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Doctor Who - Sunsets are Cool by Girl-on-the-Moon Doctor Who - Sunsets are Cool by Girl-on-the-Moon
I am UNSPEAKABLY proud of this one. 8D
If you don't mind my saying so.

Hours and hours in Photoshop, original pencils by Jeremy Dale and inks and colours by me.

Lighting is FUN! And hey, comments and criticism on the technical elements would make me happy inside.

Added 'Doctor Who' in the title to help out DeviantART's crappy search engine system. Hopefully.

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Firstly, I have to commend you on the texturing on the tweed jacket - it was really the first thing that hit me, for some reason. It looks like it could have just been a texture stock downloaded from the web, but you've worked with it so perfectly that I can't be sure!

Ever-positive, I have lots of good things to say about this and not many bad things (It's just how I roll.)

Firstly, it looks like it could have been done by a professional comic artist, and in my eyes you are a professional comic artist! This kind of skill only comes with years of practice, and I think all of us can see that practice first-hand in your gallery. I'm honestly wondering why none of your work has gone up for a DD, if it hasn't already gone up for one. Many of us enjoy SftT but there's as much enjoyment in the rest of your works, and this is just one of the fine examples.

Now, the lighting. Such a command of lighting and shading is brilliance in itself, and reminds me so much of the lighting and shading on 3D renderings! Mainly because every bit of dark and light is in the right place, but it's still super awesome.

I know the lineart belongs to someone else, but you've made it your own and it's brilliant. I did tell you I had lots of good things to say about this, and it seems I can't find any bad things. I just... I think many of us aspire to be this good, and it's always within our reach if we just practice and learn from others, and this is one of the great teachers. No more with conforming lines and flat colours! This is where it's at.

I don't do many critiques as I can only see the good in everyone's works and some people prefer to be told the bad, but I just had to critique this as soon as I saw it, even if my critique is just a load of babble about how good this is!
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geek200 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Amy: I love sunsets.
Eleventh doctor: sunsets are majestic.
Rory: can we go back in the Tardis before the Daleks show up, and it gets dark?
Zac-Films Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Question, if you could, would you redraw this with the weeping angle of liberty (the one that took over the statue) in the background?
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WELL, if I did that, I'd want to change their outfits to be episode accurate too and that'd be a lot of work. I kinda like it as it is.
OutrageousAlpaca Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey has anyone ever noticed that the tardis says "PULL TO OPEN". but almost every single time, the doctor or companion or anyone really, just pushes it open? Is it like, one of those doors that opens both ways? if thats the case then why have instructions on which way to open it?
RandomWolf121 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
This is impressive
ShadowGamer1315 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sunsets... Are... Cool :) 
ForeverDreamer12 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome! I love the expression on Rory's face XD

The texturing on the Doctor's jacket is impressive!

I also really love the lighting. The TARDIS is all glowy XD

Seriously amazing!! Or as the 9th Doctor would say "Abosutely Fantastic!"
Dalek-TheSupreme Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Best TARDIS Team since the Seventh Doctor and Ace.
MandyB82 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
It's awesome! :D
Star-Struck-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, just wondering if you would like to do an art trade sometime? I'm afraid I can only draw animals and human females (male heads are so hard to draw!) and am only really good at traditional art, so you can just ignore this if you want to. Sorry for the spam!
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! Afraid I don't have the time for art trades. :(
I've got University, DWR, SFTT and other sketches and projects on my To Do list these days, and I don't want to be adding to it.
Star-Struck-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it's okay. Sorry to waste your time.
theimpracticalgirl Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
You did not put the Statue of Liberty in the background with Amy and Rory.
The-Artist-64 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Statue of Liberty = Time Locked Weeping Angel
driftless22 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kute-Katt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my; where to start? I really admire the quality here, and the obvious work put into it.. that's sometimes hard to find in collaborations like these.

Probably the biggest part of this picture that draws me in is the color variety and the tones; you've mastered a wonderful range of values and, to me, that's always delightful to find. Especially with the absence of lines in the background, and the colored ones on the characters (which is a technique that I love, albeit hard to pull off at times) I think the interplay between lighting and colors is very well done.

The characterizations are also something I'd like to applaud; I appreciate the balance between caricature and realism here, particularly the expressions, which are complex but don't try too hard to capture specific features. Ughhh I'm trying so hard to type this properly and maturely or something but the coloring and their hair and those clouds and the tweed--I give up! There's just something about your art that's whimsical and thoughtful and faceted and different that draws me in and keeps me there, looking for that one little detail I missed.

Really, if I were to nitpick anything, it'd be the lack of significant texturing on the TARDIS' body, but, honestly? The simplicity of the background against the complexity of the foreground is sort of what balances the composition out... I've got nuthin'. :shrug:

Thank you for a marvelous illustration, and a good day to you! :rose:
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw shucks, thank you for the marvellous critique! You're very sweet. :)
Kute-Katt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
revolution999 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
how do i get a print of this? need it!
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Prints are in my Society6 shop! :)
Voila!: [link]
demonicgoldfish Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Epic.
ajoy44 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
yes, yes they r
Ratmanxx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I think, they're in trouble... on a scale of 10? 11!
Look at the background, a weeping angel! This is like a foreshadowing.

Anyway, this image is brilliant, I love it, great graphics!
Racsodon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
WOW. Just... wow! XD I love the reference to the last episode out so far :P
StillGotLegs27 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
This reminds me of the comics! :D
justwhatIdraw Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Statue of Liberty, World's biggest Weeping Angel, why not.
Great work.
punky989 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Amazing, indeed.
DragonGirl-0221 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I'm gonna miss them so much....ANWAY, this is really really incredible, from the...everything. LOL Sorry, I couldn't think of what to say.
epicnessity Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I love the jacket, and the lighting behind it all is stunning! This is awesome!
Amritha Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You did a wonderful job catching their likenesses! The lighting is also spectacular!
Daggerman2009 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bow ties are cool :iconswagplz:
doctorwho90 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
amazing good jooooob :D
Friendofdragons Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Sunsets are cool, especially this one. It's amazingly well-done; it almost looks real! The texture on the Doctor's jacket, the sunlight reflecting off their hair, and the way the background is slightly out of focus all make this spectacular. Excellent work!
quarridors Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Supernautin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
So atmospheric... I just love it! :)
TARDISman1000 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Can I please use this for my jigsaw Blog? I will link to your profile. :)
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! :)
TARDISman1000 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank You!
mangachick26 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is pretty!
WickedRaven Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sunsets are almost as cool as bowties :heart:
FreudianSlipse Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Writer
The expressions. Oh Lord, the expressions.
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student General Artist
sweet stuff
Illucida Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
This was delightfully done. You put a lot of work and effort into it, and the viewer can see and appreciate that. Great work!
MecCellen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Could I use this on my website to illustrate my love for Doctor Who? I'll of course credit and link to your page.
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you credit and link, I've got no problem. Thanks for asking! :D
MecCellen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
CatalystOfTheSoul Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is UNSPEAKABLY amazing.
Splash888 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Doctor, the Nose, the Legs.... Well, where's Mrs. Robinson?!
Bellaminion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
omigosh I love this!!! I am so gonna download the colorable one (if thats alright with you) because I am in the process of making a DW coloring book for my little brother.
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it! :D
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