Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Great Detective/Pattern

Despite the seemingly random propinquity of the corpse of the well-dressed yet impecunious peer, the unbroken chinoiserie vase, the esoteric volume, and the stolen racehorse, the great detective could see a pattern emerge...

The illustration friday prompt is pattern.

21 comments:

happychinchilla said...

Beautiful illustration. I really like the composition.

Tom said...

....Watson was maybe the great force behind S.H's brilliance?

ArtSparker said...

Tom - that has got to be some pretty buried subtext...

eyetrouble said...

This is a great concept communicated with great style.

Caio Fernandes said...

ufa !! you have no idea what i thought it was when i saw the image on my dashboard !!
very good work !!

ArtSparker said...

Caio...Management accepts no responsibility...

subtorp77 said...

Hmmmm...he wasn't reading Tolstoy by chance?

The Crow said...

I have stumbled here by way of The Coffee Messiah, by way of two other blogs before that, on different subjects all together. What an intriguing blog you have constructed!

I enjoy your artwork and the stories you tell with ti.

:)

justdoodleit said...

Of course, it's all elementary to the eyes of a trained observer.

Celeste Bergin said...

I can't tell you how much I love this

Totalfeckineejit said...

That's a drawing I'd like on my wall.Beautifully drawn, interesting and witty.I love that the light is a simple abscence of dark.Whats the book in yer man's hand?

ger said...

Good for him - because "whenever a detective is not busy solving a mystery he often discovers his own life becoming one"... (K. Friedman)

ArtSparker said...

TFE - It's the Kama Sutra.

ArtSparker said...

ger - Kinky Friedman? Heh.

femminismo said...

"The party got wild and someone dared Lord Quigley to drag himself away from his girlfriend (whom he was instructing - from the book - on what they might try during their next dalliance) and see if he he could ride a horse while wearing an extremely expensive vase for a hat. Unfortunately the "hat" slipped down too far, covered his eyes and he panicked. The horse, much smarter than Lord Quigley, stopped suddenly, the lord fell off - without damaging the vase, much to Lady Dramwhistle's delight - but the lord is not in such good shape. SH will put it all together soon! - femminismo

ArtSparker said...

Thank you, femminismo - I was hoping someone would take up the gauntlet.

j. said...

oh I love this. especially the streetlight.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thank feck for that Femminismo, for an awful moment there I thought the horse might be the object of his desires!

Bee said...

I like the spotlight on vocabulary!

Gavin Goo said...

Hi Susan, beautiful linework! :)

Shirley said...

Coooool! Love this piece...well done!