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It's Elementary by stratosmacca It's Elementary by stratosmacca
Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes. I actually never cared for the Holmes character until I saw Peter Cushing play him. Now I think he's pretty awesome. His Holmes is my Holmes.

Peter Cushing is love :love:

I was trying to do a warm-up piece before I started painting my husband's Christmas present this weekend. I'm still getting the hang of this digital painting thing.
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SaskatchewanStardust Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
this is gorgeous!
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smjblessing Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
That's cool. Oil Painting ? Nice profile picture. "Elementary my dear Watson, there are no tarantulas in South Africa".
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Kawenzmann Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Isn't he great?! I love him too. I think that he is the best Van Helsing actor ever. The movie Horror of Dracula is my most favorite. All because of Peter Cushing.

You created an awesome Peter Cushing piece.

In my 20's I wanted to draw a comic book in which Peter Cushing should occur. But I faild to draw him. He looked different from Pannel to panel. I think that it is not easy to draw him.
You did a wonderful job.
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purple5a Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Excellent likeness and Peter Cushing is one of the best Sherlock Holmes ever.
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Taranis69 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very good likeness of the actor...
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Duncan-Eagleson Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Cushing is definitely one of the all-time great Holmes, and I'm delighted they finally brought out some of his BBC Holmes episodes on Region 1 DVDs.

I'd say you "got the hang of this digital painting thing" quite well. (It may sound like an odd comment, but I love how you handled the check pattern in the cloth, fading it out into the highlighting. Very nice.) This is a gorgeous piece - classic Holmes, classic Cushing, beautiful (and deceptive) simplicity to the rendering. Bravo!
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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wicked616 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I love Peter Cushing, do you think you could comission a peice for me of Christopher lee as dracula?
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nintendofan101 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!!!:sherlock:
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Gatana Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Sherlock Holmes, one of the greatest fictional characters in history, you portrayed him perfectly...Peter Cushing IS love! xD
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Gatana Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
you're welcome :)
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Eldrtich1111 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Stunning stuff, One of the best Peter Cushing Pictures I have seen on here so far....
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing, very nice redemption of Sherlock Holmes
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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Kimberley-Jane Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Ohhh, this is legend and dead on and I admire anyone who can be doin' with technology because I'll have no business with it.
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The Hound Of The Baskervilles is definately in my top...5 hammers :}.
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franzinera Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
I find this Holmes very similar to House face.
Great job
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Sea-Wolf88 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
very cool, its a beautiful render. i love his eyes, they really stand out and makes the image really come to life!

lol my fav is Jeremy Brett :love: he'll always be Holmes to me ^_^
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!

I've never seen Jeremy Brett's Holmes. One of these days I'm going to have to check all these guys out! :)
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Sea-Wolf88 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
lol, i know there's so many of them! but i love Brett, he really put everything into that role and he is amazing to watch!

so you interested in that new Holmes film thats coming out?
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Not sure yet. I guess I'll wait to read more about the film before I decide whether or not to check it out.

I think I heard about another Holmes film coming out too-- something more along the lines of a comedy film? It's hard to keep up with these things!
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Sea-Wolf88 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
yeah same here. lol, im cautiously optimistic but its best to wait till there's more out about the film.

0.o oh dear, havent heard about that one. sounds like a spoof - but ur right, i can never keep up.
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Jukkart Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'd say you have a good grip on digital painting. Can't wait for more works from you.


To me.....I'd like to see Hugh Laurie-influence in any Sherlock Holmes potrayal.... though I think I heard rumors of a movie being made, with Robert Downey Jr.... which I'm also all for. :)
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Jukka! I do have at least a couple more planned, so stay tuned...

Hugh Laurie is fantastic-- has he played Holmes before? That would be interesting to see!
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oICEMANo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very well done Leanne!! I'd say you're getting the hang of it just fine!
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Andrew! I still have a ways to go, but hopefully I'll get there one of these days :)
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TheRealJoshLyman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
superb!! Great work all the way through. Hey ya hear that Robert downey Jr is be our Baker Street Detective in the new movie?
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes, I did hear that. Isn't it supposed to be a more modern take on Holmes? I haven't looked into it too much.
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TheRealJoshLyman Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
ditto. As far as I know it is a bit more modern in its script...but trying to stay in old England. Other than that I'm just as clueless as you
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kiwimouse Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
:wow: I think I love you now...
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aww, thanks :love:
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iamfergie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also love Cushing's Holmes. Of course, I read the stories before I saw any of the movies, so Book Holmes will always be MY Holmes. :D But this really is impressive. I love the shading on his face, and the texture of his clothing. And those striking eyes! My goodness. This is definitely going in my faves.

And by the way, LOVE the Sir Hiss quote in your signature. "Creepy? Buster? Looong one??" :D
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
OMG, you are the first person to know what my signature is from! No one else has ever commented on it before. I feel so thrilled right now :dance:

Thank you very much for the kind comments on my piece. I was just telling my husband that I purposely kept his eyes a very bright blue because in most of the films I've seen Peter Cushing in, his eyes are just so beautiful and striking. It's probably partially because of the Technicolor going on, but still... It's nice :D
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iamfergie Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nothing wrong with Technicolor! And are you kidding, I LOVE Robin Hood. I grew up watching that movie. Ooh-de-lally. :D
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a-bateman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
This made my day! I love Cushing's Holmes. Really well done.

Out of curiosity, is the texturing on his hat done by hand (with a lot of patience, I'd image), or is it an altered pattern?
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I love his Holmes too :D

The texture was done by sampling the pattern on the photograph I used as reference. I manipulated and messed with it in Photoshop to work with the painting I'd done underneath.
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Like I stumbled before:
:worship:
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
You are too kind, D! :)
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Anything for you mastah! :worship:
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CBedford Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
sherlock has no eyebrows ; _;? i never knew ):
anyway, nice painterly style you got going there. gl with the present
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Haha, they must be very faint ;)
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CBedford Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
kay, ill agree for the sake of my sanity ; _;
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Indochinee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Guh! I love him! :D One of the best digital paintings I've seen in a while!
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I love him too :love:
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