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Whee! Kiriban picture for :iconwiggsly:! She requested canon Dr Watson and Sherlock discussing a case over breakfast. This started out a just a sketch to get the composition right, but it turned out so nice I decided to turn it into a full image. There is a huge crease in the paper (cause I was really impatient and tore it from the paper stack with too much force) running from Holmes' feet to the upper right corner, though, Wiggsly, so in stead of giving you the original I will get you a print! Hope you like it!
I tried very hard not to make Watson look like Jude Law. It was very difficult :giggle:

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221BmB Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Hello
I love your pencil study of traditional Holmes and Watson wanted to invite you personally to submit your art for a Sherlockian art contest that's being held in London in connection with a new book release ART IN THE BLOOD.  It's at a cocktail party the Baker Street Babes are running and there are medals and a purchase award from the Sherlock HOlmes Hotel on Baker street as prizes.  Details are here: www.macbird.com/art-in-the-blo…
I'm afraid it's got a very short lead time.  Please email me if you have any questions. We are specifically looking for canon style.
Thanks, Bonnie MacBird
bonnie@macbird.com
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geralin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Lovely... however, I don't like it as much as I would if it was the BBC-Version ;)
But that's just me. :P
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, but I wasn't allowed to draw dear Martin and Ben this time ;3
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geralin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist
I forgive you, no need to worry. ;P
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CatzillaDK Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Lovely drawing! :heart:
The crosshatching and shading with the graphite gives the whole drawing a very nice vintage-y-grungy character!
Nice shading tecniques btw!
You have kept the focus in a triangle that goes from their faces and down to the table, letting the main composition become more dynamic as the very bottom of the drawing is very flat (it works great!)
But when your eyes travel around in that focus-triangle the shadow on Holmes' face and on Watson's jacket-sleeve looks a bit strange.
Those are the only things that are shaded like that (lineart, very light, hard border then shadow)
Maybe it needs to be softened a little?
I dont know...
But non the less the style of the drawing and the drawing itself really overwhelms that tiny thingie so it is not anything bothersome!
(You're very talented!) :D
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, you're right! The more I look at Holmes' face now, the weirder it becomes :XD: I was trying a new sort of sketchy style here, but I guess out of habit I shaded certain areas differently. Also I remember getting a bit annoyed with the shading on Watson's arm, cause I was using cheap ass printer paper that's way too smooth and slippery for the kind of pencil I was using :giggle:

Anyway! Thank you so much, I'm flattered by your praise :flirty:
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CatzillaDK Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Haha you're very welcome! :D
I'm just happy that I can share my thoughts without being burned to death xD (weird people on internet is weird)

(And yes printer paper is evil!)
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do people ask you for your thoughts and then get angry at you? I wouldn't have asked you for your opinion if I couldn't handle negative feedback, now would I ;p
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CatzillaDK Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Haha you never know xD
Weird people are weird :P
People who just wants the usual: "omg so pretty!" comments maybe? i dont know xD
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XxXnoodleXxX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Writer
I don't know how I didn't see this one before. Love though!! I am such a sucker for Holme and Watson. Funny.. is this how you pictured them when you read the stories (the ones you did read in school)? This is very close to how I pictured them :D
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I don't really know, I read them in my first or second year, so that's five or six years ago. For this drawing I had a look at some old illustrations like this one: [link] Very pleased with how this turned out :3
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XxXnoodleXxX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Writer
Ah! The old Paget drawings. Sydney Paget was a friend of Doyle and did illustrations for his work. Very nice, using originals *nods* this really did tun out fantastic! :D
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Ramsi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Wow, your canon Holmes&Watson are fantastic! :heart:
I have both recognized immediately!
Great work! So much in character!
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D It's funny, cause I didn't read much of the stories...
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Wiggsly Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
You did a great job! Holmes and Watson look so good. :)
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it :D
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Wiggsly Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
:)
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lou2209 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oooh I really love this! Great work on the expressions and the general scene :)
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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Becca-Jellybean Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student
This is wonderful. So different to the Law/Downey couple, yet absolutely unmistakeable as the characters themselves.
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :la: I am super pleased with this myself!
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Zoffoli Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so funny because they're both doing something else - playing the violin and drinking tea - but they don't seem to be paying attention to that at all, and we can really see they're discussing something - obviously a case, since Sherlock's interested. Very nice! And Watson definitely doesn't look like Jude Law. But wait, why didn't you want him to look like him? xD
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, the commissioner specifically asked for canon Sherlock, so no Judes, Roberts, Martins or Benedicts allowed! I love Jude's Watson, though, and I find it very hard to picture Watson not looking like him in my head ;3 Thanks for your kind words!
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Zoffoli Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I see! xD Well your Watson and Holmes don't look like any of those so that's definitely a success :) I find it really hard to picture ACD's Watson without thinking of J Law now, so I can see how that might have been a challenge!
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