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"The Speckled Band" by Noel Dwyer

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Lessee... Well, the story 'the Speckled Band' doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense from a biological point of view-- snakes are deaf and don't like milk. So, OBVIOUSLY, Dr. Roylott was really keeping a poisonous baby dragon, which Watson disguised as a snake because it would kinda ruin his credibility if he talked about dragons. It's not deaf because it's a dragon, not a snake. It likes milk because it's a baby. Since only baby mammals drink milk, I made its back slightly furry, so it's a mammal. And it has the bell rope because it can't really fly yet. And, of course, it's speckled. Therefore, this is what really happened. QED.

This concludes another exciting episode of 'Watch Noel Come Up With Flimsy Explanations So She Can Get Sherlock Holmes Stuff Onto Elfwood!' Whooo!

I do incidentally have some non-fantasy Sherlock Holmes drawings:

Sherlock Holmes Fanart

Inked in ballpoint pen, colored in photoshop.

27 Sep 200645 Cairn
Brilliant concept! It's an awesome piece of work. *tries to hold back fangirlish squeal at the sight of the baby dragon* Must... contain... the urge...
27 Sep 200645 Anonymous
Awesome picture, did it take you a long time to make it?
27 Sep 2006:-) Heidi Hecht
Hey, I've heard worse. . .I love Sherlock Holmes and this picture is cool!
7 Dec 200645 Anonymous
I love your dragon and it is done with a lot of talent. I see someone thought it was a snake? to bad they missed it. Your art is great.
16 Dec 200645 Anonymous
Wow! What an excellent concept! The composition and stlye of this picture are also excellent.
18 Jan 2007:-) Haley N. 'Everlorn' Baker
You are my hero. I am an avid Sherlockian as well as fantasy freak and I've been plotting to put the two together for years. This is incredibly talented and I'm so glad to see Holmes fanart on the Wood!
18 Jun 200745 Mynja Lyngheim
I was wondering about that milk + snake thing to. I didn't expect to find a Sherlock Holmes drawing in here (just searching for fun), and such good drawing to! And even a Mod's Choise! =D
26 Oct 200745 Zipangote
Ah, that explains the strange behaviour of the snake in Doyle's story; it was a miniature dragon all along. Nice pic. Holmes' left thumb's in wrong place, though.
4 Jun 200845 Anon.

29 Sep 2008:-) Katherine E Liu
The milk and hearing thing does not make sense, but I think Doyle believed in the myth that milk snakes are in cow barns to drink the milk from the cows. Snakes can only hear vibrations on the ground. However I am also a Sherlock fan and not surprised to see some stuff here about him, after all there are pastiches about him being with Dracula and real hell hounds.

But little dragons imported from India and Victorian England do mix.
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'The Speckled Band':
 • Created by: :-) Noel Dwyer
 • Copyright: ©Noel Dwyer. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Baby, Bell, Dr, Dragon, Holmes, Rope, Sherlock, Watson, Whip
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Fights, Duels, Battles, Man, Men
 • Techniques: Ballpoint Pen, Computer-coloured Picture
 • Inspirations: Other Author
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2004-08-11 10:53:36
 • Submitted: 2004-08-08 20:43:18
 • Views: 7617
 • Resolution: 500x670

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