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Jelly Baby? by Niki-UK Jelly Baby? by Niki-UK
For me this has been a labour of love, despite the fact that it's just a sketchy pencil drawing. Primarily done as something to amuse myself and my husband (and also to keep my drawing muscles well flexed), I wanted to attempt a representation of Doctors Eight and Ten... we're talking Doctor Who again, in case you hadn't guessed. ^^;

On the left is David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and on the right we have Paul McGann as the Eighth. Chris and I are huge Eight fans~ :love:
Tonight I was determined to draw these two crossing paths for some reason, and this is what came out. I didn't want Ten to be flashing a cheeky smile at his earlier regeneration; I decided to give him a more enigmatic expression. I think Ten's fun, silly side is mostly a front for his human companions. Such a facade would be superfluous if he was effectively facing himself, at least that's what I figure. Since Eight was the regeneration that lived during the Time Wars (dark, dark times), seeing him would probably hit Ten with mixed emotions. Yet, we see Eight here whimsically offering Ten a jelly baby from a little paper bag. So, in a nutshell... all's right with the world! :aww:

Note for the slash fans... yes, of course my brain goes there. ^^; :P

Oh, and that's the classic style TARDIS key in Eight's left hand, by the way... not the dumb Yale key they have these days! Tch! :roll:
The faint symbol in the background is the Seal of Rassilon, associated with Gallifrey (the Doctor's home planet) and the Time Lords.

:new: Coloured version by :iconsilverwing24: here: [link] :+favlove:
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SoulCanvas Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Great poses and expressions :)
Ghostpaint1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
this. is. GREAT!
Betawhofic Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I love the line work. It's wonderfully detailed and subtle. And yes, it's great to see these twi great Doctors meeting. And I love the Tardis key. I totally agree, the Yale key is lame, that shield shaped key was always my favorite.
TomradeM Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome, I liked the 8th doctor a lot as well!
msoswintyler Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!!
TheFireGnome Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I love the detail you put into this! Great work!
TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PARADOX!!! (We haven't seen NEARLY enough screen time of Paul Mcgann)
hipposflying Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
can you explain to me what a jelly baby is? :heart:
Niki-UK Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wikipedia can; [link]
And here's my shorter version: Basically it's a traditional British sweet along the lines of gummy bears but far superior; consuming them can be an almost religious experience due to the exquisite texture and flavour (IMHO... I was raised on them and I have yet to meet anyone who's tried them and not adored them). First seen in Doctor Who during the Tom Baker era, jelly babies were favoured by the Fourth Doctor and also whipped out by the Seventh and Eighth Doctors in the TV movie.
Bassett's are the makers of the original and arguably the best jelly babies. :drool:
Runya-EithelNar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I prefer Jelly Beans over Jelly Babies ^^;
jellyfishlemon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome ^^
Cooperama Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
That's a great piece of art! Thank you for sharing! :)
RoseBadWolfTyler Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...that is...that is beyond words!!! Fantastic!!!
93kt93 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
ya know after the eighth regeneration, the doctor for some reason switched from jelly babies to bananas. WHY
OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, Eight and Ten are probably my favorite Doctors. (Eight would be my favorite hands down if I had watched more than the movie)

I like the way Ten isn't all smiley-manic around Eight.....
ScienceOfficerTMira Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
kiwi-islandtea Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Haha yess, these are me and my best friend's favorite Doctor's too. It looks so good!! Yay Jellybabies!
gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Artist
RepressedPrince Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Oh that rendering of Ten is just gorgeous. Spot on! (Also, Eight is adorable, and that is win.)
ScarabDynasty1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like very much :) a lovely almagnation (sp?) of eras and some very pretty drawing.
ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been listening to the Big Finish 8th Doctor series the past week or so. He was a great Doctor. It's too bad he didn't get to do more televised stuff.
HugoLuman Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Have you ever noticed that the doctor's coat grows with his age?
ringtossed Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
I can really one use one word here.

"Beautiful". :heart:
Alren Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Jellybaby, Doctor?'
'Don't mind if I do, Doctor.'

I feel it such a pity that the Eighth Doctor has all but been passed over by the BBC. I thought Paul McGann's portrayal showed so much promise despite my misgivings about the film. And besides '8' has always been my favourite number!

P.S. How on earth do you manage to achieve that amazingly realistic look with the hair?
Niki-UK Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
You took the words right out of my mouth! Eight deserves so much more love... I don't know if you've heard any of the Big Finish Eighth Doctor audio adventures but they're awesome. :love: Everything we love about Paul McGann's Doctor is there in abundance but without any of the elements that let the movie down. The only unfortunate thing is that we can't see the action taking place, but it's all so well written and acted that in many ways it's better left to your imagination to paint the picture anyway. :aww:
Given time, I'd dearly love to illustrate scenes from the audios and create a turnaround sheet for the Eighth Doctor as an animated character. :D

PS. Just down to practice, really... and fangirling*ahem* I mean, intensive study. :giggle:
Alren Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you get the chance, please do take a look at my own version of the Doctor. I decided to base his design a little on Paul McGann. Good luck on your animation projects, and if you ever need assistance, I'd be glad to help.
strayspoon42 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
poor 8th Doctor. he should have had his own series. we missed out on some adventures!
kerzv Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009   General Artist
love this :D Saw on facebook so had to come over and fave it.
Chicky-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! I love Doctor Who and you've drawn them so brilliantly :love:. If it were David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston and Tom Baker with the Jelly Babies theme I'd be in heaven right now :floating:.
searingdestiny Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
so cool!

amazing and awesome you are really good.

hope mine comes out okay too

i tried to draw something similar but VERY different.

please come an see soon
Timelady-Saxon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best Doctor Who sketch IN ALL EXISTENCE.
The two best Doctors EVER.
That is all. =P
Niki-UK Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart:
Timelady-Saxon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, Doctor-drawing-god! *bows*
Shikea Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
Ahh wow, Doctor who is great,
favourited :)
angelofmusicuk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Lovely drawing! Would love a Time War flashback but sadly looks like those rumours of Paul returning for that are false.
Scufix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
cool drawing :)
Taluria Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
I adore this, and the expressions are gorgeous.
Persnicketese Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Damn you're good. I think I shall favorite this and drool over it.
Fizznin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Ooooh, so handsome! The last three doctors are so young and cute... Timelord mid-life crisis perhaps? (Except then there's Five, but of course, Five was pretty much a crisis in and of himself, so....)
jinkies36 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
LennieTheFish Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
I agree with you on the key part! Stupid Yale key...
SilverOtter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Total, epic, unquestionable, overpowering win. Your Ten is perfect, from expression to stance. Your Eight, the same. Bravo.
Niki-UK Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! *_*
AbruptlyNatural Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am in love with this!
Snitter Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Writer
oooooh, sweet! I'm so glad I found this....this pic was the first that made me decide to start watching Doctor Who! Thanks for the intriguing art! :hug:
LondonEmely Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Wow, this is so verya well done!
P1pp1N Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is beautiful. you say it's just a pencil sketch but you've captured 8 and 10 so perfectly... and who doesn't love the jelly babies... :D

tangerinewarning Featured By Owner May 22, 2008   Photographer
You've really captured the 8th Doctor, especially the whole offering the jelly baby and the TARDIS key on a chain, almost in his pocket.
Nice work.
crushedmidnight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008   Photographer
As many others have said, Ten's expression is great!
kafaraqgatri Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this, 8 is utterly full of win.
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