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Character Study: the doctah by burdge Character Study: the doctah by burdge
a wild David Tennant appears.

clare: "Hey, that looks like David Tennant."
me: "What? Really? I didn't mean to do that." /sarcasm

used [link] as a reference. trying to get the hang of different features. the strange thing about Tennant is that i didn't find him attractive in the slightest... until i saw him act. typical of me.

before you ask, i'm only on the third series! :D
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I have seen doctor who up to the most recent episode aired on the BBC. David Tennant's features are slightly exaggerated which helps the likeness come through, but the nose is the only thing that doesn't feel like it fits with the rest of his face. The eyes work, the jaw line and even the hair all say Tennant. But his nose has a very distinct shape that, if nailed down would improve the likeness a lot. With that said, the image has a lot more impact because what is working works so well. It looks like a good exercise exploring likeness.

A stronger exaggeration of the hair and even to some extent the ears when you go for likeness, focusing on the basic shape that a part of the head is in 3D while you are drawing it will help to improve the image as a whole when you go to start adding details.

The eyes hit a very distinct "Doctor" pose, and the lips fit, but they feel somewhat generic.

Overall nicely done.
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Calligrem Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: . :heart: ~~
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DawnNiffler Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
Amazing.....His expression is very good. Nice job !!!! :)
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ARS-Productions Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this... I don't know who David Tennant is, but I like this!
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Wheatley13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
THAT LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE HIM!!!
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:iconmswope:
MSwope Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"So, no 'allons-y?' Blast."
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:iconmashaheart:
mashaheart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I still cannot get over how amazing this sketch is...
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tinystalker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
who dis
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:iconoxsakura505xo:
oxsakura505xo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Doctor! <3
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SweetCitrine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
I KNEW it was the 10nth doctor that HAIR YOU COULD RECOGNIZE ANYWHERE! YOU CAN TELL I'M A FAN! 
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:iconmiss-american:
miss-american Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
looks really nice :D
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sunnybunny1199 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing!
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I-Oreo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I choked on my brownie when I saw this in traditional art > people 
He's so cute Love!!
Great job *-*
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SagePi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  New member
I saw this in the examples for traditional art > people, and freaked out.
This is amazing.
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:iconokamitakahashi:
OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I found this when trying to submit a crappy self portrait of mine XD
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WinterSong12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is AMAZING!!
Hey, I thought he was kinda weird looking until I actually saw one of the David Tennant episodes.
I'm on the first episode of the third season. SO GOOD!!!
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:iconmasukee:
Masukee Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Writer
Wow. I am completely blown away by how amazing this is. Very well done!
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:iconmittens150:
mittens150 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student General Artist
It's David Tennant! Yeah!
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:iconspacelady2012:
Spacelady2012 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Artist
Hello you good-looking Doctor you!
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:iconasae2000:
Asae2000 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can I ask you what you used to do this drawing, a simple pencil or criterium, and how much time did you put on this drawing?
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:iconasae2000:
Asae2000 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cry run You're so awesome
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:icon18smiths:
18smiths Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't either! He's adorable to me, now, though!
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I-Oreo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang he's cute *-*
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:iconmajjima:
majjima Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
nice resemblance uvu
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:iconbadwolf248:
BadWolf248 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It looks awesome! I have a slight tennadiction...
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:iconmangaones:
Mangaones Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great ^^
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LunarFirePANCAKES Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I LOVZ IT
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:iconjovan3d:
Jovan3D Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Why does he look like Tobuscus? lol,nice art :D
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TempestVortex Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehehe! :XD:
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Bananas-forever99 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o holy crap that is amazing!
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:iconfoxinafox:
FoxinaFox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
That looks like tobucus.........
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:icontinamaryspiritcashew:
TinaMarySpiritCashew Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I. LOVE. YYYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TithOuktarine Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Its beautiful !! good work !
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KittyHallow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Best picture ever in all of time and space! 
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:iconswedishfishsnacker:
swedishfishsnacker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
WOW!!
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:icondshartist94:
DSHArtist94 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
OMG! I feel like I could reach and actually touch him, this is so realistic! Fantastic job!
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BigBoss738 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I was selecting the category for my submission, i click on "people" and your art came for an example! i shout The DOCtah  the i proceed to look at you submission and you too named it "the doctah".... i giggled a little.

good work!
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ItaloAmericana Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His face has so many edges, it drives me insane! You did an excellent job!
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:icongalexstarr:
GalexStarr Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
My head is going to go KAPLOOIE
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Gaia1963 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Fantastic!!!!!
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doctorwho9039 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!!!!
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laciello Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
wish i could learn how to draw like this too... love it
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boyoboy76 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wo
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Cyluho Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh-maaazing ;) :D (third series is with Martha, right? Haven't been any further myself yet :XD:
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tuxedofox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
your drawings make everything attractive. Wink/Razz 
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nyara13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
omg! I LOVE doctor who!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is an amazing sketch of david tennant as the doctor!!!!!!!
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:iconninjinnji:
Ninjinnji Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ha ha! He does really well in the goblet of fire too, if you ask me :)
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Vinyoli Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Awesome! Amezing shadings!
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BLUEvsFIN Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YEAH!! Looks awesome :D
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soniaclarkjr Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
You've captured him perfectly. ♥♥♥
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ElleanorWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot. Damn.
Just
hot damn.
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