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Dr Who- Christopher Eccleston

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**Sorry about the watermarks- there have been too many cases of art being stolen lately ;) **

This is the ninth Doctor- as soon as I saw him, I knew I had to draw him, but it took 12 weeks until we got a DVD, and I could get a screen-capture - none of the photos I could find on the net fitted what I wanted. I wanted him smiling, for one thing.
If parts of this look a little odd, that is because I had a reference only for the face- a reference from a shot inside the TARDIS. I moved him outside, using 2 photographs of the TARDIS as references for the background, a photograph of my mother with her arms folded for his arms, and another photograph of the Doctor in his leather jacket, in a different position, to get the jacket as accurate as I could.
Please try not to nit-pick *too* hard. I did my best, and, for what I had to work from, I think I did a pretty good job. I'm proud of it.

Materials: 0.5 mechanical pencil with B lead, 8B solid graphite pencil, blending stumps, tissues, cotton-buds, kneadable eraser, plastic eraser
Size: just slightly under A3
Time Taken: 20 hours, give or take

Enjoy and please tell me what you think =D
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Auua-Ytjoml's avatar
At least you kept his face clear of watermarks. You got his expression down perfectly!
Alene's avatar
Thank you, and thanks for the :+fav: too! He was fun to draw. =) 
Alene's avatar
Thank you! :D
xx-dpk-xx's avatar
Excellent work! Captures my favorite doctor perfectly!
Alene's avatar
Thank you! =)
RipperBlackstaff's avatar
Aww you did my doctor to the perfection ! :D
Alene's avatar
Aw, thanks for the :+fav:, I'm glad you like it so much! =D
RipperBlackstaff's avatar
Oh yes, I adore it ^^More should come ;) ;) ;)
Alene's avatar
=P I do have a Matt Smith in the works, which I'd really like to get finished... I just never seem to have the time. >.<
RipperBlackstaff's avatar
Yeah it's awful when that happens
elphieofkiamoko's avatar
Alene's avatar
It so long since I started watching Dr Who (since well before the new series began, and I must have been about 4) so I don't remember who was my first Doctor. It must be nice to know. =)
elphieofkiamoko's avatar
^-^;; I'm a recent convert. I got into the older ones after the new series started. I definitely have favorites from all over.
Alene's avatar
=D
There were reruns on tv when I was small, and my father always watched them, so I was introduced to it very early on, although I still haven't managed to see all of the episodes. I was in Year 12 when they were repeating the 2nd Doctor stories, and so tv just didn't happen. =P
elphieofkiamoko's avatar
:D That's really neat, though! You've seen so much more than I have! I'm jealous, hehe x3
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Plenty of time yet, though! =)
Mortua's avatar
Aww. That's him. Amused by the world full of primates making stupid things.
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MurDareik's avatar
Aaaaah, I loved Eccleston, it was very sad to see him go...

Absolutely amazing, and as someone said, very rare to find a picture of him smiling. Congrats on making such a delightful piece of art.
Alene's avatar
I was sad too. I grew up on classic Dr Who, so I wasn't expecting him to stay around forever, but I thought he'd do more than one season! =P

I'm glad you like this, thanks for the :+fav:! =)
DnKrow7's avatar
I'm always amazed by the fine work with the lights and shadows. How is it possible to draw precisely like that ?

Great job ! Woaw.
Alene's avatar
It takes a bit of practice, and a lot of patience. You have to train yourself to see what's really there, and replicate it, without rushing anything (although that can be tempting =P) I can take up to 50 hours on a portrait like this, it's no good wanting immediate results. Of course, all that goes out the window when I'm doing illustrations, but for portraits, it's just seeing the details and recreating them on paper (while also enhancing or minimising various parts) =) You might find my tutorial on contrast helpful: [link]

Thanks for the :+fav:, I'm glad you like it!
DnKrow7's avatar
Thanks for the explanations and the tutorial ! Sure my greatest problem is a lack of patience, ah ah. Once again, congrats !
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