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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 Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yesyesyesyesyes!!!

I just love this!

I've been looking for him so long!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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*
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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
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CeliaEquus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
And he's so dreamy... *Stares into distance*
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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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Tripleransom Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Uh...no, this looks exactly like Ronald Howard - or, at least, exactly like the screencap of Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes. In fact. I think it's spectacular. I actually gasped when it came up on my screen.

Thanks so much for doing this. Ronald Howard is my favorite Sherlock Holmes and this is now my favorite picture of him.
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RoserraTheVixen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoh-wow! This is spectacular, and it looks exactly like him! <3
*thundering applause*
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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happyeverafter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I adore Ron Howards' representation of Holmes as well. He was the cheeriest of all the versions. And what a handsome man he was! You've done an amazing job here, and wth pen! Beautiful!
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it doesn't have to be dark *all* the time... even the most moody people like to have a laugh once in awhile. Ron Howard's one of my favourite representations ;)
Thanks! :D
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brody-lover Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey! I was wondering if it would be alright to post this on my Sherlock blog ([link]). I would give you credit, of course.
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure! I have no problem with that, Thanks! :D
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brody-lover Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Alright! It's is scheduled to show up on my blog on the 20th! (I'm afraid of running out of material). Thank you very much!
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TexasMcCoy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww don't be hard on yourself, you did a great job! I didn't know he was the son of Leslie Howard until I read that in your commentary, and as soon as I did I could see the resemblance, even before I looked at the photograph you linked. Very nice!
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, My family kept doing bad Scarlet impressions when I first showed it to them - "Oh, my Ashley!!" :faint:
I was kind of mad at first but now I think it's funny. :giggle:
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Windmaedchen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
I faved this quite a while ago but only now I actually am watching the series and instantly recognised that moment in the film... xD I do like Howard as Holmes. :3

For having used pen and ink this is really amazing!!!!
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks much! :D
I need to re-watch the series...
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Windmaedchen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :3
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ewanleon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Oh I just LOVE him in Sherlock Holmes. I enjoyed that series cause it showed me how crimes were solved without DNA and today's technologies. It makes me think outside the box. I actually developed a crush on Howard when watching him in movies and stuff. He was so handsome.

I really really loved your drawing of him. I think he's be flattered if he saw it. I'm amazed at how you got all those shades (I can't draw to save my life) and gave it such a classic feel.

Good job! =D
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He was really cute in the show wasn't he? :D
I like this version because it really captures the essence of the stories, and they don't try and mix eras either which is nice.
I also find it fascinating that a man from the 19th century could write such excellent crime dramas - a lot of the techniques are still used today, although I don't think that most detectives have an eye that is trained *quite* like Sherlock Holmes :D
Thanks for the positive feedback, I always enjoy comments from fellow fans ;)
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DanteInfernum Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
This is fantastic! My mother loves him as Holmes.
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so much fun as Holmes :D
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kichihayashi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING. <3
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Gothyra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoot! Ronald Howard is awesome as Holmes :D And Crawford is a great Watson :) I love those series :love:
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Me too, it was one of the better renditions :D
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Gothyra Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to have finally found someone who agrees :D
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phoenixfeathers1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Thank you so much for this! I LOVED Ron Howard as Sherlock Holmes!
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too! He was so adorable. :love:
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winkeriandame Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
hello! Your drawing of Ronald Howard (1918-1996) is wonderful!

So, I'm looking at your short listing of his other works, and I see that it ends with the 1962 televsion version of "Wuthering Heights". Any chance you have that? I am always looking for Mr. Howard's work, and I bet I have something of his you have been wanting. : )
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1DarkandStormyNight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
So realistic and beautiful. He's one my favorites Holmeses too. He's so boyishly handsome!
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Now that is just classic. :D I've never seen Ronald Howard as Holmes, but he *does* look the part. And I applaud your decision to keep the picture monochrome sepia - it gives the portrait a nice vintage feel.
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The television series is all up on hulu.com if you ever have time (or a lot of laundry)
I like it the best, because it tries to maintain the spirit of the books and does a fairly good job.

You know, I couldn't think of a clever title for it because your "Study in Sepia" kept running through my head. :D
And I did not realize this was the son of "Ashley" until I watched Gone with the Wind for the first time...(I was forced, and it was overrated anyhow.) So *That's* why people kept calling him "Leslie"! :idea:
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Ugh, Hulu hates Malaysia and vice versa. Tory's tried to get me to watch a couple of movies/series on it... always with the same result.
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whats the Result? :)
If it's a loading issue, It's probably better to go on during (your) daytime so that less people are on.
I love Tudou, but I can't watch anything after 9pm because the server gets overloaded ;)
Other than that I know that there are a bunch of the episodes up on Youtube, but they're in parts.
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DarthFar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Nope, Hulu says that it won't show anything to people in Malaysia. Damn snobs! :shakefish:
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Sherlockian Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Wonderful! One of my favorite Holmes actors.
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ShinigamiVermont Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
You are featured here :heart: [link]
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WraithTen Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
What a FANTASTIC portrait! You did so well on this I can't even tell you. It's poster worthy, it really is. :clap: Bravo!
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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peaceocake Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool, major leap in artistry doing water color not scetching or cyber drawing, keep up the great work
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Owlthief Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
hahaha, he looks almost just like his dad.
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:ohmygod: I'm still catching up on 60 years of television... I went to wikipedia to see who his dad was.. Duh! I thought He looked a lot like Ashley from Gone With the Wind.. :no:
SUPER BLONDE MOMENT.
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Gordjia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent) So clear)
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Irregularhonour Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
This is an excellent portrait! Good to see some Doctor Who fanart with class... =)
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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