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04 August 2013 @ 03:54 am
Movie Night in the TARDIS!  
This is just a manip post, so nothing to see here- (unless you're here for manips of course) just Ten, Rose and Donna chilling in the TARDIS.

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(Click for full size if it looks small. I'm also having a weird time with how it's displaying in my browser/scrapbook, so apologies if it looks dark/yellow/large and blurry. If you right click save it should look ok. :/ )

notes:
...yeah. Do I have notes this time? This is a manip I started a really long time ago, but never really got around to finishing it, which I suspect was because I didn't have the skills to do so when I started it. And then I was depressed about work and wanted to be chilling in a TARDIS with the Doctor and Companions and ended up pulling this out and finishing it over a few late nights while doing other work. Basically the story in my head here was that it's movie night, Ten is assuring Rose and Donna that he learned his vastly superior hair braiding technique from a celebrity stylist on an alien planet, and Donna is recounting the day's adventures via instant message to either Jack or Martha. Or as gleeful_t, my awesomesauce beta put it, "This just feels like a regular Thursday night on the TARDIS where they stopped on a planet that has the best tea on the universe ("Pshh! You think Earth invented Tea??!?! It's been the basis of the Celestian/Ignoran trade index for millennia!") but the downside to the planet is that the whole place smells like fermentation so they are inside the TARDIS to avoid the smell and have cozy downtime with popcorn and trashy space mags."

The biggest pain with these sorts of constructed images is that you have so many pieces, and you have to match them in quality, angle and lighting. I'm not really the best at this, but I'm improving. Donna and the couch were together. I colored the couch, altered Donna's shoulders so more of her shirt was showing, fixed her hair, and added her socks. Ten is composed of a bunch of different pics, especially his far side. I'm not 100% pleased with his body but it's passable, I hope. Rose was a little simpler, in that I mostly just had to fill out her body, but getting her hair the way I wanted it was a mess. Hopefully it looks like she's got her hair out in front of her like you do when sectioning your hair for styling, as the Doctor's working in the back. I tried to find a suitably Doctorish library and added some popcorn and a trashy magazine. I really wanted to give a vibe of them all relaxing and enjoying each other's company. I debated making the room darker and doing a tv glow, but decided against it. I toyed with different faces, like Ten and Donna smiling and each other, and Rose laughing, but these were the ones that ended up working the best, with Rose and Ten giggling and Donna sharing the fun by slightly distracted by her computer. Hopefully they all look like they are having a good time but not too over the top fake smiley. And then the lighting was all wrong but my beta helped me fix it. As for the ridiculous magazine, I thought it would make sense for Rose to have something to occupy her while she was getting her hair styled. This is sort of a wink to the fic trope of Rose spending her time reading, well, trashy space mags. At first I was going to do something like "SONTARAN DATING TIPS!" but then when I was googling for Sontaran images I stumbled upon the great Dalek images, which I forgot existed, and thought those would be funnier, visually, because, come on, Jo Grant stradding a Dalek.



credits:
faces & Ten's body from:
BilliePiperFan.com
DavidTennantFan.com
Team-Tennant.com
- Donna's hair came from pics gathered from web searches, as did everything else in the room other than the magazine, which was constructed. Sorry, my credits are really unhelpful this time.

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Thanks so much to my intrepid betas, gleeful_t and [personal profile] fogsblue, for being awesome.
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Comments are always incredibly thrilling!

(in general, I totally don't mind if people repost stuff I've made or use anything I've made for icons/banners/in other art/etc., just please credit me so other people can find it, don't use it for nefarious purposes (i.e. bashing other ships) and please ask first if you want to actually change anything.)

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chrismata1976chrismata1976 on August 6th, 2013 05:49 am (UTC)
Awesome Art!! :) I just posted mine if you like to look at mine.
Circe: Team TARDISredcirce on September 5th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)