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Delicacy by inklou Delicacy by inklou
That was drawn during the live tutorial session thing, but I really didn\'t like how he turned out in the end. So today I quickly did this, and Benedict looks much better. Your argument is invalid.


Sherlock (c) BBC Sherlock
Art (c) Inklou

effing hell I keep forgetting to credit!

bg texture (c) `cloaks
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First of all, I would love to say that I love your style. As soon as I see a piece of yours in my inbox, I know who the artist is before I even look at the name. I always save your work for last because I know I'll be in for a treat! ;D

Now, to be more "serious"- I applaud you on the fabulous job of balancing out Benedict's lovely features with the gorgeous decaying of his skin. One can still see the vestiges of his distinctive Cupid's Bow lip, the nose, and of course his renowned cheekbones.

While there have been a few versions of zombie/undead Sherlock/Benedict (including a previous one I have critiqued), this still feels very different from the others.


Because where others have depicted him as thoroughly gone (mentally), you have left him looking very much alive. You have used an overall very warm and rich colour scheme as opposed to other pieces I have seen, which primarily use blues and purples. In addition, while the skin is obviously decaying (which is very well-done, might I add) and the white collar a bit bloodied, his hair and skin look remarkably clean, and his clothes are neat and un-rumpled for the most part.

However, my favourite part (other than the lovely rotting skin) and what truly sets this piece apart from others I've seen of this genre (for lack of a better word) is his eyes. They are so keenly observant and intensely alert that you immediately know that his mind is not gone like every other zombie mindlessly roaming around. However, looking at him for a while, you notice that his gaze isn't as strong as you first imagine it to be- perhaps his mind is slowly deteriorating. Perhaps he is merely in his mind palace. Whatever the case may be, their iciness sets them apart from the rest of the piece, draws you in, and keeps you gazing back at him for longer than you realize.

"Delicacy" is, in short, a masterpiece. To those of you who have not seen this artist's gallery, go do so! 'Tis full of even more quality work! Go now!
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Well, I've gotta admit, at first I was too freaked to click on it. Zombies scare the shit out of me, and I generally hate Zom!lock fics, but when I finally clicked on the photo, it was straight to the face. This is kick-A. The colors you used are so vibrant and alive. And I seriously love the Two-Face effect. I can imagine John smacking him upside the head for coming back to 221B as a zombie.
This is a beautiful piece of art work, and you should be very, very proud to have made it.
But if I have zombie nightmares, I'm blaming you.
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Time-Moose Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
For some reason, he's still good looking! XD It's because he's Benedict.
animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Zombie Sherlock.
My life is complete.
wfftipwff Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really, I have no idea how I have possibly missed this piece for over 4 months. This is simply brilliant. For something very morbid and gruesome, I find it sort of beautiful. That is some feat you just achieved there! The eyes are just so intense and bright, despite the rest of him appearing very much zombie-ish (zombified? Meh, I digress.)

Just amazing.
hey-mikky Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Keeri-chan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student
WOW wow wow This is incredible. The attention to detail with light and shadows and colour is stunning. It's so weird to find such a gory picture so beautiful. But wow. I've just taken a quick look through more of your gallery and everything is fantastic and such a talent you have <3
Fluffytheartist Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful, in the nice, dark, zombie kind of way, :{P. Well done!
Emystral Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
It's a friend of Harvey Dent !
Taeblossom Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Sherlock darling; I don't know how to say this, but you have a little something on your face.... just there... just... and a little something on your collar... but.. no not there that's your eyeball... oh dear. Nevermind. You can hardly notice.
FairyMae Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Yay for zombie Sherlock!!
runningfern Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh this looks really cool!
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