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The Night After the Return by MrsHorowietzky The Night After the Return by MrsHorowietzky
Done for a contest at HQ-Holmes .
Inspired by the scene in the Granada-filming of The empty House where Watson shows Holmes the letter from Reichenbach (which he did let frame) and calls it "my most valuable possession". I imagine Holmes had quite a bit of thinking to do the following night -- and Watson, not able to sleep either, surprises him contemplating the letter.
Whew, that was really almost last minute. :D

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Pencil sketch, inking and colouring Photoshop Elements 9
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MrsJokerQuinn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lovely <3 Gorgeous! 
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MrsHorowietzky Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dearly! :tighthug:
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MrsJokerQuinn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs! Flynn: ... hi! 
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elina-elsu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Awww, it's very touching. Holmes's face is amazing :heart: Such heartbreak and love. I am also loving the Granada background.

(Hehe, bweheh. From the thumbnail at first glance it looked a bit like he was playing the piano XD)
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MrsHorowietzky Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :glomp:

(Oh, Holmes playing the piano! What a delightful notion! )
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elina-elsu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
I'm sure he could play a few tunes on it, being musically trained and all ;-)
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BradyMajor Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful!  You've motivated me to go and watch the Granada episode, which I will do shortly.  
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MrsHorowietzky Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly! I hope you enjoyed this wonderful movie!
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BradyMajor Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I did, I did.  It's always nice to see Watson given some adventure once again.  :)  
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skitskitpotter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Writer
Can I favorite this more than once? Like, a hundred times might do it.

This is so wonderful, for so many reasons. First of all, I love your style as usual; that candle flame is such a small detail, but I just think it's really appealing. And speaking of details, I could spend hours locating all the minutiae you put in the background. Detailed backgrounds are a favored technique for me, it adds a lot of interest. Holmes's and Watson's expressions - Holmes brooding, even vulnerable, and Watson concerned and perhaps a bit tired - are spot-on. The coloring and lighting add so much to the mood as well.

It's my theory (developed via the help of some brilliant fellow Doyle readers) that Watson's written version of "The Empty House" (Doyle's story, basically) is just a cover-up to hide what really happened. As kind and magnanimous as Watson is, I don't think he could faint and have all forgiven. I believe he and Holmes had a much more emotional reunion, and Watson chose not to write the actual account - perhaps for safety reasons for Holmes, or perhaps to save Holmes the embarrassment of letting his readers know more about his humanity.

I really want to write a fan fiction based on your picture now... if I can find the time (February is always a horrendous month for me), would you indulge me?
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