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Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes by Ilojleen Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes by Ilojleen
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Basic info

:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: media: black paper, white Toison D'or Polycolor coloured pencil, Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz red watercolour pencil, regular eraser
:pointr: time: 4h
:pointr: reference photo:…

About the subject

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes of BBC series, Sherlock. Since a couple of months I've been coming across many Sherlock fan arts [I have to mention naturalshocks's stunning drawings in the first place!], hearing people talk about the show, but... But somehow I couldn't get into it and start watching, even though I had the 1st season on my PC in 2010 [thanks to a friend of mine who recommended me Sherlock that year]! I wasn't convinced as a lover of past times. Sherlock in the 21st century, having the mobile phone and surfing the Internet? Nay.
But this summer I decided to give it a try and I wasn't disappointed: I watched all the episodes in 3 days :la: Several days ago I finished watching Sherlock for the second time. Can't wait for the 3rd season!
I found the reference picture of Benedict by googling, but I can't remember from which episode the screencapture is. I added the red words to refer to the mind palace scene in Sherlock 2x02. I listed various words that appeared in the whole series. If you wonder what they mean, google or ask me :)

About the drawing

The drawing wasn't so easy to render. I don't have to mention about the hands, which have been my weakness since ever; but I do have to tell you this guy's facial features were adkjdsjkd to capture .___. Benedict has a unique face, he's not the type of Hollywood Mr. Hottie, his look is rather a bit odd. What I read about him and what totally conquered my heart - apart from the fact he's well educated and pretty versatile - was that he thinks he looks like a horse. Oh dear :XD: Gotta love the people who can laugh at themselves! Anyway, unfortunately my Benedict has lost some resemblance.
The red words look better in real. It took me ages to correct the scan in Photoshop so they look quite similar to the drawing >.<

I promise I draw some decent pencil portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch/Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman/John Watson, but I am afraid it won't happen this year, I don't have time nor strength.

Every kind of feedback is much appreciated :aww: :tighthug:
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JackunzelLuver Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is epic!!!
Ilojleen Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :iconsherlockhugplz: :la:
JackunzelLuver Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!Sherlock Wink 
Winxhelina Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Holy Mother of.... that is so breathtakingly amazing I don't even know where to start! It's gorgeous!!! He looks perfect and your style is so interestic and different. This just has impact on whoever looks. 
Ilojleen Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yay, thank you so much for your kind comment! :heart: I'm very glad you like it! :cuddle:
Winxhelina Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome. You deserve it. You are incredibly talented. I love your art, 
Ilojleen 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly again, it means a lot :glomp:
Winxhelina 6 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
You are very welcome!
this is completely and utterly outstanding, just absolutely amazing!!
Ilojleen Aug 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you for such a flattering opinion! :iconcocoglompplz:
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