i love drawing sherlock with skulls

Blame it on Sidney Paget!

My first introduction to Sherlock Holmes was when I was about 10 years old and my dad read The Hound of the Baskervilles out loud to us. Scared the living daylights out of me, but I loved it. Soon after, I devoted a summer to reading through all the Sherlock Holmes books and what can I say, I’ve been into murder, mystery and mayhem ever since.
I always liked Sherlock as a character, of course–but Sidney Paget (who was a big influnce on me as a kid) made him look SO cool. I dunno, maybe it was the cheekbones. *shrug*

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My Thoughts on TFP

(after rewatching)

  • Can we all applaud Honor Kneafsey for her amazing acting as the girl on the plane. And also for her spectacular name.
  • Hearing Moriarty on the phone made my heart leap and my stomach drop.
  • Mycroft memorising old films <3
  • Then smiling at his childhood videos MY HEART
  • SWORD IN A CANE
  • the bleeding pictures… Sherlock is so extra
  • Why a clown?? That felt a bit too weird
  • GUN IN A SWORD IN A CANE
  • His little “help me” MY HEART
  • The theories about Eurus were right :D
  • They kind of threw away the whole ‘shooting John’ bit… it didn’t really make sense and just feels like a cliffhanger for the sake of it. I get that she’d want to get away but still… it was just a bit anticlimactic.
  • Poor scared Mycroft not wanting to be left alone :’(
  • John’s suddenly really spiteful. I guess he’s angry about being shot? Maybe I should watch the series all in one.
  • Mycroft’s disgust at being a client is wonderful.
  • The skull poster looks normal and dull again…??
  • Mycroft is so scientific and so dramatic at the same time, it’s great.
  • JOHN IS FAMILY
  • So is Eurus the middle child or Sherlock?
  • Mycroft picking up a stone while in his memory, like his younger self ^-^
  • Little Eurus had the same drawing board as me! I’m a bit terrified…
  • Sad Mycroft makes me want to cry.
  • I really want to meet this Uncle Rudi. He sounds interesting.
  • The idea of the patience grenade really freaks me out.
  • MRS HUDSON IS AMAZING
  • I love that Mycroft still cares about his childhood acting ^-^ he’s just great.
  • The explosion looked.. so fake…
  • Why does the radio play “Sherrinford”??
  • YES PIRATE HOLMES YEESSSSSSSSSS
  • I get that it’s all to trick us, but why do they lockdown the prisoners if Eurus is actually in control?
  • How the cheese were they uninjured from the explosion?? And How’s Mrs Hudson?
  • Wait. Did Mycroft get some poor bloke and explode him so that he could sneak onto the island??
  • So Mycroft’s still got his acting skills! :D
  • Why aren’t Mycroft and John suspicious that the Governor doesn’t send out a message to detain Sherlock?
  • I may be in love with Scottish Sherlock.
  • So Sherlock’s suit doesn’t have a single crease or damp patch after taking over a ship in stormy seas??
  • WHEN HE STEPS CLOSER AND SHE PLAYS THAT AWFUL QUICK RISING THING ON THE VIOLIN HOW IS THAT SO SCARY
  • “bottoms aren’t really pretty” I agree mate.
  • WHY AREN’T MYCROFT AND JOHN LISTENING IN ON EURUS AND SHERLOCK’S CONVERSATION. BAD IDEA.
  • THE LAUGHING SCREAMING STORY. SHE DELIVERS EVERY LINE PERFECTLY
  • EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THE GLASS TWIST IS COMING IT’S LIKE I’M BEING PUNCHED IN THE STOMACH HOLY CHEESE THEY PULLED IT OFF SO PERFECTLY I WAS SO SURE THE GLASS WAS THERE
  • YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS MORIARTY THAT IS SO PERFECT OH MY GOD I LOVE HIM BEST ENTRANCE EVER
  • HOW COULD THEY “5 YEARS AGO” US THE MONSTERS
  • Moriarty ships himself with literally everyone he meets.
  • MORIARTY BEST AWESOME FACE EVER
  • I’m so confused, she says “Redbeard” and then Moriarty starts doing some weird separated making-out thing with her… what??
  • Moriarty’s messages are amazing. End of. I wonder what his brother is/was like…
  • I feel like shooting the Guvernor wouldn’t be hugely hard, but then I guess it’s not something I’d have any idea about.
  • Numpty didn’t read the terms and conditions.
  • Mycroft stop being a dick.
  • The Garridebs bit looks really quite fake, and was fairly predictable, but I still liked it.
  • Of course that wouldn’t be Irene’s coffin, hers would be huge and black and silver, covered with roses.
  • OH GOD THE MOLLY BIT IS SO FREAKING TENSE I HATE HOW SCARED IT MADE ME
  • OH GOD MOLLY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I JUST WANT YOU TO BE OK THIS ISN’T FAIR. WHEN HE SAYS IT AND HE ACTUALLY MEANS IT OH GOD MY HEART I CANNOT COPE
  • WHEN EURUS SAID “saved her?” I THOUGHT SHE WAS STILL GOING TO KILL MOLLY AND EVERY PART OF ME FROZE
  • Eurus looks kind of sad right after the phone call. I think she wishes someone would say it to her, that someone would love her like Sherlock loves Molly.
  • Coffins are surprisingly destructible…
  • The “Kill John or Mycroft” bit was really predictable, but I think that’s maybe the point. We knew it was coming so we were scared of it, wishing it wouldn’t happen. It was the same for the characters. I love stuff like that.
  • For the tiny moment that I believed Mycroft actually wanted John to die it shattered my heart. Then when I realised he was baiting Sherlock it pulverised it, and then when John agreed with him it made it into a smoothie.
  • God Moriarty is such a creep… how do we love him so much?
  • SHERLOCK CARES MORE ABOUT JOHN AND MYCROFT THAN FINDING OUT THE ANSWERS GOD I LOVE THIS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
  • Mycroft’s lip wobbling as he realises his brother might be about to die D’:
  • How were they all so perfectly positioned for the darts?
  • HOLY CHEESE SHE KILLED A CHILD THIS IS SO DARK OH MY GOD
  • Little Eurus playing with a plane… I guess it’s always been something on her mind.
  • Why wouldn’t the police have been called and done a full sweep of the grounds?
  • HOLY HECKINS THAT REVEAL WITH THE PLANE BEING LIKE SOME CRAZY MIND PALACE
  • Soo… how did she help him save John? The water is still pouring in when the police drop the rope down, so she hasn’t stopped it, but that leaves no time for getting to the well, calling the police etc. That bit just makes no sense.
  • Greg! A bit cheesy, but that’s why I love it!
  • Sooo… the grenade didn’t damage the floor at all? Mycroft expected it to, and he’s bought them before.
  • Putting the headphones back on the skull was a wonderful touch.
  • When I saw the MISS YOU disk I got all excited about another plot twist, having had so many this episode. When it came up as Mary, I just felt a bit disappointed, which is a shame because I really loved her character. I think they overdid that idea a bit. Plus it didn’t make a ton of sense in the story.
  • What does she mean “who you are, it doesn’t really matter” ??? The show is so much about their relationship and development. That’s what feels important, more than the cases. The story is a catalyst for the characters’ development, but it is not the main reaction.
  • Putting the smiley back and shooting it is such a lovely touch, I’m glad they included that.
  • THAT ENDING MUSIC
  • What a happy family <3
  • HAPPY MOLLY
  • That ending narration feels a bit… off. I don’t really know. It just sounds too much like the end of a series, rather than a realistic message Mary would send. I’m all about cheesiness, but it has to have purpose and make sense in the world of the story.
  • If they had been holding hands as they ran at the end, I would have forgiven the previous point. Like when they were handcuffed together, it’s such a perfect image for them, but instead we got general running which doesn’t really feel personal enough.

Overall, I like the episode. I found myself incredibly tense with fear and excitement the whole way through, the plot twist were delightfully horrific and manipulated my emotions perfectly. Lots were predictable but I think that actually added to the experience. There were quite a few issues, particularly towards the end, which did feel forced and quite disappointing.

When it comes to the whole Johnlock clusterheck, I do ship them, but I was surprised that people were so adamant that they would kiss etc this series. I’m no expert and haven’t watched the thousands of videos on the subtext, but I know that it’s there and have suspected at least Sherlock to love John, but if they do end up being together, I wouldn’t expect it to happen this series. It would just make Mary seem like a throwaway character.

I get that a lot of people didn’t like this episode, and I see why, but I just wish that everyone would be a bit nicer and accept that everyone has different opinions. I’ve seen so much hostility and arrogance from both sides, and it’s things like that that give fandoms bad names. Someone disagreeing with you does not make them wrong or stupid, it just makes them different, which is kind of the point.

Sorry this ended up waaaaaaay longer than I intended, I just love Sherlock so much!

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Why does this feel like Molly Hooper’s version of the skull on the mantel? I hope that’s what it is somehow.

(Okay, maybe because I want fandom to start drawing cute taxidermied-skateboarding-mouse comics after Series 4. A GIRL CAN DREAM.)

SHERLOCK - :The Holmes Brothers:
Markers, pencils and pens on mix media bond, PSCS3 (new window for hi-res)

Ahh, I have been dying to draw the two two Holmes brothers together for a long while. This one was sitting in my “to finigh” pic for a long while before I decided to finish it off during the weeks of my computer crash. HLV is one of my favourite SHERLOCK episodes, and I especially love Sherlock and Mycroft’s interactions at Christmas at their parents’ house, so this is sort of inspired by that (hence why Sherl is smoking).  This was more of a “I really want to draw Mycroft” pic more than anything else, and decided to throw Sherlock in there too, because I adore their interactions in season three so much.

I’m quite pleased with my Mycroft despite the fact I screwed up the umbrella in his hand (what is it even doing?? Like, is he just holding it with his fingers?) and I still have a tendency to elongate skulls, but I’m happy nonetheless. And I like my Sherlock… you’ll be pleased to know that I have now reached a point where I can draw him without having a reference pic, wee, though I do sometimes still consult one for his season three hair since it’s a little shorter than I usually draw it (and a lot less fluffy, but… I love his hair so MEH).

Anyway, the brothers Holmes, having a moment together. Dunno. I need to draw more of these two. Myc is surprisingly fun to draw. HIS NOSE. YAY. I love Gatiss’ nose.

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