.
maXKennedy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Luno97 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^ you're welcome!
IndiaTiger Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I love this, though I think johns face is a bit too shaped, he has more puppy-dogish features!
miss-loveless Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
where is john's scar???

great artwork though
carreracaminos Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
This is just so beautiful! You really get John's strength here, much more so than the BBC character and most artists.

You're showing a huge part of what makes John really equal, fascinatingly different, and so irresistible to Sherlock. LOVE Commando John. THANKS!
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