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The Song of Your Sadness by alicexz The Song of Your Sadness by alicexz

EDIT 03/07/13: Now available as a print in the official BBC Shop and from Big Chief Studios Limited.

“Oh Amy, I hear the song of your sadness.”
“I’m not sad.”
“Then why are you crying?”
A painting I spent many, many hours Livestreaming, this is my tribute to the magnificent Amy Pond, who inspired Vincent van Gogh in her adventures with the Doctor. I hope if Amy stayed with Vincent longer he might've painted something like this - something that showed her inner sadness, something he could empathize with. This work is part of my official Doctor Who series.

Little disclaimer because someone made a nasty comment! I researched van Gogh paintings like Starry Night and his Sunflowers series for this work, but I'm not claiming to be an Impressionist nor am I saying I am anywhere near as skilled as the great painter himself... this piece is a conceptual work, done with my own artistic style and choices with some influence that's meant to recall van Gogh's style. Reference from the episode "Vincent and the Doctor" from Season 5.

Please reblog instead of reposting on Tumblr! Thank you so much for your support and comments!

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:iconrachelmccoy:
RachelMcCoy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Beautiful tribute. You did a marvelous job capturing that "Van Gogh feel" I think, while remaining true to your own sense of colors - the way the swirls form that little teal/rust gradient is something else. Amy's hair is rendered beautifully, and the streaks of teal are a nice touch (although... they look a little like she has her hair colored! :lol: Nice dye job, Amy?) and tie her hair in with the rest of the piece.
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ChewbaccatheCookie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Aw wow I love this :)
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:icongremlich:
Gremlich Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I especially love this one - such a poignant episode.
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buppe Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
very beautiful ! The hair and flowers are amazing..
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NadjaReyam Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  New Deviant
Beautiful idea. Love her expression
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Rubina1970 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful and meaningful! I'm astonished! Masterpiece :omg:!
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AubeLune Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Wow nice ! All your galery is amazing ! Very colourfull !
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mudshark58 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Had seen and enjoyed some of your work previously, but had not been aware of this one until I saw it RTd this morning by Karen Gillan. ( twitter.com/vanesapaez/status/… ) Very nice use of light and color - I like it a lot.
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:iconkatr14:
katr14 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
excellent
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:iconneumatic:
Neumatic Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now this is awesome.  Well done.
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Gremlich Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nicely imagined and rendered
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:iconloveinglifechic:
Loveinglifechic Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMYGOSH! I love how you mirrored Gogh's technique to represent season 5 ep. 10
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:iconkellan-hartley:
Kellan-Hartley Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
This is literally so amazing. You have a fan ^_^ .
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:iconsaghaz:
Saghaz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Beautiful work ! Showing sadness with these colors is just awesome :)
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kittenroseabby Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
OMG I SAW THAT EPISODE THIS IS BEAUTIFUL I'M CRYING Waaaah! 
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AllHailZ Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Photographer
It'd be cool if you did a painting of Rory Williams protecting Amy Pond inside the Pandorica for almost 2,000 years! 
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UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the impressionistic background with the more realistic person. The colours help tie the two styles together quite well.
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:iconkaizoku-hime:
Kaizoku-hime Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Filmographer
magnificent :heart: absolutely love this one!
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totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015   Writer
Beautiful. Heart 
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maxwildcat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
:)
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:iconshipahn:
Shipahn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First episode i saw, this is Amazing!
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DaGaoPump Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Oh my god! Gorgeous! ^_^
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Brii333 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh. This wasn't necessarily one of my favorite seasons, or even one of my favorite companions or Doctors, but that particular episode broke my heart into tiny little pieces. And this painting makes my heart break all over again. (In a good way.)
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Kilwin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
This is soo good! I like how you captured Van Gogh's style in the background
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dream-and-imagine-7 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
screw however made a nasty comment, this is an awesome picture and it's inspired by vincent van gogh not a forgery for crying out loud. 

SRSLY THIS PIECE IS GORGEOUS. 
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YumiTake Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I just... Marry you or something ? This episode was one of my favourite and Van Gogh is one of the artists I like most and... Your drawing is like... Christmas. Except it's not snowing so it's even better.
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lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw I love this!
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MBrainspaz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Actually I think you ARE just as good as Van Gogh. Your art inspires me just as much as his does. 
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BluegreenPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply gorgeous! It truly gives a melancholic feeling and the sunflowers are lovely!
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AlexandraGuizado Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
super cool job :)!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Beautiful artwork! Tres Van Gogh-esque and then some!
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MouraMoura Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Love it. You managed to combine one of my favourite episodes of Doto Who (vicent an the doctor) with one of my favourite characters of the series. 
Good job. 
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McTalon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool.
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:iconcelestrina:
Celestrina Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
wow this is... T^T so good!
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Xxventurian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amy T.T
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TnSabregirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Awww, how appropriate! How good!
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HarleyQuinn711 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I love this episode it showed an amazing view on why Van Gogh was the way he was. He wasn't crazy he could see the things that were invisible to our eyes. He painted the world as he saw it. Can't say anymore in case people reading this haven't seen the episode because... :smirking:  Spoilers.  10th Doctor 
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vcx1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love how you mix your style with the story. :) Amazing art!
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xVanessaRx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
this is just amazingly beautiful . Heart 
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dmax666 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Best. Idea. For. Fanart. Ever. This is so...so amazing!
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Great artwork of a really underappreaciated character. 
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:icondevatte:
DeVatte Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
very special, Like you 
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bluEnchanter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
just amazing
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:iconcucamonguer:
CucaMonguer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
your artwork is amazeballs!!!
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starburstrainbows Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Makes me wanna cry it's so beautiful
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Hey-Ang Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I literally gasped when I saw this,, beautiful representation! 
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ValorOfLorien Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Lovely.
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thelastdragonlordeve Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome
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Mabelbird Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her hair.
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