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2011 Eight and Fitz by harbek 2011 Eight and Fitz by harbek
I got bored colouring this, so I sort of stopped halfway. This is why I've learnt to draw quickly and without breaks. I can't let drawings lie for half a week then try to pick it back up, it just doesn't work. Ah well. The unfinished, uncropped version: [link]

Fitz is the Eighth Doctor's main companion in the books, and is in around 50 novels, plus one adorable audio drama. They are the shippiest things ever, it's quite ridiculous.


The Doctor stood up, a look of amazement on his face, and then to Fitz's considerable surprise he bounded over, grabbed his head and planted a kiss squarely on his lips. 'Oh, Fitz! Fitz, Fitz, Fitz! I'm so glad you're alive!'

Fitz staggered back, overwhelmed. 'Glad to see you too,' he murmured, feeling himself blushing...

- 'Dominion', Nick Walters

Fitz swallowed hard. He was the one who was raving mad. He was in the midst of the most ridiculous danger, horse-riding down a mountainside, probably about to die and, in the final few minutes of his life, what was passing through his mind? Not the greatest, most fulfilling moments in this life - but a consideration of his chances of getting laid by Iris... and even of getting laid by the Doctor. What was it about Time Lords?
- 'The Blue Angel', Paul Magrs and Jeremy Hoad

"T'riffic." Fitz wiped cold sweat from his brow. "Well, someone must be coming to the rescue, surely? The police, the army... "
"The Doctor?"
Fitz spun around. "You!"
"Yes, me!" The Doctor took Fitz's hand, kissed it delicately, then shoved him aside. "Now, out of my way!"

-'To the Slaughter', Stephen Cole


And that's not even mentioning the naked dream Fitz has about the Doctor, followed by Fitz having trouble not staring at the Doctor's ass, and them occasionally being naked together, and hugging and touching far too much. And even without all the sexual subtext, they admit loving each other, they go through hell, they wait for hundreds of years to meet again, they'll generally do anything for each other, over the course of 50 books.

Oh, and the leather coat the Ninth Doctor wears looks suspiciously like the one Fitz owned.

Okay, I'm doing trying to bring people onto team Doctor/Fitz.
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Eureka2000 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
What book is the bum-rubbing dream in. It sounds funny.
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ShadeFallen Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Considering when Fitz is from, I think he's 'man crush' on the Doctor is pretty progressive. Though he's coping mechanism doesn't appear to be working to well.
That said, I'm not sure the Doctor reciprocates Fitz's romantic love.
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MarcusSLazarus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
I prefer them as friends myself; it's more meaningful that way
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harbek Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Platonic relationships are not better or "more meaningful" than romantic ones. Just like romantic relationships are not better than platonic ones. They're somewhat different types of emotional bonds, but neither is inherently more special than the other. Sex does not cheapen a relationship, nor does it make it more important. Furthermore, saying two guys are better as friends than as romantic partners (especially in the wake of so many obvious allusions to such) sounds kinda queerphobic.

Ship what you like, but please don't claim it's more "meaningful" if there's no romance or sex involved.  And I'm saying this as an aromantic asexual. Believe me, I deeply understand the "why does everything have to be about romance??" angle.
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MarcusSLazarus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
I just meant that I never saw anything that could be taken as 'romantic' in their relationship myself, so it feels to me like any interpretation of their relationship that relies on romance is based around the perception that nobody can be that close without doing each other; I can appreciate that both types of relationship are meaningful, but in this case everything I've seen in their relationship makes it more interesting if they're just friends.
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nenyakanadka Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Aaaah, all of your Eight art is gorgeous, but I'm slightly in love with the hair here. And great casting for Fitz! 
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theterriblezodin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your Fitz!
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McGeek1220 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Writer
This is brilliant! I don't know much about the Eighth Doctor, but I saw Callum, and that really caught my attention! I think it would be brilliant to see these two together :)
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harbek Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Eight is my favourite. I recommend taking a look at his movie, completely ignoring the writing quality and instead focusing on the cuteness and acting of Paul McGann's Doctor, and then going to listen to Big Finish's audio dramas, where Paul's been excellently playing the Doctor for 12 years in over 70 stories (his next episode is in December), with much better writers in charge. (There's also the novels and comics if you're more of a reading person, but they're not getting new releases.)

And even if you don't go that far, at least check out Big Finish's 50th anniversary story, which features Doctors Four, Five, Six, Seven and Eight all in the same story, plus a companion for each. :)
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McGeek1220 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Writer
I actually got a chance to watch his movie a few days ago, and I have to say the writing does him no justice. I know McGann is a more than capable actor, but the writing seemed to lack a certain quality that I'm used to with Doctor Who. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the movie and his portrayal of the Doctor, but I can't help but feel it could have been better. I definitely want to check out his audios and regular books now, as I'm highly interested to see what else his character has to offer.
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Callum Blue! That is exactly how I picture Fitz!! Nice work!
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Tribal-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Yeah, I basically started reading the EDAs for the sole purpose of shipping these two. There's only so much fanfic for them out there.

It's slow going though. I started with the first one and my mind basically went "bleh, no Fitz", so I skipped to The Taint and I've been chipping at it for two weeks and I'm only halfway through, urgh. No idea how I'm going to get to all the others at this rate, although to be honest I'm lazy enough to only care about the shippy bits.

But yeah, great painting. Eight doesn't look exactly like Paul McGann in this picture, but I like it, it's closer to how I picture him in the EDAs. This is very nice.
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harbek Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, The Taint is a pretty terrible book, and it's main redeeming quality is that it introduces Fitz. Also, this wonderfully symbolic conversation:

"This begonia?" Fitz broke eye contact and studied the plant. "But it's nearly dead."
"I know," said the man. "I intend to rescue it."

But other than that, yeah, it's one of the poorer books in the range. You're probably better off looking at some recommendations of which books are most loved in fandom and reading those first.
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Tribal-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Yeah, I just finished it. Went through it a lot faster when I stopped trying to understand stuff and just scrolled through until I saw a bit with Fitz's name.

But the metronome exchange. I loved the metronome exchange. That was awesome.

While we're on the subject, which one should I read next?
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harbek Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't actually read that many of them yet myself. Interference book 1 & 2 are supposed to be brilliant, and I've just bought both of them myself. (They also have Three and Sarah Jane.) Unnatural History is pretty great. Let's seee.... The Ancestor Cell. The Year of Intelligent Tigers. Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Camera Obscura. That's a few random ones I've heard good things about, out of the Fitz ones. (I also just bought Mad Dogs And Englishmen, The Gallifrey Chronicles, and The Infinity Doctors myself.)
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isaakfvkampfer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I only just read about Fitz in The Taint,Unnatural Histroy and Father Time…Seem I need to read more.

In The Taint,I thought Fitz was straight since he was trying hard to get a date with Sam and obviously jealous of the Doctor.In UH too.

You’ve got me in the Doctor/Fitz Club~~

PS:I thought Fitz was taller(though in the novels the Doctor seems tall, too...)

Which novel does the naked bath scene in?
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harbek Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Both of them are freakishly tall in the books, and I feel like they never make up their mind about who's tallest. But then, Fitz is actually kind of leaning against a thing in this drawing (only I cropped that away), so you could imagine he's taller anyway.

The bathing scene is in "Fear Itself".
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isaakfvkampfer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
The bathing scene is just half naked...Though in Mad Dogs they are totally stripped.
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harbek Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And wearing collars, I'm told.
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steepedinwords Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
pretty pretty eyes.
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anotherpieholer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so great!
I'm on a post-meeting-Callum-Blue high and so I was browsing dA for fan art...but the best part about this is that the guy who plays the Master in the 8th Doctor's movie was also at the convention. xD
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harbek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweeet. XD If only Callum Blue ACTUALLY was in Doctor Who in some way and they could like pose together or something, it'd be great.
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Sssffftt. I've been going through about one EDA a day, waiting for my friend to download the audios for me. I think I'm on 22 or 23 or something, so I've only found Fitz recently. I wasn't looking forward to him - for some reason, I was under the impression that I really wouldn't like him.

But as soon as he actually came in, I almost immediately fell in love with him. He was just so.... augagh.

~Dash
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barmybritishbird Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's a great character.
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RobBarker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great pic. Love the 8th Doc, and love Fitz, my favourite companion of all time and perhaps the most realistic. I'm currently working my way through the EDAs in order. Not got to The Taint yet. Things'll go much quicker and smoother after then! ;)
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harbek Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hee. I haven't gotten through more than three of the EDAs (I'm focusing on the audio dramas). I get all my Fitz loveliness through my friends.
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OwenDWF1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Anyone else think Fitz looks like Bill Bibbit from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?
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harbek Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huhhh... Well, he's based on Callum Blue.
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magilord Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
You drew the hair really well
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Live-Oak Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I AM 100% ON TEAM DOCTOR/FITZ. and by the way that is a fantastic drawing. really. i mean it.
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twoclover Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
*joins team Doctor/Fitz*
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cyrydwynn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I really want to listen to the audiobooks and read the physical ones. Eight is just too adorable, and everything I've seen about him and Fitz draws me into team Doctor/Fitz. This is a great picture!
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harbek Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Then go forth and do so! I'm particularly fond of the audiobooks, even though only one of them has Fitz.
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cyrydwynn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Which has Fitz? I know I want to listen to the Zagreus one... Creepy. :D
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harbek Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
'Company of Friends'. It's a collection of four short adventures with companions who aren't usually in the audio range.

And man, Zagreus is crazy shit. (Though IMO, slightly overrated. But eh.)
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cyrydwynn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
I'll have to look for that. Thank you!

Crazy Eight! What more can I ask for? I watch Generator Rex and they had a creepy computer named "Zag-RS." Yes, it's crazy evil.
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dreamingoflight Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Writer
sounds adorable!!!
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intrepid-Inkweaver Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I need to read said books...they sound interesting. :D
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jcrycolr3wradc Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Fitz is my favorite companion, and you did him so well here. *words fail me*
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movielover44 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Sounds like a very nice team to be a part of! I like the bit about Nine's coat. I might have to read these books now... :D

Oh, and I'd like to add this to :icontexting-and-scones: We're trying to collect all pairings.
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harbek Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
There's only like 70+ of them. XD

Yesss, I've accepted it. :heart:
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Facetious-Fiend Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm on board for team Fitz/Doctor. Don't you worry <33
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   Photographer
Lovely work.

Fitz Kreiner is one of my favourite companions.
Equal probably with Bernice Summerfield...another companion who has, it's suggested at the end of The Dying Days slept with the Eighth Doctor.

Fitz and the Doctor really do get up to a lot...you didn't mention the time they were stripped naked and told to crawl around like dogs by sentient poodles and Fitz and the Doctor aren't really concerned about the whole being naked, crawling around thing.
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harbek Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeeees, I've read The Dying Days. I was greatly amused. I'm not usually in favour of a sexualised Doctor, but it kind of works with Eight because he's so hands-on and nudity-positive. XD And Benny is awesome.

I only vaguely know about that one, and I.. can't... my brain can't quite comprehend it. XD Because, oh lord.
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konijnemans Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my ~
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88pixiegirl88 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
And just in time for his birthday too...
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harbek Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Didn't even know that. I'm gonna pretend that was intentional. :dummy:
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88pixiegirl88 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
LOL, yeah, and you'd be the only one too... which is kind of sad.
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