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Portrait of Jeremy Brett, 1986 by tranimation-art Portrait of Jeremy Brett, 1986 by tranimation-art
"And then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony..."

Jeremy Brett (1933-1995) was a marvellous and versatile actor with a distinguished forty-year career in film, television, radio, and stage. He is most internationally famed for his masterful and enriching portraiture of the world's greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. He has touched the hearts of millions, including my own. Mr. Brett is the "quintessential" Holmes! He is, and shall be, always dearly missed.

This is portrait is to start off the new year with a bang! 2008 hasn't been very kind to me, so I'm hoping 2009 will open doors for some hope in my life. Upward and onward!

(For more "Brettish" information, please visit my tribute websites: DeviantArt Jeremy Brett Club.)

Medium - Photoshop, art marker black (Prismacolour), graphic pen black (Pigma Micron), art pen black (Micro pen) roller pen black (Uni-Ball).

© Diane N. Tran.
Sherlock Holmes © Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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:iconduncan-eagleson:
Duncan-Eagleson Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Nice piece!
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! It took me hours to get this right.
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:iconduncan-eagleson:
Duncan-Eagleson Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
I'll bet - there's a real art to reducing your halftones to just stark black and white and still getting the picture to look right. Good work.
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Also to get the angles right. I also wanted the eyes to pop as the only bit of colour on the piece.
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:iconduncan-eagleson:
Duncan-Eagleson Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
It works... even more so in the print! (Just joined dA a few weeks ago, so this is the first print I've bought. Very pleased with the print quality, as well as with the piece itself. Beautiful.)
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Awesome! Glad you enjoy it! That means a great deal to me! I'm honoured.
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:icondrawingremy:
Drawingremy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done! Love how you made the eyes blue. Instant :+fav:.
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm so happy you like it!
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:iconeirivero:
EIRivero Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Jeremy Brett my favorite holmes, i love the apisode of of scandal of bohemia, the imagen of him at the end playing his violin, and siting close to the fire, and a little sluched like a child, in that apisode i dont se an actor i se the ansolotli holmes.
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
That's one of my favourite episodes. If you're a JB fan, please check out my group: :iconjeremy-brett:
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EIRivero Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
i would check looks awesome and with you aport, i would be amezing.
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:iconlouvemeg:
louvemeg Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this one's just magnificent, I like it very much :) Cool style :)
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Glad you like it! I really appreciate it!
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lost-in-twos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
The hard angles does strike me as odd, but they are used in such a way that I immediately perceive just who you are portraying! And I love the man. Nice use of contrast.
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Yes, the angles are strange, but I liked how it turned out. I'm glad you liked it, despite those silly angles. I really appreciate it!
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VanHinck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
This is wonderful. Brett IS Holmes as far as I'm concerned, and you've completely captured him here. Fantastic! :D
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Glad you liked it!

Jeremy will be dearly missed. :sniff:
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sullen-skrewt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Oh, I think I love thee. Sherlock Holmes is the man, as is Jeremy.

It's very difficult to do a monochrome picture and nail the expression of the subject, which you've done. I particularly like your use of a single line frame which the drawing continues out of. Lovely and very black and white..

Rorschach would love it ;)
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Filmographer
HAHAHAHA! Thank you! I'm so glad!
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
whoo~ i wondered when you were going to do more JB! absolutely splendid...you really capture him :D
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I really appreciate it!
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
you're welcome :aww:
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maDideA Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
i wish i could draw like that!!!!!!! : D that is so amazing
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Awwww...thank you!
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:icondarthcraftus:
DarthCraftus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
I love the shading and highlighting you did! I especially like his eyes; very mysterious. Well done!
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :hug:
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stephenc123 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
OH NOES!!! Its Erich Zann He's back!! YAY! We're doomed!!
:boogie::boogie::boogie: Finally!!


:fuzzydemon: Remember kids: I'm batman!!!

I love the expression on his face he looks so charming those eyes are very beautiful they just jump out of the page. He looks kinda like Dr.Smith (from lost in space) and Frank Sinatra had a love child. ^_^ Thats so cool he needs a nagging robot sidekick! I am amazed at the things you can make with only black and white shapes and how they merge together to make a picture You gits teh mad skills^_^ It is really awesome! I can't think of anything to critique sorry. Its made of wonderful and Joy so there!He does look like Holmes I'd love to see him in his Holmesian roles if you're up for a movie day sometime. I bet he's a hoot and a half! :orange:
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igcreator Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
ah i love it! :clap: especially that black n' white thing with blue eyes! very very well done! it's a balanced portrait, which is harder to do than you made it look here. :) i like it a lot.
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'm so glad you like it! :hug:
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:iconalptrauma:
Alptrauma Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Nice to see there are still people out there who admire this spectacular actor.
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I always have!
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Brinatello Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
This is so beautiful; I knew right away who it was. JB's got distinctive features that, if not done right, makes him look different, or like another actor. I think you nailed his looks perfectly here. :nod:

I agree 2008 wasn't a good year for me either. I'm a damaged person, never will be the same again. I would like to see '09 have a better, more positive outlook to it. Hope the same goes for you. :hug:
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I really appreciate that! Yes, he does have very distinctive features, which can make or break a piece if done right. It's all the LITTLE things...

Awwwww... :smooch: I'm sorry you've had a terrible 2008. So far, it doesn't seem like anyone I've known has had a good one, but I hope we'll fair better in 2009. :hug:
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Brinatello Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
I know, even in the episodes when he was sick, he still looked great. He continued as hard as he could, and that's what made him such a dedicated actor. To not give up, that motto of "The show must go on!"

Yeah, I'm striving for much more optimism this year. Hopefully it'll be in all of our favor! :hug:
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I can barely watch the last season without getting very emotional. It's difficult to watch, not that his acting suffered for his talent was still top-notch, but just seeing him physically ill. But he felt he had to keep going. What a trooper!

Here's hoping as well...
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JadeCatKunoichi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
That's REALLY good. I love the shading, you gave him just the right expression. The violin was genius to add in there. His blue eyes being the only spots of bright color in the black-and-white portrait says more than a thousand words.

To 2009. *cheers* May 2008 rest in peace and not haunt us in the new year!

Rest In Peace, Jeremy Brett!
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! I'm very proud at the way it turned out. And, yes, here's too 2009! :toast:
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JadeCatKunoichi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
You should be proud, it's awesome.

I didn't even know they had a toast icon. XD
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I just discovered the :toast: icon as well, but I thought it was funny, so I kept it in.
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JadeCatKunoichi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
:highfive: Nice. XD
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional Filmographer
By the way, LOOOOVEEE the new avatar! I want to hug it!
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:iconjadecatkunoichi:
JadeCatKunoichi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
:glomp: Thanks you~! XD When avatars are hugable, I know I've done well. XD
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Agreed!
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
Ooh, very interesting piece. :D And the subject is fantastic. Great job. :)
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:iconkaizokushojo:
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
Most welcome! ^^
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:iconhaizea:
Haizea Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Wow! I love how you colored the eyes! They really stand out with all the black and white!

Here's to a better 2009 for the both of us!
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it!

Yeah, it looks like a lot of people didn't have a good 2008 either.
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sharon43210 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Dynamic!
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:icontranimation-art:
tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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