Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Monday, April 25, 2011

IF ...bicycle

When the penny-farthing has mysteriously disappeared, enlightened folk avail themselves of Sherlock Holmes (based primarily on Basil Rathbone here) to save the day... "Where ever shall we look, Sherlock?" asks a fretful Dr. Watson. "It's 'ordinary', my dear Watson, --one begins with oneself!" replies a preoccupied Mr. Holmes...

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved
Thank you and enjoy.

9 comments:

  1. great detail with the eye richard, really nice line work and the little Watson is a nice touch.

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  2. This is so fantastic, Richard! While it's difficult not to focus on the searching eyeball, the supporting image of Sherlock is beautifully rendered and fills the compositional space well. The movement you've achieved on the eyeball is very captivating - really holds this viewer's attention - and the contrast using (primarily) black and white compounds the effect. Your last thumbnail is funny. Who was this supposed to be?

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  3. I too love the turning of the wheel of the eye. I keep going around and around.

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  4. Very nice. I like the way that Sherlock stretches into the frame and the way that you resolved the word is very clever...especially the revolving eye. I also enjoy the enhanced depth with the magnified magnifying glass.

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  5. I like the depth of this one, big hand/little hand, and of course I like the eye and magnifying glass too. Nice!

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  6. Wow--way cool illustration--I really like the distortion and personality of it.

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  7. Hey Richard! FANTASTICO! I really love the way you did his protruding chin and his grip on the pipe! You really nail the little things.... speaking of little...that Watson is superb as well :o) This piece is anything but elementary.... :o) Thanks for popping over :o)

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