ITS A POST!!!!!! WHY HAVENT I SEEN THIS IN POST FORM BEFORE!!!!
David Tennant keeping a straight face in this scene is the best acting that has ever happened in history and no one can convince me otherwise
Drawn by Cataclysm-X
Portraits of the 10th and 11th Doctors
Sized at 8mm x 10mm
In fact, these portraits are so small, that I had to use a magnifying glass during the drawing process, which was exhausting.
When I wanted to draw shimmering in Eleven’s (Matt Smith) left eye, I used an 0.1mm needle. I dipped the tip of the needle in white gel liquid and carefully placed it in the eye.
After several tries I finally managed to place it on the right spot. And there you have it: eye shimmering probably no-one would even notice.
Whenever I made a mistake, I couldn’t fix it without erasing 1/4th of the drawing. I constantly had to start over and over and over again until I was finally done after spending approx 15 hours on drawing those 2 little fellas.
okay, this is where I really don’t understand how people can say Matt Smith isn’t a good actor.
Look at this. Just for a second, stop and look at this. This is Matt Smith. Talking to what? Yes, that’s right. Nothing. Nothing at all. He is talking in front of a green screen to nobody. And then what happens? He re-does the scene as Mr. Clever and talks to… oh, that’s right, nothing. This is Matt Smith talking to Matt Smith. And it’s brilliant.
I challenge you to re-watch this scene Nightmare in Silver as well as the scenes where he is playing chess, but with the volume off. I want you to watch Matt’s body language, how he says things. If you have been watching Doctor Who, look at his body language. In the scenes where he is playing chess with himself, you can tell by his body language, not just by his voice or the words he is saying, whether he is the Doctor or Mr. Clever at that moment in time. You can see it in his face.
Watch it again. Do it. And remember, Matt Smith is acting to himself. Then, come and find me and tell me he isn’t a good actor.
I spent such a crazy long time working on this piece and I feel that the Tumblr resizing detracted from the detail, so I figured I’d talk about the process and offer up a closer look at some of the areas of interest.
First up we have my initial rough sketch, which you may noticed has changed a bit. This was actually whittled down from a much larger idea for a piece that was sort of two sided and featured villains on one side with good guys on the other. I kind of kept that with the Dalek/Tardis dogfight in the sky, but I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to do both sides of it.
The next shot shows some of my inks and it should give you guys an idea of why it took me so bloody long to complete it. I drew in all of the extra details that you don’t even see just in case I wanted to move stuff around.
Third shot shows Amy and Rory. Initially I was drawing inspiration from George Perez who has done a lot of superhero group shots, but I also wanted to give it the epic feel of a religious painting. Those often feature interactions between characters that tell their stories. I thought about Amy and Rory and how the universe constantly tries to separate them. Initially I drew Rory being sucked into the crack in time, but it didn’t look right, so I used the angels from his final appearance to give the piece symmetry.
I don’t think the Eleventh Doctor ever proposed to River Song officially, but I like to think that if he did, he’d do it with a Jammy Dodger. Sort of ring-shaped innit? And Dorium Maldovar (who deserves more screen time) wouldn’t be amused. Meanwhile, the shrewd Sixth Doctor is trying to take a peek at River’s journal of spoilers. Naughty!
The First and Fourth Doctors never interacted on screen, so I tried to imagine what it would look like. Tom Baker offering Hartnel a Jelly Baby as he over-affectionately leans on the shoulder of his not-exactly-amused past self seemed about right. Sarah Jane Smith was a late addition, but I wanted her in there from the start, I just didn’t know how to represent her. I decided to stand her near her Doctor and the version of her I used was plucked straight from her last appearance in the classic series.
For those of you who never saw the Pertwee run, the Third Doctor used to ride around in a classic yellow car called Bessie. Bessie appeared again much later in the Seventh Doctor’s run, which is why I have Pertwee driving and McCoy in the passenger seat. Capaldi needed to be in this, but not knowing much about him, besides that people have speculated that his Doctor’s wardrobe is inspired by Pertwee’s, I opted to depict him riding shotgun.
This brings us to the Fifth Doctor and the Eighth Doctor, who are interacting with the Tardis Console built by the Eleventh Doctor and Idris in The Doctor’s Wife. Initially I planned on putting Idris in here, but it didn’t pan out. The Fifth Doctor is quizzically inspecting this technology, whereas McGann is wearing his Night of the Doctor costume and once again carrying the cup he used to force his regeneration.
I didn’t want to give it all away, so there’s more going on than I’ve listed. More references and character interactions. I wanted to give people something they could stare at and ponder.
So, hope you like it, if you’re interested in buying a print, Bottleneck Gallery will be selling a limited run of 13 (one for each Doctor depicted). All prints will be hand-finished with glow-in-the-dark flourishes.