SEAN WAS PEGGED BY OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCTION DESIGNER, SARAH GREENWOOD, TO BECOME THE HANDS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THE FILM OF THE SAME NAME, DIRECTED BY GUY RICHIE
DALY CREATED A SCRIPT SPECIFIC FOR HOLMES, BASED OFF THE HANDWRITING OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYEL, AND ONE OF HIGHLY FUNCTIONING GENIUS WHO DIDN’T NEED TO WRITE ANYTHING DOWN.
PERIOD OCCULT SCRAWL AND SYMBOLIC ICONOGRAPHY WERE HANDCARVED ONTO THE SURFACES OF ALL THE WALLS ADDING LAYERS TO THE GRIM WORLD
Multiple sets of these breakaway walls, were covered in character scratched patterns. In the many takes, the walls were crashed through and destroyed as part of the choreographed fight sequence.
DALY WOULD ASSEMBLE SCULPTURES ON BEHALF OF SHERLOCK, AND EXPLAIN TO DOWNEY JR., HOW THEY WORKED
In the hand of Sherlock, a mapping out of the clues. "OX", drawn in hand made pastels, charcoal, salt and wax.
Antique Map covered with drawing.
Large scale floor illustration explaining Sherlock's deductions.
Hand ground pastels, charcoal, wax, salt.
Ariel view of the entire floor mural.
Secret Society Chamber of secrets. Painted panel depicting the four elements, and their graces. Acrylic on board.
Wax used in a ritual with "blood".
Sacrificial table, covered in wax and salt.
Secret society book with images.
Ink and gold leaf on parchment.
Etched in stone. This cross appears on the wall of a prison cell.
Meant to be scratched over a long durational prison sentence.
A large set of Roman numerals cover the wall of a slaughter house. The material meant to be blood was to appear fresh and wet.
French Lacquer and pigment.
An attic filled with the scrawls of a Madman.
Reardon's Lab is loaded with imagery and clues for Sherlock to absorb and record.
Detail of an imagined monster, painted on glass in ink.
REMEMBER SHERLOCK HOLMES IS AN ACTION FILM. EVERYTHING THAT BREAKS IN THIS SCENE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED WITH AN IDENTICAL MATCH FOR CONTINUITY. NOTE, THE ENTIRE LABORATORY IS COVERED WITH “SCRAWL”
Ouroboros-Dragon eating is tail, painted in black oil on treated glass.
Detail of mystic creature painted on wall in ink.
Self Portrait detail incorporated into a large wall of illustrations and scrawl.