The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

I spent the best part of 2017 sherlock-holming (audiobooks. netflix. Gaiman. comics…) – so when the The Folio Society BIC2018 contest came along and had Arthur Conan Doyle as a subject… well, I HAD TO do something. The illustrations didn’t make the cut, but they provided me with a wonderful opportunity to revisit oil pastels and to ask myself all sorts of philosophical questions –  like how do you change the over-all contrast in traditional media? And why is art so messy, yet so enjoyable?