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Manga Doctor takes off his tie by alamedyang Manga Doctor takes off his tie by alamedyang
My favorite part of Doctor Who, season 3, episode 1 -- when the Doctor (seemingly) randomly walks up to Martha Jones in the middle of a busy street, says, "Like so," and proceeds to take off his tie. Then he says, "See?" and walks away, leaving Martha to stare at his back and wonder what on Earth just happened.

Keep in mind Martha had never met the Doctor at this point.


It was going to be a full page with more panels, but I got lazy/frustrated/bored/what have you, so abandoned the whole page. (Maybe, someday, I'll finish....)

Toning and inking practice, mostly. This based off of an on-set photo taken during the scene itself, available at This way, I had really good reference for clothing and wrinkles, but it doesn't look like it was ripped directly from the actual episode, since the photo was taken at a different angle.

Also, the picture I was working from didn't have a very good view of Martha's bag, and I couldn't find my season 3 DVDs to watch for reference, so I made up some sorta bag thing. Now, having found my DVDs, the bag was way off... sorry.... >_>

If the toning shading looks kind of choppy, that's because Manga Studio wasn't meant for drawing images for computer display, but for print. (It looks much better in print.) PhotoShop CS3 was used to take the 600 DPI rasterized image and shrink it down to be web-friendly. Drawing and toning took about eight hours because I SUCK and don't get enough practice doing stuff like this, and did some experimental tone shading techniques.

Doctor Who (c) BBC 1963-2008
David Tennant as the Doctor (10th)
Freema Agyeman as Martha
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
This is one of my top favorite "Doctor meeting a future companion" moments! So random and hilarious!
jhealy14 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I loved that part, and how you drew Martha's face. Good job, I like it.
regates Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I love that scene!!
Unleashed111 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Futureluke Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Martha's face. Great job
Okamimusume Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that scene. :iconloveloveplz:
Delorean7 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
This is awesome!!!
Keep it up
KaiDarknight Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I say your toning were brilliant

well done :D
rainbowmirrors Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I'm curious. What's the story behind this, besides what's in the comments.

Tennant looks supermegafoxyawesomehot here, by the by.
NickCartoonfan13 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student General Artist
someone did a slow-mo version of this...then all of a sudden my hand (instincively) replayed it again and again...all the while i kept thinking that my computer was possessed by the video....then i felt so stupid and ended up favoring the vid..dont remember the name though...
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