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Colored Pencil Drawing of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as John Watson

I love the BBC show Sherlock and have done a couple drawings of these guys before (several years ago now), but I’ve never drawn them in color. The reference photo I used for this drawing not only was saturated in blue colors, but had the guys standing further apart. I decided to squeeze them into the same frame and keep the blue tones. I’m a little on the fence on if I like the blues in this, but it was definitely a challenge to do overall.

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Colored Pencil Drawing of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Marvel’s just knocking each movie out of the park, and Benedict Cumberbatch was an inspired choice to play Doctor Strange. This is a freehand colored pencil drawing, and it was quite a challenge. I used a little bit of white paint marker to assist in the details of his magical stuff there, but the rest is freehand colored pencil.

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New Originals Up for Sale!

I added a new batch of original drawings up for sale. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! Prints are still available for them, but these originals are first-come, first-serve. Thanks for looking!


Newly added:

  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: The Dark World
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Thor: The Dark World
  • Bob Hope
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock
  • Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Avengers
  • Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary
  • John Krasinski as Jim Halpert in The Office
  • Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Yvonne Strahovski from Chuck / 24: Live Another Day
  • Liv Tyler from Lord of the Rings / The Incredible Hulk
  • Jim Caviezel as John Reese in Person of Interest
  • Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (007)
  • Marker drawing of Optimus Prime (Generation One)



Pencil Drawing of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock

Sherlock-2014After watching Sherlock series 3 and just feeling discontented with my previous Sherlock/Benedict Cumberbatch drawing, I decided to take a stab at a new one. Hopefully this one is better. I worked on it in January 2014 and it’s full graphite pencil. I also brought back the DESIGN Ebony Jet Black pencil for the blacks.

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Black Friday Weekend Art Print Sale!

I’m always uncomfortable with self-promotion, but I realize if I don’t do SOME then people won’t hear about such things as… Black Friday art print sales!

Here’s an ad for a sale I have running this weekend. Thanks for looking!  Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JohnDiBiaseArt


Drawing of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes


After heeding a friends recommendation to watch the BBC “Sherlock” show (thanks Beca!) and discovering just how excellent it is, I also learned how big of a following the show really has. So after a few requests for a portrait drawing of Benedict, I decided to take the leap.

I worked on this one every night (well… morning, really) from April 27th to May 6, 2013. It’s completely graphite pencil as well. I was kind of “finished” with it a night or two before actually finishing it, but decided to really push myself with detail. It’s not a comfortable thing and I know I “need” to. And I’m so glad I did! Still, I think it’s something where I could just keep working on it to death, but after laying in a light background, I was pretty satisfied with it.

By the way, if at all interested, you can check out the Etsy prints listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/150410374/drawing-print-of-benedict-cumberbatch-as