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The Game is Afoot



I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

--King Henry V, Act 3, Scene I


Not much to say about this one, really, beside the fact that it took me a hell of a long time to finish.

Reference I used for Watson and Holmes were two different shots--I just put them together--which was a problem since the light sources were slightly different in each photo. But I tried to compromise. If you see any lighting that's a bit off, chances are that it's a section I've guessed.

Brownie points to the first person to guess which scenes I've taken the poses from. Holmes is obvious :XD:

This is also going into Egil21's Traditional Art Portraits contest.


Tools: HB mechanical pencil, Staedtler Tradition 2B pencil, Faber Castell eraser, kneadable eraser, tissue
Paper: 21cmx42cm 110 gsm white cartridge paper
Time taken: 20+ hours


Sherlock Holmes © Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes 2009 film © Warner Bros.
Quote from Shakespeare's play, King Henry V
Art © Hannah Yang
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So amazing... like you even got the texture of everything!!!!! :D