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Edith Burke by TopHatTurtle Edith Burke by TopHatTurtle
In her two forms:
The first one is my BBC-sherlocked version; where the cast has been taken out from the "Great Mouse Detective", and instead moved into the BBC-show, Sherlock. She here takes the role as Eddie Lestrade, who has to deal with Basil Holmes on one too many cases.

Eddie Lestrade:
She's the Detective Inspector of Scotland Yard, and one of the few to appreciate and trust Basil and his rather odd ways; doing the best she can to try and make her team and the duo (Dawson and Basil) work together in peace, she's got her hands more than full. She's recently split up with her husband, for several years, and seems to find any work-related distraction as a welcoming relief, despite the immense amount of pressure it also produces.

Then there's my original Edith, and the one who plays a role in the "Great mouse detective" movie.


Edith Burke:
Unhappy with the simple life of women back in the days, miss Burke took it upon herself to get a proper education, and afterwards went travelling, visiting her uncle who was a diplomat in Persia (modern Iran). From there she spent the following years travelling, writing, crossing the desert with a few trustworthy men, where she got in contact with Bedouin people and local tribes, helping her mapping the desert. She spent most of her years travelling, writing about her adventures, which involved lost cities, colourful characters and unknown treasures of spiritual kind.
It was during the Second Anglo-Afghan war she met Dr. David Q. Dawson, during a dung-beetle fight, one of her many guilty pleasures, and became acquainted with him holding him high in regards and as one of her intimate friends.
They kept in contact via writing, but a few years went without any exchange of letters, until one late afternoon when she showed up in front of 221 Bakerstreet.
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Zebeckras Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Your OCs are always so natural, they just feel right in the 'verse they're made for. I give you a thumbs up on Edith Burke and also on her role as Eddie Lestrade. Nice :D
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TopHatTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Aw you!
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 You have no idea what these comments and compliments means to me. I really can't help but become all gooey on the inside whenever people say stuff like this of my OC's. It's just so damn important that they match the universe they're made for, so... hooray.
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Yaraffinity Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep on being struck by Edith's design, she's so pretty and ladylike - but also very independantly at the same time~
I love her earrings too <3
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TopHatTurtle Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Aw thanks :)
I'm fairly happy with her design too; I hope it's recognisable without being over the top or trying too hard to stand out. I want her to look fairly regular, mature, 'common' while still give her some personal features.
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WingsOfASong Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, she's adorable! ^^ I love her! And very well thought out too. :D
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TopHatTurtle Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thanks; the original 'her' is based on Gertrude Bell, who Edith is heavily based upon.
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WingsOfASong Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see it. And I love her design. She's pretty, but she doesn't look like a Miss Kitty recolour, which a lot of GMD OCs seems to look like these days.
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TopHatTurtle Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Yeah, I wanted her somewhat pretty, but not... too pretty, if that makes sense; I mean, she's middle-aged, thick brows, undefined chin and not too soft and round cheeks. Trying to make her somewhat plain, but pretty so I really hope it came out like that.

Either way, thank you so much :)
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WingsOfASong Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you've succeeded. I love her design! ^^
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