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'Ancient and forever' - (Doctor Who) by DarrenCarnall 'Ancient and forever' - (Doctor Who) by DarrenCarnall
EDIT: The final version of this is here - [link]. I re-drew the bow tie to give it more texture and more detail.

"Ancient and forever" - Digital art drawn on iPad

"He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and can see the turn of the universe.

And.... he's wonderful."

EDIT: 10" x 8" fine art prints (with a framed option) available at [link] !!!
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:iconspeckleheart1035:
Speckleheart1035 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist
on.....ipad. Are you kidding me? *goes into corner and cries* how do you art
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOL yeah sorry, on my iPad. I've no idea how I do it, I just kind of... do. But I DO know that I'm very slow. like VERY slow. Some artists can do a thing in an afternoon and it's AMAZING. I can never do that. I have to work on things forever to get those kind of results. All I do is lots of comparisons.. looking at photos and thinking "ok, this bit here... could it look better? if so.. how" and try to figure out what isn't quite 'real 'looking. And I just tinker. 

Basically... never worry too much about how things look, never be worried that other people are better.. .people always are! Just do stuff.. mess around..  don't try to be perfect... just do stuff. And while you're doing it just look at examples of real world stuff and see how things are. Stuff always has way more detail and variation in it than we first think. Skin tones across a face... shadows, fur, trees... anything. Loads and loads of subtle colour changes. 

I've looked at your stuff and you're doing great! Just keep going and do the same! =D
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Speckleheart1035 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist
thank you so much for the long reply! I had no real internet for a long time, so that's why I am only answering now.
You have a really amazing talent and it's always nice to get some credit by people, especially when its coming from you :3 thank you again!
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
don't mention it! =D ..and I'm glad to hear you've got your internet back lol
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WHOVIAN15 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Aww ♥
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zimmerit22 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
If I didn't know any better (and I probably don't) I would say that your artistic talent is just as good as Dru Blair's.[link]
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh wow that is some compliment! I am far from his level of excellence though! But I REALLY appreciate the sentiment! Thanks! =D
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OrangeHuskie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Would I be able to use this for the background of my computer? I give you my word that is the only place it will go cause it's just that amazing... O.O The eyes are gorgeous and I couldn't love them more!
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sure, as long as that's the only place it goes :) you know where I am if you ever want a real one to put on your wall or anything. Thanks for the lovely compliment! =D
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OrangeHuskie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Sweet!! Thanks!
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Gabbi-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is too gorgeous. O-O
Like I can't...what

HOW DO YOU DO THIS ON AN IPAD
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
hahaha aww THANKS Gabbi. You're far too kind! It just took me a lot of forward and backward with colours, shades and details until I had it just how I wanted it.
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Gabbi-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! c':

It's really gorgeous ;o; I can't seem to figure out digital painting for the life of me xD

Would you mind if I asked which app you used? c':
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
of course. I used a program called Sketchbook Pro for my iPad. I found watching lots of videos of people doing digital drawing and painting on YouTube really helpful in seeing how others do it you know, you should give that a try! Go onto YouTube and search for 'digital drawing' or something... and there are LOADS =D

Watch loads of those, and just keep practicing... draw things from memory, from photos, everything. And do different things. You might find you're amazing at one thing you'd never tried before.

Let me know how it goes! :)
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Gabbi-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much!! c': I really appreciate it! uwu I love Sketchbook Pro. I used to not like it much but the colors and brushes just bend so beautifully it's hard not to love it!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's an amasing likeness. Great job on the skin texture.

~D~
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:icondarrencarnall:
DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
well thank you kind lady!! Love your stuff too ;)
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ Thanks.

~D~
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Life-is Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
He's so alive he could just walk right off the page ! xxxxxxx
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:iconlife-is:
Life-is Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is such incredible, accurate perfection!
Gorgeous expression and mood - ah! I'm jsut so in awe
thank you for sharing - I love LOVE this!!!! xxxxxx
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I.... I'm not even sure how to reply to this. You have just given me the biggest smile EVER as I sit here at 6am in my studio at the start of my work week. THANK YOU..... best comment ever!! love LOVE it ;) =D <3
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rileysun20 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
WHAT THE FREAK HOW ARE YOU SO AMAZING ASDFKJKL
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha well aren't you the loveliest thing to read on a Thursday morning. THANK you!! :D
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rileysun20 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
You're welcome! Please continue being awesome. :D
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
will do my best, ma'am ;)
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MartysParadox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How can a man so young look so old? This really captures the essence of that beautifully.
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know it's amazing, he's the youngest actor and yet portrays the oldest man out of all of them. I think he's brillant! You BELIEVE he's 1,000 years old.
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AmylaMacFie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This piece is amazing!
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:iconphoenixdragondreamer:
So, so gorgeous...
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:icondarrencarnall:
DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
aww thanks! :)
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
did you use the rubber pen or your finger?
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I used a stylus (called a Maglus... i like it because it has a magnet in it, so I can just stick it to the front of my iPad) but I could have done it just as easy with a finger. It's just more comfy sometimes feeling like you're holding a pen or a brush :)
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
i have a pen with a rubber nib. what program do you use? when i drag it elsewhere i start to putz around in sketchpad xpress
[link] my most recent one not finished.

working mostly from memory. needs right side of the face and scales.
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I use sketchbook pro... so pretty much the same as what you use I think. That face is coming along nicely.. you should do some work copying things, working from photos and the like. That's what I do most of the time... it's good being able to go back to the photo to see how things should be. The end results can be great!
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
when I do, things get deformed and I go "screw this".

is pro worth it? from the reviews it's all "fnjkdsghkjsdhgkldshsh moar layers". there is procreate program and some other's. going by "oh look 5 stars" is not enough for me. I might ask here and on Yahoo answers.

but yeh. somtimes when I copy things get askew. even with a grid. I guess when I "master that"(unlikly) I can wow people with even drawing existing people and not generic faces, with a composition not from a photo. when a copy is too good I think "ah trace! what a liar"
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
do I like Sketchbook Pro? Well i was able to do the above image in it ;) so it's good enough to work with.... I've not used that Procreate one, although I did download it last week., Maybe I'll try it for the next one. Sketchbook crashed on me a few times, but that might have been me being unlucky. Read as many reviews as you can, it's what I did. I've got a proper Wacom graphics tablet on its way and I'm gonna get Sketchbook for my mac too so I'll be able to start a sketch on the iPad, save it to the cloud, and then carry on with it on my computer... should be good.

well there's nothing wrong with tracing if it helps you be a better drawer :) also.. if you don't like copying things... go the opposite... be artistic.. be messy... make big sploshy modern art pieces! It's all fun =D
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
it's just people trace a lot. and go "i did this all on my own effff you, you are just gelly" I am told if to trace for practice, just do it and don't uploaded it and goddamnit do not sell prints.

some things are to good to be true, and I have a feeling a trained eye can tell a trace. someone pulled wool over my eyes with a wolf drawing they did "from memory" from wolves they saw while hiking. it was a direct trace of a Carl Brenders painting. "miles to go" i think it was called. when I did a lay over and confronted the guy, for the betrayal he tried to back out of it with "NO I did see those wolves, he must of copied my drawing". I find some traced images to be very very stiff.

I'd only copy my own for photos. it's mine and all I have to loose is looking cheap. but I think, some hyper realists do it. the only problem is I don't really think I have the meens to get my own wild life images. a $2,000 setup, and god knows how much a photo safari is. the wolf sanctuary near me charges $300 for a guided 4 hour tour.

although I did do this from one of mine. [link] recently.

[link] deformed coyote.

[link] from nothing.

but eh. I think some people like a copy when it looks good and exactly like the thing it was copied from. I really need to do an experment involving that.

also, I found you from FB. lucky there is one page that almost makes it mandatory to link back. but people will still scold you for trashing re-posters for not linking back. "boo hoo stop being so mean. boohooo bullie"
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
hehe, well you can clearly paint... so I would say just try anything.. memory.. tracing.. copying... a mix of everything! You'll make good images and more importantly have fun doing it =D
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Done on an iPad. Exceptional work my friend! And I love the doctor!
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And who doesn't love The Doctor? =D
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dczanik Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Daleks, Cybermen, the weeping angels, the Master, Sontarans, ...

:paranoid: ;)
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, good point ;)
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Kerroh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Wow. This is amazing.
Great Job! Seriously, its so real.
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Nice! The expression is spot on.
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happy652 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I really like that!! That is amazing!! :D :D
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
woohoo! Thanks =D
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happy652 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
You're welcome you caught his expression perfectly! :)
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Ryanmaster Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
BEST DOCTOR EVER!
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