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Two Detectives by humon Two Detectives by humon

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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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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 Writer

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:
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