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June 17, 2012
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The Great Game by AlessiaPelonzi The Great Game by AlessiaPelonzi
My personal homage(s) to BBC's "Sherlock".

:bulletgreen: Caran d'Ache coloured pencils on smooth paper
:bulletred: I framed the drawing and added the light blue title with Photoshop CS5.

Prints and other stuff available here: [link]
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The use of the blue color is interesting and certainly helps sort of tie every image together and brings everything to tie in with the finale at the pool. Also, as it is impossible to capture every single important scene and the ones chosen are as representative of the episode as any.
The fact that Moriarty is missing is an interesting choice. When it doesn't make sense to begin with, you gradually realize that his presence is portrayed in a clever way, since, of course, he has a hand in all those scenes, being only revealed at the end. In this way, the art is a clever teaser poster that makes you curious to find out more.
Finally, I have to comment in the expression of Sherlock and John which are very well done and captured perfectly. They draw attention the details and makes the observer aware of the artist's talent.
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014   Writer
Love the concept!
Lasgalendil Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Again, this looks like the cover to a graphic novel I will now never have (grumbles…) but well done. The blue and black sets a somber tone, and the light on the water in the last panel is incredible. There's just enough red thrown in for contrast that it catches our eyes without ever being distracting. 

…now hurry up and draw the actual comic :) 
DarkButterflyOfNight Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist
OMG! That`s my favorite one! 

I love how you did the blue as light! But my favorite are the faces , John and Sherlock`s face is really beautiful :love:
Yellowbulma Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the different colours you use for each one, it really match's the episode.
AlessiaPelonzi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Thank you very much, your support is so kind! :iconheartrollplz:
Yellowbulma Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome ^_^
AlessiaPelonzi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
mythlover20 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Writer
As a fairly new Sherlockian all I can say is...I love this. The choice of scenes is very appropriate, and tells the story of the episode very well. And the colour scheme is very nice, having the blue of the pool translate through the other scenes gives this piece a greate sense of continuity. I even love the pool! I almost didn't realise it wasn't a photo!

Faving! :)
AlessiaPelonzi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thank you very much! Your comment is so accurate it looks a critique to me... very kind of you! :thanks:
LadyNeptun Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Very nice composition. I like the looks in Sherlock's and John's faces. Very dramatically! Also love this scene and the whole episode very much!
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