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David Tennant by Arkillian David Tennant by Arkillian
Started off drawing this picture of David Tennant as part of a critique for [link] but I think I ended up learning as much on this crit myself as they did XD This was a very difficult pose and expression to get right. And I wish I knew that grey scale striped suits were SO MUCH EASIER than coloured pencil suits. Oh man- the memories of the hand cramp >.< It was so bad. Looks so god though in the end.

Mostly happy with the end result. I think I could get it slightly closer to the main picture if I overlay the reference onto mine, but I'm not into that kind of stuff. I have more fun working it out by eye balling the picture :D Enjoy!

Referance- [link]

Comments welcome, but no critique please. I'm just fooling around :)

Media- Creta colour graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B) on A5 Stella card.

Tumblr post- [link]
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:iconbananagosip808:
BananaGosip808 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That Sass xD
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tennant is classy like that ;) Heheh... Such a complex expression!
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:iconbananagosip808:
BananaGosip808 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's his nine showing ;)
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:iconchibi-narusegawa:
Chibi-Narusegawa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
zomg I recognized him immediately!!! :D Great job here, he looks hawt as ever :D
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh- thanks :) He's not an easy guy to draw XD Too many feels going on in his expression to capture in a single glance XD I learnt a heck of alot drawing him here :3
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:iconchibi-narusegawa:
Chibi-Narusegawa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: Oh yes!!! You're welcome^^
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TsukiaStar Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freaking yes please. XD You totally captured him :drool: HAHA.
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It wasn't easy though! XD Darn that Tennant and his over complex facial expressions >.<
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:iconlawliet-in-glasses:
Lawliet-in-Glasses Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
OhmygoodnessDavid!
I like David Tennant so much. I want him to be my hetero life partner.
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol- he is pretty awesome, but you'd have to fight the crowds of screaming fangirls to get to him though ;)
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:iconlawliet-in-glasses:
Lawliet-in-Glasses Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I'm ready. *brandishes cricket bat*
Plus I already have a few of them on my side.
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Really cool expression
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) He's a difficult person to draw >.< Lol
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regates Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
And now time for quotes! :D "The Doctor will open the ark!" (laugh) "The Doctor will not!" "You have no way of resisting!" "Well, you got me there, although there is always this!" "A sonic probe?" "That's screwdriver!" :D Love this! :)
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polkadooty Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this.
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:iconmahtarwen:
Mahtarwen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Love it! Tennant is so difficult to capture and you did it^^
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mostly got there. There's a few other things I could do but frankly, I learnt so much at that point I was happy to settle at almost perfect XD
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Raax-theIceWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Awesome picture of Tennant here. He looks great :)
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D That man is SO difficult to draw though :<
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:iconpiindo:
Piindo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student
Wow really, really great
I love it his face is so epic :D
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) He wasn't easy to capture XD
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stickygirl999 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Tennant's face looks like the "True Story" face. :meow:
And I guess he would be giving that look a lot. XD
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh good lord you're right I can not unsee O.O

It's so him to pull that face though. Specially as the Doctor XD
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stickygirl999 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
XD
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:iconhurricane-jeanne:
Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! You definitely captured his expression well, which can be the most difficult thing to do. :heart:
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh boy it is XD I think I spent just as long on his face as I did on the rest of him XD Lol. I don't think even a grid can make that easier. when you're working in A5, 1mm of maladjustment is the HUGEST thing in the world D: It's so had to get it just right >.< I should work in a larger format...
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, especially with David, I would think griding would make it harder to draw his expressions.
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well... maybe not harder. It just wouldn't help much. Gridding always makes it easier than eyeballing it cause you don't have to guess the general shape of things. IT's the minute details that get missed if you don't know what you're going. Details like the angle his head is on and general locations of things would be made easier. Would save alot of time, but I'm not time critical so it doesn't matter to me :)It's not a good idea to rely on gridding to get accuracy anyway. it's only a method that saves time. I'd probably use it if I were a professional artist, but I'm not XD Pro artists have been using methods like that for centuries. I use to be against the idea of it, but then I realised that if you're a crap artist, you'll still be crap if you use a grid- just a more accurate version of it. IT still takes skill to know what you look for in your renders and then also to draw it. Style of placement doesn't really come into play when drawing realistically. The style at that point is in the render. It's good to know that you CAN draw realistically without a grid if needed though :)
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Nanaki-angel23 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm glad that it came out brilliantly. Would you do draw David Tennant as Peter Vincent from Fright Night. I never saw it yet but watching clips of him in that movie you can still see a bit of the Doctor in the way he talks. Allons-y Arkillian!!! XD
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never watched Fright Night :( I'd want to watch it before I tried that, and probably not any time soon. I've got a HUGE back log list of to do art that I need to finish. Hit me up when I have some free time again and maybe :)
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:iconnanaki-angel23:
Nanaki-angel23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011   Digital Artist
yay, I will do so
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Dont-Confess-Please Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that's really amazing! Great work! :dance: I love him & I think you really captured him well, he would love it! :)
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) He's not an easy guy to get right, but I'm glad that I persisted past my initial sketch and first WIP. It took a LONG while to get him right >.<
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Liubei-Xuande Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
This looks too awesome! I'm really impressed. :wow:
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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K9mkIV Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Man this is awesome!
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :) He was fun to draw (when I wasn't pulling my hair out)
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:iconk9mkiv:
K9mkIV Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it's really hard to capture his charisma without making him look derpy. XD But you did a great job! :)
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol- but his expressions ARE derpy! that's half his charm right there :heart: His facial expressions are so dorky that they've got adorable quota :)
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K9mkIV Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I completely agree! XD DAVID TENNANT FTW!
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Writer
:XD: Nice! The "look" reminds me of the early '60s...
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it is a bit James Dean now I look at it :)
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Writer
^^ No problem. It's cool! ...
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:iconrukkys:
Rukkys Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You made him look so young. <3 Looks absolutely great!
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is a bit younger in the reference- I think also the scan took out alot of my shading too which smoothed him out. That's scanners for you though :/

Thank you though ^^
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:iconrukkys:
Rukkys Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the fact that he looks younger. ^^'
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:iconcarito001:
Carito001 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Writer
Good job :)
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:iconarkillian:
Arkillian Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcarito001:
Carito001 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Writer
Welcome!
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Darkknight495 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
very cool!! looks just like him :D
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