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The Couple by mortmere The Couple by mortmere
I had this idea a long time ago to paint John and Sherlock in the same style as David Hockney painted one famous couple [link] - well, it doesn't really resemble Hockney's style now, but this origin explains the unexpected location of their chairs and other things I've tweaked to make the setting more minimalistic.

(Now that it is finished, it somehow reminds me of an absolutely brilliant AU fanfic, "Performance in a Leading Role" by MadLori [link] in which Sherlock and John are Hollywood actors who end up playing a gay couple in a new Ang Lee movie. But maybe that's just because I know the couple in the original Hockney painting was from LA? Anyway, the fic is brilliant: go read it if you haven't yet done so - this recommendation comes from someone who usually shuns both AU fics and fics that are so long that it takes many, many evenings to read them.
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This is lovely. And yeah, makes me think that maybe they're meeting with their now mutual agent to discuss how to handle upcoming interviews.
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Grace5150 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this a lot. And when I clicked on the original I thought...that's Christopher Isherwood, has to be. So now two of my favorite things have collided and that's awesome. you've done a great tribute to the original piece as well :heart:
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mortmere Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Good catch! :heart:

(Isherwood was a big fan of Sherlock Holmes stories, too.)
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bitnotgood7437 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
The colours are great :D love this :heart:
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mortmere Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Thanks! :heart:
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Meg-Giry Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like they are in a paarship-therapy. I like the style and the idea of this very much.
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mortmere Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
:D Thanks!
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Lemly Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!! :heart:
The background is gorgeous and the colour scheme really suits the picture as a whole. Well done!
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mortmere Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Oh! Thank you, what a lovely comment! :heart:
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Russian-Royedal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:iconexplodeplz: IT'S BEAUTIFUL!
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