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My attempt at a modern Hercule Poirot with BBC's Sherlock.

I realize now that it looks an awful lot like Poirot is turned on, but I hope that if you are familiar with him that it at least crossed your mind that he is nervous simply because Sherlock isn't using the furniture right.

I made a lot of sketches of Poirot before this, and I was quite sad to realize that his splendid moustache had to go. In a modern world it would make him look too much like a hipster, which is probably one of the last things he would be.
I also designed all kinds of fancy waistcoats for him, non of which I could draw in this because of his position. Hope to post at least one more drawing where it can be seen.

All that said, of all the many many detectives Hercule Poirot is by far my favorite. I read the books a long time ago, but I really came to love him thanks to the portrayal by David Suchet, which is part of the reason why I'm still not satisfied with my modern version. I love Poirot as he is and I really don't feel like I can improve on him.

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GothamHighComics Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
I like it :)

but I would have never guessed it was Poirot based on the looks
CHN-XD Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Again, I dislike Sherlock a lot. This “中二” is simply not SH, despite the creators try to update some PLOTs.
CHN-XD Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
There is a modern Monsieur Poirot by CBS: Murder on the Orient Express in 2001. And some of Ustinov's work could be considered to be "modern".
Tenkan-47 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to one day see Poirot and Sherlock meet, or perhaps some sort of close encounter, if possible.

Highly unlikely, considering they're in different times.

I really liked this piece, though. Good job. :)
Twilightgirl12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I swear, as soon as I saw this, an image of Sherlock just chucking stuff on the floor and Poirot trying very hard to not look as if he's only following Sherlock just to pick up the stuff after him. XD I've not read many of the Hercule Poirot stories by the great Agatha Christie but I've got a fondness for the meddling Belgian. More so since watching David Suchet play him.


And I'm afraid that I'd agree with what most of what people are saying; his mustache is/was Poirot's pride and joy, joint first with his little grey cells. I can understand where you were coming from with the 'hipster' image though. 

UnluckyxSe7en Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just thought Poirot was trying reeeeeaaaaal hard not to laugh.... and sorta failing....
Despina897 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the modern rendition of Poirot! I could totally see him getting super anxious over this situation. :) Awesome!
Tahleena Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
i haven't watched much of poirot but you could always send sherlock back in time....or use one of the ones from the older shows...
laborantti Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
JEEEIII!!!! :D Poirot is my absolute favourite detective. The books and David Suchet series have been my not-so secret pleasures since childhood :). Never got into Holmes thought like the rest of the world.
Viol-Dove-Teshire Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Writer
Love it!
DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Poirot looks so awesomely coool! He would totally look like that. Still though....No mustache?:iconmustacheplz:
soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Discontent for the furniture? Curious phrasing.
CalliScribbles Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Yeah, Poriot would not be able to be in the same room with Sherlock, because Sherlock is a hurricane and Poriot's OCD would kick in right away. 

Especially if he opened the fridge.
connorshaw-case Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
it would be cool to see something like Poirot and Sherlock and other detectives just interacting or hell even just standing next to one another. Your work is some of the best around and i went to comic-con in London but you weren't at the table and i was forced to move away ;-;.  I never got to meet you face to face which would have been the best part of the whole thing but oh well next time maybe :3
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poirot is awesome and this is awesome (and david suchet is triple awesome)

Sightseeer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Hahaha, nope. I thought Poirot was trying to conceal his hard on XD.
Nice work (I guess it would be nice if you attempted to make those two to solve a mistery) :P.
Shrone Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I can see it. It works.
Amaellia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait... wait a second... Poirot with his mustache ?????
kaboom360 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture FTW.
gabrielIgnitus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I swear it took me 5 seconds to figure out that was poirot. No mustacho: undercover poirot.
xxDZixx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. Two of my favorite  fictional detectives together (BBC Sherlock and Hercule Poirot) and you portrayed them well as they were created.
Uhm. Sorry. I just. I love your work.
Arlin-Firehawk Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the feeling, Humon. David Suchet is really the form I got to know and love Poirot in and grew up on. They've done the last 4 stories with him and it makes me sad that's ending.

I can understand the confusion of how to deal with the mustache in this era. :3 He does at least look like a younger more modern version.
amohip Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This made me smile 
RothvonSinner Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Poirot a lot - his manner of speaking, his character and this beautiful smile of his. And the moustache!
He doesn't look like a hipster much.. He is a real gentleman, such are now too difficult to find...

And yes, Sherlock is quite rough;-)
iMariposa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Writer
I must admit - Before reading the description I did think that he was turned on :/
roolsilver Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I love you so much for this.  I just went through my Agatha Christie shelf and read a few dozen of them again, and sometimes it feels like nobody else loves Poirot!  I'm not such a fan of any of the modern incarnations of Holmes, but THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY.
Tounushi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
While I find the idea of a modern Poirot (and a crossover with Sherlock) an infinitely intriguing proposition, I simply cannot imagine anyone except mr. Suchet playing him.  Or removing the character from the Art Deco style.
Maybe he could be a collector in a modern incarnation?

BTW, does this version have a bit of an OCD going on?
OG Poirot was all about being neat and proper, but here he looks more like he's suffering a bit of it (sweating over the use of furniture and those gloves).
MutuOfFinland Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! Thank you for sharing this with us! <^'^>
cjnwriter Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, a modern Poirot! Somehow, I hadn't considered that before. I'd just like to say though, it's just not the same without the iconic Poirot mustache.
ForbiddenObsession Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Ahhhhh!  It's so nice to find another Poirot fan in this Sherlock-filled world O-O
Nooknook Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you, David Suchet is just The Hercule Poirot for me too. In fact when reading some of the books, I couldn't become attached to the character. He seems just not human with all the manners and his brilliant intellect. But when I saw the serie, I was just "Wow, so this is Hercule Poirot ! " and it was just normal for me, it was just him, I couldn't see him as an actor :)
sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Remove the stashe? It's like removing part of Poirot.. He IS the stashe!:P
Neska-chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwee love this >.< my two favourite fictional detectives  *gasp* a modern day Poirot would be so awesome!   a future project perhaps....
Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Love it
Adcro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Aside that, love it :P
Riochi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist

*reads summary*

.....i hate you modern world
QuintanaDS Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Poirot is my favourite detective, too! But please, you need to add the moustache! Poirot would not care if he is considered a hipster or not - all he needs are his little gray cells, after all!
GaEv Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I've thought of a better response to this than my first one "don't you see Poirot? You don't need a moustache, the moustache was in your heart all along"
DarkGamer72 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think Poirot's acting more like Monk xD so funny
Delfin-a Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Nooooo! the mustache is what makes Poirot! :(
Karda4124 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hooray for the Belgian Detective!
fox914 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Ah, two great detectives! :D
jtheodorec Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
True, he wouldn't have the Suchet moustache, but I could definitely see a pencil-thin, just-above-the-upper-lip type of moustache on a modern-day Poirot...
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I commented on this before, I just wanted to again. I'm actually working on a script right now modernizing The Mysterious Affair at Styles. In my version, Poirot, or Hercule as I call him, does not have a mustache, but if I ever get the change modernized the next story I was thinking that I would perhaps give him some kind of mustache. Not sure what kind though.  It would probably have to be smaller then Poirot's original mustache, to keep it modern.
Moodycow210 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
doesn't Poirot have a moustache? 
Scorpio1996 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You. Love. Poirot.

. . . 

OMG. I love you so much, Humon. Poirot is so f-ckin' amazing. :o

And this pic is amazing, too. XD
EA-Firestorm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Too me it looked like he's holding in laughter... which made sense... ^^;
Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hipster or not, Poirot without the mustache is like Monk without the OCD.
EA-Firestorm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
True that. Maybe there can be a fixed version in the near future?
M0CKERY Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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