A little illustration I finished way back in September, well, the inking part was. I've posted wips on my Tumblr: [link] and [link] and a glimpse of the inking progress: [link] I never got to finish it until now because I really wasn't sure about what the final design would look like. Sooo many contemplations.
So, here it is, an illustration about all about Holmes. This is hand drawn and edited and colored in Photoshop.
When Holmes doesn't have a case to keep himself busy, he gets depressed and he -occasionally- indulges in using cocaine, to keep his mind "busy". I think he said about something that the the drug is/ has a 7% solution. (Bad Holmes!)
Gorgeous work, I absolutely love the style, refined and with a light touch of a retro feeling I love the layoud, Holmes' silhouette so small and black with just outlines is a very cool effect. I like how in the hive we can see some recurring elements of the stories, and the panorama of London is another great design idea. And at last - I've alwas loved the 221 Bee joke