John and Sherlock walking together, looking as if they’re holding hands.
[FEAST FOR THE EYES]
I’m just describing.
I’m so emotional about all the times Sherlock and John are alone together in s3 because every single frame is wrought with this tension, this intense elephant-in-the-room feeling, there’s so much to say, that they both want to say, that they’re both thinking, you can see it on their faces, Ben and Martin do this amazing job of conveying the tension in their bodies of Sherlock and John forcing themselves to keep quiet, it’s ridiculous. It seeps out of their bodies into fidgeting or clenched fists, or tapping fingers and no where do I feel it more than in the Private Bainbridge flashback in TSOT when they’re sitting on the bench.
Sherlock’s hands are clenched tight together, and they’re making this stupid small talk about the guards scratching themselves, and Sherlock can’t hold it in any more, he brings up one of the thousands of things he wants to talk to John about - Sholto - and it just … it bombs, the conversation does not go well and Sherlock says “Won’t be trying that again,” and he really, really means it. He won’t be trying that again, won’t try to talk to John again about his feelings, or the myriad of thoughts and questions about what’s going on between the two of them because he tried and he failed and he doesn’t know how. He doesn’t know how.
And then John. John, who finds this sort of thing difficult, he tries too, tries a little, tries to say something about how much Sherlock means to him, but he leads by mentioning Mary, but listing how important she is to him, and Sherlock can’t stand it, can’t take it, can’t hear it so he runs. And he misses it and John think it’s because he’s not interested to hear it, it’s not important to him so … John won’t be trying that again either.
SH – stairway to mind palace
Drawing finally done! Started 3 months ago, It took a way longer than I expected. I thought that drawing in white on black would be easier but not at all. The thing is, to have white really really white, I had to draw so many times that I’ve lost count (I killed 3 entire pencils to achieve it.)
The process was so long also because of the large size of the drawing; the principal difficulty was to do all these different lightings and shadows. My favourite part was to draw Sherlock climbing the stairs; I loved to draw the shadow on his coat and the staircase. But I didn’t enjoy so much drawing the hair of the profile, it drove me crazy! I was really happy when I put my signature at the end.
Credit to Ian Derry for the 2 wonderful reference photos I’ve used:
He also inspired me the idea for the composition of the drawing with this post.
See here, the work in progress:
White and light grey pencils on black paper - size 65x50cm (26”x20”)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett.
Glowy angels of perfection. The campaign for them to do After the Dance on film together starts here.
I need to know for reasons. Thanks!
Luckily there’s one coming out with Helena Bonham Carter!
Atlin says: Holy fuck Catalyst, warn a woman when you are going to brighten her dash with pornography.
(And maybe she’ll warn you next time when she’s going to besmirch yours with swearing.)
shoe: Francesco Russo