I’m not telling you any spoilers or opinions, but I want to write down my personal favourite line of all 2nd Sherlock season. It is:
Do you ever wonder if there’s something wrong with us?
I do wonder. Lots of times. Moffat, Gatiss, you have no idea of HOW EXACTLY you’ve portrayed my family relationships here. So - couldn’t keep myself from trying to paint my favourite brothers…
Mycroft in this very portrait is a shadow, a gothic cathedral, a foggy city, a strict system, capable of crumpling down, while Sherlock is a mixture of amorphous shapes, neither exactly dark, nor exactly white… I guess you can see my point here.
This is gorgeous.
it sure is
This is clever AND gorgeous. This is sex in a painting. This is far more pornographic than photos of penises and drawings of humping. This is ideas and souls and thought, and for these two, they value those FAR more than anything they could do with their bodies.
You’re showing their faces off perfectly - Gatiss’s profile, the sleekness of his hair contrasting with the mad scruffiness of Sherlock’s, and that evil little glint in Mycroft’s eye is its own touch of the madness brought on by an excess of intelligence.
You’ve got Sherlock’s face, too - the way he looks down on pretty much everything (“[You’re] an idiot. Oh, don’t be like that; most people are.”), the mask-like face he wears to try to convince people that he, too, is an iceman, with no emotions. And yes, I love the tiny skull. I would keep it as a pet.
This is gorgeous on so many levels. I love it. When it comes out as a poster, I WILL BUY IT. Don’t even think of disappointing me!
You have no idea how happy I was to see this on my dash again today. I was thinking about this piece of art on the train home this evening. It is perfection, and it haunts me.