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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)



Colored Pencil Sketch of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit” Trilogy

bilbo colored pencilWhile working on a commission piece and also while working on another portrait, I felt inspired to visit Blick and get some different papers to experiment on. Also, I wanted to try my hand at some quick original drawings that I could work on in a few hours and sell the original of to anyone interested.

I started with this one of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins on Toned Tan paper using some graphite to lay it out freehand and then colored pencil to fill it in (and also lay out the rest). This one took about 3 hours while watching TV as I worked on it.

The original is currently up on Etsy with prints probably being posted in the future.

A Handful of Original Drawings Now On Sale


I find it difficult to part with many of my original drawings, but I realize I can’t keep them all… So I’m cleaning shop a bit.

These are original, 9×12 drawings — not prints/copies — so they’re one-of-a-kind, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

What is available:
1. Thor / Chris Hemsworth (Avengers)
2. James Bond / Sean Connery
3. Vesper Lynd / Eva Green (Casino Royale)
4. Ray Stantz / Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters)
5. Indiana Jones / Harrison Ford (The Last Crusade)
6. Audrey Hepburn
7. Michael Scott / Steve Carell (The Office)
8. Luke Skywalker / Mark Hamill (Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back)
9. Michael Westen / Jeffrey Donovan (TV’s Burn Notice)
10. Evan Baxter / Steve Carell (Evan Almighty)
11. Bilbo Baggins / Martin Freeman (The Hobbit)


First come, first serve, so if you want one – this is it! Thanks!

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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Pencil Drawing of Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes in TV’s Elementary

Sherlock-Holmes-Jonny-LeeBetween Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch, everyone wondered if the world really needed ANOTHER Sherlock Holmes. Once the modern update, “Elementary” hit TV, I decided it wasn’t worth subscribing to and didn’t watch it. I heard through the grape vine that it was pretty good, so I decided to try it out. The pilot was underwhelming but I decided to stick with it. By the end of season 1, I was a fan. With season 2 being even better, I have to say I’m just as much a fan of Jonny Lee Miller’s take on Sherlock Holmes as any of the others out there. (And my wife is now hooked, actually) So, naturally, I decided that JLM would be the subject of my next drawing…

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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 Martin Freeman as John Watson in BBC’s Sherlock


Somehow I missed posting this one, but I did really enjoy working on Sherlock’s Watson. I love Martin Freeman as an actor and I originally hadn’t planned on drawing him as Watson, but after watching the show–and then drawing Benedict — I felt I needed to add Watson.

For this one, I desperately tried to push myself with adding in detail to the work. I am pretty pleased with the end result.

Etsy link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/153562458/drawing-print-of-martin-freeman-as-john?

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