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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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.
Etsy link for prints:
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!
- 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)
After 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.
Etsy link for prints:
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
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