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WitD 01: Morning Tea

Whispers in the Dark
a Great Mouse Detective fanfiction
Chapter 01 | Morning Tea

illustrations.: prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 ...
the chapters: prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 ...
(to be continued)

summary: AU - None believed that the hate-filled words of a little girl could still live on after more then 200 years, but when strange events start occurring in London the city's only hope of survival lies with one mouse ... and a rat?

My last poll showed that you guys seem to be interested in some illustrations, so here's the first of the series aww.

Now, as said before, I want to keep these as simple as I can. No advance background (for the moment) or things like that. My aim is the complete these in around 30 or 40 minutes (NO longer then 50) so I hope that you'll enjoy :D

And yes, I did start with chapter one instead of the prologue because .... I simply didn't know what to draw for it XD

artwork and story © Jessica P. (2010)
Basil of Baker Street/The Great Mouse Detective © Eve Titus/Disney
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Brinatello's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The kind, gentle doctor doesn't get half the amount of attention he deserves when he's (literally) in shadow of the mouse world's greatest detective. His shy, quiet demeanor may have a reason for that, too. It's nice to see him solely in a GMD work of art where he can be noticed better!

Vision: This is a very simple and quiet moment shown of Dr. Dawson reading the paper next to a small table containing his morning tea. Rodent Times cracked me up, and that favors to Eve Titus who made puns all the time in her stories. The chosen newspaper title she gave was London Mouse Daily. I like that touch, gives us a more view of the mouse world compared to the human world. 5.0

Originality: Ever seen a mouse read a newspaper with tea before? In Fairy Tale books, perhaps, but this one with Dr. Dawson is new to me, and a very nice one to view! 5.0

Technique: Her style continues with the soft brush tools, subtle and dark surrounding backgrounds (I'm one for liking to circle the borders with blackness as well). If it's not too much to ask, I'd love to see the sketch versions of each piece before the coloring and graphics are put in. 5.0

Impact: Always get soft, peaceful, and comforting vibes from her works of art and this is another one added to the list. If you listen hard enough, I'm sure you can hear the ticking of the mantel clock in this room. 5.0

Overall, another masterpiece from a very dedicated fan.
EricaX's avatar
Awwwm Dawson is so cute! :heart: He needs more love like this.

I have read your story, "Whispers in the Dark" and I absolutely love it! I am only now realizing you have illustrations to go with it and I couldn't be happier. They are all lovely!

sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you very much! :heart:
EricaX's avatar
You're welcome <3
MightyMorphinPower4's avatar
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you very much ^^
murr-ma-ing's avatar
Oh hellz yes, can't wait for the rest! I love Dawson. And the newspaper is fabulous.
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you :D And it's close to impossible not to like Dawson :aww: He's such a sweet character :heart:

wanted to make the title a tad more original and slightly more "general" :P (plus, given the less-then-to-the-point articles Dawson was reading in the fic ... I doubt one would find something as general like that posed in Illustrated London Mouse XD)
MouseAvenger's avatar
Awww, it's Dawson! ^_^ I love this picture of him--it's splendid! :clap: :D
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you :D

(Dawson just doesn't seem to get enough screen-time :P He deserves more :heart:)
MouseAvenger's avatar
Yeah... :nod: And you're welcome! :hug:
Noelle-M's avatar
Awww! so cute!
I love his cute little eyes!
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you :hug:
I always liked the idea of "eyes being the window to one's sole" so I always seem to pay extra attention to them ;P (and since Dawson is such a sweet person I believe that sweet, calm eyes would suite him best :P )
Noelle-M's avatar
Yeah, I think he just looks like he needs a hug as well!!! :hug: great one!
FaPingMulan's avatar
this looks great nice job
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SevenViolets's avatar
This is beautiful! I love how friendly and warm it is >//<
sycamoreleaf's avatar
thank you so much :D
Mosflow's avatar
I read a bit of the prologue and i enjoyed it. i'll read the rest once i get enough time. (darn school)

I love the picture
sycamoreleaf's avatar
WONDERFUL!!! Thank you very much :heart:
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tursiops33's avatar
Really nice indeed!
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