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WHF - The Plague Doctor by X-DoctorGadget WHF - The Plague Doctor by X-DoctorGadget
Finally this digital painting is over! I started this few days before Halloween, because I originally planned to post it in that special day, but I ended up taking care of details and fast brushes I used in order to make this picture well done. And it's one of few paintings that has been done in a faster day, with several days of "pause" to focus my mind on other matters. Done in greyscale for purpose. Added a layer above with a dark blue.
If I had posted this for the Halloween event, it wouldn't have looked so good.
Also, I learned several secrets of digital painting thanks to this experimental drawing.
I initially started with the body and the background, adding the frontal light and darkening some parts of this man, then I gave some brushes and added some details (buttons, lines on the gloves...).
Now... why again another cancerous We Happy Few fanart, you might ask? My response: I got inspired by the news about the Doctor's gas mask that resembles the plague doctor's. The creepyness that mask arouses, for a character that is meant to be a very powerful NPC and scarier than the Bobbies (capacity of healing people, necromancy, bone saw as their signature weapon, ability to sniff you to understand if you're on Joy and chase you if off-Joy). I simply wanted to give the Doctor a creeper look with that gas mask, making the viewer see from below. Imagine a Wastrel living his last moments and seeing this man approaching him, the fear he can feel.
Now if you excuse me, I have an old portrait to finish, always a WHF themed one.

The Doctor (We Happy Few) (c) Compulsion Games
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CoughCoffCouch Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Student General Artist
Even scarier than the humble Bobby
Arthur better be runnin'
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itzikgur Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
very cool ++
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FallenInkRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know Imma start crying when he's implemented into the game xD I feel like he's gonna be so hard to get away from
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X-DoctorGadget Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
Me, too.
Since the news about the Doctor's sniff ability, the bone saw weapon and the gas mask I've been waiting impatiently the final version of the game. I wish the developers had released one more update with completed AI and more Doctors. Because this characters makes me still hope for a better game, seen his abilities.
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FallenInkRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too tbh. But maybe they wanted to only have the doctors for set encounters and that the necromancer doctor will be the one walking around?
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X-DoctorGadget Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
As far as I know the 2 met Doctors are only for the Cub Reporter quest. The future Doctors will arrive when the full game arrives. But it seems that each Doctor has got the ability of reviving dead/killed people. And in the latest news there's a special device for that.
A device.
For reviving people.
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I wonder how it works. It looks like the electro-lock shocker, but with a different design. 2 buttons to revive a dead person.
I'm confused by this idea, honestly. It looks like you, as a Doctor, treat people like robots by "adjusting and turning them on" with 2 simple buttons. Kinda weird, isn't it?
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FallenInkRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT IS THAT BONE SAW THE DOCTOR HAS THOUGH THAT'S TERRIFYING!
But yeah, the device is interesting. Maybe that's how they see the Wellies though? They're all just puppets and, in a way, mindless robots just going around. They do as they're told and the "defective ones" (the ones who can't take Joy) are thrown out into the Garden District to basically just kill themselves.
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X-DoctorGadget Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
Terrifying indeed. I also noticed his animation: he suddenly attacks you when you don't expect him doing that. A surprise effect. And the dev says it's his "light attack", so I expect his heavy attack to be worse. Much worse.
Also, is the Doctor in the .gif blond? He still uses the old pre-alpha texture, despite that detail.
... or even used for future experimentation? Who knows! But yes, the Garden District has been used as a sort of "scrap yard", but for people.
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FallenInkRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even think I want to see his heavy attack ;-; his light attack is bad enough. But yeah, I noticed his hair was blond too. Maybe they're trying to make diverse Doctors? Like they all have the same outfit and whatnot, but the hair changes color, since we can't see their eye color?
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X-DoctorGadget Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
If they're gonna make variants, I would be pleased to see them. I still hope for the Bobbies. And I still hope to see them hatless. :3
Newer Doctors have transparent glasses, so it's possible to see their eyes. Dark green eyes in the actual ones. Previously, the pre-alpha Doctors used to have blue eyes like the PA Bobbies, but darker.
Said this, I hope they also have different eyecolor.
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