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Virtuoso by alicexz Virtuoso by alicexz

EDIT 03/07/13: This piece has been licensed by the BBC! Now available as an official Sherlock print in the BBC Shop, as well as from Big Chief Studios Ltd!

Painted this over Livestream in about 4 hours, you can view the full recording at my new Youtube channel. Thank you very much to all who stayed and watched! I have always loved all imagery of Sherlock Holmes playing the violin, I find it very striking and it's one of his most recognizable and interesting character traits. This piece is inspired by BBC's Sherlock series (I cannot possibly recommend this show more!)

Time-lapsed process video can be watched here. Drawn and painted in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. Reference from here.

Available to buy as a phone case and other products here.

Hit Download Image on the right for a large wallpaper size! (1500x1000px)

EDIT 10/09/13:
I have provided this high-res wallpaper as a COURTESY to fellow Sherlock fans, and I expect my work to be treated with respect. Time and time again I have seen art thieves download this painting, PHOTOSHOP OUT MY SIGNATURE, and re-upload it to their own websites as a "free wallpaper," or, even worse, print it as a poster or on a phone case to sell on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, StoreEnvy, etc. It's absolutely ridiculous and disappointing. I'm leaving the wallpaper up because I know most don't do that, but I'm going to say this once again since it's apparently not clear: DO NOT REMOVE MY SIGNATURE FROM THIS ARTWORK FOR ANY REASON . If you see this painting on any of the above sites, please do me a favor and report it. If you see this painting on any products or websites without credit to me, I ask you not to buy it, and JUST REPORT IT. Thank you.

A Study in Pink by alicexz

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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KejaBlank 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Just yesterday I watched exactly that scene and thought: Where have I seen this this pose? It was like a deja-vu. Then I remembered your picture. I didn't know that it is sherlock til yesterday. So you left behind a great impact!
ambiances 2 days ago  New member
Nastasia-Griffioen 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great portrait, one of your best, in my humble opinion. (:
aslyta 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
please excuse me as i fangirl over all of your work
BidYourBloodFarewell 4 days ago  Student General Artist…
Its being sold there too and with another person's signature!
This is gorgeus! I have this as a bag from Society6 and I love it so much :D (Big Grin)  you are incredibly talented! xx
zomicks Apr 11, 2014  New member
You sir, deserve a knighthood :) Hope the queen will give you one!
bloodlessCUT Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NadinePokerface Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It blew my mind!:o (Eek)  Just simply amazing art! Great jobLove 
Are you aware that someone is selling this as a poster on Amazon for like $12?…

I respect your work way to much to not bring it up just in case... Somehow at that price and the fact they took off your signature just screams red flags. Two people on Amazon have reviewed it as stolen but I don't know if it's been brought to your direct attention or not... Love all your work, you are remarkable whether it is original work or Sherlock or Doctor Who or Disney (my three favorite things) and you are so kind to share your talent here with us for free on DA. :)
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