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Sherlock by AlyssaMS Sherlock by AlyssaMS
Sherlock: "Shut up."
Lestrade: "I didn't say anything."
Sherlock: "You were thinking. It's annoying."



Can I tell you a little secret? I'm deathly afraid of colors. But I am doing my best to compensate... As far as what I chose for this portrait, I have no idea how these colors came to be. It started out as red and blue and morphed into majenta, orange, yellow... and pretty much any other color you can think of.

...ANYWAY. Sherlock. Yup. Lovelovelove. Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most brilliant actors to portray one of my favorite book/tv characters of all time, and I can't imagine anyone performing the role half as well as him. I recently just became a fan of the show (Why must it be a mini series that airs once a year?! Silly Brits...) after about a year of reading reviews and procrastinating. I wish I watched it sooner. It's fabulous, and SO addicting! I was afraid that they were going to do something awful and change the character because it would be the "popular" thing to do in a modern world, but I was amazed at the fact that they kept him as Sherlock-like as I've ever seen anyone. In fact, that'd be exactly how I pictured him in the book! I am a hopelessly Sherlocked.

Hats off to you both, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and mister Benedict Cumberbatch. <3

Reference: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock, BBC)

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MallettePagano1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the style and brush strokes in this image :D
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Echosei Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
inspired by alicexz? :)))
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GulRejal Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work! :lol:
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Artiste-De-Couleur Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really defined details; superb painting overall. The quote you inserted is my signature! Ha! I'm Sherlock's biggest fan, and this really brings credit to his role. I hate it when people think that him and John are gay! It's horrid!
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, and I totally agree! :heart: Their genuine friendship is one really great tributes to the show... I think anything else would damage the dynamics between them.
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Artiste-De-Couleur Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! I think John and Sherlock's friendship is really unique. Besides, Sherlock has his eyes on Irene - boy, am I envious of her!
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Robynnx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I love sherlock holmes so much, this is just fantastic!
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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BeccaXoxox Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
wow!!! ........... O_o
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: :D
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BeccaXoxox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist
:)
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Picajosan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, once again I admire the lighting and the colours! How can you be afraid of them? You've got a natural talent for it, that much is sure! :D His eyes are really captivating the onlooker.
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, it's a silly fear. :p Thank you so much!!! :heart:
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Allons-y2BakerStreet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Wooooow! This is amazing! Good job!
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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vishesh999 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! Ahmazinggggggg..... I love the way you use colors, not everyone could blend all these colors and make a master piece out of it. Well done!!

Could you plz tell me what tablet you are using, and what brushes did you use?
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart: I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet, and most of the brushes I use are actually brushes I've created myself. I find it's a whole lot easier to get the results you want if you create your own brushes. :)
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vishesh999 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! You could actually see alicexz on deviant art, am sure you could come up with a lot of new ideas. Keep up with the gr8 work.
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remanth Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. I love the eyes... *stares hypnotized* Great job
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you so much! :heart:
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remanth Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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Zoffoli Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's quite an incredible use of colours... Bravo!
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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rileysun20 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I find it amazing that you can use so much color, yet keep the serious tone in the picture. It's lovely :)
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! :heart:
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blue-moon-legacy Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hat's off to Moffat and Gatiss also, for being such fanboys of Sherlock themselves that they were able to write the scripts without compromising the original books to pander to what the modern audience 'thinks they want.' Nice picture btw ;)
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen to that! They are my heroes! ...And thank you! :D
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blue-moon-legacy Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ;)
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Ksenia22 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's really impressive work! and colors are beautiful :)
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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thatstranger Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
That looks great! I'm deadly afraid of colors too :(
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! They really are quite frightening, aren't they? I don't know why... :p
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xokomalxo Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Gorgeous!
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :heart:
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xokomalxo Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Anytime! :hug:
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BrightBlueWindWitch Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
The colors are quite amazing, actually.
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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13thFallenAngel Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
(Why must it be a mini series that airs once a year?! Silly Brits...)
Actually, it's all part of their ebil plan!! They do it on purpose, Steven Moffat said so! XD
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gah, I know!! Darn those Brits! ;)
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donna-j Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
nice one.
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :heart:
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Helonzyz Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is great! Lovely colours! I keep seeing artwork in a similar style just lately. If you wouldn't mind me asking; how did you do it?
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! A lot of it has to do with the brushes I use to get the effect of watercolors... choosing splotchy/geometrically-shaped brushes and messing with the settings (like spacing and scattering). It's quite fun! :)
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Helonzyz Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
Ah I see! Well I had a go myself; it wasn't as successful as I would've liked but I still liked the outcome. Thanks for the info! Definately something I'm gonna keep trying :)
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, I think you did a very beautiful job! You've captured his eyes nicely... and let me tell you, his eyes are a very difficult thing to get right. :) Actually, for me he had to be the most difficult person I've ever drawn!
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Helonzyz Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah thank you! That means a lot coming from you :blushes:
Yeah I figured that as I was trying to do them... But yeah, he is pretty difficult to draw in general. I find Tom Hiddleston pretty difficult to draw aswell... D:
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D For some reason I find men to be much more difficult to draw than women. Tom Hiddleston looks to be a difficult one to draw too!
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Helonzyz Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, I missed this! D:
To be honest, I can't say I've really drawn portraits of women other than my own face... Which seems relatively easy to recreate so perhaps you're right! Ha ha
He really is... ;___;
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AlyssaMS Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, well... I found myself much easier to draw than other women, to be honest. But that's probably because I'm always staring at myself in the mirror for at least a half-hour every day putting on makeup! ;)
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