Monday, April 26, 2010

The first fan art I've done in years

So lately, I've been really getting into Doctor Who. I think it is most definitely my new favorite show. The fifth season just started here in the US a couple weeks ago, but I believe it's been going on for a while in the UK, where the show first became popular. Anyway, it's a Sci-Fi type of show, if you are unfamiliar with it, about this character called The Doctor who travels through space and time helping people. It sounds cheesy, but trust me, it is awesome!

So last night, I started work on this piece. I probably should have stretched a piece of Arches watercolor paper, but laziness got the better of me. I looked off of some promo photos for this new season for the original sketch:

and sorry for the poor quality, I have to make do with my digital camera for now, since our scanner is broken. There will be a huge update once we get a new scanner. But anyway, I liked the sketch a lot. I like to work in a slightly exaggerated, loose semi-realistic style. The personalities of the characters (the Doctor and his companion, Amy Pond) was still not entirely believable, for me, though.

Then I added the paint and I really was liking it. I wish I could work a little tighter when I painted, though since when I'm doing a fine art painting, I don't want it to look sloppy, yet somehow it always does. I decided since it did look kind of unclean, I should add ink to it. I don't want ink to be a crutch, but I do think that since this is a fan art, slightly cartoonish illustration, ink doesn't hurt.

I'm proud of the finished product. It doesn't really look like the characters, though in my opinion. But then again, those are just the faces of the actors. These characters could really be anyone, anywhere.


  1. hello Emily
    you really paint very good :)
    and this one turned out wonderful, great job
    I like how you skillfully use watercolor.
    keep it up.
    hope u can visit my blog and see my paintings :)

  2. Thanks so much! I will definitely visit your blog. And thanks for following me too :)