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Portrait of Jeremy Brett, 1986

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"And then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony..."

Jeremy Brett (1933-1995) was a marvellous and versatile actor with a distinguished forty-year career in film, television, radio, and stage. He is most internationally famed for his masterful and enriching portraiture of the world's greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. He has touched the hearts of millions, including my own. Mr. Brett is the "quintessential" Holmes! He is, and shall be, always dearly missed.

This is portrait is to start off the new year with a bang! 2008 hasn't been very kind to me, so I'm hoping 2009 will open doors for some hope in my life. Upward and onward!

(For more "Brettish" information, please visit my tribute websites: DeviantArt Jeremy Brett Club.)

Medium - Photoshop, art marker black (Prismacolour), graphic pen black (Pigma Micron), art pen black (Micro pen) roller pen black (Uni-Ball).

© Diane N. Tran.
Sherlock Holmes © Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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tranimation-art's avatar
Thanks! It took me hours to get this right.
Duncan-Eagleson's avatar
I'll bet - there's a real art to reducing your halftones to just stark black and white and still getting the picture to look right. Good work.
tranimation-art's avatar
Also to get the angles right. I also wanted the eyes to pop as the only bit of colour on the piece.
Duncan-Eagleson's avatar
It works... even more so in the print! (Just joined dA a few weeks ago, so this is the first print I've bought. Very pleased with the print quality, as well as with the piece itself. Beautiful.)
tranimation-art's avatar
Awesome! Glad you enjoy it! That means a great deal to me! I'm honoured.
Drawingremy's avatar
Well done! Love how you made the eyes blue. Instant :+fav:.
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Thanks! I'm so happy you like it!
EIRivero's avatar
Jeremy Brett my favorite holmes, i love the apisode of of scandal of bohemia, the imagen of him at the end playing his violin, and siting close to the fire, and a little sluched like a child, in that apisode i dont se an actor i se the ansolotli holmes.
tranimation-art's avatar
That's one of my favourite episodes. If you're a JB fan, please check out my group: :iconjeremy-brett:
EIRivero's avatar
i would check looks awesome and with you aport, i would be amezing.
louvemeg's avatar
Oh this one's just magnificent, I like it very much :) Cool style :)
tranimation-art's avatar
Thank you! Glad you like it! I really appreciate it!
lost-in-twos's avatar
The hard angles does strike me as odd, but they are used in such a way that I immediately perceive just who you are portraying! And I love the man. Nice use of contrast.
tranimation-art's avatar
Thank you! Yes, the angles are strange, but I liked how it turned out. I'm glad you liked it, despite those silly angles. I really appreciate it!
VanHinck's avatar
This is wonderful. Brett IS Holmes as far as I'm concerned, and you've completely captured him here. Fantastic! :D
tranimation-art's avatar
Thanks! Glad you liked it!

Jeremy will be dearly missed. :sniff:
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Oh, I think I love thee. Sherlock Holmes is the man, as is Jeremy.

It's very difficult to do a monochrome picture and nail the expression of the subject, which you've done. I particularly like your use of a single line frame which the drawing continues out of. Lovely and very black and white..

Rorschach would love it ;)
tranimation-art's avatar
HAHAHAHA! Thank you! I'm so glad!
bcbdrums's avatar
whoo~ i wondered when you were going to do more JB! absolutely splendid...you really capture him :D
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Thank you! I really appreciate it!
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you're welcome :aww:
maDideA's avatar
i wish i could draw like that!!!!!!! : D that is so amazing
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Awwww...thank you!
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