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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.
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.