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The Royal Sheet by Nero749 The Royal Sheet by Nero749
So you can blame :iconmortmere: for this (and every single other Sherlock+Art Nouveau piece I've done, come to think of it ;)). She mentioned how the sheet would be perfect for art nouveau and I immediately jumped on the idea.

This is quite different from my other art nouveau stuff and maybe I should just call this 'art nouveau inspired.'
It happened because I painted Sherlock first and then created the background. But I realised that if I wanted to fit the two together I'd have to add a bit of a 'drawn-element' to Sherlock. But I didn't want to! Because I liked the way he'd come out... And leaving it all painty, in combination with the background the way it was look too much like a collage... which didn't fit what I wanted.

So I tinkered around with the background (that looked like they normally do in these pieces of mine) and finally decided that adding some texture made it look better but still not 'great.'
Then I had this idea... Some new lighting effects later and the end-result is before you!

I actually really like this style. It's almost the 'realistic' version of my previous art nouveau stuff. Almost like I got Sherlock in the studio to pose for me in a sheet (now there's an idea :devilish:) while I got the perfect shot to use as a reference for one of my art nouveau pieces.

In fact, I liked this new style of mine so much I stayed up all the night to create another piece! But that one will have to wait ;)

BTW, I am running out of titles...

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:iconmadzia11gold:
Madzia11Gold Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Get off my sheet! 

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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Or don't :XD:
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:iconmadzia11gold:
Madzia11Gold Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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JadeTorchwood Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Awesome. I love that scene from A Scandal in Belgravia.
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Me too!
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:iconjadetorchwood:
JadeTorchwood Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Benedict was sexy with just a bedsheet on.
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laynaa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous! I like this new style of yours very much. The light is incredible.
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's good news because I doubt I'll be going back on it :)
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PalindromeIsntOne Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
HOW DO YOU DRAW MATERIAL SO WELL?! And faces, but still. To me he looks like he's just sneezed/just about to :P
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mortmere Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
My oh my, you’re quick! It took me far longer to get back to dA than it took of you to create two new fabulous pieces of art! I really envy the effortlessness with which you paint (meanwhile, I’ve barely gotten around to sketching something little sheet-related and deleting it, infuriated with the lack of time and proper ideas. Painter’s block or something?).

Again, I see some Japonisme here (or maybe it’s just that butterfly pattern?) and I like the 3D effect the lighting and Sherlock’s unexpected pose add to the usually very 2D art nouveau style. It looks almost like Sherlock and his sheet have been surprised by paparazzis while he was posing for a more traditional art nouveau piece…? :D

(And don’t I just love to be blamed for something gorgeous like this!)
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, I did warn you I was going to drop everything an start working on it right away, didn't I? :XD:
I know what you mean! So many times I've felt like drawing something, painting something just creating something and you sketch, you work and really try and it just doesn't work and you're left feeling frustrated and often I start to wonder if I'm talented at all or if everything I've ever done that was good was just some kind of fluke LOL Maybe that's painter's paranoia LOL

But when I'm inspired I can just paint and paint... that's ideally what every artists wants I'm guessing :) And I'm sure once you find what you want to do with tis idea it'll be effortless for you as well!

Hehe, that could be... If so it wasn't on purpose - again. I like the weird feeling of Sherlock posing for an artist and than being photographed as well :)
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Royal-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks really nice. I love it.


I keep laughing at you icon. It's hilarious
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you!

Glad you do, that's what's it there for ;)
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Royal-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome.
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Linka-Neo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks like he has a cold. <3
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think he did...
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Linka-Neo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww.
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:iconjadetorchwood:
JadeTorchwood Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
That scene where Sherlock was wearing nothing but a sheet was funny as hell.
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
:giggles: it was :)
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Darkeflare Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:+fav:!! :D
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bow: Thanks!
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Darkeflare Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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DarkMereKitten Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awww he looks so sweet (not to mention tired) awesome job as always :D
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:iconnero749:
Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, *sings lullaby than feels ridiculous*
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lacking-creativity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
This is soo amazing!! :heart:

I startled myself when I realized my first reaction was wanting to kiss/smell his cheek LMAO that sounds so creepy *shakes head in dismay* but you know how little babies smell really nice and are just soft and kissable? I feel like he would be.... ohhhh lordy hahahaha
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, I wouldn't be brave enough to tell Sherlock Holmes that I think he smells like babies :) (But yeah, I know what you mean :))
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MagicBunni Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so fantastic, just the turn of his head and the expression on his face is so glorious. Lovely, creative, artistic representation, Nero-chan. :D Now I have to download and make it my desktop background so I can stare at it for a while and think. Surely, this will help me write!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, funny you should say that, with his toga on he could easily pass for one of the muses :)
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MagicBunni Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or one of the gods. :) Only it was Athena who was in charge of intelligence and she's a goddess. Similarly, the Muses, Graces, and even the Furies all girls. When it came to intelligence, creativity, and justice, for some reason, the Greeks saw women. Who knows... but I do know this -- despite any resemblance he may have to a Greek hero, best not call him one. Or an angel (same reason). The boy is touchy. :)
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehe, I should know this, being half-greek and born there and all LOL BUt you're right, lets not call Sherlock anything positive or he'll freak out ;)
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MagicBunni Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohs! I didn't know that about you! Lol! It's a who different thing where I'm from. It's really homogeneous. You're getting Irish, English, or some small extraction of French. And, yeah, he does hate to have something nice said about him. I wonder if it's his frustration with Mycroft's, or his family's, expectations for him. I imagine they didn't expect him to throw part of his life away on cocaine, for instance. It's a lot of pressure, I sense, being a Holmes boy.
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah and they probably didn't expect him to work in a 'made up' job either :P Sometimes wonder if Sherlock tells his family what he does... Maybe Mycroft does that for him. And I can't help but feel that Mycroft's protectiveness might come from their parents/ one of their parents telling Mycroft to look out for his younger brother...
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MariaPereira Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Your art is so amazing!! *O*
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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MariaPereira Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't mention it!!
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AmandaTolleson Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*-* You're getting it... You're getting it and I am jealous. XD Holy crap
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am? *jumps around excited* that means a lot coming from you! :hug:
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Gin85 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks amazing, I'm especially fascinated by the sheet, it looks so "3D" :-)
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Sheets are easy as long as you don't get entangled in the folds :D
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Gin85 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And that's the problem, it happens to me quite a lot :D
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xullu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
You just don't stop do you? Not that I'm complaining xD
Lovely background and great paintwork!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, I really don't... There isn't a lot in live I get pleasure from (and this is not me complaining I promise), but when I'm being creative I'm at my best :) So stopping that, would mean stopping being me..

And thanks!
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xullu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Well, then I'd just say that you are wonderful and I wouldn't want you to stop being you! :D
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, well that's good to hear :)
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mazijentes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Waaahhh! ASDFFGHJKL;'!!! Just how divine it is! I love this style, and the background is wonderfull!
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I have to say I am really in love with this! And will keep this style :XD: I have a lot of projects to finish at the moment, but every new one I start will be one of these :D
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