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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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JoelleHazelEyes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Oh my gosh this is amazing!!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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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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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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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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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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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, right? :lol:
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