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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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art--monkey Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you don't mind but a mate of mine saw this and he asked me to paint this for him ffor his birthday. So yh
linescrosses Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Love yah SHERLOCk
praphull8888 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This poster being sold as a laptop skin with signature removed, as far as I can tell from the thumbnail.…
haidishabrina Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

this is so great painting!

I like Benedict's acting here also I really love your artworks!
Pencilumbra Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  New member Student
For the record, Benedict Cumberbatch is an amazing actor,truly, but not very good at faking violinSherlock - Moriarty Shocked . But thats not my point, i love your work! Sherlock - Smile 
il0vesunfl0wers Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Luaris Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing <3 I love Sherlock and I love your art! This colours are fantastic!
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zomickschallahrecipe Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Dude this is awesome! To be a licencee for the BBC. Amazing work of art ;)
randompersonwithcats Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Photographer
That's a terrible violin hold, Sherlock.
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