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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.


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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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LilianettyPR Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my!!! This is brilliant!!!!! And yes, The Walking Dead make many suffer coz of that (turning our faves on zombies...why??!!??) x) By the way, amazing art style!
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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:
FEELS FEELS FEELS CRY CRY CRY TEARS
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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...."
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WhispersOfHope12 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Writer
THIS IS NOT OKAY
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stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
SOPHIA :iconcries-plz: 
you are excellent for this. 
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Lara00 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Know that story bro xD
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alicy-sunberg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh that's really good ... but REEEEEEEEEEEEAALLLY depressing...
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aliencatx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
this is so amazing, BBC needs to do a epp like this! 
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I don't good idea...remember who writes for Sherlock...think that's a b
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DemonicAngelRampage Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
The feels you give me... THE FEELS!!!
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