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WitD 06: You must go

Whispers in the Dark
a Great Mouse Detective fanfiction
Chapter 06 | You must go

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?

AHA!YES! I am still ALIVE!!!

This particular chapter, though one of my favorites (to write), was a - pardon my language - total bi*** to illustrate ... mainly because I had no idea what to do for it :XD: Still, thanks to the suggestion of dear *Brinatello, I do believe I finally did something worthy of it (or tried to).

AND - I believe it's the first one after Fish and Chips that I actually liked ... true, it took about an hour and a bit since I (once again) re-did the sketch digitally, but it's well worth it :D I know some I did some 'antrotomy' mistakes and the birdcage is just not right ... but who cares right now :aww: I did a "scared" face, and I am downright proud of it!

Also, for those who're looking forward to it - Whispers in the Dark shall be updated this Thursday! So keep your eyes open ... for I promise a pretty pic to go with it :D

AND - ~Shas-O-Suam promises us all to be awesome in the nearby future :D - not gonna say "why" - it will be a surprise :devilish:

artwork and story (+ Thinker) © 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-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Vision: What I see is two characters whom care deeply for one another and are facing a very difficult situation: one is caged up while the other is attempting to jail break them. There is so much darkness to this room that it brings out a lot of the fear and worry even more upon both characters. 5.0

Originality: Being this is another art piece based on a story, it's an original concept of Basil helping Dawson in a locked bird cage. Yet, such a situation has been done many times of someone wanting to free one of his/her friends from captivity. 4.5

Technique: I am enjoying the continual use of the sharp/soft tools to add vivid shadow effects on the two as well as the surrounding objects. The use of paint colors make the piece look rich and vibrant (despite the moody atmosphere), almost like a cell from an animated feature. 5.0

Impact: There is quite a lot of fear and worry coming from this piece. Basil is hoping to rescue Dawson while he insists that she leaves as fast as possible. Both are struggling with one another to help their situation further. Basil has the freedom to leave, yet she would rather choose to stay and help Dawson instead. For that, I get the impact of true friendship and loyalty as well. 5.0
disneyfangirl774's avatar
Reminds me of a scene from "Beauty and the Beast" where Belle came to get her father out of the cell.
SherlockHolmes90's avatar
I read the story and though I had yo get use to a female Basil it was really good and had me cracking up in places like when Basil slaps Ratigan XD. And I know where the idea for the pic and the story came from it's Beauty and the beast one of my fave movies ^^
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Indeed it was and I can't help but thank you again! Thank you ever so much! :love:
alvillaphoto's avatar
I am simply loving this artwork. The light and shadow are beautiful, it looks pretty realistic. Nothing but my favorite mouse detective in Disney history. I :+fav: this. :D
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you ever so much! :hug:
Shaggimurder's avatar
LOL I thought the Dr was wearing a fez Haha
Awesome picture btw. Love 'em all! :D
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you so much!
WHat I imagined after seeing this picture:
Basil: Dawson, I'm here to -
Dawson: DaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaAAAAAAAaaaAAAA!
Basil: Dawson, Shut it! This is no time for opera!

Well, call me crazy, but it looks like Dawson is singing a opera song... or gasping in surprise or talking while frightened beyond belief, but the opera singing was first in my mind. Tells a lot about my mind, doesn't it?

I also see that Basil has changed the unbelievably awesome hat for a normal hat. Bad Basil! Bad! But I see the awesome hat is still there, so I guess it ain't that bad.
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Me not gonna call you crazy :3 - instead, I's gonna call you brilliant for coming up with the idea :D And yup - it does tell us something about your mind. It's saying: "I am an artist ... so don't you dare mess with me!"
errantscarecrow's avatar
I really like the lighting on this one.
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you :D
Light and shadow ~ now those are my favorite things to play with :meow:
errantscarecrow's avatar
Well, you're good at it. :D
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you're welcome! ;)
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Irregularhonour's avatar
This is gorgeous! (Although I really can't think of the REAL Basil being female- I have to love your character nonetheless. =))
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you :heart:
Your words make me happy :happycry:
:giggle: and I guess that's why it's called fan-fiction ;P
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