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WitD 12: Just like you

Whispers in the Dark
a Great Mouse Detective fanfiction
Chapter 12 | Just like you ...

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?

Sorry for not being so active lately guys ... but this just goes to show that I haven't forgotten! Yes, WitD has been - miraculously - updated!

Now, concerning the pic here: I noticed a lot of you were curious to see the portrait that's been under everyone's attention lately, so here you have it!

Still, looking back, I noticed that some of my more recent drawings don't seem to meet the standards of some of my more earlier ones ... I will try to remedy that.But until then, enjoy :aww:

and me is going to sleep ... :sleep:

artwork and story © Jessica P. (2010)
Basil of Baker Street/The Great Mouse Detective © Eve Titus/Disney
please do not use without permission
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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: This is a beautiful scene of Ratigan's private chamber. Basil has climbed up on top of the fireplace mantel to get a better view of the girl in the portrait. The room itself feels cozy as well as a quiet place to study. The damaged wallpaper indicates Ratigan mistreats his room from fits of anger. The books, however, look kept in a somewhat orderly fashion as if he respects them more than the rest of the room. It's a surprise to see that bust still in one piece when the professor has such a terrible temper! 5.0

Originality: Lurking where one is not supposed to be and getting into trouble for their curiosity is not original, but since this was done so wonderfully, it gets high marks for its unique scenery. 4.5

Technique: It's the same as the rest with its smooth colors and lines. The soft edges and dark, mysterious corners are signs the artist took extra care in adding a more vivid atmosphere. 5.0

Impact: "Caught" is the first word that comes to mind. Basil looks as though she was found spying and turned to the sound of someone entering the room. I feel a lot of fear and heat of embarrassment. Since I developed goosebumps when looking at this, full marks needed to be given. 5.0
4qua-ch4n's avatar
I find this piece simply marvelous, The Great Mouse Detective is actually one of my favorite works done by Disney and in this portrait I feel those 'childhood memories' feelings coming about.

And the expression on Basil's face indicates to me that he has found out about something that he wasn't supposed to know while someone walked in on him at the same time.

The picture is very suspenseful and eye-catching ;P
AllieWay's avatar
Very nice work
Love the backround and character
SilverCatseyes's avatar
Cool picture! And now it's getting interesting, how this woman is related to Basil... I would say her greatgrandma or something like that... Or maybe not? But then is the question if Ratigan... WAH! To much thinking :D:D Stop thinking! Anyway, I am really curious now^^ MUAHAHAHA!!! VOLE AND CLAWES! :D:D Oh my, when Vole said, that Clawes shall clean up and Clawes was standing there "WHAT?" I really had to laugh out loud! :D Your ideas are simply great! And Clawes is by far my favorite character! He is in his own way very cute and reminds me lot of a friend of mine :) ... Well, whatever, great work on picture and chapter!!! Can't wait for the next chapter^^

PS: YOU ARE EVIL!!!! MEAN cliffhanger! :D
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Maybe someone from Disney should hire me and some of these things will become official ;P (in my dreams, that is :XD:)
Oh, Clawes is most definitely a darling :heart: *Mlle-Relda undoubtedly was and is brilliant for creating him. He has personality, he had brains yet he has such child-like-innocence that it's hard to imagine someone not liking him. :hug:
SilverCatseyes's avatar
That is right, you simply HAVE to love him^^
AllyCatAussie's avatar
EEEEEEE!!!!! Brilliant chapter!
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thankee :D
what did you like best? :3
AllyCatAussie's avatar
I think I like when Vole proves why he is worthy of his position in the Yard.
sycamoreleaf's avatar
:love: Oh, yes, I had so much fun writing that one. Vole's constantly being underestimated - much like his human counterpart - so maybe a little reminder of just how awesome he is would be nice ;P
AllyCatAussie's avatar
*raises her glass to the awesomeness that is Vole* We should throw him a party.
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Definitely should :ahoy:
You bring the drinks, I bring the llamas!
AllyCatAussie's avatar
Sweet! *slaps a party hat on Voles head*
tursiops33's avatar
Nice one! Really like how the emotions are conveyed in this one.
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you very much :heart:
Brinatello's avatar
Ooh, now we get a better look at the lady in the portrait! Her markings are slightly different than Basil's (the lighter fur goes up to her eyes than just the muzzle? How interesting!), but the face is definitely similar! :wow: So, that's Terra, right? Hope I got the name right! :faint: Lovely art as usual! :thumbsup:
sycamoreleaf's avatar
Thank you! :heart:

Yup, that's Terra :D Funny that Ratigan didn't notice the similarities earlier, but I guess his excuse would be that he was to busy trying to outwit Basil then to really look ;P
Basil4Life's avatar
This is truly amazing! Is the woman in the picture a relative to Basil in some way? I know this is going to be a "no duh" statement, but she has a whole lot of Basil's facial features. Wonderful work!
sycamoreleaf's avatar
I was counting on that :D I needed someone who resembles Basil a great deal (even if Basil will find a hole lot of arguments that say otherwise) or I couldn't count on Ratigan playing his part XD But yes, to give a spoiler, there is a connection between Basil and the girl ;)
Basil4Life's avatar
Sweetness! I figured there was a connection between them.
Shinku-Ame's avatar
Wow, the portrait is so well done!

I can find very little wrong with your pic, only the angle of that book on the left looks a bit weird and Basil's arm with the magnifying glass looks a little off (could be just the shadows).

Is Basil actually standing on that mantle? I've done that before XD. AndI love the little bust. Overall great, great pic!
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