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The Doctor's Wife by TardisTailz700 The Doctor's Wife by TardisTailz700
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
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Lahur Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
She is just so sexy! Have a great weekend.
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Thanks... you too!
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Mauvaiseloup Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This is FANTASTIC!!!
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thanks!!! :D
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chemicalkidd Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love it, I love it!!!
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol
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periwinklepaints Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
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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periwinklepaints Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the tip! *runs out to buy them*
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
.. hey, wait...!
*Shouting behind her* Look for a "Manga black set"! That's 4 black pens in different sizes, the XS is especially nice for the fizzely-timey-wimey small stuff...
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periwinklepaints Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*yells back behind her* oooook! small pens are cool :D
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doctordonna131 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
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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doctordonna131 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
puppet? you mean the dolls? lol yes they are.
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psyk42 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Yes, the women are usually in charge... and they usually let the men think otherwise... =)
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you! Sometimes I wish I had a feeling for colouring, but sometimes black & white is quite effective...
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If used correctly, as you have, then it certainly is effective.
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Thanks again... I'll surely stay with it for the foreseeable future!
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merfilly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Lovely.
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you! :D
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WintersKnight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is exquisite! I loved that episode ever so much, and this art is just beautifully done <3! I am quite impressed by your attention to detail. I love when people use the old traditional methods of drawing, (love digital too, but I would hate to see hand drawing die out) SoOOoOoO lovely. I think that Sexy may be my favourite character ever in that series. . . .EVER. (Of course it helps that she's technically in the whole series).
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thanks... yeah, I suppose I'm more a traditionalist when it comes to drawing (or perhaps I'm just old...). I use a bit of digital "help" (especially on things like the background), but for the rest I like to have black spots on my fingers (The Curse Of The Black Spots...)! And wouldn't be a nice idea if they changed the name of the series to "The Adventures Of Sexy"... very marketable!
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WintersKnight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, I'm definitely in agreement with the traditionalistness. . . cause that is so now a word. I don't know as I'd be considered "old" but these young kids with their Macbooks and their Photoshop CS2021 or whatever need to get the heck off my lawn! Or rather.. Yes. . . I agree ^_^.

I much prefer the hands on method, it wouldn't be so much art if you didn't get your hands bloody.. er.. marked up with ink.

I quite think "The Adventures of Sexy" would be a most excellent title! It's about her, after all.
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
:lol:
Look at us, it's Statler & Waldorf talking!

Now, drawing with your own blood would be a bit too messy, wouldn't it? Mmmmm...

And yes, the TARDIS is definitly the star. If this was an american show, she could talk and would have the best lines. Bit like Knight Rider. Come to think of it, David Hasselhoff would make a nice Doctor...
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WintersKnight Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL it's really bad when you grumble at the kids out on the street to get off your lawn.. when they're on the sidewalk.. and you're in a third story apartment.

No, it's really not too messy. *shakes head* And sometimes it's sort of needed, you know? But only in very very special cases. . . it brings them to life, you see. . . *big scary eyes*

*twitch* Not so sure on the David Hasselhoff idea there. . . it just seems . . . laughable. I do see your point though. It would be interesting to see if they could pull off an older Doctor these days though... though I'm rather fond of our young Mr. Smith, and I'd rather not have him go any time soon.

I really, really, really hope they get Gaiman to write more. I loved that episode ever so much.
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
*Shuddering at those scary eyes*
Think I have to re-check your gallery... somehow I fear one of your pics will reach through my monitor, grab me and pull me in...

For the record, the Hasselhoff wasn't serious (though maybe as The Master...?)!

And yeah, Smith is really fantastic. Was a bit hard for me to swallow at first, such a young guy (Tennant is just my age, we're just a few day apart, so that was allright). You notice you're getting older when the Doctor actors are younger than you... at this rate, they'll need a nanny instead of a companion!

And they shall lock Gaiman in a cell and not leave him out until he has another script to show!
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WintersKnight Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeaaah, they might. Specifically the paintings. . . I only tend to use it on those. Otherwise I'm all markers. . . though sometimes a bit of tinting to bring them to life. The copy of Misty Day: Remains of the Judgement that I did for my roomie (from silent hill 2) has some, as does Green Jenny.

For practicality purposes, it's not the best to use as ink though. It gums up in the quill far too quickly.

That would be actually kind of cool to see actually, now that you mention it.

Okay, so I'm technically sort of young, but I'm still older than Smith! By about three months.. . but still! It is sort of scary to have a Doctor who's younger than me.. if even by just a few months though. But he does brilliantly. He's quirky, and that's super good in a Doctor. Also he wears a bowtie.

This sounds like a brilliant plan! Sorry Gaiman! YOU ARE OURS!!!
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
O.K., now I'm REALLY scared... your gallery is awesome and there's so much of it... will check it out later (I'm currently at work here).

Bowtes are cool... fezes & stetsons, too, of course...

Perhaps we should keep Gaiman in a pit in the cellar and he shall write whatever we tell him...
"It rubs the lotion on its skin..."
Poor Neil...
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Langue-Skulptur Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
This is so good! The detail on Idris's dress does suggest "lovingly drawn" :)
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you! Though sometimes it was a bit of tough love, especially when I worked on the arm... :D
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Langue-Skulptur Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Well it turned out great. If memory serves, this is the second truly amazing picture of Idris I've seen so far :D
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TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Aaaahw, thanks!:blushes:
Though I think I have seen some more truly lovely depictions of her... she really is an inspirational character!
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