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The 8th Doctor - Thais by Timedancer The 8th Doctor - Thais by Timedancer
Painted in 1999, this portrait was inspired by the romantic side of the Eighth Doctor.

I imagined he could well be an accomplished violinist, hense the title of the painting. He is playing the beautiful Meditation from the opera Thais, by Massenet.

My painting was completed before Kate Orman wrote her wonderful EDA "The Year of Intelligent Tigers". We had a giggle at all the queries about which came first, my painting, or her story...

The original painting is quite small ; A5 Acrylic on paper.

2013 UPDATE: I have prints of this piece available here in my ETSY shop: [link]?
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Ghoulian Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Brilliant, if the 8th doctor ever comes back he needs to play a violin.
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meowmeowmgirl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are no words for this much awesomeness....
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dragonlover5348 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is amazing. seriously.
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The-12th-Doctor86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Artist
I would almost kill to be able to hang a copy in my room because it is fucking art! You don't even have to look at it as Doctor Who, it can just be a Victorian era guy playing a violin.
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Sslaxx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Heh, wonder if Paul can actually play the violin?
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LadyWarwick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg i love this. i just made a RPG character using the 8th Doctor (he's a wizard in the potterverse lol) and he's a musician…i saw this I'm like OMG it's my Emmet. LOL!! FAV'D cos it's gorgeous!!!!!!!!
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:wave: Hey there!
Your amazing piece has been featured in my 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who journal :dummy:
There's also a 250 point giveaway which you're welcome to enter :hug:
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crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
featured!
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QuothenCastastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's not enough Eight love in the fandom, you portray him amazingly. Love 
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TemariTrainer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is TOTALLY how I imagined Eight spending his free time. He looks like he constantly lives in the victorian times! :iconiloveitplz: That's probably why he's my favorite Doctor!
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MrBorsch Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
woah
so beautiful
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KitCatTurner Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Much of your art will be featured here soon - [link]
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Tribal-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I played that piece once for a sumer project. It was awesome. Anyway, beautiful painting, this looks so accurate and amazing.
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Wow! Well done you. I hope to be able to play it soon. Just a couple more grades to go on the violin. I can play the first bit... :-)
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chinoLOVElric Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
wonderfull <3
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DoraTheScribe Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely love this piece.
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Iammichaelthedr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing
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SovietGallifreyan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Beautiful - the 8th Doctor has always been the most attractive for me!
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Kisaki-Shattoriboshi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I'm glad that you still submitted it even though you had painted it eight years before! It's so very lovely, thank you for sharing it with us... :heart:
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cardiacnecrosis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Oh my, this is so beautiful. ♥
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely painting, I love the texture
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EverlastingEvenstar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the Eighth Doctor and how you portrayed him with a violin for his romantic side. Plus, I play violin myself and am a bit biased. ^_^
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blue-dragon1836 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student
I love this! My favorite of all your stuff - just beautiful!
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SerenitySparks Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks more like an old oil painting rather than acrylic. I love your technique.
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Coi-kins Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. This has great emotion to it. You can almost hear the music. :D
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful artwork. I love the serene, emotive atmophere you've captured with you're artwork. Incredibly impressive and amazing.
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Thank you. :o)
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changewinds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Amazing, he truly looks like he fits the role of an accomplished player with lots of passion for the instrument.
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ladycatkin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, love this. Saw it a while ago and it has helped inspire some of my fanfiction, fabulous :D
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Ooh, really, which piece(s)? I'd be interested in reading them. :-)
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ladycatkin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's one that was BLATANTLY based on this painting called 'The Library and the Violin'. I've pulled it to rework it, but it was definitely based on this! When I think it's up to to it, I will post on here and back on Fanfiction.net :D It's a oneshot fic that centre's around the fact that the Doctor is a bit of a troubled, tortured soul. This painting inspired me to write it!
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Ooh, can't wait to read it! :o)
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ladycatkin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's in my gallery on my profile here, called 'The Library & the Violin'. Please don't be disappointed! lol! Just lie and say it's a classic piece of literature, lol! I'm off now to bite my nails for a bit and dig out a bottle of gin, lol :)
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Reflection-Of-Roses Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. And great choice of song for him to be playing!
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taliasparkle Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he was always my favourite Doctor. I was so upset we didn't get more of him.

Gorgeous portrait.
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winterstryke Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
This is simply gorgeous. I absolutely love the way you've chosen the proportions (?). The light of him of in the high corner coming down the side versus the darkness in the foreground with the bow dividing the plane. I love it.
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Beautiful painting
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ONTV Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
This is absolutely wonderful - such a shame the Eighth Doctor didn't have more screen time.
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thank you. :)
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Zizzorhands Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly brilliant work, it looks gorgeous :D
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Hartnellfan2 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
This artwork is magnificent, beautiful and touching. May I please use it in my fanzine, Theta Morbius Times (it is non for profit and published over the net)?
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Thank you for your kind comments, Hartnellfan2.

Yes, do go ahead and use it.

Just please give me a heads up when you do?

Many thanks. :)
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Hartnellfan2 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Thanks so much!
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sherlockart Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
that's brilliant
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Ta. :)
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UncleKasu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Oh, this is beautiful. Gorgeous work.
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:icontimedancer:
Timedancer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Thank you. :)
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UncleKasu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Welcome!
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canadiankazz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Very lovely work. ^^
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Thank you. :)
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