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Lara Pulver as Irene Adler in BBC's Sherlock.
2x01 A Scandal in Belgravia

Graphite pencils in Moleskine sketchbook. Texture added in PS.

I used a photo of a female of Thisbe irenea as a ref for the butterfly. It's a really cool species. Its caterpillar has a device on its head that emits ultrasound. It uses it to send out a call to ants. When an ant approaches, it drugs it and as a result, the ant becomes obsessed with the caterpillar and protects the latter from predators until it turns into a butterfly. >_>

More Sherlock fan art HERE.

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:iconjoellehazeleyes:
JoelleHazelEyes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Oh my gosh this is amazing!!
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconequine-whisperer:
equine-whisperer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Your rendering is absolutely gorgeous and I love how the specific butterfly you chose is like a metaphor for her character! BEAUTIFUL
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3 :hug:
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:iconequine-whisperer:
equine-whisperer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome. The praise is well-deserved, not only for this piece but your others as well! I look forward to seeing more :)
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:iconladywinter:
LadyWinter Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
The shading of her hair is gorgeous! :love:
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconegordemidov:
EgorDemidov Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how you did this awesome texture in ps, merilyn? Please show me, master...
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SweetsAndCharades Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Oh wow, that butterfly really fits her.
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, right? :lol:
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:iconregina-luporum:
regina-luporum Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful as always. :D I love the description of the butterfly...it's so applicable ;)
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmorgana-jones:
Morgana-Jones Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thisbe irena? Like Irene? You get an A*
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow:
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:iconheroofkvatch:
heroofkvatch Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa. This is amazing.
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconmargarita-mone:
Margarita-Mone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Artist
Beautiful picture :heart: Composition is simple but very expressive. It portraying character of Irene Adler in very beautiful way :dalove:
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! <3
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:iconmargarita-mone:
Margarita-Mone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Artist
You are welcome :hug: Love your art:heart:
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:iconnienkezijlstra:
nienkezijlstra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
simple and lovely
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconelwynwanderer:
ElwynWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! It's so simple, yet poignant and very lovely. Great job! =)
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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HeadmistressMercedes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your attention to detail is astounding! I adore the careful capture of her hair and profile, and the story of the butterfly works awesomely...like, it almost seems like it was made for the piece! :giggle: Excellent work, keep it up! Faved!
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! <3 ^^
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:iconheadmistressmercedes:
HeadmistressMercedes Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yer very welcome ^.^
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fujoshianimechick Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing! I love her facial expression, it feels as though you captured her perfectly.
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconfujoshianimechick:
fujoshianimechick Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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EgorDemidov Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so simple and complicated at one time) this thisbea is so complements of Irene's view and it is no accident?
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canadiankazz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Lovely. :)
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3
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Thea-r-tist Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Wow! I learned something today! That's really cool!

The art is lovely, and the butterfly concept is really neat. Who could possibly be her ant?

So if Sherlock's a bee and Irene's a butterfly, then what are the other characters...?
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Patience, my young padawan. ;)

Thank you! <3
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:iconthea-r-tist:
Thea-r-tist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Patience is a useful life skill, but anticipation makes the actual thing that much more exciting.
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Stunning job! Love the combination of Irene and the Thisbe irenea butterfly, what an interesting concept :clap: They match perfecly :aww:
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D <3
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Greenbucket5 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of the Collector, the book. :)
It's a brilliant drawing, I love it :D
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh oh. D:

Thank you! :D
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:iconaralisj:
AralisJ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautifull and full of detail! And I love the comparison of Irene to that very resourceful butterfly :D
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow: :D
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:iconaralisj:
AralisJ Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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gunneos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
"the ant becomes obsessed with the caterpillar and protects the latter from predators"

oh sherlock. <3
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Feyjane Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like composition)
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :smooch:
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angelise7 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Lovely! And I like the use of the female Thisbe. Obession, indeed. Hmmmm . . . wonder what 'ant' could protect Ms. Adler? Inspiration for another piece? ;-)
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D

Dude, I already bee'd him. >_>

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may-flower-smile Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
wonderful! *_*
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! <3
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