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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!


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 (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.


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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Nyihe Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Very nice! It captures Sherlock in another light. 
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MooniGaming Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Don't know how to report but was this uploaded by you? If not you'll have to report it: wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?i…
Anyway it's gorgeous.
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kohnart Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this pic while watching Sherlock :O
Very pretty!!
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idontevenname Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great painting. i thought i would let you know though that the bow on a violin/viola is held a bit higher IRL
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MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Super Picture, good work:) (Smile)
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Jwgirl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! How did you get noticed by the BBC?
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SimplyCookie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is phenomenal; you have such an eye-catching style
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SayuriEyes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
I d like you to know that on ebay they re selling you re art!!! Is it you?www.ebay.ie/itm/Sherlock-Holme…
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Kiyokushitaka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Beautiful use of color, pose, and composition. It's unfortunate that you've had so many cases of art theft regarding this piece.
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RascalJoy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooooowww.  This is FANTASTIC.
I am amazed at the process you went through to draw this.  I watched the Livestream video, and one second it was a seemingly random palette of colors without few scribbled lines and the next moment it was a beautiful work of art.
AWESOME job.
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alittlebitofjuls Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Those colours matches with the character! really nice :D
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! :clap:
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DrawSkin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Ermuhgersh. Sherlock Holms is awesome :O
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015   General Artist
I've loved this for a long time. :) 
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TIKISERB Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT!
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Belindacorwin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
Congratulation!
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:iconutilizame:
Utilizame Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, extremely beautiful and only that little time it was made!
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
this piece is Beautiful !!  :D :D
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amar40864 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
love this painting to the core :D
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HeatherDowns42 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Beautiful!
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luiza-rizzieri Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ugh this is amazing ♥ 
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TIKISERB Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOOOOLLLL
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chillyrime Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
speechless :D
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AhsokaTano-Skywalker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!!
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Justliketht Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Woah!! Thts so kool :)
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Madhur-Goyal Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
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SpiritCATwarrior Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing painting. Faved Sign 
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AuberJean Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student
Just.. astonishing! Great mood and colors!
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Balrog12 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Lol cool sherlock
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Teacuppy90 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
amazing...I am speechless
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44aboriginny2014 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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memusicman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
This is REALLY good. Al though next time I would advise using a reference because that isn't how you hold a violin
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JuZeBeEm Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Someone stole this and is selling it here: www.ebay.com/itm/20x13-Nick-Si…
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olekwielki Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this art piece. It's my favlurite sherlock fanart!
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redtelecaster Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i am in love with your artwork!! :D
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Red-Paprika Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Just, just... Ohoooaaaah ! I love it ! As a Sherlock's fan, I m absolutely thrilled !! It's fantastic !
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jotapq Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Excellent! 
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Fantasmar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Found your stolen work here... hdw.eweb4.com/wallpapers/4332/

Love this by the way. One of my absolute favorite Sherlock fanart. 
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shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Love it
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Terpsichore01 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow..... Stunning!
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inkgigue Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
classy sherlock (◕‿◕✿)
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive :)
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Storaazi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
simply splendid!
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hosagu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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I-Might0Be-Wrong Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
At my school I'm trying to set this picture as the screensaver for almost every computer in my biology class (So far, three down)
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Mina-Burtonesque Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
so beautiful & inspiring!
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BakeandPhotoQueen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!! That's awesome!
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TheElvishButterfly Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can only say...THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Keep up the fantastic work!!!
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unidentified-anon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Wonderful and artistic.... awesome work
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