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BBC Sherlock Holmes by vashley BBC Sherlock Holmes by vashley
I declare this artwork finished! I expected more from the background, I had hoped to have the patience for a bookshelf or something, but clearly that did not happen. So yeah this is suppose to be Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes from the BBC mini series, I don't think I nailed it, but I tried. He looks more like Jonathan Rhys Meyers. URG! This study in realism sure is challenging. 

Mixed medium: watercolor, marker, pencil crayon, pencil. 
8.5 x 11 inches on bristolboard.

My Sherlock art on Tumblr: ashleysmindpalace.tumblr.com/
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:iconflamearcher909:
flamearcher909 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
I agree with others saying it should be a print! I would certainly buy one. Excellent work! This is beautiful.
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thescudders Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You are flawless! Love it :)
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Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent ! Very nice ! Well done !
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :) 
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:iconbilou020285:
Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure !
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Writer
I think you did a great job! He's incredible!
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconcosmic-darkness:
Cosmic-Darkness Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You should make this available for print!!! :happybounce:
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thanks! I've never set up a print option on Deviantart before, I don't know enough about what resolution is needed and how good of quality the prints would be. I am picky. 
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Cosmic-Darkness Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's very easy to set up. :D The resolution usually isn't a big deal, since most uploaded pictures are good quality. ( Especially this one. ) Here's a link for answers to any questions you might have: help.deviantart.com/150/

It's up to you whether or not you want to make this into a print, but i can tell you that i'd buy one in a heart beat if you do. :)
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darthmaol Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful!
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wylk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Admit it, this is witchcraft.
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
 IT IS! That explains EVERYTHING!
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid work, I love how you captured him, yet somehow made him your own. I do hope this hangs on a wall somewhere!
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thanks!! Yeah somehow I didn't quite get him right, but sometimes when I look at him I see Benedict, so I know he's in there somewhere! 
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slugette Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH this is beautifully done.  Love the way you've done the background, and also the skin tone is perfect. :)  Great work! :)
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thank you so much, what a compliment, I've been looking at all your fanart recently of Loki thinking how absolutely talented of an artist you are. I'm floored to get a comment from you :heart: :love:
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slugette Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow.. your very welcome. :) 
Just been to your gallery to check out all your beautiful art.  Your art is simply gorgeous.  :hug:
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awesomesauce8453 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Wow! This is awesome!
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cjnwriter Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's amazing!
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Ooh, yeah, that's really nice, thank you! Love
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^ thank you! 
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
You're welcome, too!
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Brittany-Psalm28-7 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I love the colors in this!
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The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just blown away by this.  To be able to do 2 "different" styles & make it look so easy is amazing! 
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Yeah I really enjoy experimenting with art techniques and styles. Realism was sure a step outside the comfort box for me. But I enjoyed doing it, so probably more to come soon! 
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Rapsag Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Awesome work!
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theant4 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! I can definitely see Jonathan Rhys Meyers, but at the same time I do see Benedict. I know how you feel though - I've tried to draw him before and he's so hard to capture! But this really does look great. I love the textures :)
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vashley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Isn't it strange how by not getting some of the features right suddenly somebody else appears?! I was like "Jonathan Rhys Meyers what are you doing here, get out of my painting!" LOL. I guess that tells me I need more practise with portrait realism. But it was still fun
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khinson Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't watch this show, but your artwork is stunning. I love it!
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It sure is a great show *hint-hint* ;) 
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MistressSlytherin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this turned out excellent. Benedict is a difficult guy to draw, he just has one of those faces, but I think you did just fine :) I love the coloring too.
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vashley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! His features really are tricky to do, but it was a pleasure to draw him, he's quite stunning. 
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Cosmic-Darkness Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning. :) Absolute perfection.
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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:iconcosmic-darkness:
Cosmic-Darkness Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :D
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:iconelliepamp:
Elliepamp Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Benedict you're miiiiiiiine !

Awesome work ! :)
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Noooo miiine!! HAHAHA jk 
Thanks! 
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Elliepamp Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
hehe you're welcome ! :)
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Gin85 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks amazing! :clap:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Turned out fantastic, Ashley! :clap: :heart:
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :heart:
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:iconaugala:
Augala Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work Ashley! I really really like this! You should draw more portraits in future! ^^
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I think I will do more :D
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ShyGuyTheSammuri Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is awesome! :D
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:iconvashley:
vashley Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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