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.
Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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Wow, extremely beautiful and only that little time it was made!
this piece is Beautiful !!
love this painting to the core
ugh this is amazing ♥
Woah!! Thts so kool
Just.. astonishing! Great mood and colors!
Lol cool sherlock
amazing...I am speechless
This is REALLY good. Al though next time I would advise using a reference because that isn't how you hold a violin
I love this art piece. It's my favlurite sherlock fanart!
i am in love with your artwork!!
Just, just... Ohoooaaaah ! I love it ! As a Sherlock's fan, I m absolutely thrilled !! It's fantastic !
classy sherlock (◕‿◕✿)
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)
so beautiful & inspiring!
OMG!! That's awesome!
I can only say...THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Keep up the fantastic work!!!
Wonderful and artistic.... awesome work
This is an iconic picture. The colors just pop out and hits my face. This should be the DVD cover for the series.
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.
I love Sherlock Holmes!
Wow, it's perfect, complete perfect!!
OMG! BE MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've loved this piece for a long time, so now that I have an account I wanted to come back and comment 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!
o.o ~happy sigh~ oh, Sherlock :3
i love your style so much! its so inspiring
one of my alltime favorite pieces of art.
My idol *o*
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
Love yah SHERLOCk