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For Let’s Draw Sherlock!!
Gustave Doré’s “Satan is cast out of Heaven”
I love Doré’s engravings ;w; I considered trying to emulate the awesome linework too but it would probably have taken me a month to do it haha no tks
No, no, WRONG! Sherlock is on the side of the Angels but don’t ever make the mistake of thinking he’s one of them. He should have devil wings, just like Moriarty.
That being said…awesome artwork and an awesome new rendition of a classic piece of artistry.
I actually considered this. But IMO his whole shtick is his character evolving towards greatness and humanity and hinting that he is capable of being a good person. That line was his self evaluation spoken to his arch enemy during their most intense confrontation, I don’t necessarily take the words at face value. So at least for the sake of this illustration he’s a good person whether he wants to admit it or not lol~
First off…I’m extremely honored that the artist has actually responded to me! Second…I get that, but I still feel that Sherlock should be depicted with devil’s wings here. For one very big reason.
To paraphrase the wise Albus Dumbledore, it is our choices, far more than our design, that determines who we are.
Sherlock is a high functioning sociopath and he clearly has a very hard time with empathy. He is by design a devil. But to quote another character, who is better, a person who was born good or a person who was born evil and works to overcome their evil nature to do good?
To me, especially thematically, a devil standing up on the top of the hill, bathed in light amongst all the angels, is much more impressive than just another angel. Because it shows that, yes, he does have a dark nature that he must work hard to overcome, but because of the choices that he’s made, not his dangerous design, he has earned a place among the angels.
But hey…my idea, your idea. You’re the artist. If I practiced non-stop for a year I could never draw on a level equal with yours. I don’t mean to criticize. It’s just how I see it.
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Should I post gratuitous pictures of Nicolas Cage? My Little Pony?
Or just tell really embarrassing stories about aforementioned blogger?