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Ronald Howard by Chimaera-Stormhawk Ronald Howard by Chimaera-Stormhawk
Not to be confused with Ron Howard from Happy Days. :D

He is one of my favourite adaptations of Sherlock Holmes, and Played in the TV series from 1954-1955.
I like this version because they had the decency to attempt the styles and technologies of the late 19th century, instead of incorporating motor cars, flapper girls, or Nazis. :roll:
It's also very humorous.

The thing about Pen and ink is that it's very unforgiving... no erasers or Ctrl+z! But I'm happy with it, even if it doesn't look exactly like him :)
Here is the picture I used -> [link]

EDIT: Oh and apparently Ronald Howard is the Son of Leslie Howard, aka "Ashley" from the 1939 "Gone With the Wind". :wow:

Other things Howard played in:
-"The Adventures of Robin Hood" (Will Scarlet) (1956)
-"The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theater" in "the Malpas Mystery"(1960)
-"Murder She Said" (Eastley) (1961)
-"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (James Howgill in 2 episodes) (1959-61)
-"Wuthering Heights" (Lockwood) (1962)
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Catmintleaf Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer

I just love this!

I've been looking for him so long!
Deshipley Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the Holmes of my childhood! I wanted to be him so bad! XD You've captured him beautifully; well done.
Calvero Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student
You didn't know that Ronald Howard was Leslie Howard's son? :wow:

I really like the drawing. He is one of my favorite Sherlocks.
SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
his sherlock is slowly becoming one of my favorite takes on the character, next to Sir Basil.
Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rathbone is just classic Holmes in my book, but I enjoy Howard's almost whimsical approach to the character. :D
SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he really tried to bring forth the more eccentric nature of Holmes, doing weird experiments out in the open, shooting the wall with his handgun, etc. etc. And seemed almost WEIRDED out that people found it weird.
CeliaEquus Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Good gods, I love Ronald Howard as Holmes. I've been in love with Sherlock Holmes since I was 13, and I adore this series. I like that Watson and Lestrade aren't always as dumb as they're made out to be in other adaptations. I hate it when they're usually portrayed as incompetent asses, even though it can be funny sometimes. And there were the right number of dramatic episodes versus comedic episodes.
This is truly a lovely piece of art. It makes me so happy. *Beams*
Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! glad to meet a fellow fan of Howard, especially with Holmes being so popular right now!
They really are the most traditional in this series I think, and hold true to the books. A lot of the earlier Holmes movies from the early part of the century had cars in them but were not claiming to be modern which was kind of annoying - this series definitely holds a special place in my heart too! :D
CeliaEquus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
And he's so dreamy... *Stares into distance*
RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
He also wrote a biography about his father, and suggested that the Luftwaffe action that resulted in the shooting down of Howard's passenger plane in 1943 was meant to kill Leslie Howard - he may have been carrying proof of the Final Solution horrors back to England to give to his friend Winston Churchill.
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