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The Doctor's Wife
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Published: June 30, 2011
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Idris: You ever wonder why I chose you all those years ago?
The Doctor: I chose you. You were unlocked.
Idris: Of course I was. I wanted to see the universe so I stole a Time Lord and I ran away. And you were the only one mad enough.

The lovely Idris, from the frankly brilliant episode "The Doctor's wife", written by the frankly brilliant Neil Gaiman!
A truly wonderful story, highlight of this half-season without a doubt! I hope it won't be the last contribution of Gaiman to the series... and judging by the loads of fanart for this episode I've seen so far I was not the only one inspired by it!

Suppose every time the Doctor now look at his battered old policebox, he sees her image... (that was the basic idea for this pic).

I used some publicity stills for reference, but I never manage to capture a likeness... well, hope nobody minds.

Lovingly hand-drawn with pencil, ink and a bucketload of grey markers...
and a handful of Photoshop stars in post-production!

Doctor Who & related characters © BBC
Image size
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IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
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Lahur's avatar
Dont mind the likeness of her so much. After all it was a borrowed body made from many timelords. The feeling of the draw however its quite good. Thank you.
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TardisTailz700's avatar
Aww, thanks! Didn't give that too much thought, but yes, it was just a "rental body". I think I got the police box right, after all, she's all that matters! =)
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Lahur's avatar
She is just so sexy! Have a great weekend.
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TardisTailz700's avatar
Thanks... you too!
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Mauvaiseloup|Student General Artist
This is FANTASTIC!!!
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chemicalkidd|Professional General Artist
I love it, I love it!!!
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TardisTailz700's avatar
I'm happy to hear that (*would like to do a happy dance, but afraid of looking incredibly stupid* :dance:)!
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chemicalkidd|Professional General Artist
lol
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periwinklepaints|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so detailed! What materials do you use? I love your work, it is very controlled and complex!
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TardisTailz700's avatar
Thank you... Controlled, I like that...
I start with a rough pencil sketch, then I use Faber Castell artist pens in different strengths, black and different shades of grey (I usually have nearly a dozen pens lying around me, looks actually very chaotic...). For the bigger black areas I have a small jar of Winson & Newton ink (and a cheap brush, so it's just for the rough work... and black fingers).
And the sky here is Photoshopped ('cept for the planets & asteroid stuff, these are hand-painted), on the original it's still white (looks not too bad, but I wanted it black with some stars, so I stuck to that).
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periwinklepaints|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is Faber Castell fairly cheap and long lived? I use Micron pens and I can never find them and they die so quickly! I think work areas are always an organized chaos! Looks crazy, but you know exactly where everything is :D
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TardisTailz700's avatar
Well, I think they're cheaper than copics which I used before that. But I also find them a bit easier to draw with, can't say exactly why. And those who keep their working place in order are just to lazy to search! :juggle:
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doctordonna131|Student Traditional Artist
ohhhhhh i love this! i love the shadow's. and i love just it being black and white. it has more power that way. and pleas i just Idris!
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TardisTailz700's avatar
Thank you, I'm also a fan of B/W (obviously)... the contrasts are more expressive, at least on some motives.
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doctordonna131|Student Traditional Artist
i so agree. thats pretty much all i use when i do photoghrapy. i use black and white. and old fashion camera.
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TardisTailz700's avatar
Yup, b/w photography is the best way to create an atmospheric shot... I only have a small digi-cam, never really got the hang on photography... watched your puppet pics, nice (and a little bit creepy...)!
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psyk42's avatar
Loved that episode, and her insistance that SHE stole HIM. Of course, a smart woman always lets the man think it was his idea.
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TardisTailz700's avatar
Yes, the women are usually in charge... and they usually let the men think otherwise... =)
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DalekMercy|Professional Digital Artist
My favourite episode in the nu who. You captured it well. I love how you use the black and white to great effect.
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TardisTailz700's avatar
Thank you! Sometimes I wish I had a feeling for colouring, but sometimes black & white is quite effective...
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DalekMercy|Professional Digital Artist
If used correctly, as you have, then it certainly is effective.
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Thanks again... I'll surely stay with it for the foreseeable future!
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