Commentary on purpose of practice:
This is an experiment that got out of hand! Took much more time than I hoped. I have to do perspective a lot lately so this was a home practice session meant to be more relaxing because its just for me but it still drove me nuts.
On to the actual description:
This is fan art for the Doctor Who tie-in novel: The Stone Rose
Spoilers alert from this point onward!
This is suppose to depict the part of the book where the Doctor arrives in Rome to search for his Companion, Rose. She has been turned into Stone by the novel's villain and then shipped off to presumably Rome for display. The Doctor is now presented with the insurmountable task of locating one specific statue of his friend turned stone in the city of Rome. Not an easy task. He is looking not defeated but exhausted mentally and otherwise, having searched we can presume most of the day for Rose unsuccessfully.
Are you wondering about the gaudy colors of the buildings and statues? If you are then you should know that contrary to the popular image of Rome with its clean white marble buildings and statues, Roman buildings and statues were actually brightly painted. Statues were meant to be life-like and painted so. The book also refers to Rose's statue as being painted so we can assume that this book has also done its homework. Since the Doctor is all about history, I wanted to paint a "more historically accurate" Rome. This presented a lot of problems, hence why the people who populate the city are colored funny. I needed some way to distinguish the people from the painted statues. I hope that that is clear. Also the people aren't as important as the Doctor so this is a way to keep them from catching your eye too much.
The worst part is that the Doctor can't even blink while he is searching for Rose, heh weeping angel joke. I'm guessing that this book was written before Weeping Angels were introduced. So if the Doctor was concerned about this issue, he either didn't voice it or the writer didn't show it, heh heh. I mean that's beside the point right? Gotta find his Fortuna statue! Please don't pick it apart too much I got a little lazier toward the end with the perspective.