I saw Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows last night, and I enjoyed it immensely—it was campy, fun and tense. And of course, a visual stunner. I loved the side characters, Mycroft (Stephen Fry FTW), Irene, and Simza, while Jared Harris was delicious as Moriarty. The unresolved tension between Watson and Holmes seems to have intensified even further. I always have loved them together—the quintessential bromance, if you will, but the chemistry between Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr is electrifyingly sizzling.
That said, I’ve been listening to the soundtrack tonight, which has heavy Romani elements laced into it; then again, so did the first score. I’d already had an idea to draw a dancer, but the nomadic freedom of the Romani people was certainly more alluring in the forefront of my mind, so I just went along with it.
This time I drew out the sketch much more quickly—finished the whole lot in an hour and a half. I like leaving the linework rough but still defined, so there’s still a hint of frenetic energy. I know, I drew it on my moleskine so there’s the unappealing fold in the middle, but I think it’s fine the way it is. The legs ought to be longer, but I didn’t want her feet to fall off the page, hah!