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Benedict Cumberbatch by MeikeZane Benedict Cumberbatch by MeikeZane
Pencil drawing of Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock. I adore this man, he is a brilliant actor, in all of his roles.

PRINTS of this drawing are for sale in my Etsy shop! [link]

Size: 14 x 17,5 cm (approx 5,5 x 6,9 inch)
Pencils used: ContÚ Criterium 550 HB to 6B, Koh-I-Noor graphite 8B, mechanical pencils 0.3 and 0.5 mm B and 3B.
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silvaren-fan Mar 25, 2014  New member
EmmetEarwax Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

I disagree ! He made such a butcher botch of "The Empty House" - miscarried as "The Empty Hearse" on 1-19-'14, that I turned off the set after 32-34 minutes of the 2-hr  botch .

Mumbled dialogue, askew camera work, cuts & jumps right and left. He seems to have progressively gotten weirder & weirder in his series, and I won't watch any more of it. I'll read the books.

Were it not for the Closed Captioning, I would have turned off the set after 5-6 minutes, not 32-34.

In the old days, actors spoke clearly and crisply, not the mumbling they do now.

MeikeZane Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're entitled to your opinion, as am I.

I would like to point out that I don't see how the actor could possibly be blamed for askew camera work, and cuts & jumps. He has no influence on any of that. Might I also mention that actors hold themselves to the scripts, so if Sherlock's character changes in the script, it will change in the series, as portrayed by Benedict. Additionally, because you haven't seen the entire third series (let alone the first episode in its entirety) you have missed out on vital information in character progression. Did you think that they would pick up and would be the exact same people as they were two years earlier? A lot happens in two years, and doing dangerous undercover work while your best friends think you're dead really does change a person. Thus the character, in the series. It would've been rather unbelievable had they not changed.

Oh, and English is my second language, yet I had no issues whatsoever with any of their speech.

Lastly, do read the books. Regardless of whether you watch the show or not. The show uses aspects of the books, but is obviously not the same, as it set in modern-day London, not in the Victorian era. The storylines in the series are obvious nods towards the books, but do not follow those exact storylines. It's a whole different media.

But like I said, we're both entitled to our opinions. I merely felt like a response was necessary to explain my viewpoint.
EmmetEarwax Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Were I doctor Watson, be it modern day or Victorian London, I would firmly inform Sherlock that he is NOT invited to the wedding. If he shows up, Watson should phone the police and have him arrested & charged with menacing, stalking and threatening the life of his wife (his proximity would draw criminals who may attack and...). That's my feeling.

I might also add attempted alienation of affection, as the fiancÚ expressed fascination with Sherlock.

I have poor hearing,and even with a hearing aide,people still have to speak clearly, like in the old 30's and 40's movies. Now they mumble, curse and make violent threats all the time !

filmshirley Aug 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice pencil work! I like the fluffy texture of his coat!
Gorgeous.  Nice work. It almost looks like a photograph. :)

Love him as Khan, as well.
I can't wait for the next season of Sherlock.
FlameofFawks May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MeikeZane May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahaha! Oh, this is great! :heart:
FlameofFawks May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, I love this. This is one of my favorite looks for Benedict Cumberbatch and you did a really good job.
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