‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
5×5″ Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper
I was recently introduced to a show on Netflix called ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.’ It is based on books by Douglas Adams. Science Fiction is a pretty new genre for me, but I loved it. It was violent (not usually my cup of tea,) but it was necessary for the plot. It was so creative, with many characters’ lives weaved together in a complex yet clever plot. It twists and turns and had me hooked. The two lead actors, Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood were hilarious and acted brilliantly. And I’ve always loved Elijah Wood – those eyes!
In the final episodes these characters were dressed in distinctive clothing that I loved so much I just wanted to draw them. On IMDB I found this photo of Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood by Bettina Strauss/BBCA ©2016 AMC Film Holdings LLC. I then drew them with Pitt Pen and coloured them with watercolours, adding salt to the background when wet to produce the effect.