Friday, March 21, 2014

The Queen's Guard Sherlocked!

What can I say except that something happens to everyone who watches the BBC Sherlock Holmes series with Benedict Cumberbatch.  He's exceptional (actor that is).  Martin Freeman who plays Dr. Watson is also exceptional along with the rest of the exceptional cast!

Cumberbatch doesn't fool around when it comes to good scripts and working with good people.  He did graduate from Harrow so that has to put you on some kind of higher plane I would think and knowing what is the right path to take with your life.  I saw him some years ago in To The Ends Of The Earth and watched it about twenty times since, all the while raving to my family and friends about how great he and the movie is.  It took my sister a while to come around but she has definitely come full circle and has bought all the Sherlock episodes to date!

All this goodness has everyone intrigued; for one the show doesn't take it for granted our intellect is the size of a pea and two, seems to trust the fact that it's viewers can pretty much figure things out even with the fast talking Sherlock who often sounds like he is speaking in code.

As you can see even the Queen's own Guard has become affected and that pretty much says it all.  It has permeated even her security!

I warned everyone my art was taking a turn, a new direction if you will, almost an about-face, from rustic images of fruit and rusty dinnerware to Pop Culture!  I know it sounds like a bit of a stretch but things happen for a reason and I have been enjoying myself immensely.  This new found direction doesn't mean I will be staying completely away from the other kinds of art, this is just another venue that I can spend as much time or as little as I like and go back and forth between styles.

I am pretty consumed and have been working non stop on projects related to this series and another BBC series.  I never thought I would say this but I am getting visions of  t-shirts dancing in my head and feel the need to respond with the appropriate designs!  With all this "Sherlocking" I too feel a change, an excitement, an infusion-like shot in the arm and  look forward with anticipation to the next project.

To show how into this genre I am, I contacted KanaMusic a distributor of violin bows to ask if I could please use one of their nice images.  They graciously and promptly returned my e-mail with a YES!  You can view the image above without the bow.  I will be posting the image with the bow and another version.

I love digital images, objects can be popped in or taken out with little worry as to how it will affect the whole with no need to start over.  Every separate object in these images are put on a separate layer and can be moved around, even the textures are each on a separate layer. The sky is the limit as to what you can do with a good Photoshop type of editor.

I am just learning and mainly use textures in the layers program with the modes.  I am looking forward to my new paint program, pen and Nik software that specializes in photography color enhancement.  Before I add these darling programs I need to change my Windows7 with a fresh copy.

Not to forget you the viewer, please feel free to comment on your experiences if you have been "Sherlocked!"

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