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.