Kid!John and Sherlock being adorable because yes. I ended up doodling a random child John and then decided he needed a Sherlock so I added him in and then I decided I should scan it in and make it purty. There was a dude sitting in that awkward pose with a laptop and somehow my brain decided awkward knees and a laptop? That sounds like Sherlock to me. I think my favorite part is The Purple Shirt of Sex. Also the likenesses aren't too terrible, which is a promising sign because I generally suck and caricatures.
So the explanation for this is "because of fic." Specifically I have been reading the Wee Doctor series by americanjedi
which is proving to be an excellent example of good fanfic. It walks the border of drama/angst without crossing over into too much and is full of adorable. Also there are excellent original characters, like Bad Davey the psycho drug boss who's fond of tiny Dr. Watson.
The premise is basically: John gets zapped with a device which has erased him from existence. To top it all off, he's stuck in the body of an eight year old version of himself and trying to keep Sherlock alive but in a world where no one remembers who John Watson is. He still has all his adult memories and skills though to help him out.
Actual fic summary: "Dr. John Watson is turned into an eight year old child, dealing with Sherlock who doesn't know him in a world where he was never born. He's a little stressed out, but he's got his priorities straight. Original characters and London as a war zone, and John's accidentally inventing a super genius."
Basically the fic is adorable and you should go read it. I'm waiting for part 3 to be completed before I read it although the anticipation is killing me.
BBC's Sherlock does not belong to me, sadly. Adorable fanart inspired by fanfic because yes.
Photoshop + wacom tablet.