The Tenth Doctor Started

I’ve started my next Fandom Fitness drawing and this one is Dr Who and I picked the tenth doctor played by David Tennant.

In the video above I shared some information about how I start these drawing but basically it always, almost always, begins with a motive or idea. Then I use this idea to communicate through drawing materials.

The idea of motive first comes from Robert Henri and his book The Art Spirit. If you haven’t read this book I highly recommend it, it’s also an audio book that is great as well.

I really like the composition here. There is a strange angle from top left to bottom right and his head is way out of center of the composition. I hope that this strange angle reflects the strangeness of this character. I always loved the wacky and weird side of David Tennant’s Dr Who.

The Tenth Doctor David Tennant drawing

Previous Fandom Fitness Drawing Posts


The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


Extended Gesture Study

The extended gesture from the The Natural Way to Draw book and I’m still loving this exercise. After 30 or so exercises in this book I’m finally getting to a point where I creating somewhat finished pieces.

30 minute gesture study

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

Started the tenth doctor drawing and I’m super happy with how it is starting out.

What needs work? What did you learn?

In my need to speed up the drawing process I’m checking my work too soon after beginning my drawing.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

I would like to spend at least an hour on my initial drawing then clean it up after comparing it with Photoshop, this way I learn the most through doing.

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