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The Oncoming Storm by Saimain The Oncoming Storm by Saimain
My take on a darker version of the Doctor, the Predator, reminiscent of the Dreamlord or the Valeyard. A man who's been wounded one too many times, whose defenses have finally shattered under the guilt and pain and loneliness of centuries. He has finally turned his back on the universe, becoming the one thing he feared the most. The blood of entire worlds is on his hands, and there is no one left to stop him.

"See? This is what happens when you travel alone for too long." -Amy.

DON'T BE ALONE, DOCTOR!

—Edit: quotes from The Name of the Doctor: “The Doctor lives his life in darker hues, day upon day. He will have other names before the end: Storm, the Beast, the Valyard.” “The Cruel Tyrant, the slaughterer of ten billion, the Vessel of the Final Darkness…”

Prints are available HERE: www.etsy.com/shop/Meadowhaven

Watercolor and Mechanical pencil
Artwork ©Adele Lorienne; Doctor Who ©BBC
Website - Print Shop - TUMBLR - Patreon - Coloring Pages 
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JOEYJJH Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018
Is this still available to buy?! Would love to buy a print!!
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Saimain Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi! :) Yes, it is! It's on discount sale in my Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/Meadowhaven
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MyNameIsEmeralds Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...
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Eureka2000 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
I can imagine the Doctor having a nightmare like this about being covered in blood. It would say a lot about the guilt he feels about the things he did that were less than heroic.
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TressaJayne Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017
What is the reflection on the locket?
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Saimain Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
Nothing in particular, just random light and shadow. :)
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LadySionis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:faint:
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Wasichuwitko Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
The Great Intelligence was covering its ass. It wanted to the destroy the Doctor for foiling its plans. Why else would it not care that interfering with the Doctor would destroy the universe?
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Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love your art, Adele!!!! I'm hoping to buy a print soon ^_^ After having Doctor Who taken off of Netflix, I am finally have to have gotten Amazon Prime and I finally get to watch the Matt Smith seasons!!!! <3 I can see why you love him so much! And I absolutely adore River! :heart:
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CoolSkeleton03 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student Artist
holy cow. and I thought matt smith was innocent... mostly.
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wakusei007 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
i love your Art
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Kyawla Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Oh gosh, how can a drawing look so hot and intimidating at the same time *____*
There needs to be more Dark Doctor art - seriously, I'm a sucker for it <3
His expression is just perfect in showing how deep down he actually is a broken man who will snap any second and be the one to bring the final apocalypse - the last Time Lord as an Angel of Death :tears:
I love your beautiful artwork, please keep up with this great art!
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StitchinKat Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ooh!  I have to tell you about this.....took my print of this with me to Salt Lake ComicCon this past week (where I got Time and Space signed by Matt and Alex!) I showed it to Alex when she was signing the other....her response was "Whew!" and she waved her hand like a fan on her face with a "Hot!", and a bit of a smirk!

Later when I got Matt to sign the other, I also showed this one to him (and everyone in the booth really) and told him the name of it was The Oncoming Storm....his response? "Cool!" so I told him what Alex said and did, and he replied "I wish I looked that good!"   

Thought you'd like to know!
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Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
*DIES FOREVER*
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TheDawnbaronsGuard Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work!
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PoledraBehemoth Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A brilliant piece, and I agree with Betawhofic, the 11th Doctor had a terrifying air about him at times. Matt Smith was perfect in that role. 
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TheExtremeGoose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazeballs :D
I always thought he would be evil, seriously, he killed his whole entire race a he now's he's friendly? I'm pretty sure he would be emotionally broken and distort.
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rababco Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He might not be evil but he's not really all that good either and is kind of morally ambiguous, even doing some horrible things. It's what makes him such an interesting character because he can hero who saves the day but can also terrifying, dark and dangerous. I wouldn't even consider him friendly per say; he just has a bit of a soft spot for humans and wants to protect them because they're similar to own species and doesn't want to fail them the way he failed his own species. His companions are his moral compass and without them, he becomes darker and twisted while losing his sense of right and wrong, which is why he needs them so badly.

A lot of depends on regeneration we're talking about too. Nine was darker, deeply haunted, depressed and the only person he truly cares about is Rose (in some ways, I think he's the most realistic of the modern regenerations). Ten was basically Bipolar with his dangerous, terrifying bouts of anger and mania, followed by bouts of depression (I think he may have actually had Cyclothymia, which is basically a milder form of Bipolar Disorder). Eleven was the only regeneration who seemed happy and carefree but deep down he was just as sad and dark as his previous regenerations.
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TheExtremeGoose Featured By Owner Edited Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
woah. I wasn't expecting this.

You do know that my comment was like "last year" old right? XD I don't even care anymore lmao but don't worry I read it, your precious writing time wasn't ruined ^^
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Kharune Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
"It was a bad day saving the universe..."
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Trekkicat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
now...THAT is my doctor ^^
my favourite one.
I am only beginning to watch the series and I love Matt Smith.
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StitchinKat Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing! I wonder what Matt Smith himself would think of this, I've heard him say he'd like to play the Joker from Batman.....this would be a premonition of that I think!  I can't really see Eleven ever falling this far, but certainly Twelve could.  I will always think of Eleven as the eternal optimist, even as he aged a thousand years on Trenzalore protecting everyone there. The quote about "darker hues" is from the Great Intelligence, a man hardly objective about the Doctor. No, those who felt Eleven's wrath, they earned it. Like what Eleven said to Colonel Runaway "And when people come to you and ask if trying to get to me through the people I love! {he composes himself}... is in any way a good idea, I want you to tell them your name. Look, I'm angry, that's new. I'm really not sure what's going to happen now."  THAT is the Oncoming Storm! 
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crazyman227 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Artist
ZOBIE MATT SMITHHeart Heart Heart Heart Love Love Love Love Love !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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magictimeymare12 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
omg this is so real looking, can u do the 10th and 9th too like 10th hearing the drums, and 9th with bad wolf?
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hindered-escapist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the fact that you somehow managed to pull off eleven actually looking scary just blows my mind
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roarylight Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
oh
my
god
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medicus-stellarum Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not gonna lie, this is sorta hot >_>
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Nukasclaw Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:superlick: 
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rababco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's hard to imagine 11 so serious and frightening because he's generally so childlike, goofy and carefree. 10 on the other hand could be angry, scary and violent (it's like he was bipolar or something, he always seemed to either be in a state mania or depression. He was definitely the most emotional of all the doctors, but I haven't seen the old series so who knows?) 
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Dragonjek Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"There was a goblin, or a... trickster. Or a warrior.
A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies.
The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or... reason with it.
One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world."
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starfire-zorua Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my Gallifrey, it's terrifying! (Yet so AWESOME!)
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SilverTimberWolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.  This is... terrifying.  In the best way possible. 
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LonelyImmortal Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Holy crap! :o  *Hides behind couch*

This is how I imagine some of his enemies picturing him in their minds.
Dalek: The predator of the Daleks will be deployed.
The Doctor: You don't have a predator and even if you did, why would they turn off a force field for you?
Prime Minister: Because you will have no other means of escape.
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Antaus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh, at that point I run... really really fast
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thegr8ninja Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Hi. Your work is absolutely marvelous. I'm developing an android game based on Dr. Who and would love it if you allow me to use this as the cover art. Please PM me 
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Saimain Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for asking first, but I will have to say no.  This is a rather dark and disturbing out-of-character scenario that I was just playing with--I would not want the Doctor to be seen like this, or promoted like this for a game.

(And if you are working on a game please note that The Doctor's name is "Doctor."  You cannot abbreviate it with "Dr." because it is not simply a title or a degree!  His name is Doctor.  The title of the series is Doctor Who, and it is a question--the oldest question in the universe.)  :)
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Hime-Matsu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh this is so hooooot *Q* :iconpervplz: :love:
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BowtiesAreCool15 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It is but I hate seeing him all bloody :icondoctorcryplz:
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Hime-Matsu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, same here.
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wolfik007 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have been admiring this extraordinary painting for quite a time, but I just have to ask at last: what is the thing on his left wrist?
But really, the painting is so deep and creates so many thoughts and feelings. Every time I just have to look at it for a while...
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Saimain Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you.  :)  It's a handcuff, or part of some other metal restraint that tried to hold him back.  His hand is bleeding because he physically broke it.
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Thesayiantimelord Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hide  im just gonna hide
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cat-in-the-web Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
something that just came to me: i wonder who was in the fobwatch. since 11 doesn't actually have one.
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cat-in-the-web Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
wow... just wow... the painting and your description *is too speechless for anything else*
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Usagi-Elric Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh
my
god
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WaterEnchanter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
The Oncoming Storm was Tennant's nickname. Smith was called the 'Raggedy Man'. It's in the official 50th anniversary magazine.
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BowtiesAreCool15 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No it was Nines nickname
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minime41191 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Oh wow, this is incredible!
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s-ketchhead Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool! Very impressive how you've changed his overall appearance but still managed to make it look just like him!
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have succeeded in making Eleven terrifying; I did not think that was possible. Fantastic work!
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