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    Chow 129 :: "It's Elementary ..."

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    Cool.

    I immediatly thought of his drug addiction.

    Here's my first sketch.
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    ...the final won't be this cartoony, I promise. I was really surprised at how quickly I got what I thought he looked like, because I've never been a big fan of Holmes. But I like these! I may have to start reading those again.

    Good topic!

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    Of course this is open to interpretation, but this is the book description of Holmes:

    This is a brief biography of Sherlock Holmes-The Detective created by the writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Sherlock Holmes was born around 1854-son of a country Squire, Grand-Son of the Sister of the artist Vernet.
    Holmes has an Older brother-Mycroft, who also is something of a detective-assisting in a few of Holmes's cases.

    Holmes-his Physical appearance.
    Holmes is tall and thin-he himself claims to be 6ft tall-but his friend Watson claims he is over 6ft.
    He has black hair and grey eyes, thin lips and 'a hawk-like' nose.
    Holmes has a strident voice.
    Although Holmes has never excercised for the fun of it, he is always fit and ready for the action that takes place in the stories, and is ready to see off
    his attackers with either boxing or Baritsu-a form of martial art. He is also proficient at single-stick and fencing.

    Holmes-the man.
    Holmes stays up late and gets up just as late. He is a smoker, and when a great depression sweeps over him, he has been known unfortunately to indulge in Cocaine-injecting himself with a 7% solution. Watson has tried on many an occasion to stop Holmes from continuing with this dangerous habit-and once suspected (wrongly) that Holmes had moved on to Opium.
    Holmes is scrupulously clean and is always dressed neatly-seldom wearing a Deer-Stalker cap.
    Holmes is known for his energetic approach to solving the cases which are presented before him by the many people, from many walks of life-from the lowest to the highest in the land, but when he is not involved in a case-he can become lethargic-and slip into the depression mentioned earlier.
    Holmes is a Music lover-going to various concerts and Operas, and of course he himself is a Violinist, prefering German music.
    Holmes seems to be an un-loving person at first glance- but he is not. He cares deeply about his friends and is concerned for Watson-especially when Watson's wife dies.
    As for women-Holmes could never get over one in particular-Irene
    Adler. She would always be 'the woman' to him.


    More information can be found here:

    HOLMES BIOGRAPHY

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    Aly - I expect to see something from you, you nail his Era down perfectly Shall give this a go, but Im already working on two websites this week
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    Thanks - I'd love to, but I really wanted to do the 'heart' one and couldn't find the time. I look forward to seeing what you do too Daray!

    Edit: Picked up my copy of Sherlock Holmes: Long Stories and felt a burst of inspiration. He's ended up staring at the photograph of Irene Adler, 'the woman'! As a kid my favourite Holmes was Basil Rathbone, but the best was undoubtedly Jeremy Brett. IMO...

    Edit02: Worked on the first a bit more in line. Thought that if it was possible it might be 'period' to do it like a Charles Dana Gibson drawing. And looking around the net I found this pic of Arthur Nikisch, the conductor. I liked the pose so thought I might use it... or not!

    When Watson first meets Holmes, Holmes is about 24, so over the 36 odd years of Holmes adventures it's possible to present him at almost any age.
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    oooh I may have time for this, assignment handed in, no formal piece for this semester excellent

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    cool topic.
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    OOooh so cool !!!
    My favorite book hero!
    I'm in!

    Did you know that the 221b Baker Street, London, is now a Sherlock Holmes museum? It's still a Victorian flat.
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    I will represent him on his "lazy period", between 2 cases. Smoking opium, playing violin...
    First step.
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    I promised myself to have a go at a cow, wasn't expecting to do anything like this though. I'd appreciate it if you'd pick my work to pieces - I'm a late starter, but a starter nevertheless. I love the work you guys are putting out and would appreciate the input.

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    Nice topic, again, Classic stuff! Here's my sketch, hopefully I can throw some nice colours in there this week...enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clochette View Post
    I will represent him on his "lazy period", between 2 cases. Smoking opium, playing violin...
    First step.
    I like your visual research; it backs up the fact that Holmes described his lifestyle as "bohemian."

    However, I would be careful on the whole "opium" thing - we do know that he used morphine (a legal opiate) as well as cocaine (as at the start of The Sign of Four), of which Watson disapproved. Holmes did not approve of the use of opium in the traditional sense, since it was illegal at that time.

    I'd persuade against depicting him as an opium smoker, especially for this reason. Plus, opium usage was more likely to occur at a run-down den in Limehouse, where it could be purchased and used on the spot, rather than at one's own home.

    But, if you still wanted to continue on the whole opium tack, you need to change the style of pipe in which you have him smoking...you can't smoke opium from a calabash pipe. Also, if you stick with the "opium smoker" Holmes, you would need to provide a chaise or couch in which he could recline almost horizantally on his side in order to smoke. He would also need the additional necessary paraphernalia (opium lamp, needle, trays, etc.) at the table in front of him.

    Check out the book Opium: Portrait of the Heavenly Demon, as well as wikipedia and the website Opium Museum for more research.
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    Cool topic, I may have time to do this. Gigantic test on Thursday, but we'll see.

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