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John Simm's right hand and leg as the Master's right hand and leg and David Tennant as the Doctor in BBC's Doctor Who - The End of Time: Part Two

I got so much positive feedback on the previous one, so I thought I'd do more. I've always been a bit skeptical about submitting drawings in this style here, because I don't want to disappoint people who watch me because of my pencil realism. But I guess you're okay with that, so I might start submitting more of these.

Less watercolour this time and I used coffee instead of tea. Just happened to be drinking that while I was working on this. >_>


○ 2B pencil
○ black ink pen (Faber-Castell)
○ black marker
○ A4 Canson Illustration 250g/m2
○ eraser
○ watercolour
○ coffee




Doctor Who BBC
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U-No-Poo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! Would make a fabulous desktop background.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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WhatItMeansToBeHuman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God, I so love your style T_T
Can't wait for more art! ^^
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Loleyra Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
wow this is a very powerful picture, the intensity of the scene is there, well done ! :)
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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JustTheta Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Love this moment and love this drawing :)
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regates Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
"Get out of the way!" :) NICE!
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HouseofDoom Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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HouseofDoom Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
How did you manage to get the line of the Doctor's back blurred and the rest of him is fine?
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used 2 different ink pens, one was waterproof and the other wasn't. : )
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U-No-Poo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice trick! Thanks for sharing :)
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HouseofDoom Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh-ho-ho, I see. Thank you!
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Aerasashi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
ugh the emotion captured here is perfect *this episode omg i cannot*
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! : )
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Delia-RaNar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Realism is amazing and impressive as all get out, but sometimes it takes that something *different* to give us the feelings and not just the reality.
Um, point, yes, getting to that. Point is there is no disapointment here. What-so-ever.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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Delia-RaNar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
You're welcome!
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yanajenn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Again with the love. And thank you for listing your tools. Knowing that info makes me appreciate the art even more.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you find the list somewhat helpful. :)
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J0j2 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is lovely! This piece is just stunning. Amazing, amazing job,
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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RoseBadWolfTyler Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is sooo amazing, love this scene too! So moving *sniff*
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jeanlennon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I can feel his pain from the way you drew him! Magnificent!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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JosieRuby1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
This is so amazing
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! great detail on the Doc
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[in reaction to the deviation description] Huh. Just a pointer: you ought to make art for yourself, not for other people. Things can't go right when you only do stuff that other people want to see. So upload whatever you want on here, without worrying that photorealism people might not like it. Besides, I follow you mostly because of these kinds of exceptions to your usual work. No offensive intended, but you've done so many photorealistic Doctors that I love seeing you do something else for a change. I hope I don't sound like a jerk, I'm just a bit bored with the regular portraits and very happy to see something else every now and then. I know you aspire complete photorealism and that is fine of course. Just thought I'd let you know my point of view. :)
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, but I do make art for myself.

To be honest, I'm a bit surprised that I wrote that in the artist's comments back in August, because at the moment, I really don't care what people think about the things I upload here and I'm very protective about the artworks that I've dared to submit. Perhaps the great epiphany came after submitting those ink works, perhaps it was a brief moment of madness that made me sound like I give a fuck. Then again, at times, I'm still not comfortable with my works being neglected simply because they're different from my usual stuff or because of the subject matter. And I guess this is why I refrain from submitting my original works here, unless I'm very confident about them, which happens like once in a blue moon.

As for the whole photorealism and 'the exceptions' thing, I've thought a lot about my art these days and I feel like I'm torn between two sides here. I like to do both, yet I am influenced by what people say, but that's because I don't like people telling me what to do. Even if they're just expressing their personal opinion my brain likes to register it as an agression which, of course, is completely my own fault. :XD: For instance, the fact that you said that you'd like to see more of this kind of stuff rather than another photorealism piece makes me go and start working on the latter. Every time a photorealism fan calls my ink stuff 'interesting' while they continue being psyched about graphite works, I go and brew a mug of coffee and grab my pen. I've had a few comments on my ink stuff saying "Now that is art!" and this hurts, because it makes it sound like the majority of the stuff I've done so far is worth nothing and I don't agree. At all. But let's not go there, I could go on forever how much I hate this general tendency of regarding photorealism as a lower art form and how photocopiers are constantly either directly or indirectly discriminated here. I pity people who can't appreciate the skill and dedication that goes into an artwork and don't see the beauty in it simply because they're not fans of the style.

I'm terribly sorry about this long reply and I apologise if it doesn't make sense at times. It's just that I have all those ideas flying around in my head, all those opinions I have on things concerning art, but I haven't had the chance to sort them in separate boxes yet. I've been thinking about writing a journal entry explaining what I do and why I do it, so I could make sense of things myself, but I can't seem to find any time for that. I've been in a general state of confusion for a year now and I think it'll have to wait a little longer. :P
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I understand what you mean. The works I am personally most proud of, which I believe to be unique in the world in both style and concept and which people in real life keep being awed by (Seriously! They're like magnets to people!), hardly make a single favourite here in DA. Similarly, the portrait I am most proud of, the only one I don't think I could have made any better, has only a couple of pageviews because the subject isn't very famous. It's frustrating that they don't get much attention. However, in the end I just don't give a damn. If popularity depends on the fame of the subject, so be it, but it doesn't stop me from drawing less famous, yet amazing people. My most popular work is a tiny, mildly erotic sketch of 2 boys... I keep it because I hope people might have a look at the rest of my gallery too.

Which brings me back to you. ;) I personally think you should completely let go of others' opinions. It will make it easier for you to decide what YOU want, I think. Besides, you can do all of it! I do portraits, fimo works, etchings, watercolours and whatever else, whenever else, takes my fancy. Try finding out what YOU feel like doing, and then do it without caring what people think of it. Van Gogh only sold a single work in his life!

Photorealism. Well, I think you know my opinion. I will try to explain, but keep in mind it's just my opinion, and I'm nobody. The technical skill is of course amazing, I don't think anyone denies that. I don't care about the artist's dedication being in a piece, apart from what I can see of it in the work. The most important thing, however, is that I look for more than a reflection of someone's facial features in a portrait. I look for character, emotion, the person behind the face. If I want to see what they look like, I'll look at the photo. To me, a perfect copy of a photo adds nothing to the photo, is in fact less because the photographer (if it was a good one) is the one who managed to capture the right moment. The artist CAN add to a photo by capturing that extra dimension of character, emotion etc. Some photographers already do that themselves, like Anton Corbijn (my favourite photographer). I actually cannot draw his photos, I find that there's nothing to add.

So, in conclusion to this way too long message: do what you want to do, give it time, wait and see what happens. If you feel photorealism is the way to go for you, I'll be very interested to see what you make of it. There may be more to it than I am currently able to see. In my experience you may find your way without even noticing. I found mine (in fimo) a year ago, and only realised it some 8 months later! ;)
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hear you. For instance, I'm very happy about my Journal of Impossible Things series, I'm insanely proud of the monster pages, because I think I do my best detailwork there, but most of that goes unnoticed, because...well, they're monsters and not David Tennant. The rabid fangirlism that manifests itself here makes me feel lonely, because I'm one of those fans who care about the show as an artistic whole.

It's just terrible how artworks here are largely valued only by what they depict. I must say it's most strongly felt in the case of fan art. Throw in something different, a portrait of a buddy or a drawing showing a character from a different fandom and you instantly see what your skills are worth in other people's eyes, lol. I've actually seen people telling that they do not favourite, say, portraits of the artist's friends and other stuff like that. :wtf: I don't see how those pieces are any different from random stock photos or well, basically anything else. So yeah, I'm all about equality and appreciating people's skills. I encourage looking beyond the subject. Hey, I've favourited Twilight fan art because it was mindblowing with a capital M. >_>

Ah, but even the most 'perfect' (such a silly adjective) reproduction of a photo doesn't look exactly like the photo, because it's been filtered through the artist, so to say. To be honest, I've never understood the whole capturing-the-essence-of-something' thing. The idea is so vague, idealistic, I'd even say a bit romantic, and of course, highly subjective. After all, you do gain your information about a drawing through the technical side, this serves as an evidence and therefore it matters. This special something you see in a drawing grows out of your own judgement of the technical representation of the subject, you're just looking for something that appeals to you personally. Imho, the only possible way that a person's real character, their true nature, that extra dimension, could be captured is to sketch them from life without them being aware of it, this way they're not posing or anything, they're just themselves.
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People can be so obnoxious sometimes :P I just made a quick count in my favourites folder, and I have about 15 portraits there of people I don't know. Mostly friends and family members of the artist.
Btw, in the same folder I noticed I have a deviation of your hand that has been put in storage? I have no idea which deviation it is, as I can't see it anymore. Is storage a pro feature?

I guess you have a point about photorealism. It's just that I have seen some tutorials of photorealistic art here on DA, and those people just started drawing in the upper left corner and worked down to the bottom right corner, without first drawing an outline or anything. Somehow that doesn't work for me. It just doesn't make sense! But I guess that has to do with the way I work. See, I once tried to work on a grid like you do, but it just didn't work. The proportions looked all wrong to me. Most of my portraits have a good resemblance to the person they depict, but all of them look completely wrong next to the reference.

As for the extra dimension (which does sound very corny), I don't know what to say really. When I draw a person, I think about them. In fact, I am often conducting conversations with them in my head (o dear, I sound like a complete nutcase, don't I?). Even if I haven't met them in real life, I always have an idea of the kind of person they might be. Not sure what my point here is really. As for the idea being romantic, what else can I do than refer you to my taste in books? I am doomed!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, you can use the storage option with a regular account as well. :)

Working from one corner to another is a very common practice, it's the best way to keep your paper clean from smudges and that's very important in pencil photorealism. But with no visible outlines it becomes a bit fishy indeed. Perhaps they have adjusted the contrast, so you can't see the pencil lines even though they're there? :shrug:
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EldalinSkywalker Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, found the storage option. I had no idea it even existed :)
Smudging is annoying, but for me it always works to have my hand rest on a clean sheet of paper. Anyhow, thanks for enlightening me about your thoughts on photorealism. It's nice to learn more about someone else's perspective and see where they're coming from. :)
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gripping. Makes me wonder.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh. About what?
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's just it--I don't know even what exactly I'm wondering about.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, serious problem there. :bucktooth:
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
But a good problem--like trying to figure out what a Bob Dylan song means.
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SatiaEntreri Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I am completly in awe, how very well you captured the mood of this scene in your picture. It makes me sad immediately, and all I want to do, is running to him and pulling him out of all this horror. Stupid - yes - I know, because it is nothing but a story - but that is, what all this was about it. That is wat all storytelling ever was about - it is meant to make us feel intensly.
Your picture does this as well.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :thanks:
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snowgrouse Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Absolutely magnificient.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :tighthug: :D

Now this may sound scarily random, but do you happen to have a LJ account of the same name? :lol:
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snowgrouse Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Not random. I do. And I'm much more of a bitch over there than I am here, and that's where I tend to post my own artwork. *g*
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! :highfive: I remember snagging a few mag scans for possible reference material from your journal a while ago. Glad I can finally thank you in person for uploading that stuff! :lol: :heart: :thanks:
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snowgrouse Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Glad to have been of service. I am in awe of your skills, so it's an honour! I've got dyscalculia so I can't really do 3D stuff or proportions right (and thus stick to cartoony things and stick figures and manips), so I look up to anyone who can draw so realistically. It's always a huge aesthetic pleasure to let one's eyes travel over something as well drawn as your artowrk!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist
So much emotion in this. Wonderful.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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