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In the Cloister Room by oboe-wan In the Cloister Room by oboe-wan
Pop quiz:

Why do I keep drawing the Eighth Doctor?
(choose all that apply)
(a) The Eighth Doctor is amazing.
(b) I have an epic crush on Paul McGann.
(c) Any excuse to draw a handsome man in a waistcoat.

I have NO idea what possessed me to try the lattice window in the Cloister Room as the background. I am TERRIBLE at architecture and anything requiring me to move a pencil in a straight line.

I also do not know why the Cloister Room appears to have natural light (and definitely has dried leaves) even though it's inside the TARDIS. I guess the TARDIS can light things however she likes. Maybe the greenhouse is on the other side of that window. I assume there's a greenhouse.

Also, this is thanks to :iconsilhouette01: and :iconuneflaneuse: indulging me in a lot of gushing about Eight lately!

dilute acrylics on watercolor paper

prints on Society 6 society6.com/spectralmusette/I…
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:iconlittlebugp:
littlebugp Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I also have huge a crush on Paul McGann.Love  I'm kinda glad I'm not the only one!
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DWnutter Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
They are great reasons! I think Paul McGann is so perfect! I love him!
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theeighthdoctor Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!
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:iconoboe-wan:
oboe-wan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Fantasic work
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:iconoboe-wan:
oboe-wan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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derekmetaltron Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Great artwork, you've captured him perfectly there.
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate the comments so much.
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crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a and b?
a most likely.
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:iconoboe-wan:
oboe-wan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mostly a, b is a factor, and c is not untrue.
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crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
actually you fit in all above.
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow hon this is really gorgeous! I love the way you did the light, it's so crazy rennaisance. And his outfit! wow, I kinda want you to come on over to philly and design my boy's wedding tux. :D

Also Paul McGann is like the L'Oreal Doctor. Because he's worth it.
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I was pretty pleased with how the lighting came out. I was a little nervous about whether I could pull it off, but I'm glad I gave it a shot, anyway.

I really can't take credit for the clothes, it's all the movie costume. But it is a pretty sweet costume!

And the hair, well... It's a wig in the movie, which is a bit problematic. I kinda tweaked it to look a little more like his actual hair, which is much nicer.
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DaisyCuppiti078 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I love this! I love seeing Eight in his Cloister room. I always like to imagine an opera house behind those windows. (I like to think of them as doors. ^_^) I agree, the TARDIS can do anything she wants with herself. I've had her do all sorts of things in my stories. And I LOVE the butterfly room! I'd be quite happy in there.

Eighth Doctor? I've loved him - and his waistcoat, etc. - ever since May 1996. So much so that my LJ is pretty much an unofficial Eight website. :D
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! So glad you like it, especially since you are so fond of the character. :)

The butterfly room is all yours! They're all right if they keep their distance, but the butterfly conservatory I've visited was TOO unnerving. I don't know if I was afraid I'd squash them if I made a wrong move or if it was the erratic flight paths, but I couldn't wait to get out of there! I'll be in the console room, thanks.

Eight was my first Doctor, though I didn't meet him until sometime in the mid/late nineties when Fox reran the movie on some quiet weekend afternoon. I don't even think I knew what I was watching, but it got tucked away into a corner of my memory until I saw it again recently. I still so wish for the series that wasn't! More Eight adventures would have been fantastic.
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Silhouette01 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My answer:
(d) all of the above.

That would be me; sucker for anyone in Victorian getup. And if that someone is acted by Paul McGann, well...

Well I'm glad you did attempt the window after all, and I'd say you can use a more concrete word than "attempt" because it looks fantastic, and the effect of the light flowing through and how it lights the Doctor is very accuratly portrayed. Makes the piece very atmospheric and so much more lovely.

OK, just... I think the basic rule of thumb is: never apply logic to Who. If the Doctor inexplicably has a huge ecclesiastical window in tiny blue police box, well, who are we to argue with that!? :lol: (I don't know about greenhouse but I know he has a special room just filled with butterflies. Apparently because he can.)
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are indeed completely correct. :D

Well, the window could have gone better - probably if I would have used a drawing table, a t-square and a circle guide... But I was all "naaaah, I'll just freehand it while I hunch over my notebook, it'll be fine!" I did use a ruler? So yeah, it could definitely be better, but it's not a complete disaster. The overall effect is close to what I wanted.

I would indeed never want the TARDIS or Who in general to be logical. It would spoil the fun. Butterfly room sounds amazing in theory, BUT, having been to a butterfly conservatory, it would probably scare me. Once they started landing on me I forgot how pretty they were and got a bit freaked out!
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Silhouette01 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh no the window's perfect as it is. I can't see how it could look any better even with all these things. By the way, what on earth is a drawing table?

True, that. Any sort of flying insects freak me out dreadfully and butterflies are not exempted from this. I guess I like the idea thereof, I mean, come on, "Butterfly Room", it sounds wonderful - but I doubt I'd ever set foot in there.
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, a drawing table? Like a big flat desk with a surface you can tilt, so you can work without destroying your posture? I've never owned one. I like to think I'd use it if I did, but the hunch over the tablet and balance paint palette in precarious locations method may be too deeply ingrained by now.

Whenever the Doctor asks us if he's shown us the butterfly room yet, we just keep saying yes and then distracting him with something shiny. That's the plan.
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Silhouette01 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Well yes, I also like the, ahem, freestyle method of drawing. A few years ago I found what I call my Pressing On Book, which is basically an old A4 hardcover diary that has the PERFECT - I don't know what the word is, consistency? hardness? - for drawing on. So I use that. And because it's hardcover I use it wherever the heck I like.

We don't follow the rules so we must be tough. Rebel artists, that's us....
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uneflaneuse Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaah, I should start sketching the Eight redraw, too :eager:

I see subtle changes between this and your previous Eight piece. I loved the last one, but I like this one better. It's a tad more realistic and i see a really good likeness, especially around the mouth. Love the way you handled the light as well. And his waistcoat :happybounce:
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeeeeessss, more Eight always.

Yeah, the slightly bigger scale lends itself a little more towards realism. I'm glad you see a likeness! He has SUCH a lovely smile, I really wanted to capture it. :)
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Eighth Doctor is beautiful. That's good enough reason. I still haven't SEEN the movie yet... but guh.
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love him, he's a great Doctor. (If that was not obvious by now, whoops).

The movie is silly and fun and so pretty. There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes, for sure. :D
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha I'd imagine.
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Weaselon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, when is it a bad idea to draw handsome men in waistcoats?
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never. It is always a good idea.
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nerdymoosechild Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a great job on his hair and I love how you made it look like light was streaming in and falling on the Doctor (:
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D

I am usually crap at light effects so I thought I should try to improve.
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