Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the premiere of “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” December 2, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (x)
The Consulting Detective by tillieke
Those who followed me drawing on the livestream for a bit might notice I changed the colour scheme. I wasn’t really happy with the one I was working with so I did some changes near the end.
Tumblr makes it all fuzzy it seems, sorry :S
cards against humanity / sherlock edition [insp]
Everyone’s questions have exhausted poor Andrew! :’)
There was one feature, and only one feature, of interest in the whole of this baffling case, and quite frankly it was the usual. John Watson - who, while I was trying to solve the murder, instead saved a life.
So Sherlock has admitted, to a whole room full of people who know that he has committed his life and the entirety of his attention span to crime-solving, that he finds John Watson more interesting than most of his cases. John Watson is more interesting to Sherlock than a crime scene. More interesting than an attempted murder he can’t solve.
Some Beautiful Behind the Scenes pictures of BBC Sherlock, from Radio Times, with lots of information about each pic. (x)
1: “We wanted to blur the edge between laboratory and kitchen,” says Arwel, suggesting Holmes would think nothing of boiling the kettle next to an experiment on a severed hand - or heating up beans on a Bunsen burner.
2: The skull on the mantelpiece is, of course, a cast, which had to be chiselled out to allow Watson to hide Holmes’s packet of cigarettes inside it in The Hounds of Baskerville.
3: The bison sporting earphones is Arwel’s favourite object on the set of 221b. The animal skull was purchased online and sprayed a glossy black before it was mounted on the wall. The headphones were a last-minute, spur-of the moment addition.
4: A modern alternative to the stiletto always referenced as Holmes’s way of filing the mail, this Leatherman knife actually belonged to Arwel. But because it now has a permanent home on set, he’s had to purchase a replacement.
5: In the artwork on the wall, parts of the skull are painted on different layers of Perspex, creating a sort of 3D effect. Even shot in 2D, the depth created and the weirdness of the effect make for an impressive addition to the set.
6: This magpie seal was inspired by the music playing on Moriarty’s headphones (Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie) as he staged his daring break-ins. It also influenced the winged IOU graffiti on a Baker Street wall.
7: Sherlock’s headstone was made by a local stonemason who was sworn to secrecy. Arwel stored it at home and transported it on location, where the scene in the cemetery was shot by a skeleton crew (no pun intended).