I did say that I would share my Special effects stuff. So there we go. I drew each different ones and it took ages. And once I sketched the base, I added a textured background and a few tones and shadows. It was inspired by Sherlock Holmes the movie, I took it as a reference just like the brief asked.
I had to create my own special effects with paint and watercolor paper. I did not follow any tutorials that is the reason why I’m so proud of it.
The reference: http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/sherlock-holmes/