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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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:iconjustliketht:
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  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing painting. Faved Sign 
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AuberJean Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member Student
Just.. astonishing! Great mood and colors!
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Balrog12 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member
Lol cool sherlock
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Teacuppy90 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Artist
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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:iconolekwielki:
olekwielki Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  New member 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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:iconstoraazi:
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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Saptarshi-Nath Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
This is an iconic picture. The colors just pop out and hits my face. This should be the DVD cover for the series.
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Gerald-GKPM Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic
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namila007 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Nice! 
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peterbzzz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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ValorOfLorien Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
This is beautiful. I think it's my favorite Sherlock picture ever. Absolutely love it. The colors, the indistinctness around the edges, the classiness and regal air of the violin and the almost solemn focus in his features are just spot on and gorgeous. LOVE.
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Samwiseg02 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Sherlock Holmes! :)
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missginni Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's perfect, complete perfect!! Heart 
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SweetCitrine Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
OMG! BE MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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KatieSan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh. my. HEAVENSwtfArtimist - Blush / Embarrassed / Shy / Stuttering 
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Rizobact Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've loved this piece for a long time, so now that I have an account I wanted to come back and comment :D (Big Grin)  I think I had my background on my laptop set to this for about a year (then I changed it to another of yours...lol!).  So yeah. Love your work!
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MotleyOfTheUnknown Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o ~happy sigh~ oh, Sherlock :3
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lovemandywang Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i love your style so much! its so inspiring 
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vassilopoula Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
one of my alltime favorite pieces of art.
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Twikiee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My idol *o*
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art--monkey Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  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
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linescrosses Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love yah SHERLOCk
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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.
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haidishabrina Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
woowww

this is so great painting!

I like Benedict's acting here also I really love your artworks!
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Pencilumbra Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  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 
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il0vesunfl0wers Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Brilliant!
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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  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude this is awesome! To be a licencee for the BBC. Amazing work of art ;)
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randompersonwithcats Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Photographer
That's a terrible violin hold, Sherlock.
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ARi-LiL Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart 
nothing more to say. +fav 
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