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Moriarty by MiraPau Moriarty by MiraPau
"In a world of locked rooms, the man with the key is king. And honey, you should see me in a crown"


Speed Painting ->[link]


… and so I return after three days of living hell (also known as the flu) only to find over 200 messages in my bloody inbox.. That was a surprise.. a nice and scary surprise.. Thank you all for faves and comments :aww:

Alright, let’s get down to technicalities. This was done in ink, the paper is Arches 185g 50x76 cm (20x30in) .. I have apparently become one of those paper snobs.. I hate myself a little more now. Reference pic: [link]

I recorded myself painting this.. while sick.. don’t worry, I kept the camera of my snotty nose and puffy eyes..

UPDATE// *comes out of hiding* Oh wow, this was picked as a DD.. Just.. wow.. and the response from you guys has been amazing.. and again, a little terrifying for someone with social anxiety. Sorry for not responding to all of your comments, and thanking you for the favorites and follows, I have been feeling a little overwhelmed.. okay a lot.. but yeah.. just lots and lots of feelings right now.. THANK YOU !!!


This painting has been sold.. all proceeds went to the “help Mira move out of her parents basement foundation” :) If you want to contribute check out my etsy[link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-02-05
Moriarty by *MiraPau ( Featured by Lyricanna )
:iconluciaiceonbacon:
LuciaIceOnBacon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist
wow *_*
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swimmingfish0 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Hey, I blogged your picture onto my Tumblr. I tagged you in it, but I don't know if you have a Tumblr. If you want me to take it down, search moriartyfortheevening and message me.
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:iconailinelfa:
AilinElfa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Spectacular!
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:icontamaraprewett:
TamaraPrewett Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just finished the third season of Sherlock Holmes and i really love this art of Moriarty:) (Smile) 
he´s such a cool character :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconlalways:
Lalways Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this much awesome
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:iconscriptedgold:
ScriptedGold Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
The very lovely picture of sanity :) Well done!
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:iconcsibakerstreet221:
csibakerstreet221 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
How awesome is this? Very awesome. Too awesome. That's how awesome.

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:iconkrislove45:
krislove45 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Is it all right if I use this for a blog? I promise to put credits to you on there. It's for a friend's blog on tumblr ^^;
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:iconakytopia:
akyTOPia Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing.
I love the shadows.
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:iconrababco:
rababco Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it was the eleventh doctor at first, I was pretty confused. Aparently the two characters look very similar.
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:icontaylorsdoodles:
TaylorsDoodles Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I saw this on YouTube first and I absolutely loved it! I'm so glad you're on deviantart! IT LOOKS SO GOOD!
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:iconiam-sherlocked:
iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured! : [link] :hug:
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:iconspeedstrider:
speedstrider Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so wonderful! The shading is just wonderful and it portrays Moriarty so wonderfully!
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:iconcarnivoregoose:
carnivoregoose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm just gonna sit here in awe instead of trying to come up with something to describe that much cool.

also, I hope you're feeling better!
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firedancer123 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*shoots him as soon as she hears the name moriarty*


What?!?!? I'm a Jeremy Brett fan. Downey can go jump off a cliff as far as I'm concerned and anyone with that name must be evil...


Regardless of subject matter...

YOU HAVE MAD SKILLZ!!! I wish I was one hundredth as good as this... If this is speed painting I'm almost scared to see how good you are when you aren't rushed...
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
hehe...nice concept and execution. Love this!
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:iconmelofarce:
melofarce Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes amazing!
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:iconimbricated:
Imbricated Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Definitely a good expression and angle to choose... really nice work capturing him!
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:iconxheartsong:
xHeartSong Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Fantastic!
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:iconpyrotogepi:
PyroTogepi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the color choices you used! The splash of color with the crown and the key (and a hint of color in his eyes!) immediately draws your eye towards them. I also really like the 'drippiness' of the painting - the bottom looks like he's bleeding ink instead. Great job, and congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :D
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:iconelfdust:
elfdust Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great painting! Your DD is more than deserved, I love this!
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:iconlostinthemorning:
LostInTheMorning Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning piece of ink work! Congrats on the well deserved DD!
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creampuffluvr Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't always click on links
But when I do
I am deeply amazed

Stay artistic my friends
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:iconaceykunn:
Aceykunn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
IOU....a congrats!
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:icondenovember:
DeNovember Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
love it! :heart:
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:iconbrookerenae96:
BrookeRenae96 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wow! This is incredible :)
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
heck yeaa
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:iconvoydkessler:
VoydKessler Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
JIMMY!!!! He would be so happy with a DD XD
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:iconunhingedhick:
UnhingedHick Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
it jim... a pretty jim
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:iconsamurai-poet:
Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very awesome!
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:iconiviemoon:
IvieMoon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautifully painted! (And Arches is hands down the best paper out there. Embrace your paper-snobbery! I have! ;) )
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:iconwendyhorses:
wendyhorses Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:O This is really, really awesome, and the video too!
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Writer
I was just thinking of that line. Hate that little bugger's guts, but damn! That line is so quotable!
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:iconindigodragon13:
IndigoDragon13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He does look good in a crown, doesn't he.
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:icontraumfaengerin-wish:
Traumfaengerin-Wish Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not sure if I should hate it/him because of what he has done, or love it because he looks so sassy and it turned out amazing.
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:iconhinami:
Hinami Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how you've done this~ <3
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconkillio01:
Killio01 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome, just awesome!
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:iconmissdudette:
MissDudette Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
EPIC EPIC work on the video, love the editing and sound. And your painting skillz totaly rock!
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:iconlisa-annabell:
Lisa-Annabell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wonderful technique, really! You know how to use your ink!

But sadly you didnīt capture his eyes the way they really are. Those deep dark wells. The very best of our dear Mister Andrew Scott...

But still: nice one. The details of the crown and the key are excellent.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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The-Terminal-Show Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Andrew Scott has a really unique facial structure that's hard to render in two dimensions, but I think this looks really wonderful for ink. I like the red accents, not too overpowering-love it!
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AskChefShazameir Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
My vote is for this guy over Pelant from Bones. This guy may be egotistic and crazy but he enjoys his work so much it doesn't come off as annoying as Pelant.
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your brilliant artwork has been featured here--> [link]
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:iconmirapau:
MiraPau Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's really flattering! Thank you :aww:
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're more than welcome my dear^^
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:iconthetommykitty:
TheTommyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing- blimey, you make painting look easy!
Did you use a reference picture for the pencil sketch?
What sort've ink was used, it looks amazing!
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:iconmirapau:
MiraPau Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:heart: I try.. really really hard.. but don’t tell anyone! Yes there was a reference! My background on my phone actually, lol.. I should probably find the pic and list I as my ref:aww: As for the ink, I used Winsor and Newtons calligraphy inks (blue black, jet black, yellow ochre and crimson)
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:iconthetommykitty:
TheTommyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent- I have those inks! :D
Thanks!
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neuroticllama Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
love it. nice
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:iconroxannaholmes:
RoxannaHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work! :thumbsup:
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