Portrait: Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes)


Materials: ballpoint pen (black, blue, red, green)

Time: 90 minutes

Reference: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in BBC Sherlock (2010 – ). Chose Cumberbatch for his very distinctive facial features. Slight head tilt for challenge.

Comments: pencil allowed for outer facial shape only. No eraser. Facial proportions much more accurate than previous drawing. Shading still very rough. Satisfied overall, but considerable room for improvement.


“Heroes don’t exist. And if they did, I wouldn’t be one of them.”
– Sherlock Holmes (BBC Sherlock: S01/E03 – 2010)

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