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it'll start very soon by gunneos it'll start very soon by gunneos
okay. i'm drawing his pores now. -_-"

this is just me giving in to the siren call of benedict cumberbatch's face. again.

this guy's really, really good at making people forget he's an actor while being a character. none of those 'eh, that's just brad pitt/robert downey jr./angelina jolie' moments. quite the opposite, actually, i would start watching something with BC in it, and my brain would insist on telling me 'im watching this for BC, this is BC, BC... BC... holy shit NOOOO [insert character name]'. i'll just forget it's BC even though i go in with my brain wrapped around the fact that i'm watching it for his performance. it just ceases to be a performance! WHAT IS THIS MAGIC.


3.5 hours, 4B mechanical pencil, 9B pencil, photoshop

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Iris94 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You know, I'm quite certain that's the biggest compliment an actor can ever get... To have his audience forget him, and only see the character as a real, live person is the ultimate proof of his talent. And I agree, this man is a genius in that way. All his characters have that depth and all the nuances of a real human being. You might as well be watching a non-staged documentary of someone's life, as a written, planned story. That's what makes him stand out among all the other actors of today. Each and every performance is unique, and he always comes across as equally dedicated to making each role believable. Gosh, this man's simply a genious. An absurdly talented man capable of taking any form, and just vanish into it. It's like he's simply lending body and voice to a range of other people in order for them to live either on stage or screen... (I'm rambling again, sorry... :blush: )
gunneos Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
haha, that's okay, rants make me feel happier i'm not alone in this. =D i really like andrew scott as well, he does creepy villain and everyday man really well. i've never seen a more balanced villain/anti-hero pair than this, with both characters AND actors just complementing each other. not even for batman/joker. andrew and benedict just made me completely forget they are both actors, and that was so, so good.

(if you haven't seen 'my life in film' with andrew scott, please do! it's on youtube. never in a million years would you think he'd be moriarty.)
Iris94 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree completely. They are the perfect match. They really compliment each other, and, of course, they are equally talented.

Oh, and I just finished the two first episodes of "My Life in Film", and I must agree with you. That's nowhere near his Moriarty performance at all. He's so... likable and sweet. Still, it pales next to his super-villain mad-man. I've just never seen anything quite like that, and really, it was so refreshing to see that approach to the Napoleon of crime, since he's actually rather dull in the books. He's intimidating and fierce, yes, with a great mind, but still... Andrew Scott just brought him to a whole new level.
By the way, did you see him in "The Town"? Brilliant piece of crime-story with the brilliant Andrew Scott in center stage. Worth seeing, if it's available somewhere (I think it's on Youtube). Three (too short) episodes packed with mystery.
gunneos Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Ooh, 'The Town' is on my to-watch list. I believe 'My Life in Film' was shot/broadcast about a decade ago, so Andrew looks young and innocent in it, the way he did when he first appeared at the pool in Sherlock. And then you think about Moriarty in TRF, Moriarty with shades and slicked-back hair, Moriarty on the rooftop... is it me, or does Sherlock (the show) have an AMAZING make-up/wardrobe team? I don't know how they make Andrew and Ben look young/old whenever the scenes call for it. You could say it's horribly inconsistent, but I think this is truly great disguise, shifting between ages on screen like that, between episodes. Sherlock in Study in Pink does not at all look like Sherlock in TRF. He's aged (and I'm not talking about the actors). It's the same for Moriarty. I love how they complete the other. John completes him too, but on a wholly different spectrum.
Elephant883 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the texture on his face. Very well done. Did it take you long to do?
gunneos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
not too long, about 3 hours... thank you =)
Kosari Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty awesome how little of his face is shown, yet it's completely obvious who he is... even if I hadn't seen it in a gallery full of BC (which would have been a tip-off, lol) I'd have known instantly.

Your have wonderful skill :clap:
gunneos Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
"if I hadn't seen it in a gallery full of BC"

i know, that took a bit of the suspense away, lol! thanks =D
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really good! It's amazing how you can make me know it's him by only that much of his face! Bravo!
gunneos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
thank you! "... but then, that was rather the point." =D
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