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Sherlock Holmes by RadoJavor Sherlock Holmes by RadoJavor
Finally some personal work after long time. This time someting different.
Im a big fan of A.C Doyle novels so have painted something from his books about Sherlock Holmes. This is my vision of the great detective listening to young lady in need. She had some dark and complicated story for his analytic mind. I've tried to paint somehow intimate victorian atmosphere.

The picture was quiet hard for me because i've never painted so big characters, so maybe there are some not correct anatomy deails.
I will welcome some comments. Only reference was used for sherlock face and the lady costume. all done in photoshop.
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221BmB Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
I wanted to invite you personally to submit your art for a Sherlockian art contest that's being held in London in connection with a new book release ART IN THE BLOOD.  It's at a cocktail party the Baker Street Babes are running and there are medals and a purchase award from the Sherlock HOlmes Hotel on Baker street as prizes.  Details are here:…
I'm afraid it's got a very short lead time.  Please email me if you have any questions.
We are looking for Victorian era Holmes, any medium or style.  The website has more info.

Thanks, Bonnie MacBird
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Im sorry that I missed that. 
ChertotheZ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The lighting in this is terrific. Also I LOVE this Holmes, he seems to have jumped right out of the book! It isn't the modernized version, it's not romanticized to the hilt, it's just the way he should be.

Great job.
SaintLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
looks great!
Kev-La Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Singular skill! :sherlock:
MangaArtFan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful.
Daisukie-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh.... is that Jeremy brett?
Damn... poor guy died too early =_=
waal74 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
He resembles Jeremy Brett a lot. Excellent work.
SaskatchewanStardust Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Incredible work! The way you use light in this piece is positively stunning. The background especially is very well done. The scene is warm and Victorian and stunningly beautiful. I particularly liked the way you captured the smoke from Holmes' pipe. Incredible work! It would be a crime not to favourite. Stunning and captivating piece. I love it!
hoerk Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
this is so perfect. i love it.
fuckerchan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I am extremely impressed with your usage of light. It takes much talent to do that and you've done an impeccable job.
Hoanggiaphat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
LOl very nice :D Brillliant :D
thunderofguns Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is simply incredible. Great work! :meow: :heart:
MurOcean Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, I really like it!
ancient-warrior Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Really good interior !
HisCarlness Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Me and my girlfriend are so jealous of your work that we are trying to figure out each and every slight mistake this picture has XD
tamhanley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
The light, shadows, and smoke really help tell the story here. Love it!
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Love the soft glowing light and how Holme's is relaxed in his comfy chair, although his interest is peaked while carefully listening to the young lass. hehe I think you have captured the atmosphere of 221 Bakers St. quite well indeed! Wonderful job! :iconifeelfluffyplz:
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Nicely done!
orpheus-samhain Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
This is wonderful :) I always love the atmosphere you create with light :) Holmes is so attentive, it's clear that the story has gripped him.
PearlPlaydinn Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
amazing job!
tekiclutch Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
You know - the way the woman's face is, it looks *just a little* like Frida Kahlo. I know the dates would be off, but Holmes also looks a little immortal there, so... XD

Love the painting style... would kill to be able to do that.
mad-samurai Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
that's the great job!!!
especially shadow and light moments and details, they are lovely.
and especially respect for Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. :woohoo:
Copperwulf Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. now thats ALOT of detail.
DaelinNyx Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! The perspectives seem a little odd, but it's great all the same
AnataHana Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
I can almost smell the pipe tobacco! This is splendid indeed! You can clearly see, that is the place where the mysteries are solved!
HadesGodoftheDead Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:Love: Brilliant! It's so cool how you've managed to get the "wreathed in smoke" aspect of it across.
Envoy-of-the-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Oh, that's simply magnificent!
angel-de-musica Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Lots of beautiful details! And the lighting is quite magnificant.
UnderSpider Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Hmm, Looking like the need to rest on that answer, and to look down on the murder

Love it XD
WildRedRose14 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Holy %*#$! Thats insanly good, i love all the little details.....especially the slippers! XD
milky0candy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student
i just had to favorite it!! IT IS AMAZING!
Book-Tick Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
This is really wonderful and really nicely drawn. You did a great job on this, bravo! :D I love it
Ombre-pluie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
so so so beautiful :la: light is just perfect!
NAG-DSHG Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
What a atmosphere! I really like it!
The German Sherlock Holmes society is planning to make a 2011 calender and is searching for some artists who want to share their pictures with sherlockians and publish it on that calendar.
If you're interested in, please contact me.
Best sherlockian greetings!
AlexandriaLaNier Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
My Favorite story ever! Thank you for sharing!!!
r-r-radikal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist
omg i swear i added this to my favourites ages ago... i look at it all the time! i will never get over the incredible lighting... you = way too inspiring.
Suanin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because Holmes and Watson are currently Celebrities of the Month at #CelebrityPortraits, we featured this lovely painting in a news article dedicated to the couple. You can check it out here! :aww:
padfoot-is-a-ninja Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
woooow its amazing! O.O
twoshirts Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
8-0 beautiful....lovely really captured the mood of the the fireside lighting..
JohnSh00ter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Awesome! Apart from many others, I think he looks like Peter Stormare actually! Great job!
Blue-Eyed-Hippie-63 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
amazing job! Yay for Jeremy Brett!!!
Flame-G102 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oops, I meant BASIL Rathbone.
Flame-G102 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. he looks very much like Daniel Rathbone or Jeremy Brett! (both magnificent Holmes actors)
Minniii Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
DANG this is too awesome!! :wow:

:+fav: VERY good job! :clap:
zwachnicka Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
its great!!
recumbentgoat Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
amazing detail here! very well done and i do love the atmospheric intimacy of it.
flamecat19 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Wow...this looks just like him. Very good!!! [link]
sherlockfrog Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
i am crazy about sherlock holmes...
hnl Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work.....I like the ilumination,the face of Holmes is Jeremy Brett??
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