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Sherlock Holmes by Eleonore Sherlock Holmes by Eleonore
Another Sherlock Holmes picture, because I'm currently quite obsessed. This time it's a quick one, without any details like in the last one. I'm seriously fed up with bookshelves.

This is Holmes as I always imagined him, before ever watching the Granada series (which I love). I think he it is much closer to Sidney Paget's illustrations than to Jeremy Brett, but still not quite the same.

EDIT: I completely revamped the whole picture - the old one was so bad, I couldn't look at it any more. I like this much better, although I still hate that sad excuse of a background. Unfortunately, the .psd-file died with my old computer, so I had only one layer, and doing a background would've been a real pain that way.
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MariellaSuleiman Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
The eyes are amazing!
Allycella Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
is him! :D
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, this is really quite good. A lot like the way the great Mr. Brett himself described a young Holmes!
MissSunflower Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
this is wonderful! :D it's so nice seeing a non-movie version of sherlock
ShinigamiVermont Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
You are featured here :heart: [link]
Eleonore Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Digital Artist
cool, thanks!
XxXnoodleXxX Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Student Writer
This is SO close to how I imagined him too! I wonder... have you been in my brain? lol :D
Oh- and his expression? Dead on! His eyes are such deep pools of profound intensity I could just... drown in them :love:
hnl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Jeremy Brett the best Holmes!!!!
Loswen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Those eyes... One could drown in them. Wonderful job!
the-depressionist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
This is just the expression of Sherlock I imagined, when I was reading the stories. :D I like the harmony of the colours and the smooth shading. Very well done. =)
limited-fantasy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
That haircut makes Sherlock look strangely adorable and young. XD I like how the eyes are grey and they stand out just as they should.
Eleonore Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Digital Artist
ah, they haircut... i'm never sure how to draw his hair, i think i do it differently each time. i'm not really happy with this version...
but i do like the eyes ;-)
bcbdrums Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
awesome! similar to my image of holmes.
ShadowlessFox Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
marvelous! an instant favorite! :clap:
elina-elsu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
This one is very beautiful :love:
MeGoobie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student Photographer
Absolutely amazing! Wow...
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   Traditional Artist
Pale, languid eyes, long, thin face, tight lips...
I like it! :D You did a great job. I would have made his nose a bit more hawk-like, but it's still cool. X3 :+fav:
Eleonore Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   Digital Artist
thank you very much!
ah, the nose was much more hawk-like before my boyfriend said it looked awkward, and i erased it and never again was able to re-draw it as good as before ;-)
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
Ah, similar things have happened to me before. xD
Sherlockrulez Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
coachphillips Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Digital Artist
This pic is interesting, as it shares features of both Brett and Paget's illustrations. The hair is very much like Brett's when he portrays Holmes as restless, yet the face is square, like Paget's drawings. All in all, a fantastic piece :)
Eleonore Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Digital Artist
thank you very much!
ah well, it seems Brett and Paget have influenced me after all, but what can I do... ;-) although I think that both Brett and especially Paget's illustrations show a much too healthy-looking Holmes, and I tried to avoid that.
AtsumiHaruko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Der oide Sherlock ghört mal gscheit zum All-You-Can-Eat Chinesen eingeladen! Und dann zwei Bortolotti-Coups als Nachspeise.

Anyhow... sweet pic! Love the hair and the paleness of his skin. Great job on that one.
tije Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
ja echt toll :D
mungomatic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Oioioi! Sehr schön!
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