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.:Before The Fall:. by irenukia .:Before The Fall:. by irenukia
EDIT: Made the neck shorter as advisedddd (:

I started drawing this right after watching BBC's Sherlock season 2 finale ;___;
First time drawing Watson, it shows. :'D

BEWARE! THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS ALMOST FOR SURE

Thoughts on this last episode?

Because my feelings are all brb sobbing :iconcryforeverplz:
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This piece sums up the episode, not simply because it is the plot's climax but because it is the emotional climax as well. It is the point it the series that those who have read in the books know is coming and one the rest of the fans can sense. This conversation is the culmination of all the emotions of the previous episodes.

Because of this, it is a dangerous one to depict- you want to have the right amount of emotion and levity without going over the top or being cliché.

That said, I believe you've done a fantastic job.

Like I mentioned before, the layout could have been cliché, but you made it really work here- much better than if you had portrayed them facing one another. I also love how their clothes blend together, showing how they stand by each other through thick and thin (despite what Sherlock's actions may appear to be at first glance) and how they are linked; they think for themselves, but Watson has taught Sherlock how to feel.

I love the movement of Sherlock's scarf, especially how it frames the bottom of the piece almost like it's going to embrace Watson comfortingly. I love the streaks of light as well- it's like light coming from heaven, welcoming Sherlock into it's gates (cue me tearing up again).

I love the warm, soft colours here. The few "cool" hues (mostly the shadows on Watson's face) only enhance the warmth of the others. Even though the scene itself is heartbreaking, it's also oddly heartwarming, which you show through these colours.

And their expressions! Despite this being your first time drawing Watson (by the way, I find him extremely difficult to draw myself), you not only do a great job with his eyes, nose, and lips (though I do miss those darling bags under his eyes) but also nail the emotions he is going through at this point. With Sherlock, you do an even more fantastic job with his features (those cheekbones!). However, you also really show the emotion Sherlock is feeling as well. It's very difficult since we do not see him this emotional during the rest of the series, but it's something that despite all our doubts was within him the entire time. Here you show that. It isn't over the top- it is poignant and somber. You can tell he knows what's in store for him, and he's prepared to meet his doom.

Overall, beautiful work. The only criticism I have for you (besides the absence of Watson's bags, which really isn't necessary, just a quirk of his I personally love) is that Sherlock's neck looks a bit too long, or else at an odd angle. Other than that, this is a wonderful piece that I won't tire of looking at any time soon. :clap:
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome drawing, like the poses and colours! great job!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Haven't seen the finale yet.

They've got each other's back; but something bad had happened; Sherlock is shaken to the core, and Watson can't help him.

Beautiful painting, their emotions are so raw.
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irenukia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you'll see it soon, it's almost everyone's favourite episode ;D Thanks so much :hug:
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Pryate Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful one, expressions and coloring are great.
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irenukia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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Chayo8683 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LLoré como nunca he llorado.
..Nah, mentira, lloro con todo, pero fue demasiado triste x_x.
Como dice la crítica, muy buen trabajo :)
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irenukia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jajjaa que dramatico pero es verdad jaja Gracias <3
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Chayo8683 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soy demasiado drama queen jajajaja
De nada :hug:
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AuroraMusic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Wow, this piece is absolutely beautiful!!!! I love how you captured the emotion on their faces perfectly, plus the beauty of the shading and the colors.
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irenukia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :hug:
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pr3t3nt10us Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
This is basically amazing.
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irenukia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much <3
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Rebecker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
GOD. Just looking at this is making me want to cry. I can't even say how much I love this, and how much emotion you've captured in this.
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irenukia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;A; Thanks so much <3
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Deserbra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
At first it looks like there're one man with two heads.
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irenukia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see it too hahah
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Terrific work here. At first I thought this was done in watercolour.
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irenukia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankss a bunch <3
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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xRaiyax Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great drawing *-*
aw I have to wait till I can see season 2 >< but I am afraid that I know what will happen in the last episode :_:
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irenukia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! You should watch season 2, it's just as good as the first! And the last episode is worth every second, despite the drama that you imagine xD
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xRaiyax Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am waiting for season 2 till the end of season 1 xD
First I wanted to buy the English DVD but I think I would hardly understand the English technical terms so I wait for the German one ><
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Saishitenga Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I don't know the show, but I like the deviation. It's lovely.
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THank you :hug: I hope you'll watch it some day, it's soooo good!
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MariaPereira Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
This is completely beautiful!!
I adore the colour of the bg, and how many emotions you can pass to us trough this!!
Terrific work!
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much *A*
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MariaPereira Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
You have such good tastes: Sherlock, Harry Potter, Naruto, One Piece... It's not a burden to almost favourite your entire gallery :D Keep up the fantastic work! ^^
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your support :hug: I'm glad we have the same fandoms :la:
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MariaPereira Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Don't mention it :D
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InoXShika Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Wonderful. Simply wonderful. You are so talented it's scary. :'D.
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much babeee :hug: I wish I was as talented as you sayyyy, I feel like every idea i have looks nice in my head and when I draw it it's like meeehhh
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UsoppLover4EVER Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SO MANY FEELS!!! :iconcryforeverplz:
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//SOBSOBSOB WITH YOUUU
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UsoppLover4EVER Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHY SHERLOCK!! :iconcriesplz:
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHHHHHH I CAN'T WAIT FOR S3
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UsoppLover4EVER Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNOOOOOW!!!! :iconflailplz:
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quillsinthetardis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! I love the warm colours you used in this, too.
I must agree that Sherlock's neck is a bit too long here, but overall this is a really nice piece of work. Johnlock is my new OTP~ <3
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahhahah you'd be surprised! His neck was even longer before xD I did a little fix but I could make it shorter without him looking weird haha

Gosh yes yes yes Johnlock is my new OTP too!!

Thanks a lot :hug:
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quillsinthetardis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It still looks amazing though! You're welcome <3
And YESSSSSS, OTP!!! <3
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks sweetie :hug: The next one will be better!!
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ShiKamiKa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
That scarf <3 Watsoooon :heart: I love the colors so much <3
This realistic style really do suits you a lot!
Now I'm afraid to watch it, yaaay ;___; *won't read teh spoilers*
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so muchhh :hug: Ahhhh let me know when you watch it, it's such an amazing episode!!
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ShiKamiKa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I'll <3 I'm waiting for my bro, to watch it together :D
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phine1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
i just watched it, cryid when hes just about to jump and hes on the phone to watson:cries:
i love how youve done sherlock
and the expreshion on both there faces, youved captchered the moment perfectly XD
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhh the phone call is incredibly dramatic!! I love it!

Thank you :glomp:
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phine1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
YESS i cant wait for the next seasion XD
YOUR WELCOME :hug:
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shannaroooooo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
AFHEHGEWOUHFSDFJSLDJFKSDFJLDS I'M STILL ON SEASON ONE!!! ;; A ;; Oh golly GOSH I really do love the way you draw those curls. ;n;
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jjfcdjfjcsdjcldcd careful around the net, don't look for artworks cause it's all full of spoilers shcsdkfcdskk Omg I'm so happy you're watching!!!

<333
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Gwaaad! Why you make me want to watch this show so bad??!!? WHY!! :iconblushplz:

I really like the play of lights here, it manages to seem dark and brooding, and light and airy all at the same time. Both the faces are done wonderfully well and you can very much see the semblance to the respective actors. Sherlock's scarf adds a nice bit of movement to an other wise still piece and you can just imagine the slight breeze that's lifting it. Masterfully done Ire. :clap:

Now I can fangirl......OH MY GHJHAFJFASHFJHFSGDHD They are soooo handsome!! I love their faces sooo much!! Sherlock looks so dark and moody and ooohhh so swoon worthy!!! :iconhappyhappyplz:

Even though I like the looks of Watson in the show, you have made him like 1,000,000X better and more cuteeee!! His face looks sooo sad and concerned!! It makes me love him annnnnd worry about him and what might happen eeeeeeeeyyyaahhh!!! :iconhappytearsplz:
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irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BECAUSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I LOVEEEEE YOU AND IT'S IN YOUR BEST INTEREST :icontearplz:

Thanks so much my little Watsonian ladyyy! You are way too cute with your comments, I always look forward to them haha

HAhaa I made Watson like 10 years younger WHOOPS.

AHhhhhhhhhh plz watch the sshooowww before I start spamming with more drawings of it xD

Thank you thank you thank you!
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