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Five Minutes by inklou Five Minutes by inklou
[edit] oh dear lord I forgot to add. John's pose was directly referenced from a screenshot of Rick Grimes from TWD. Just saying. I'm paranoid when it comes to references and credits.

I'm not sure if people will release a hunting party on me if I keep posting angst like this. THEN AGAIN I REGRET NOTHING BECAUSE GUISE, ZOMBIE SHERLOCK IS SO FUN TO DRAW YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

Based on Prompt #2: 'Five minutes'.

Yes, it's a Doctor Who-inspired prompt, of course, but I was also watching the Walking Dead so this happened. Don't blame me blame the Walking Dead.

100 TC- 30. Under the Rain
Sherlock (c) BBC
art (c) Inklou
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This is such a crushing scene. In two panels we are overwhelmed with more emotion than many movies convey in two hours.
The first panel we see a devastated but resolute John addressing Sherlock. "I was only away for five minutes, Sherlock." What happened during those five minutes that could have John looking this weary and heartbroken? Is Sherlock dead? Injured? John's posture is erect, confident (or perhaps, like I said before, resolute), but his face, especially the eyes and eyebrows, show his devastation.

Then we go down to the next panel and see something (through John's eyes) even worse than true death- Sherlock transformed into a zombie. His gaunt figure is now twisted and falling apart- his wan skin now grey with death. His normally perfect clothes are bloodied and tattered. In short, John's worst fears realized. The mottled greys, vague shadows of zombies, and tilted angle of the background as well as the rain contribute to the atmosphere. John's bitter comment- "Five bloody minutes" and his hand and gun in the foreground fill the viewer with an impending sense of finality- we know that while John loves Sherlock (whether as a friend or something more is left for us to decide), John will ultimately make the best decision for the both of them and pull the trigger, though who knows what he'll do next. He may become embittered but even more determined to survive. He may turn the gun on himself.
This is among one of the best pieces in your gallery and one that I for one do not tire of studying.
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Jhugs Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Okay this is a more reaistic title to give this:
For-The-Darkspear Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so like Sherlock to go and turn so exceptionally quickly. I bet zombie sherlock stumbles around going "Boooooored...."
WhispersOfHope12 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Writer
stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
SOPHIA :iconcries-plz: 
you are excellent for this. 
Lara00 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Know that story bro xD
alicy-sunberg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh that's really good ... but REEEEEEEEEEEEAALLLY depressing...
aliencatx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
this is so amazing, BBC needs to do a epp like this! 
I don't good idea...remember who writes for Sherlock...think that's a b
DemonicAngelRampage Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
The feels you give me... THE FEELS!!!
Magialuna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
This is quite awesome.  I have read a fanfic that fits this actually and it wasn't sad!!! I wish  I remembered what it was called, maybe I'll hunt it down -- if I do I'll come back and note it.  It was on AO3 and in it Sherlock was actually in disguise-- as he does in the stories so brilliantly... : )  Of course as he's sort of a knucklehead sometimes he almost gets shot because he doesn't TELL John he's NOT DEAD until he' s nearly made that way BY JOHN lol... but he wouldn't be Sherlock if he wasn't a bit oblivious about some things eh?  : )  LOVE THIS.  You are very talented!!

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