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John the Chronicler by kennichka John the Chronicler by kennichka
Inspired by the Book of Kells [link]
I wanted to draw something like pictures in books of early Middle Ages. Martin Freeman's John Watson is my obsession now, but I didn't know how to fit him into this idea. So my sister told me to portray him like a monk-chronicler. In Middle Ages monks were not only educated enough to write cool stories about their clever colleagues but also practiced medicine. Where is Sherlock? I think he is portrayed on another page of this Chronicle.
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John the Chronicler by ~kennichka ( Suggested by jesterry and Featured by Lyricanna )
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WorldsEdge Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I'm a fan of both Medieval-style art and Sherlock Holmes, so this is kinda up my alley. It's also an interesting idea pushing the characters waay back in time, as opposed to forward in time as is the case in the television program. Well done!
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kennichka Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I am a fan of them too and I'm flattered that you liked it (: Thank you very much!
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moniquej Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The coolest John Watson fanart I've ever seen!
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Oh, thank you so much, you are far too gentle to this drawing!
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like this.
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I'm glad :) Thanks.
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
your welcome.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work! I like this style, is very impressive!
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thanks for such a nice words!
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AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
круто
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Спасибо)
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AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Да не за что. Рисунок великолепный :3
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fairyqueen77 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Writer
Holy crap, this is impressive! I love the intricate knot details! Lol, all he needs is for his hair to be tonsured.
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thank you very much! Oh, I thought about it but just couldn't x)
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fairyqueen77 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Writer
Yeah, I suppose it is kind of difficult to picture Watson with a tonsure, huh? :) I have to ask, what would you depict Sherlock as?
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Oh yes :D I think Sherlock would be a monk too, because then he would have an opportunity to do sciense. And it would explain his asexuality :)
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fairyqueen77 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
Hmm, good point. But it's even harder to picture Sherlock with a tonsure. :D I wonder what the medieval equivalent of a detective would be? He wouldn't be a Crowner; that's more in Watson's line. I suppose he'd have to be a Sheriff to practice his detective skills. At least, that's the best I can come up with at 2 in the morning.
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Oh, I just imagined Sherlock with a tonsure, thank you for making my day! :XD: Hmm, I like your ideas!
I also imagined Sherlock as alchemist, because of his addiction to a science and mysteries (I wonder if he would be able to invent a philosophers' stone), and John as retired crusader (several Orders were famous by practising medicine, I heard. Also they were making a war in a hot  faraway country) :D
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fairyqueen77 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Writer
I can totally see Watson as a retired crusader, but what order would he actually belong to? Hmm, the crusader and the alchemist. . . I think we either just came up with a crazy book plot, or a really well mismatched sitcom couple.
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Well, I don't know much about crusader's orders so I can't say really x) Oh yes, crazy is the most suitable word!
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ScribblerMather Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is beautiful - the amount of detail you've put into it is on par with the Book of Kells! :D
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Oh, you are too kind to me! Thank you.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thank you! :D
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MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Ohh, very nice. Hee hee.
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Decorus-Somnium Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is seriously awesome! i love the amount of details you put into it!! Awesome job!
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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Tariray Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
as an obsessive knotter - I am in love with this.  As a Sherlock lover, I am in obsess with this.
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thanks a lot! It's too kind of you (:
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foxfacewantspie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Before I saw the description I was like "wait, is that john?!" :D this is so cool
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Aww, you :love: Thank you! :D
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foxfacewantspie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
your welcome :)
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Neat :)
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thanks! :)
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Wilhorse Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is truly amazing! :wow: It looks as though it could be straight from the Book of Kells. You did a great job making it look like an aged manuscript (I actually thought that it was traditional art at first!)
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you very much! I think it because of the texture mostly ;)
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Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you!
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful.  This is definitely DD worthy.  I've seen the Book of Kells, and I can say from seeing it first hand, this illustration could've come right from it.
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Oh, thanks a lot! You touched my heart! :)
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smaraldart Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow - THAT is dd-worthy! I thought: hey, that looks like the pictures in the Book of Kells :D
It's really amazing! :love:
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you so much! :love: 
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognised him before I even saw the name of this deviation. O___O
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
You must be kidding! :XD: Thank you, I'm happy if he is recognizable!
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I thought I was just seeing a vague resemblance til I read the description! XD
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DoctorCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... It looks so ancient and amazing and old now. If only it was real..
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you very much! :D
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NuMetalWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, just how i missed these medieval drawings, you know...
Haven't seen one of these since my 8th grade History book. Lol :p
That one's very nice! :aww:
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kennichka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you so much! I suppose medieval drawings are worth to miss them :)
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