My entry for the LetsDrawSherlock challenge : Holmes reimagined in your own culture!
I’ve been living in Belgium for more than a decade now, and I consider it as my country. However, I had trouble finding something that defines belgian culture in a way that isn’t too shallow, or worse, stereotypical. I just didn’t want to draw Sherlock and Watson eating chocolate and belgian fries xD
Belgium is known for the artistic movement “surrealism” (the painter René Magritte for instance) and my first idea was to draw Watson in their apartment, haunted by Sherlock’s death. It ripped my heart out but I had to stop painting this because they were still.. british people xD In their british apartment. I also didn’t want it to look too close to a former LetsDrawSherlock challenge, when we had to reinterpret famous works.
Sooo… I had an epiphany xD Sint Verhaegen (or St V) is a sort of a big student party in Brussels, every year in november. Students wear white robes, big caps, and drink the whole day (and most of the night). There’s even a wikipedia page about it :p
So here they are, as drunk students! :) I’m still studying at the Free University of Brussels, so to me, it’s something that’s part of my culture (also, our belgian beer is quite famous, too)
I hope you like it :)
PS : I also hope no one will be offended by my entry! Beer and late parties are quite common around here, and I don’t mean to judge them or anything (even if I’m not a big drinker, I enjoy hanging out with friends). Obviously, it’s meant to be funny and harmless :)
Canadian Department of Transportation Transmitting System for air traffic control using RCAF AT-3 and RCA TE-260D transmitters, 1944.
Sketch of 100KW L.F. Transmitter
General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Allied commander, accompanied by General Omar N. Bradley, CG of the 12th Army Group; MG Manton Eddy, CG, XII Corps, and COL Bernard Burnstern, tours German salt mines in which stolen treasure was hidden. 4/12/45.
Whoo~ at last! Half tempted to still work in a background of some sort, but other than that I’m calling this finished. Also you would not believe how many times I had to recheck refs of Mark Gatiss’s face, and I STILL think I’ve somehow accidentally John’ned. It’s the nose and the way the hat hides his hair :I *Shakes fist* Gatissfaaaacceeee!
Here’s the WIP with the full rationale of how this is my culture. But I can add that Mycroft is in the traditional Cotswold style of Morris here. His crest and colours are based off of a few different crests of arms associated with the Holmes name.