Definitely impressive... I'm pretty young but I've read ALL the adventures, case files, etc.! I love the details... Have you seen BBC's new series, Sherlock? (Don't mean to brag) but I think I'm a pretty qualified critic and I think it couldn't be a better fit- i'd urge any fan to check it out! It's modernized but so, so accurate, immaculate, and just addicting. Well, that'd be my personal recommendation for you and again, breathtaking work. ~EF
"Hmm... judging form the M on this handkerchief, and the fact that this young woman is dead whilst being examined by me, it would appear as if our old nemesis, professor James Moriarty was at work. WATSON! FETCH THE COCAINE BOTTLE!!!"
He has the perfect expression of detached focus, and it seems true to character that he's looking at the handkerchief the girl clutches, not studying her last expression frozen on her face. As others have said, the colors are amazing--and I love how you can see other people in the background, giving him space to do his business.
I hope you don't mind, but I wanted to write the little scene that this picture made me think of!
"How can he look at the maiden and not care--not feel for her at all, she must have suffered," one of the men standing in the small knot murmured.
Holmes did not look behind him; he spoke as he held the embroidered handkerchief up to the light. "While you stand there and feel sorry for the unfortunate woman, my good man, I am finding the one who slew her, and he shall be put behind bars in the end. Empathy has many faces. Now."
Springing to his feet, he sought and located the local constable standing near and came forward, holding out the evidence.