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A Little Duet by Allam A Little Duet by Allam
A little duet. John said he learned Clarinet in school, (Blind Banker) and Iím sad that isnít picked up on more.

I've been meaning to draw something in this line for AAAGES

Psychology class doooodles, slapped with color, YEAH

P.S. I apologize to anyone who actually plays these instruments. I was in the school band for 8 years and my best friend played the clarinet (I played trumpet) but for the life of me I can never drawn instruments.

EDIT: FORGETTING SHERLOCK'S LEGS, that's what I get for coloring sketches at midnight. How embarrassing...

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MariStars15 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
The violin's a bit...wonky, and I don't know enough about the clarinet to tell if it's weird but this is fabulous art nonetheless~!
mrswatson Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Eeeee So glad I found someone that noticed the bit where John says he plays the clarinet. It really isn't used enough :D Fantastic!
freeBWequine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so awesome.
I was watching the Blind Baker today with a friend, and when John said he'd learned the clarinet, we had a :wow: moment, because she plays the clarinet and I play the violin.
EveryDayArtist Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Awwww.... :)
Mck1000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As a Clarinet player myself, I say a job well done!
DebatePapaya Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
This is the first picture I've seen with both John on clarinet and Sherlock on violin :) I'm surprised I haven't seen more... Anyway, as a clarinet player (and because you seemed worried about it) that is a beautiful drawing of a clarinet, and John's posture looks like someone who hasn't played in a while (which I doubt he has...) Don't ask about the violin. I don't do strings.
I saw one of your pictures in passing and decidedly liked it and had to see more :) I don't understand all of the Cabin Pressure references, but I will listen to that eventually (once I get caught up on Doctor Who :blushes: ) It seems fantastic from what I've heard of it.
Also, I wanted to mention I love the way you draw Sherlock's hair. Well, and everything else, but I like his hair... Don't judge me. I know I'm weird already, thank you.
Anyway, random babble over. Sorry for the really long... reply... thing. Yeah. :blush:
Allam Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Don't feel bad for long comments, because I love them!
When I was drawing John playing all I could remember was that your back was supposed to be straight, that tucking your clarinet too close was wrong and that they always seemed to have one foot out...? (But I was two rows back, breaking my own posture rules, lol) So i tucked the instrument down so he was more "sight-reading and forgot".
Thanks for coming looking for more! That's always the hope, even on the silly doodles. And yes, I will forgive the lack of Cabin Pressure for the presence of Dr. Who...Mmm...Yes...yes, I will.
That curly hair will be the death of me, but those wavy curls of Benedict's do things to me of the "weak in the knees" variety. I'm glad you like how I tried to capture them. :D
DebatePapaya Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I don't think I play with one foot out... I dunno. I guess it is pretty common though... Otherwise, you are very well-versed in clarinet posture ;)
Who's your favorite Doctor?!
And I LOVE Ben's hair... Just the whole Sherlock thing is perfect for him <3
Allam Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I stopped playing after high school, so it's been a few years since I've seen one up close, other then younger siblings concerts!
Gosh, always the first WHO question...I LOVE Ten, David Tennant, so quick and able to go to both sides of the spectrum of FUN and SERIOUS and often quite quickly. Something about Matt's face is weird to me, I think it's the eyebrows, or lack of...but his run on the doctor has been really fantastic so...Story wise- 11 but DOCTOR wise 10!
The Sherlock hair cut really does make him look fantastic, balances him in wonderful ways. But his usual short with long locks on top is also very adorable!
DebatePapaya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I've only just finished watching season 4... Haven't reached Matt yet. Who's your favorite companion? (Also, I pretty much know who all the doctors/companions are... my friends have given me enough spoilers... XD
Also, its just Ben in general that is adorable... The hair, "i could cut my hand slapping those cheekbones", and his emotion for John... (just saying)
Zoffoli Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love John's expression! And you violin isn't bad at all - Sherlock's posture is good too, so no worries ;) Maybe the backround colour is a bit too dark but this is a great picture! :D
DoomedDoodler Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally someone did something with both instruments! I love their expressions, and I love how it has a traditional feel to it, yet the coloring makes it sharp and crisp.
A4pen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
very cute :)
talareq Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, clarinet porn! :D
bluenotepad Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
nice to see I'm not the only one that remembers it
A-Parliament-Of-Owls Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely! but where are Sherlock's feet? :D
Allam Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He left them in the I r teh guud artist...
A-Parliament-Of-Owls Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mizukiashiya Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
This is really lovely and I adore their expressions and the instruments and the pose and everything is marvelous... but it would have been much better if Sherlock hadn't misplaced his legs xD
Allam Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG you are right! I'll put up an edited version...
Wolfina13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Made me giggle. You're right, not a lot of people pick up on that awkwardly stated information. :3 <3
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