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A Madman With A Box by The-Demons-Within A Madman With A Box by The-Demons-Within
Date: 30th May 2013
Time: ca. 13 hours
Media: Coloured Pencil, Espresso
Format: 24x32 cm Acrylic paper, 360 g/m2

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Character: The Doctor, Đ by BBC, Steven Moffat, Sydney Newman

I stole your childhood and now I've led you by the hand to your death. But the worst thing is I knew. I knew this would happen. This is what always happens. Forget your faith in me. I took you with me because I was vain. Because I wanted to be adored. Look at you, glorious Pond. The Girl Who Waited for me. I'm not a hero. I really am just a madman in a box. And it's time we saw each other as we really are. Amy Williams. It's time to stop waiting. - The God Complex; 6/11

So here is a new coffee and coloured pencil portrait, this time itīs Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who.
The digital post-progressing of these images (and especially this one) is very difficult, at least for me. Had to play around with loads of settings for several hours to get it halfway decent without loosing all similarities with the original drawing. I hope that payed off and it looks at least quiet right to you this way? Would be very nice if you could tell me :)

Actually I planned this portrait series with the Tenth Doctor at first and actually started that portrait about a week ago, but couldnīt get around to finish it yet, so I just drew this one instead... Uhm yeah actually this one is from the future as I would never make such illogical things as drawing Eleven first and later on Ten and Nine :no: so those will be finished in the near future as well (of course a future before the future Iīm in at the moment, but ahead of the point in time where you readers / watchers are right now*whirling around causing confusion*)
okay, never mind me, itīs too late... Just look at the drawing, fav it if you like it and leave a comment, okay? :)

I hope you enjoy it, I always appreciate some feedback :)

Feel free to check out my new tumblr art blog: :) you can find a photo of this work here!

Wish you a nice (nearly) weekend and thank you very much for the view!
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Using nothing more than colored pencils and coffee, I found that the most significant thing in this piece was that it was done in traditional art. I would have thought that this was of the digital media if I hadn't read further. The color pallet you have chosen for this has turned out quite well, for it has a rather aged look, yet it looks very crisp and fresh all the same.

If I was to suggest anything, it would be to add darker tones towards some of the shadowing, such as near the coat and possibly in the texture of the hair. This is just my opinion, and I feel as though this illustration came out nicely done and that it would look just fine without adding such darker shadows.

Not only do you capture the look of the character, but the textures on this piece is quite astounding. I really do fancy the color tones; a deep shaded blue and the espresso come together very well. It's almost as if it is hinted at the Doctor Who franchise, and that even though it is a very old series, given the tones of the coffee (giving it that vintage look), it is all still so very fresh as it lives on with that definite, royal blue tone.

Anyhow, great job on this piece and I do think it looks very good. Given thirteen hours of dedication, the outcome was phenomenal. Well done~
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Hikarikun18 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fantastic work with colored pencil!!! I have soooo much respect for your fingers and mind XD
The-Demons-Within Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you =P
meregoddess Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

What  an eye catcher!  This is  a great deviation.  I’m so glad I stopped by here today!

The-Demons-Within Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
always nice to hear that :D
blackava Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
wow this is amazing! i just luv this !  the way you did this just added to the portrait. well done!
The-Demons-Within Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much :D glas you like it :)
sugarmints Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the vintage-y effect! 
smojojo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I love seeing well done traditional artworks like this hanging around. Just something about pencil sketches that are just awesome... Keep it up! :)
The-Demons-Within Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much :) I apprechiate the compliment :meow:
DracoBug Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. That is all.
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