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I Will Not Forget One Line of This [Storybook] by The-Longfall-of-1979 I Will Not Forget One Line of This [Storybook] by The-Longfall-of-1979
"We all change, when you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day, I swear, I will always remember when the Doctor was me.” --11th Doctor

And this is why I love Eleven. Why, [despite the many flaws it had] I loved the Christmas Special. Because of the WAY he left. What he taught me when he left-- and that high note he hit when he was regenerating. I think its safe to say that most all regenerations [save for the fantastic Nine.] ended where the Doctor was scared, in pain, despairing and confused-- maybe even with the ever-popular "I don't want to go". And I think we thought that Eleven, [being the lonely Doctor he was] was going to be the saddest of all-- but may I say that with those tears came a smile of mine. :) I was so delightfully content with how he regenerated-- it wasn't so extravagant or dramatic or weepy; I was just so happy that he found peace with who he was. That-- in those last moments, he was that Optimist he claimed he'd always be. That, as sad as the storyline of events he had were, he felt ok with not knowing what was going to happen next. I guess that's just the kind of stuff I like. :) It was personal, it was nostalgic, it was him touching all the memories, the pictures the children drew for him; how he kept every single one, touching them and hanging them up carefully--[I personally love picturing him telling any sort of story] and how he just.. lived a life, found a place where people needed him to stick around. I don't think I'll ever forget that. Moffat has made many mistakes; and perhaps in your opinion, he's ruined the show; But one thing he does-- and does very well, is give out those moments. Those parts with heart that you'll never forget. Those parts that you'll find saying to yourself in the future. 

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Well, that's enough of that. :) Many thanks for all the birthday wishes so far; I'm very humbled by a lot of the messages. I wanted to submit this one on my birthday, because It's sort of become a favorite of mine. Something about drawing things like a kid would, breaking out the crayons, coloring outside the lines that I love. :D I suppose its not so much about the art, but how it was made? I started drawing this on the 31st, and finished after the new year-- I guess it's a part of the past and the future! But really, thanks for all the wishes. I dearly appreciate it. :thanks:


Stories behind this artwork can be found here! --  Easter Eggs in the latest artwork!Hello! I thought I'd share a little of the story behind the latest artwork. :) (Smile)  
It's chock-full of details, but I did not release it for download or large viewing [due to nasty thieve-y folks who can't keep their hands to themselves]
This artwork says "It's good to have a friend". :) (Smile) The story behind this little phrase is this: While I waited for the doors to open at the new years celebration we attended, this little girl was running around, she ran into me-- I gave her a smile and let her play with the little trinkets I carry around-- and after a while she gave it back, left with a friend of hers; and I asked 'is that your friend?' and she said "Yeah! It's good to have a friend, I can be yours too if you want!" and I just thought it was kind of sweet. :) (Smile)
This little number might look familiar to some. :D (Big Grin) If I wa


UPDATE: As part of the January print update-- this artwork is now available in the Official Store and Society6!

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UPDATE: Thanks so much for the DD. :nod: This one is one of my favorite pieces, so it means quite a bit to have it featured like so. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for all the comments and favorites.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-03-19
I Will Not Forget One Line of This [Storybook] by The-Longfall-of-1979 A wonderful Dr Who fan art. Done in a very colorful and kind of antique looking art style. Its very beautiful, for more similar style artwork please check out the artist's gallery. Well done ( Suggested by PondSongPond and Featured by Ry-Spirit )
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I've always admired your work, the collage effect of the aged "paper" background and the simplicity of your rendering. This, in my opinion, is the best one yet.

Best marks for originality, in which the scene is immediately recognizable and yet not actually derived from a specific screen of something from the episode. It's like a visual "reading between the lines".

For both vision and impact you have hit the perfect emotional balance. Touching all his memories in the form of children's drawings. It's as if he spent all those hundreds of years on Trenzalore retelling his adventures to the children.

The technique is uniquely yours, and this particular drawing highlights the best qualities of your loose, simple style.
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30 out of 30 deviants thought this was fair.

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I must say that the first thing I noticed right off was your beautiful style on this piece, as well as the creative title, both were very eye-catching and drew me in the moment I saw the thumbnail!

Even more then that though, I love when an artist is able to achieve a softer, even traditional look using a digital medium, because for me especially that is very hard to accomplish, and I have always struggled with it.

Now on to the subject himself. The 11th Doctor has always been my personal favorite, and I agree that his regeneration was an extremely powerful one, which you have captured excellently here, the entire feeling of it comes through, especially from the drawings on the wall, and this scene you have captured is almost as moving and powerful as the actual event.

Extremely well done, this would have earned a 6 out of 5 for me if that was mathematically possible!
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18 out of 19 deviants thought this was fair.

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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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Childoftheflower Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Just listening to this quote will always make me in tears :tears: 
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Rosekit Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ARGH THE FEELS the feels  we'll never forget when he was the doctor
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DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really brilliant, something quite special. I have, for the first time, shared this one my Facebook as well as put it into a collection :)
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MarinaManky Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I wanted to cry. Sentimental evening.
This picture reminded me a feeling as while parsing old school dialogues on ragged pieces of paper, drawing for memory and other stuff.
Such usually you find in the box on the upper shelves or under the bed when tidying up.
Find, read, look...
And arises before eyes the picture like this: a collage of pieces of memories.

Sorry for my English, but I could not pass by.
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jaydoncabe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
so awesome well deserving
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ChibiHugs Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet and beautiful~
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BelieverOfHerDreams Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
This drawing made me cry ! Pikachu crying  But beautiful ! :heart: :heart: 
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Robert-Clell-Asher Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wonderful! Nailed it!
:hug:
Asher
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ivana81uy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
my emotions! this is beautiful! (and sad too)
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CyberZA Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thats amazing work man i love it
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MyHeadWonders Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
AMAZING!
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ShelbsTheGing Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love it. Loved this moment, and I love the little details! The Rory drawing and the scene with Rose.
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NitaVG Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful and amazing. ^^ 
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Namelom10 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing..^^thanks for joining
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spiritwinned Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Oh, my. I've never watched this show, but your description box and this image really make me want to! :) Congrats on the DD!
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choyerita Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
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AyZeee Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me, I'm just going to go cry myself to sleep now....


This is amazing!! You deserve DD!
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forgotten-darknesses Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful 
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Metachromatic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I actually favorited this before I had even seen the Christmas special where he regenerates and even THEN it had a huge impact on me. Now though it just has so much more meaning. I really love this piece, keep up the good work :)
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Paz-1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
:heart::heart::heart:
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xXTsumoriXx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg!!! This is so perfect!!!!! :D :D :D THE FEELS!!!!!! 11's regeneration was easily the saddest of all of them. There is no doubt about it.
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PondSongPond Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Yes! I'm so happy you got a Daily Deviation! You were so overdue and so deserving of it!! I hope more people find your art and writing because of it. :D 

- PondSongPond
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The-Longfall-of-1979 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey! Thank you. I appreciate it a lot. :nod: I noticed you were the one who suggested the artwork, so I have to extend thanks for that too. :)
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pantheratigris10 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my fave doctor was the tenth
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MichaelWehar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! :D
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Lemures87 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely!
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okhami Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Filmographer
I was reading the italicized quote, and I almost teared up when I got the word "Doctor"...very touching picture.
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That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've never seen Dr. Who, but this is really pretty and touching. Congrats on the DD~ :3
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atram95 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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robson666 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So heart-touching~!
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wonderful! Congratulations!
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ShallowPoolTheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student
Oh wow! Your artwork is just so beautiful! The soft lines and the colourful pictures just bring the imagination to life!
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yukonao Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
feeeeeeelllssss!!!!!

oh, and great art btw <3
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Marlacanroar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OK, now I'm crying this is tooooooo beautifull
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Clockspur Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart::heart:
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Starcrystal96 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
<333333
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Aldenan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Just perfect.... I canīt say anything else Clap 
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kampfly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Well now my heart is broken
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ChibiFred Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn it, I'm crying. This is beautiful.
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Hardtreads Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Absolutely beautiful! C':
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Dragonblazemecha1992 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Artist
rest now my doctor can't wait for series 8 ;)
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Vittoriavg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
omg this is brilliant D: wooow <3 just.. ahh especially highlighting his two hearts. The more hearts, the more sorrow :/ brilliant piece!
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MissMacca Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sweet! I love how the pictures he's hung up capture earlier episodes featuring 11:)
I have watched this episode countless times (I can say his last speech with him) and you have captured it perfectly. He left so gracefully, bringing tears to everyone. I'm going to really miss him. I love how nicely you shaded and the shadows, and it shows his two hearts. I like also how it looks kind of like an old photograph:) this is absolutely fantastic.
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HealerInTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Wonderful work. And it's true. Unlike Ten, who left kicking and screaming, metaphorically, Eleven's death was so full of graceful acceptance and optimism. It made you smile even while you were crying. 


This caused a teary smile too. *points up* I especially like the pictures of Rory the Roman, Nefertiti, and Vincent.
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KaiDarknight Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that really tears me up
still wonderful job on this piece mate
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aastusharma Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
love it
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demik13 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is sooo beautiful, I love it! :heart:
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