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July 5, 2012
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Canon PowerShot SD550
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1/60 second
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16 mm
Date Taken
Jul 4, 2012, 9:00:23 PM
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My Doctor, Safe With Me by DragonsAndDreamscape My Doctor, Safe With Me by DragonsAndDreamscape
So, this one actually has a very interesting story to it.

HOW I ENDED UP WITH THIS PICTURE~You see, I was watching 'The Doctor's Wife' the other day with some friends and wondered why I'd never drawn Idris. Later, my paintbrushes were looking a bit lonely (I've hardly touched them for over a month except for when I've been detailing sculptures) and I thought "Hmm, let's paint Idris."
I got this idea and sketched it out, but then I really liked the sketch and didn't want to accidentally paint over some of the lines and lose them. So, I took my favorite inking pen and, being tired at this point, went to recklessly 'sketching' with it. And liked it for some reason.
Paint came out, and I was reckless with that too.
And for some reason, reckless as I was with this, it turned out to be one of my favorite paintings ever. Definitely the best one I've ever done with humans in it.

THE INTERESTING PARTS THAT EXPLAIN THE CONCEPT~ This was meant to be taken in two ways.
One is fairly obvious. Idris carries her Doctor safely through space every day. I liked how this was represented here. Another thing I thought of while drawing this though was, well, a man like the Doctor would probably have a lot of nightmares in the rare times that he slept. Unless, the TARDIS blocks out the bad dreams for him. I kind of like the idea of 'sexy' gently holding the Doctor in his sleep while carefully keeping his nightmares (like the destruction of one of Gallifrey's suns, seen in the space scene next to her) far from him.
Please tel me what you think of this picture in the comments. Critique is appreciated! I'm really interested to get a detailed description of what people think about this work.

Note: I know she looks a lot bigger than him here. This was purposeful. In her last scene when she was saying 'Hello' to the Doctor, she was taller than him, and I wanted to reflect that here.
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10blue10 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Cannot comment. Has died of cute.
Jadreamervundreuna Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are one of the few artists who explain their work - thank you
Also this is amazing, I can't draw people
DragonsAndDreamscape Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that's a very kind compliment! And yes, I tend to talk about my work a lot in the artist's comments, especially if the art is Doctor Who related! I'm glad there are people who enjoy that. I was afraid people were going to be all like 'Do you really need to write a BOOK just to tell us about your art?!'
Wickedforever Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the fact that she's bigger, it makes it seem like she's protecting a small child and in your description, she sort of is. She's like the doctor's nanny or something, keeping away the nightmares and caring for him.
DragonsAndDreamscape Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! You have no idea how much I appreciate your comment. It's wonderful to hear from someone who sees so much meaning in my art!
Wickedforever Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcom! It's lovely that your art manages to convey so much meaning. It is a beautiful piece ;)
DragonsAndDreamscape Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about any of my art! You are very kind!
Strabius Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
The colors are so beautiful, great work.
DragonsAndDreamscape Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
LuckyBlack13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the concept of it, too, with the TARDIS protecting her Thief.
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