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The Circle of Who by slippyninja The Circle of Who by slippyninja
A tribute to the Doctor. A wonderful series that i've been watching for a long time now, but recently got back into running over the old episodes and getting caught up on the new season.

The Circle of Who is what I have lovingly called this piece. it should be clear if you understand the references and my suggested poses. He is a torn man constantly struggling with an endless curiosity matched only by his constant loneliness. Anyway,,,hope you enjoy.

Please Comments and critiques are welcome and encouraged. References were used of Matt Smith.
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:iconguardianblade801:
guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
awesome
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
cheers!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh! This is beautiful! Love the way you drew the transparent Doctors. Love all the stardust, too, especially the gold ring, mixed with gears. Very very nice!

~D~
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slippyninja Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
thanks! im so glad you enjoyed it.
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jmralls2001 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   General Artist
Awesome! I just saw this reblogged by the official Doctor Who Tumblr. The original post is from ilovealexkingston, I think.
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
nice! thanks for the heads up
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jmralls2001 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   General Artist
Actually, it looks like it was originally from fyeahdoctorwhofanart.
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Photographer
Amazing work and a brilliant idea.
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
thanks so much!
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CarryPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*singing*
Tick Tock, rumble, rock,
The box falls from the sky,
And then comes madman
Instead of one who died.

Tick Tock, at door knock,
The ringing of the phone,
Like light through the night,
And he is not alone.

Tick Tock, "click" of lock
Of bluest blue door... Say,
Time flies, Timelord dies,
But there's another way.

Tick Tock, goes the clock
From smiling to the bitter...
No fall, longest call
Of one who loves the flirting.

Tick Tock, problems stock,
And what is next to do?
One way - he has to stay
On circle of the Who.
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
love it!! thanks! and thanks for stopping by!
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clementine-petrova Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ajkhgkshdg I love how you painted this. Although the circle with the tardis, the dalek and the tomb stone are maybe too much, it would look better without them in my opinion- i know it's the name of the painting but still. Very nice touch are the two doctors in the back- they look somehow ghostly and give the atmosphere of him being "torn man constantly struggling with an endless curiosity matched only by his constant loneliness", really lovely and sad. The colouring is nice, good job.
Anyway, great piece, one of my favourite dw artworks :)
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
thank you so much for the kind words. I can see what you mean on the circle but my idea was to match the circle with the moods of the doctor. His love affair with the Tardis with his spirit of endless curiosity for exploration, the Daleks being in the middle as being as essential to the story line as the doctor himself and finally his spirit of struggle and loss with each passing companion. I tried it without the circle and the two ghostly figures didnt work as well as it did with it. Thanks again for stopping by!
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niceler Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Great Job 8D!
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
thanks! and thanks for viewing
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davidnagel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Nice artwork.

Though the positioning of the dalek reminds me of a newspaper article about Sylvester McCoy dropping his trousers for a stage show.... said dalek censoring his 'two hearts, what else dose he have two of?'
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tylercircuit Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
This is just amazing! I don't mean to sound rude, but could I please use this for a FanFiction front cover?
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
no problem just credit me.
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tylercircuit Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Will do, my friend ;)
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tylercircuit Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Thank you very much!! :)
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GalaxySeerNumber9 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is just fantastic! :icondoctordanceplz:
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
thanks...and i lold with the dancing doctor.
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xXTheDoctorsSisterXx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome. I love the gravestone (quote [Sally Sparrow]) I love old things-they make me feel sad
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks. Always glad to meet another fan... if i had a choice the show would play every day and never end.
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cca31 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing! :clap:
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
thanks!
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mashkina Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! It reflects the soul of the Doctor so well :wow:
:love:
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
thanks so much for the wonderful words. I am glad you stopped by.
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HisuiKaihane Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Okay this is blood fantastic. This man is one tricky person to draw.

I love how you did the coloring in this. The way you used your lighting effects in this drawing are well done.

This drawing gives me feelings of sadness and also of hope. People die, things end but others continue. March 30th 2013 BBC premier.

This drawing is going to get poplur quick. Bravo.
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
cheers, appreciate the kind words.
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breegeek Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I guess when you're that old, you get over tragedy quickly :P
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
no sure about that. there is a sadness in him. deeper than most of us who only experience temporary tragedy? Even water erodes stone over time.
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Iden0 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i Adore the Circle of Who ^^
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
thanks!
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Iden0 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
most welcome its quite a piece you should show it on facebook who page.....

:nod: [link]

really think fellow Whovians on Fb would enjoy it :D
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CelestialAngelDust Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You really have captured his expressions! Excellent piece!!!
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
thanks so much!
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ravenhair97 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Love it, it looks amazing, especially with the ghost images standing on either side of him
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thanks!
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Betawhofic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This is lovely! I love the two different ghosted images of him. The way he's encircled by the Tardis, Daleks, and tombstone. The gears, the poses, it's all wonderful. I'm favoriting this one.
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
thanks for checking it out and for faving. i love your avatar btw, always nice to meet another fan!
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Betawhofic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you, my avatar is called "A Tribble at the Door." You can't see it very well here because it's so small. But that little thing at the bottom of the door is actually a Tribble knocking to be let in. :D
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Haha nice
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grimagix Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Chris :omg: this is freaking sick as hell bro, love it
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thanks man. I really appreciate it
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grimagix Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
yvw man your skills are getting sharper bro
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Art-Of-Nathan-Wright Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Love it man!
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slippyninja Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thanks man.
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