Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
On Second Thought... by FrancesLane On Second Thought... by FrancesLane
This is partially for fun and partially because I need some fan art to put on my table at Animazement this year.

I'm not that happy with it, but hey. It's better than like any painting I've ever done ever. I'll probably go back and touch it up a little at some point. My favorite parts of the whole thing are the two monsters behind the TARDIS, the sky, and the interior of the TARDIS. In other words, everything that's not all that important. Pff.

I also feel like the Doctor looks a bit weird, though I can't really decide why. Hmmmmm. Also, I think the whole image is probably too dark.

Anyway, critiques welcome, as always. If I need to change something large, it probably won't get done, but small things and color/lighting tweaks I will do.
------------------
Photoshop Elements 6 and Intuos3 tablet, approx. 5 hrs.
Doctor Who and the TARDIS The BBC
David Tennant His mother
Art and monsters Me
Add a Comment:
 

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconjaxin88:
Jaxin88 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Overall, this is amazing- seriously, GREAT atmosphere- but in looking at the Doctor, his torso and legs seem a bit short. After all, David Tennant's got a great set of stems on him. ;)
As for the light in the picture- perhaps more light from the stars and the planet/moon could help increase the contrast?
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really, really need to redo this piece. I like it a lot, but everything you've pointed out needs fixing, and I've gotten much better at digital painting since I made this.

Thanks for the advice! I'll keep it in mind should I ever get around to remaking this.
Reply
:iconjaxin88:
Jaxin88 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
You're quite welcome! I hope you do get around to re-doing it sometime- this is brilliant, and if you've gotten better since then? I'm really looking forward to the result.
Reply
:iconqwenbryla:
Qwenbryla Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, very nice! I like how the light comes out of the TARDIS and how it makes the rest of it look really dark. The planets in the background are awesome! :la:
Reply
:iconyxanr:
Yxanr Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the reason you theink the doctor looks a little awkward is because his body seems to be a bit like a solid block than flexible mass of flesh and bone. In other words, there's no bend in his spine what-so-ever.

But other than that, this is an excellent pic. Keep up the good work.
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I agree. I'll fix it eventually XD

Thank you!
Reply
:iconyxanr:
Yxanr Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No need to fix it anywhere but in your head (so you can avoid it in the future). It's a great pic the way it is; spend your time making more awesome works. ;)
Reply
:iconpatrikia-bear:
Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the picture, it has been favorited.

Although, I do find the copyrights quite hilarious. I may quote the David Tennant one... if that's allowed XD
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!

Go ahead XD
Reply
:iconwind31840:
wind31840 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
really cool I like the planets in the back it looks mystical.
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I love drawing space stuff <3
Reply
:iconwind31840:
wind31840 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
welcome
Reply
:icongaren-starkiller:
Garen-Starkiller Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
i like the piece as it stands, the dark works for it.
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I still think I'm going to lighten it up a little. Wouldn't hurt.
Reply
:icongaren-starkiller:
Garen-Starkiller Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
no arguements there, it is the perogative of the creator to do so.
Reply
:iconauditasum:
auditasum Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I like the light spilling from the Tardis.
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:icondjchocolate-lover:
DJChocolate-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student General Artist
This is cool
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconpheonixzutarianninja:
pheonixzutarianninja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
lol :giggle: this is great!! the doctor looks perfect! :D
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! <3
Reply
:iconpheonixzutarianninja:
pheonixzutarianninja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
:hug: welcome!
Reply
:iconcolonelmustang:
ColonelMustang Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Yea, it probably could have done with a bit more contrast in the lighting to help make stuff jump out more. Though I love the atmospheric lighting you've got coming from the TARDIS.. Seeing that dust roll just really adds to the picture.

You've got a great picture here. I just think if you gave it some more strong contrast like you did behind the horns of the nearest beast it would make it even better. Keep up the good work!
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to fix the lighting this weekend and see what everyone thinks.

Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconcolonelmustang:
ColonelMustang Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Awesome! I look forward to seeing your changes.
Reply
:iconbadgwolf:
badgwolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
I love the background, the monsters and the Doctor. I tihnk you did the interior really well, and the light from the TARDIS is fantastic
I love it!
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
Reply
:iconangwilwileth:
Angwilwileth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hello new wallpaper! :D
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
XD Feel free.
Reply
:iconangwilwileth:
Angwilwileth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yay! :D
Reply
:icondaleksinwonderland:
DaleksinWonderland Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the big spiney monsters! And the way the Doctor looks, sort of like he's saying "Sorry for intruding on your dinner plans...Am I your dinner plans? Whichever way, I think I'll be going..."
Nice! :D
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
XD Thank you
Reply
:iconlizlemouton:
LizleMouton Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is pretty cool and well executed :D the only thing I can come up with is the light effect from the inside of the tardis, I imagine a sort of glow against the Doctor's silhouette, I think that's what's missing :nod:
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!

I kind of did that, if you look closer. The glow was bigger, but it looked strange so I sort of killed it. XD
Reply
:iconlizlemouton:
LizleMouton Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh :( well try and try again :D I believe in you! :dummy:
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's what I'm going for! I'm still getting used to actually painting in PS. It'll take some time, but I'
ll get the hang of it eventually.
Reply
:icontolco492:
Tolco492 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I think that this is a really good peice of work. I think the detail on the monster in the foreground is really good, and realistic. However, the monsters in the background, not so good, i.e. the monster in the second foreground, could have been slightly more detailed, and the mountail BG is a little shoddy, so try with different colours of shading, to make them seem less 2D. However the TARDIS interior and the gass escaping form the TARDIS, is sopt on, the lighting is perfectly proportioned to the lights in the TARDIS, and above all, realistic. The Doctor is also very detailed, very realistic, and proportioned to the height of the TARDIS. My only jibe with the TARDIS is that the word "BOX" is a little wonky, but tbh, all my little jibes dont matter, because this is much better than anything, I could ever acheive, and it really is very good, well done :)))
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I actually wanted to keep the monsters and the background silhouetted. Kinda like them that way C:

Yeah, I noticed the bit with the "BOX" there. I'll fix it this weekend when I mess with the contrast.

Thanks for the critique!
Reply
:icontolco492:
Tolco492 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student General Artist
tis okaii xxx
Reply
:icontolco492:
Tolco492 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student General Artist
WOWO, that is freaking aweosme dude, I love it, and its not too dark at all :))
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconcastiel-abhorsen:
Castiel-Abhorsen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, love it. Though knowing the Doctor, he would probably investigate anyways.
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm not sure. He'd at least wait until there weren't any monsters three feet from his face.
Reply
:iconcastiel-abhorsen:
Castiel-Abhorsen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Or just reposition the TARDIS behind a tree :) If the planet has trees :D
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Something like that XD
Reply
:iconabelphee:
AbelPhee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love it~~ I think i'd be the only one excited to see giant monsters XD
I love the interior of the tardis and the lighting around it. <3 <3 and of course, the monsters.
I do think it is a bit too dark, or too muted? (could be just my monitor though) You could probably push the highlights on the front monster brighter/sharper, and/or maybe a bit around his leg?
Also, the only thing that slightly bugs me about the Doctor is his head overlapping the frame of the door. Its creating a bit of a tangent. Maybe move his head back, so we get a great silhouette of his head+hair?

I haven't sold at Animazement in a few years. It was always unfortunately scheduled around my finals, so it was never easy to get down there XD
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No, you're not the only one. I'd be all "Hang on a tick while I fetch my camera/sketchpad/other recording device!"

I'm going to mess with the lighting some this weekend. It also looks less dark to me because I'm running a custom script on my Firefox. dA is now dark gray and yellow as opposed to the painful grayish-green it usually is.

I think I'll move him around a bit. I kind of want his amazing hair to be more visible XD

Ooh, you go to AZ? Yayy more people! I'm dragging *p0rcelainbombshelL all the way from Florida so she can attend the con with me. This is only my second year :T It's much easier to go now than it was in middle school, because my high school runs on a modified year-round schedule, meaning that school ends for the summer an hour before Pre-Con starts XD How cool is that? I just drive straight to the con and get my parents to bring all my boxes of prints and such.

You haven't seen the new Convention Center, have you?
Reply
:iconabelphee:
AbelPhee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I went twice, the last time being my junior year in college, two years ago. I think that's when the moved to the convention center? It was pretty spiffy, because my roommate and I got a table on the outside balcony.
I haven't attended a con since AWA '09, mainly because it's so expensive to get to cons from Maine. Plus I don't have much in terms of con-material at the moment. :/
I do plan on going again eventually, maybe do a con circuit one year. They are insanely fun.
Reply
:iconfranceslane:
FrancesLane Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Their first go in the RCC was in '09, so I guess that's two years ago numerically speaking.

I didn't get a table my first year, mostly because it was my first ever con and I didn't have a clue about all the stuff that goes down in one. Plus, my art wasn't too great. Late '09 was kind of my "big improvement year". I got a half table in the ballroom last year, but the table was too small and two of my friends in addition to myself were crammed behind it. I didn't really get out much. This year, I'm going to try to actually go see the con and pose for photos and such.

I really need to attend some other cons D: None of them but AZ are both nearby and during a break from school, though D: Sadface. My convention goal is actually London Expo, for some reason. :shrug:

Yess, they are insanely fun! Is it just me or are you on a sort of pre- and post-con high in the time surrounding a convention?
Reply
:iconalbeus51:
albeus51 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Love the creatures they look amazing and fierce! I agree the whole think could be lightened a little bit and still maintain the same ambiance. This would also allow you to do some more detailing on the background monsters. The only proportion issue I noticed is his left forearm seems quite a bit longer than his upper arm. It might be the angle you were going for, but that stuck out to me as off. Great work, I always enjoy original, well crafted monsters and situations!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×





Details

Submitted on
January 11, 2011
Image Size
3.5 MB
Resolution
2981×1967
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
5,825
Favourites
295 (who?)
Comments
150
Downloads
145

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×