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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: imageshack.us/a/img18/2645/hol…

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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:iconjackunzelluver:
JackunzelLuver Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is epic!!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :iconsherlockhugplz: :la:
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:iconjackunzelluver:
JackunzelLuver Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!Sherlock Wink 
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:iconwinxhelina:
Winxhelina Featured By Owner 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. 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yay, thank you so much for your kind comment! :heart: I'm very glad you like it! :cuddle:
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:iconwinxhelina:
Winxhelina Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome. You deserve it. You are incredibly talented. I love your art, 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly again, it means a lot :glomp:
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:iconwinxhelina:
Winxhelina Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You are very welcome!
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:iconyellowdaschund123:
yellowdaschund123 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
this is completely and utterly outstanding, just absolutely amazing!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you for such a flattering opinion! :iconcocoglompplz:
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:iconyellowdaschund123:
yellowdaschund123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
no problem, ur art is rlly gud
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:icontheeemmykay:
TheeEmmyKay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant, you're utterly amazing, dear!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much :iconsqueezehugplz:
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:icontheeemmykay:
TheeEmmyKay Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem whatsoever, sweetie! :aww:
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:iconheawee:
heawee Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg your sherlock drawings are perfect! I can't even describe the love I have for your art right now!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly, that's so sweet of you, I appreciate it :hug::iconpinkballoonplz:
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:iconminutely:
Minutely Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uwielbiam Sherlock'a Holmes'a. :) A Twoje rysunki białą kredką mnie powalają, są niesamowite. :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję bardzo, cieszę się, że Ci się podobają :iconflyingheartsplz: :la:
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:iconthekaryna:
thekaryna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I thought it's Colin Morgan when I saw the thumbnail. :)
BTW nice work :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Umm I don't know the guy you mentioned. Thank you very much! :glomp:
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:iconthekaryna:
thekaryna Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Hmm... You may know him if you saw Merlin :)

You're welcome :D
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I really like this one! The way the light hits his face and the shading all look very natural. :aww: His hands look great as well though. I also always have trouble drawing hands, but I find it easier to do with white pencil on black paper. Is that the same for you as well, or? :)

I like Benedict's face, although I have to admit it takes some 'getting used to,' if you get what I mean. His face is just very different from the average face, but in a good way. :aww:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you kindly :heart: I'm not very satisfied with it, but I'm happy you find it nice. Frankly speaking, I don't know if it's easier for me to draw hands on black paper than white one... but it's much quicker for sure :giggle:

I agree. Once you get used to his unique and odd facial features, they don't... glare so much. But still, I can't find him handsome as other girls do :B
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :heart:

Hmm yeah me neither. I find his face really interesting, so that's the main attraction for me. Can't explain very well, but it's just... INTERESTING. I don't know why but it just is. :lol:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yeah, his facial features are interesting for sure :D
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Suanin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :w00t: This portrait has been included in #CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for the month of October! :clap: You can see the feature here!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow, it means a lot, thank you :dance: :hug:
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:iconminna17:
minna17 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconminna17:
minna17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problems! :)
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi. Your art has been featured in an article for :iconthefavouriteshowcase: here - [link]
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks a lot, Dean :huggle:
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem! :)
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! :la:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch :iconyellowheartplz:
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:iconhayleylv:
HayleyLV Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Oh my dear. :faint: This is SO awesome! :heart:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :icongwomp:
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InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I gotta see this show :eager: Another beautiful piece!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch, my friend :iconpinkballoonplz: You should watch it! :la:
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Irizzz-loves-drawing Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
:wow:
O_O

This is the most amazing BBC Sherlock drawing I have ever seen. EVER.
AGSDGFDJH- this is really gorgeous!! :love:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh please, stop it :blushes: There's plenty of much better drawing of Sherlock! However, I appreciate your kind comment and the devwatch! Thank you so much :iconsherlockhugplz:
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Irizzz-loves-drawing Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Hihi, you're very welcome!! :glomp: :heart:
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ArinaCore Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
You already know my opinion on drawings like this - I'm a true admirer.
Though you said his features weren't that easy to capture I think the effort was completely worth it - this turned out into an amazing piece of art!
Plus, I love the colours.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, darling :iconlawooplz: There will be more drawings like this! :)
So do I :love: Red matches black perfectly!
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ArinaCore Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
You're very welcome, Dominika :huggle: Looking forward to see them!
Exactly. Reminds me a bit of 30STM style.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
I haven't though about it, but yes, that's true :nod: :)
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Lovely work! He's very recognizable, so you definitely did well!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconflyingheartsplz: much appreciated :aww:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
:cuddle:
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