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A Rose With A Thorn by Saimain A Rose With A Thorn by Saimain

In honor of the Eighth month, my tribute to the beautiful Eighth Doctor--whom I love so very, very much. Despite the traumatic circumstances of his regeneration (he woke up freezing in a morgue, for goodness' sake!), he is bright, enthusiastic, honest, and one of the sweetest and most passionate Doctors ever. Though, at times, the pendulum too easily swings to a darker, colder nature full of snark and weary of battle. Over time he is broken by pain and loss, driven to the edge of insanity and heartbreak, until at last the Time War destroys him. Every Doctor since has had to cope with the memory of what Eight endured...and usually ends up following a similar pattern.

I've tried to capture that transition, from his beautiful, golden beginning, to his broken, hardened, world-weary end.  Paul Mcgann is extremely difficult to paint, but I love him beyond words! :heart:  

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, THE EIGHTH DOCTOR HAS JUST MADE HIS FIRST TV APPEARANCE IN 17 YEARS!! [link]  ARISE, FANDOM!  GO FORTH AND EIGHTH DOCTOR!

AND LISTEN TO THE BIG FINISH AUDIOS!  In honor of their long-overdue and richly-deserved official recognition, Eight's audio series is now on massive sale until the 50th!  GO HERE NOW AND BUY STUFF! Seriously, give Eight half a chance and he'll run off with your heart! ...and drink all your tea.

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More of my Doctor Who artwork HERE: saimain.deviantart.com/gallery…

:bulletblue:PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE: link:bulletblue:

Many massive thanks to Sara Wald, =wist-aria and ~MoonchildVenix for giving me the opportunity to finish this!

More Eight (and Charley):
Pages Torn From Time by SaimainScherzo by Saimain

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imyourconcience Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Hooooly wow this is beautiful! La la la la 
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sayuri4muu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Nice work.
Truly beautiful!
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blueriza Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I love it!  ♥ *_*
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Neponyatka Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
That's just awesome.
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   Photographer
Wonderful work, so full of passion and intensity.
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PurpleAmharicCoffee Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
This is brilliant. :thumbsup:
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Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautifully done. I love the bright vibrant colours surrounding his initial appearance that cool into the harsh grey and red final form.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Awesome and yes eight was tramic
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PsychoGemini Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
He is my favorite Doctor.  I'm so happy to have found your artwork of him and love that you appreciate him as much as I do!
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AnuPdin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
That. Is. Well. Done. Period. 
Hats off to you.. I'm afraid I never really gave that much thought to the eighth's plight. Captured beautifully! 
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