Thank you very much ! I think it comes from the very bright lighting I use, much more higher than the original picture. It creates a nice contrast with the deep black of the background and emphasises the relief, nearly 3D effect.
Thank you very much ! I'm deeply touched about your comment !
I really like to draw this kind of very contrasting portrait : darkness and very bright light. Sherlock's director and the cinematographer have done such a great work in BBC's Sherlock, it's a great source of inspiration.
Another smashing portrait of Benedict as Sherlock Holmes. I picked up the word "smashing" from one of my husband's cousins, when we visited them in Frome (near Bath) in the UK. I liked the word, so I have added it to my vocabulary.
I should have told you that the word "smashing" is considered a slang word. Not a bad word. Just one that is informal in tone. It dates from 1910+ to present time. It began usage as a teen word, meaning "wonderful," "delightful" and excellent. (i.e. It smashes all rivals.)
Oh, this is the best compliment I've ever received ! I'm deeply touched ! Sherlock Holmes is my favorite character ever since I was a kid and he influences so many things in my life (including my job) you couldn't know much your comment mean for me. Thank you very very much.
I would think so, but it's something I've never really gotten the hang of. If you look at my stuff, the majority of it is pretty bright. I have a couple that are dark (like Reese here [link] -- Oh! And this one [link]) but mostly it's all pearly, bright, and colourful.
Yes, this is something we've already talk about... I've seen this two artwotk before, they are both brilliant ! I love the second one, it's a jewel ! And your first sketch is really good, very subtle !