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Sergeant Cuff by PhantomSeptember Sergeant Cuff by PhantomSeptember
Sergeant Cuff from the Victorian sensation novel "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. Sergeant Cuff is this brilliant detective/police officer who has this strange obsession with roses. When he retires he gets a house in the country and grows tons of roses. XD

In the book he is described as:
"so miserably lean that he looked as if he had not got an ounce of flesh on his bones in any part of him. He was dressed all in decent black, with a white cravat round his neck... his long lanky fingers were hooked like claws. He might have been a parson, or an undertaker- or anything else you like, except what he really was."

Obviously I stretched this description to the limits. I don't really like how it turned out... and I could have done so much more with the painting... but I felt like it would be better to upload it like this and move on to other things rather than get stuck.

Sergeant Cuff © Wilkie Collins
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
That's really nice. The Moonstone is one of my favourite books.
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TheJean-Guru Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
well I did see him as something like this but I wouldn't go to the point of vampire-like. It's a nice interpritation though :)
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
The description is pretty close though. :D

This picture is so old. I'd probably do it a little differently if I drew it again. Thanks for the feedback!
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TheJean-Guru Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Alucard012 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
I happen to love how this turned out. This actually makes me want to read the book.
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
It's a good book! A little slow for the first 50 pages, but after that, there's no putting it down.
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OrangeTablet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I MUST READ THIS BOOK THEN
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Yeah. XD He seems straight out of an anime or something.
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UndeadQuiche Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist
~Gorgeous work as Allaways~ And sorry if the Spelling is off.. >,> hard for German to tipe xD
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Danke!

Das ist ok, Deutsch ist genug wenn sie Deutsch sprechen möchten. Ich studiere Deutsch aber ich bin sehr schlecht. XD
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UndeadQuiche Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Keine thats gut, ich bin schlecht zu :D
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Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
This is gorgeous, and I love the pop of color!
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COBRD-Ind Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Lovely work. The flowers look amazing.
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PRFury Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Thanks. :)
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ScarlettRavenInk Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually love everything if you want good feedback I think the fingers where a little short, unless he's holding a rose which would explain it.
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Oh yeah, I see what you mean... the hand itself is a little small too, isn't it.

Thanks for the feedback. :)
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ScarlettRavenInk Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome
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ThaSupaBadGuy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
roses are awesomely done :)
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Servina Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
brilliant! :D :star:
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