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This is my piece for the Let's Draw Sherlock collaborative project! (The idea was that a bunch of people draw from the same reference photo but in their own art styles, to show and celebrate the diversity among Sherlock artists!) I've actually drawn from this same ref before, but it was in a much different style and a long time ago... just goes to show that there can be a variety of style even among the same person's art...

Anyway, I changed up John's expression to be more serious, but otherwise painted it as close as I could, with some obvious color interpretation and tried out the 'loose brushstroke' look again. According to some people I somehow made them look rather intense and unsettling and ghost-like, hence the title. (I was definitely going for "murder" with the red streaks...)

Realize I haven't posted any Sherlock-related art for a long time... this was very fun to do and I spent about two days drawing this and could probably spend more but I barely made the deadline and I should really get back to solo show work... last frivolous painting I promise. Feel free to reblog :) And be sure to check out the other contributions!

Virtuoso by alicexz A Study in Pink by alicexz

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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:iconlilibloom24601:
lilibloom24601 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Seriously, best work I've ever seen! ARe you using some kind of application to do this?
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Yuki-Almasy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Just so awesome!!! I reeeeeally love it!!! Super great work!
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've never seen a single episode of the Sherlock series, but I don't think it's an accident that these two are also both in the Hobbit Trilogy.
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Metachromatic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible. I wish I could favorite this a million times.
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Oflobuscus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like it! It looks awesomesparkly la 
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NieveDeLimon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Artist
Me encanta tu trabajo, los colores y el dibujo. Es hermoso tu talento.
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agnes21 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning! Heart 
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:icononenine72:
onenine72 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Classic!
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FangirlSquees Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEYOND AMAZING!!!
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izhazwingz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
what is this art style called? I've been trying to figure it out for a while now, I work in a custom framing shop and a few pieces came in that are done like this. I've been trying to describe it to my friend for a while now. Just curious~
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LadyGaga98 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
#SecretlyMarried
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:iconvilou-31:
Vilou-31 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow...
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:iconbrillianceofthemoon:
BrillianceoftheMoon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Perfect
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:icondonjaun:
DonJaun Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love the movement in your works...awesome!
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:iconmister-lamont:
Mister-Lamont Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ooh shiney, Brilliant emotions in both their expressions. I like it. Keep up the good work
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aerodynamicT Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love your paint <3
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not-who-i-look-like Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love them!
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aldux9 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just letting you know that one of the main reasons I started watching the series is your Sherlock art. Mesmerizing.
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:icontomolan:
Tomolan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Great colours.
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I just started watching the series and I'm SO addicted ;) Love those two! Great job :)
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IamSherlockHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD I WANT YOUR SKILL
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:iconhey-mikky:
hey-mikky Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
INCREDIBLE!
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meimei808 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm in love
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Amazing art pic
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missxtimmi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
i was just wondering if you do like time-lapse videos or anything because your work is AMAZINNNNGGGG and i'm studying your art in my a level art project :)
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rapidograph Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This makes me very happy...
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bella-sk8er Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Love this! :heart:
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Scherbensplitter Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    YOUR ARTWORK WAS FEATURED IN MY NEWEST JOURNAL: ** SHARE YOUR LOVE **

    I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE. ♥
    KEEP UP YOUR AMAZING WORK!
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Nordstrom98 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
The colours are so perfect O_O
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:iconarcticfire-alaska:
ArcticFire-Alaska Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the red texturing. Very nice.
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:iconolbere:
Olbere Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist
I absolutely love your style.
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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swirlingdreams Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Good god this is beautiful.
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:iconshii-chan3:
shii-chan3 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Gorgeous! I love the brush strokes, especially the colors and texture! Excellent job!
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:iconmosspelt21:
mosspelt21 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just can't with your paintings, I can spot your use of colour a mile off now ;) I absolutely love it, it's gorgeous!
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13deadman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Mind = blown!!
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brietta-a-m-f Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art continues to blow me away. You realism mixed with stylization creates a fantastic atmosphere that is absolutely breathtaking!
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE. IT.!!!!! :wow:
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theguiltyones Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh this is wonderful. I particularly like John's look. Very intense.
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:iconkamarisama:
kamarisama Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
JUST GREAT!!
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:iconcookielivcat:
CookieLivcat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa this is so cool!
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:iconjaredynne:
Jaredynne Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation [link]
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:iconreameliorate:
Reameliorate Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Sherlock-related art makes me a happier person. Thank you.
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ShieraSeastar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
This show is amazing, I love John and Sherlock. They're both fantastic.
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wow. wow. wow. wow. wow.
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esmeone Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
very cool!!
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mythlover20 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Writer
I saw this on tumblr during the final submissions for the project. I have to say that this was definitely one of the best. Your use of colour in this piece is amazing! Beautiful work!
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SSJ-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This is super intense and I'm really digging the loose-brushstoke look :D
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twistedwinds Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AAH their noses are perfect. Sounds weird, I know, but I'm currently in a phase where every nose I draw looks like elephant feet.
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