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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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KawaiiKittenLover Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! I love that part! Martha was so confused, it was really funny to me!
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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...
Cremela Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Don't worry about the bag- anyone taking that much time to criticize you about an unimportant prop in a single episode has waaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands. I *love* Martha's reaction, I think that's pretty much what mine'd be to if the Doctor randomly started stripping in front of me! (Not that she would've known who the hell he was at that moment...)
MioDioDaVinci Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
And then the police were called in to investigate.
KimTheKat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I would have followed that immediately after the tie came off.
London-to-Washington Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Doctor "see?"
Martha: "O-o"
NickieisaMagicBunny Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Someone should go up to a random person on the street, take off their tie, and say "see?"
muffiestuff Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Hahahaha! Martha's face is like "WTF?!" And how the Doctor is just like ^^ Ha! I love this, this is awesome!
JadineR Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Love how 10 looks here, and Martha! :D
starlite-decay Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, it looks so manga-y. :la:

You should write a doujinshi, your style is cuuute~
Choopy-choo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! That bit seriously amuses me :meow:

This is supremely well-drawn :B
Noe-Izumi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, the Doctor looks so cute!
Hawaiiansockmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
aww how cute!
DerangedSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
haha This is awesome, Martha's reaction is so funny.... in a good way.... I love this episode.
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Heh. :)

I love the style, crisp, clean...unique. :)
denalim Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha that's cool - i love martha's reaction xD
.. and the doctor is soooo adorable :D
mollysugar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, I love that so much. I was like, "...okay, something has to happen later on. WTF?"
Decode-Drug Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
i remember watching that and thinking "WTF?"
love how you drew the doctor and martha btw
mistywren Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg i love that episode also
stoopidsquig Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
say, I remember you! as soon as I get my scanner up and running again I'm gonna upload the results of our battle, which I won by the way.
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