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The Holmes by Alea-Lefevre The Holmes by Alea-Lefevre
Huge fanart again ...

The relationhip between these two brother is so intriguing. I love it !

So Sherlock portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch and Mycroft by Mark Gatiss , the two form BBC Sherlock TVshow

"My brother, the government"

Totally made on photoshop CS5
intuos 4
~6 hours ? the last one on livestream

Please, don't reblog it on tumblr, use this link instead ! :)

available here
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disneyaddict7418 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MiouQueuing Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there!

One of the most intriguing pair of brothers I have ever seen on screen and most interestingly portraied. I especially like the Union Jack behind Mycroft. I always wonder whether his near perfect intelligence made him who he is or the service to his country ... My apologies to Watson/Martin Freeman, but sometimes I think that Mycroft Holmes/Mark Gatiss is the more interesting character in the series.

Thanks a lot for sharing! :-)

Best regards
Miou Q. B-)
Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hi ! I feel you there !
My dream was to be able to meet mark gatiss and ask him some questions about his role (being both a writer and actor of character that was not even here in the pilot).
But I was not even able to attend his masterclass :(

Thank you !
MiouQueuing Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome (sorry for the late reply, btw)! :hug:

Just out of curiosity: Which masterclass? Does he give lectures on writing/acting? I did not know that.
And yes, it would be revealing to hear his thoughts about the series, most of all on the more "over the top" aspects of season three. However, I am so looking forward to the next season!

Best regards
Miou B-)
Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It was depicted as a "masterclass" when he attended the paris comic con. But I couldn't make it so.... I don't know what he talked about. But I read he gave some lectures somehow on different events :)
SocQA Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Wonderful artwork! Great scenery, especially Mycroft with the Union Jack as he "is" the government :D Very nice work
Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
First I really wanted to name it "My brother, the British government " but it seemed to be a little long :)
Thank you!
SocQA Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
You'r welcome :) I don't think "My Brother, the British government" is long. You could've omitted the "British" since that should be clear for every fan :D
gigimoshik Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Love 
Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thank you
EmilyEcrivaine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013

I love the contrasts made here between the two brothers. Sherlock and Mycroft have such a fascinating relationship and I really think that you have highlighted both the similarities and differences of both men. It is elegant and simple (although I know it wasn't to make) and really catches the eye with its attention to both detail and colour.


The flag behind Mycroft is just gold too.

ColIndyHan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Dear Alea:

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!!! I hope this finds you and yours well.

Let me honest with you--I don't like Mycroft Holmes. I hear that Mark Gatiss himself is a real blast, but I just don't like his character. I mean, bribing your little brother's flatmate to spy on your little brother is the highest in bad form. I've yet to have anyone convince of redeeming qualities for Mycroft.

Anyway, on to for why I am here.  You have captured both men excruciatingly well. Their differences seem to jump out at you.  Despite the fact that they are brothers, they are different as night and day. Your colours are well chosen and your putting the Union Jack behind Mycroft was given.  You can't get any other two guys who are as different as night and day as the Brothers Holmes.

This is going in my faves gallery.

Keep up the good work, kiddo!!!!

                                                                                                   Believing in Sherlock Holmes always,

Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh thank you !

Sometimes I don't especially draw my favorite characters but in this case, I like them both.

I find the dynamic in their relations really interesting.
Mycroft is certainly not the most popular. They are both intelligent and know each other pretty well. (I don't think Sherlock really care about Mycroft trying to spy on him. But he might have studied the reaction of John about it. So, did Mycroft.)
I think their differences are that Sherlock is proud of how he solves problems where Mycroft is proud of what he solves. Then, next difference : why they do that. In my opinion Sherlock is more "acting to protect the weak and the helpless" first then ... if it help the country and many people "not my division". Mycroft is the opposite, "majority comes first and then if I save the country I might be able to take care of the minority".

These are my first thoughts about the Holmes. I'm not trying to convince you that Mycroft is a good guy. I just like ... well. I like these characters ! Anyhow thank you very much for your comment !
shadedinthelight Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A bow to you! Completely done in photoshop. That is bow-worthy i tell you. And so realistic. My heart just skipped a beat (not trying to sound cheesy, but there is just no way i cannot) Gah. REALLY love this!! :love: :heart: :love: :heart: :love:

Sherlock. Congratulations! You have captured his expression totally. I expect to be able to hear him talk just by looking at him.
And Mycroft looks like he posed for his prime minister portrait.
John: "Here to see the queen?"
Mycroft walks in...
SxAxSxOxRxI Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful ;u;
rancidfemme Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
This is fantastic! And the flag is such a great touch.
CommanderKip Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is sweet. I can't wait for more Sherlock episodes!
Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
So do I ! We can only wait for the new season, trying to avoid all these spoilers :)
PLACE-for-me Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! Love Sherlock!
Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Love the holmes too
PLACE-for-me Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*speaking gibberish* aasdfkjhg... Awesome! :woohoo:
Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I didn't know the word gibberish but Ok I love it ! (new favorite word)

Thank you !
crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kid-katastrophe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a beautiful artwork. I think that you've represented the brother's relationship really well here and the colours are moody and wonderful. Well done!
Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
WuLiao-Yuzi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So Beautiful and powerful!!!
TheDyeIsCast Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist

Beautiful. Sherlock's on the front line and Mycroft's in the background subtly manipulating. They really are a great combo ... when they're not sniping at each other.

Love the mood of it, colour contrasts and shear quality of the figures. First class. (Nosey me, what brushes did you use on their faces?)
Alea-Lefevre Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I've used only one brush on this one.
It's my favorite these days. I used it on all my last digital paintings.

Self-made : a strange black spot with dynamic alpha and texture (the texture looks like more a very old cement wall than a piece of paper). (Sorry I don't have the right words in mind, my photoshop is currently in french ^^)

I won't put it online shortly too because I should sort which brushes are mine from the thousands and thousands I have ... "Cleaning" her brushes is not really funny ^^

Thank you :)
teetotally Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
amazing piece. the holmes boys - always been intrigued by that double act. particularly love the light.. and the British colours :D ... fitting since one is the British GOvernment and the other one NOT the Commonwealth :D
excellent piece, makes me want to pick up a real brush again :D
Flayari Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Wow. In my fav straight now.
GeeDack Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning piece of work!
Montaneous Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Gorgeous artwork, I love all the colours you've used and their expressions are perfect!
vya Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Oh wow! That's great! :heart:
Eve-cardia Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Wauw, this is one stunning piece of art! The colours are amazing contrasts, and there's some great details in their faces as well as in the background. Well done, and added into my favourites!
keinneb Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
This is the greatest!
I especially love your use of orange and blue - it just makes it that perfect dramatic colour scheme :aww:
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Lilyce Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible! the way you placed the colors makes it so vivid! wonderful work! :heart:
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work on detail!
bbshrimp Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
So lovely! ;w; I love Mycroft & Sherlock's crazy relationship!
Barenchine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I love this so much : O Excellent !
OorusevenFiibaa7777 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous digital painting! :omg:
thatstranger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Wow, this is really great! :)
NamoraMalfoy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, it's beautiful!
This is just the picture I was waiting for!
Dm24 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Just Amazing! :D
EarlofChutney Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! Lovely!
moonlitseverus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
A really amazing piece! :D Love the background too and you captured both brothers so perfectly! :D
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