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!
Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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Seriously, best work I've ever seen! ARe you using some kind of application to do this?
Just so awesome!!! I reeeeeally love it!!! Super great work!
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.
Incredible. I wish I could favorite this a million times.
Me encanta tu trabajo, los colores y el dibujo. Es hermoso tu talento.
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~
Love the movement in your works...awesome!
ooh shiney, Brilliant emotions in both their expressions. I like it. Keep up the good work
Love your paint <3
I love them!
Just letting you know that one of the main reasons I started watching the series is your Sherlock art. Mesmerizing.
I just started watching the series and I'm SO addicted Love those two! Great job
OH MY GOD I WANT YOUR SKILL
i'm in love
Amazing art pic
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
This makes me very happy...
The colours are so perfect O_O
I really like the red texturing. Very nice.
I absolutely love your style.
Good god this is beautiful.
Gorgeous! I love the brush strokes, especially the colors and texture! Excellent job!
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!
Mind = blown!!
Your art continues to blow me away. You realism mixed with stylization creates a fantastic atmosphere that is absolutely breathtaking!
Ahh this is wonderful. I particularly like John's look. Very intense.
Whoa this is so cool!
Your Sherlock-related art makes me a happier person. Thank you.
This show is amazing, I love John and Sherlock. They're both fantastic.
wow. wow. wow. wow. wow.
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!
This is super intense and I'm really digging the loose-brushstoke look
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.