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Sherlock: "Learning to see the puzzle in everything? They're everywhere once you start looking, it's impossible to stop. It just so happens, people and all their deceits and illusions that inform everything that they do tends to be the most fascinating puzzles of all. Of course, they don't always appreciate being seen as such."
Watson: "Seems like a lonely way to live."
Sherlock: "As I said, it has its costs."


A little fanart of Jonny Lee Miller from the show "Elementary." For those of you who havent seen the show, it's basically like the American version of Sherlock. The Sherlock in it is still British, but it's set in New York. (And a FEMALE Watson, whhhhattt? XD)

I was a little skeptical of the show at first because of my deep devotion to BBC's Sherlock. Poor Jonny probably had a lot of proving to do as an actor. But I have since realized there was no need to question the quality of the show, because it is quite original in it's own right and I enjoy it very much (and dat season finale, oh god ;A;).

Did some more practicing with the brush I used for my Loki bookmark. I really like the texture it has, it just takes some getting used to as it blends quite differently than my main brush XD
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MandyStreisel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely artwork! I'm a huge Sherlockian and I had the same misgivings as you (it's no BBC version) but it's such a good show in its own right. I really like the relationship Miller and Liu have in the show, and the reason why Sherlock is in NYC to begin with. Methinks if the BBC version didn't exist, this one would be more commonly lauded for being a great, modern adaptation. 
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Thank you :) It's definitely completely different from BBC's version, which is why it's really hard to compare the two. And I agree with you that Miller and Liu have a great onscreen relationship! I think maybe if Elementary were just a crime show and not a sherlock adaption, it may get more attention and praise like it deserves. It is quite good in its own right and I love the twists on the sherlock stories (:
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trey-angel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
i think this is truly beautiful. i cant find words beyond that. +favlove 
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
wow this is astounding. 
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Thank you very much! 
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stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
pleasure :)
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vegiboy3000 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Nice job! :). I was kind of confused as to why there wasn't really any Johnny Lee Miller versions of Sherlock Holmes on here because its a pretty good show :)
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Thanks, I'm sort of surprised there isnt more art for it either. I guess because a lot of people are wary of watching it compared to BBC Sherlock. But I love both shows (: They are both great in their own way!
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vegiboy3000 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Ah yeah, that makes sense. Yeah, I like both shows a lot too :D
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StrawberryDinotart Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Digital Artist
I was actually in the show with Miller once o3o He's very nice to work with and very funny! 
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Oh wow, really? That's awesome! What were you doing in the show? I might have seen you (:
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StrawberryDinotart Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Digital Artist
background stuff c: but it was really fun! 
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Always nice to hear the stars are nice to the extras! I live in LA so my mom has done a lot of that type of stuff XD Miller seems like a good guy, glad to know he is!
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StrawberryDinotart Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Ooo LA c: 

He's definitely an awesome bloke though! And yes! So many of the actors are just very quiet and don't talk to the extras but he was an exception. Lucy Liu was really quiet and kept to herself though, It seemed like she was having a rough day so I didn't bother her xD  
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Ah yeah I guess I dont blame her. She has lots of hard work to do and always has so many people coming at her. It's tough being a celebrity. But at least you got to hang with Miller (:
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angeliIy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Artist
GORGEOUS.
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Thanks a bunch! :glomp:
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FieryRedDogTeko Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   General Artist
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:iconlaytonplz: Puzzle?
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Yes indeed (:
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LuzCorti Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THE SHOW, AND IM LOVING THE DRAWING. :heart:
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Me too! Thanks so much <3
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JackassTBD Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist
I swear you make humans soooooooooooo cool looking, and with the effects that you put into the drawings makes them so much more badass ;w;

I envy the amazing skillssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!
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PrismSky Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WAAAH I LOVE THIS!
IT LOOKS SO REAL but the colours are still so SURREAL! I love this improvement!!!! KEEP it up!!!!
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Wiipodgirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU I LOVE THIS SHOW.
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Me as well! ^^
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Wiipodgirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE YOU FOR THIS.
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
:iconmetromanplz: And I love you, random citizen!!

Thank you XD :hug:
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Shadowjacke Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
thanks!
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Shadowjacke Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
np :3
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MalerKatastrophal Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Sorprendente. :D
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you ^^
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capyBAKA Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours! The colours! They are beautiful.
(And I actually prefer Elementary, I find JLM's Sherlock a lot more likeable and Lucy Liu's Watson is smart and perfect and amazing)
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you!
My mom prefers this version of Sherlock as well, for the exact same reasons. I like them both in different ways. For being about the same person, they are still such unique shows <3
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pkmarie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous (i rarely comment, which is something that I do apologize for, but for one reason or another, I feel the need to comment here).
I especially love the way that the smoke is drawn!
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you so much! I appreciate it ^^
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ashesto Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, very impressive! You really did well with the folds on the clothing on this one, as well as your usual strong points: color, lighting, blending, a simple but effective background... and I love the wisps of steam/smoke, VERY nicely done.
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you! The folds were actually one of the reasons I picked this (that and Jonny Lee Miller has a really interesting profile). It became sort of a clothing and hand study, more or less XD

I probably went through the most trouble when it came to the steam, though. This was my 4th attempt XD
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ashesto Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well I try my best to avoid painting realistic hands so I commend you on that one XD
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empressboa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
woah <3 @_@
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
:hug:
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TheStrategos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
The lighting on the clothes is excellent :D !
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thanks! <3
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YamiNoAkuma Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Well made. Love the steam! The whole picture is mysterious and magical in some ways :D
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you very much ^^
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slugette Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont' really know this show, but I've seen a lot of people not liking it even before watching it because of female Watson.. :P

Anyway.. I love the colour scheme here.. and it's fun trying out different brushes huh? I think you've done an excellent job with it. I love the steam forming a question mark.. real clever.
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Oh yeah, I was all like "Whattt?? JOAN watson? And they picked HIM as Sherlock??" But I gave the show a chance anyway, and it's actually pretty brilliant. I think if it werent attached to Sherlock, more people would give it a chance. As a crime show in general is really good.

Thanks! You know I was just looking at this after I posted it and realized the colors are similar to your Sam portrait. Great minds think alike, eh? XD
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slugette Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so true.. if it wasn't Sherlock, heaps more people would be into it. I doubt the wisdom of even making that show, specially when there's already a very good modern day Sherlock show that's got a huge following.. ;)

I think you and I both like complimentary colour schemes.. :) red and green in particular are my favourite colours to use together.. You got lots of purple here in this picture too, and it gives very dynamic effect... and Yes.. great minds.. :iconcattomplz:
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Exactly. My guess is they saw the popularity of Sherlock (both the movie and the British show) and figured they'd try to come up with their own unique version. In my opinion, they did a good job (the finale really threw me for a loop!!), I just hope more people end up giving it a chance. (:

Yes! Compliments all the way XD
Thank you ^^
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