'EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED VILLAIN'
I know this is a long description but, if you would, please read
or I will silently judge you if you say something that shows you haven't readInspiration: =agnes-cecile
watercolour, white gel pen, way too much time
I am hopelessly obsessed with BBC Sherlock at the moment (SEASON 3 HAS BEGUN!
) it was a only a matter of time really, but this was unexpected on so many levels.
About the piece
Before I started, there was almost no doubt that this would be a portrait of Sherlock and only Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch is just brilliant) so Moriarty was truly an unexpected turn. Never would've thought I'd make a tribute to Moriarty, but when the idea dawned, why not? So THAT is how, once upon a time, Moriarty made his way onto the page... midnight blue, black, and crimson blooming, almost like bruises, across his face. Crimson because he has made countless individuals bleed without the slightest hint of remorse. Midnight blue and black allude to the blackness of his soul? So cliche OTL Ah, and the hint of a spider web left of his face in reference to Sherlock calling him a spider.
But the piece seemed a bit empty with just Moriarty being all sinister, "calm before the storm" mastermind... so Sherlock and John in lighter colors and yellows in salute to their 'good guy' statuses!
As you Sherlockians know, Sherlock and John, especially in 'The Great Game' found themselves caught in Moriarty's intricate web of crime and Moriarty's a tricky one, a worthy opponent. Thus, I specifically chose references to show their desperation, if you will, to put an end to Moriarty's 'reign'. I mean, in a way, Sherlock and John were just as much victims of Moriarty's cruelty as any of those who unfortunately lost their lives--it's painful knowing that people are still dying/suffering as you attempt to close in.References:
JohnComments and interpretations much appreciated! Love to hear your thoughts! And suggestions for future Sherlock endeavours also welcome