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Irene Adler B/W Illustration


Competition for Folio Society

The last in the illustrations to accompany the Sherlock Holmes book cover here is the most notable female character from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, Irene Adler. I wanted to create a character who was confident, clever and beautiful. Irene’s look is one of inquisitiveness and understanding – she’s got the wit and intelligence to beat Holmes so I wanted to give her an all knowing expression. I painted this grayscale to work more on the tones of the images and then added throw backs to the Holmes book cover and the other illustration of the series – Moriarty.