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The Song of Your Sadness
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Published: October 3, 2012
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EDIT 03/07/13: Now available as a print in the official BBC Shop and from Big Chief Studios Limited.

“Oh Amy, I hear the song of your sadness.”
“I’m not sad.”
“Then why are you crying?”
A painting I spent many, many hours Livestreaming, this is my tribute to the magnificent Amy Pond, who inspired Vincent van Gogh in her adventures with the Doctor. I hope if Amy stayed with Vincent longer he might've painted something like this - something that showed her inner sadness, something he could empathize with. This work is part of my official Doctor Who series.

Little disclaimer because someone made a nasty comment! I researched van Gogh paintings like Starry Night and his Sunflowers series for this work, but I'm not claiming to be an Impressionist nor am I saying I am anywhere near as skilled as the great painter himself... this piece is a conceptual work, done with my own artistic style and choices with some influence that's meant to recall van Gogh's style. Reference from the episode "Vincent and the Doctor" from Season 5.

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NunaKneazlle's avatar
It's really awesome, it's magnificent ! 
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Whisper292|Hobbyist General Artist
This is so wonderful!
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Surrexis|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice
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FrinaFrittenbude's avatar
Its amazing and kind of heartbreaking. Stunning!  
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petitepios's avatar
I own a copy of this print and its one of my favorites
You're an amazing artist - thank you for sharing it!
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Turulion's avatar
Turulion|Professional Digital Artist
very stylisssh :D
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Cold105's avatar
Awesome painting for one of my favourite episodes!
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EmpathicDesign|Professional Artist
Not just one of the greatest artists of our time but one of the greatest men that ever lived..
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novemberroseart25|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, love this style so much! Great picture of Amy, lovely work Love 
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mayat-s|Hobbyist Photographer
love it
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WelcometotheBatcave's avatar
Your command of color is brilliant.
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mocap|Hobbyist Digital Artist
When it comes to art one can argue successfully that the only real skill is weather or not you can convey the ideas or emotions you want.  I would personally like to say that I think its good, however, if you ask me, Donas story was way more sad!
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PirateGal4|Hobbyist Artist
This is my favourite DW episode of all time - and this piece brought tears to my eyes.
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One of my favourite episodes.
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Poe-Dameron's avatar
Amy by Van Gogh :-) Great Idea and great artwork
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the1dragon1girl|Student Digital Artist
who would ever say anything mean about this?! This is way amazing!
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hgfy's avatar
Omg I immediately thought "Karen Gillan" and "that episode with van Gogh" before I even read the description. Good work!
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RachelMcCoy|Professional General Artist
Beautiful tribute. You did a marvelous job capturing that "Van Gogh feel" I think, while remaining true to your own sense of colors - the way the swirls form that little teal/rust gradient is something else. Amy's hair is rendered beautifully, and the streaks of teal are a nice touch (although... they look a little like she has her hair colored! :lol: Nice dye job, Amy?) and tie her hair in with the rest of the piece.
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ChewbaccatheCookie's avatar
Aw wow I love this :)
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Gremlich|Hobbyist Photographer
I especially love this one - such a poignant episode.
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buppe's avatar
very beautiful ! The hair and flowers are amazing..
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NadjaReyam's avatar
Beautiful idea. Love her expression
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