ETA: That was quick! Pending sale, thanks guys!

Does anyone want a John Watson series 1 coat for cosplay? I won’t be cosplaying this character again, and I’m moving, so it’s time to find a new home for this coat. 

The pockets, collar, and PVC patches were added by me, and the hem and sleeves were altered to fit my height better (I’m 5’0”). Here are the measurements:

Size: originally a men’s Large

Width across chest: 22”

Length (armpit to hem): 15”

Sleeve length (armpit to hem): 14”

Will happily ship it to anywhere in the US. If you’re interested, shoot me an ask and tell me how much you want to pay for it. 

So here’s a preview of my piece for the Baker Street Babes’ SherlockeDCC party at SDCC. The finished art will only be available through their funding campaign, which you can check out here. :)

So here’s a preview of my piece for the Baker Street Babes’ SherlockeDCC party at SDCC. The finished art will only be available through their funding campaign, which you can check out here. :)

Mackintosh-style men’s coat, thrifted: $8 (“I’ll just chop the bottom off it and use that fabric for the pockets,” I said. Printedsoot laughed like I had proposed flying to England and stripping the coat off Martin Freeman’s back while he was on coffee break. “It can’t be that much work,” I said, “I mean it’s only pockets." "You are crazy," said printedsoot. "Just for the record.")

Vinyl and corduroy from a craft store remnants bin: $10 (“This black is too green!” I said. “You are crazy,” said printedsoot, dutifully inspecting the fabric glue.)

Time plotting out patterns, ripping out seams, cutting, sewing, and gluing: AHAHAHAohgod. (“You are CRAZY,” printedsoot said, watching me finish the last seam of the shoulder patches. “If this goddamn seam doesn’t fit right, I’m going to set this fucking coat on fire,” I said, “and then I’m going to put it on.”)

Getting to go to CONvergence dressed as my favorite character: priceless.

"Only pockets" roughly translated to:

  • making three pleated pockets and one other pocket from scratch, all of them with flaps, with no pattern to work from
  • removing four straps with buttons from the shoulders and wrists
  • sewing all of those pockets to the coat so they are actual functioning pockets
  • figuring out the vinyl patches on the shoulder and gluing them in place
  • hemming the coat and its sleeves so it actually fits my short proportions
  • stitching half the shoulder patches on by hand and half by machine
  • making a new collar in corduroy and sewing that on
  • cleaning off a tragic super glue spill with sand paper
  • attaching rivets/snaps on pockets between now and con, craft store hours willing

My pages for the Sherlock Sketchbook Project.

Finished ink study! 3x5” or so, India ink (and a touch of white acrylic ink for highlights) on watercolor paper. 
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go talk this bottle of ink into eloping with me and my brush pen. 

Finished ink study! 3x5” or so, India ink (and a touch of white acrylic ink for highlights) on watercolor paper. 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go talk this bottle of ink into eloping with me and my brush pen. 

Couple of sketches done while playing wallflower at the Minnesotan Sherlock meet-up yesterday. No references because I was too lazy to look them up on my phone. Kiwi bird on John’s head just because

Head-canon: John can tolerate tripping over the crap Sherlock’s left lying around about four times, but the fifth time he casually picks it up and deposits it in his flatmate’s bed. In the case of the harpoon, he tucks it in with its stained blade on Sherlock’s favorite pillow.
Sherlock gives him an animated lecture on thread counts and respecting personal property but keeps the harpoon in the broom closet after that.

Head-canon: John can tolerate tripping over the crap Sherlock’s left lying around about four times, but the fifth time he casually picks it up and deposits it in his flatmate’s bed. In the case of the harpoon, he tucks it in with its stained blade on Sherlock’s favorite pillow.

Sherlock gives him an animated lecture on thread counts and respecting personal property but keeps the harpoon in the broom closet after that.

Read the rest of the comic here,because Tumblr doesn’t have a good format for posting comics longer than a page.
You were always with me.
For Claudia, who requested Sherlock watching John post-Fall. Got a bit carried away. (Understatement.)

Read the rest of the comic here,because Tumblr doesn’t have a good format for posting comics longer than a page.

You were always with me.

For Claudia, who requested Sherlock watching John post-Fall. Got a bit carried away. (Understatement.)

A matched set.

I keep trying to draw fluff, but Reichenbach happens instead.

I keep trying to draw fluff, but Reichenbach happens instead.