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Author: methylviolet10b
Rating: PG
Universe: ACD
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Word Count: 169
Summary: Watson and Holmes discuss the art of image. Written for JWP Amnesty Prompt: The arts: music H&W seem to agree on, painting not so much.
Warnings: Silly dialogue ficlet. And absolutely no beta. This was written in a complete rush. You have been warned.
Disclaimer: I don't own them.

“A sketch might be nice. Simple paper and ink.”

“My dear fellow, don’t tell me you like those dreadful drawings that illustrate your little stories.”

“Well no, not really; but they’re not meant to look like you, just as you asked.”

“They didn’t have to be so insulting to the supposed me, either, but as they’re no kinder to you, never mind. Oil is the proper medium in any case.”

“What, like those stuffy portraits in my club, where no one looks like they ever lived? No thank you. Now something more in line with the Pre-Raphaelites, perhaps…”

“Naturally you would be drawn to their overly-romantic, florid style. We are not a fantasy, nor a tragic tale. Now the French Impressionists…”

“Murky, blurry, and indistinct, and you’re the last person I’d think would settle for a lack of detail, Holmes, regardless of family loyalty.”

“Hm. You seem to have stumbled on a valid point, Watson.  Studio portrait, then?”

“Photography is the only reasonable choice, Holmes. I’ll make the appointment.”


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 8th, 2016 12:07 am (UTC)
Thank you for this very pleasant and ic dialogue. I do like that family loyalty bit.
Aug. 8th, 2016 05:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you particularly enjoyed the bit about family loyalty; Vernet and art in the blood must out! :-)
Aug. 8th, 2016 01:23 am (UTC)
I liked this and I can see them bickering about media.
Aug. 8th, 2016 05:34 am (UTC)
It does seem likely that they'd have wildly different opinions about visual art, at least in some respects, doesn't it?

Thank you!
Aug. 8th, 2016 03:46 am (UTC)
Aug. 8th, 2016 05:35 am (UTC)
Aug. 8th, 2016 04:00 am (UTC)
Holmes the artist, Watson the pragmatist. Photography it is.
Aug. 8th, 2016 05:35 am (UTC)
Perhaps it's my own personal bias, but I can't help but think they'd both appreciate photography. :-)

Thank you!
Aug. 9th, 2016 07:34 pm (UTC)
I wish I could see the photo portrait...!
Thank you for a delightful snippet
Aug. 20th, 2016 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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