|My early take on Twelve's costume from back in October. |
Aside from the longer hair and the scarf, I think
I wasn't completely far off. I even suggested,
"He should have cool shoes...like Doc Martens."
*I is proud*
and I have done the thing!
I am in the process of turning them into finished illustrations done in ink and gouache (the same style as this early imagining of Twelve back in October, before we knew what his new costume would be. There's a new version below...)
Here they are, in their proper order and with notes. All of them have a clock in the corner to denote the chronological number of their incarnations. (You'll see in the case of John Hurt and the War Doctor, I used 8:30.) When I was posting them online as I finished each rough sketchbook drawing, it was pointed out to be me (I'm looking at you, Rob Lanning!) that I really should be signing them. I hadn't bothered because they were just sketchbook drawings, right? And I was all excited about scanning them into my computer and going, "Ooh, look! I made a THING!" that it never occurred to me to add my signature. So in the later sketches, the signature gets put around the rim of the clockface to keep it consistent. And in the finished versions, the clock will also be better drawn and more detailed.
Here we go!
|Patrick Troughton. |
Again, a little rougher than the later sketches.
With snow and Cybermen…
He's one of the easiest Doctors to draw
and he actually pretty much drew himself,
due to Pat Troughton's wonderfully animated face.
I adore Patrick Troughton. He’s the Doctor I would probably pick to travel with
(if any of them happened to show up, that is…) His companions have a very low fatality rate.
And then there’s he and Jamie, of course, a whole other matter. (ahem)
|Some sketchbook silliness that came out of talking about Jon Pertwee and Venusian aikido. Here the 3rd Doctor is kicking some Sea Devil butt. |
(The Sea Devil on the bottom right is all, “Don’t hurt me! Don’t hurt me!”)
|Peter Davison's Doctor might have been a little more mischievous than he let on.|
Peter Davison certainly is. Here he is with his trademark cricket bat and ball,
with a falling star in the background that might be Adric. (sniff)
|Sylvester McCoy, arguably the scariest Doctor.|
Things seemed to blow up a lot during his tenure.
Plus I’m going to have him standing on a chessboard.
(And the chess squares will be drawn in better perspective…)
|Christopher Eccleston. |
|David Tennant. He’s standing infront of New New New New (etc.) |
New York. But from the distance he’s at, it’s
probably New New New New (etc.) New Jersey. ;)
Very messily with inexpensive pencils and a lot of erasing and re-drawing. Here are some of them in progress…
You can see that I draw all over the place, on both sides of the sketchbook pages. (I have this obsessive thing about not wasting paper… :P )
Here's the evolution of the 12th Doctor sketch:
|Here's the very first stage of the 12th Doctor:|
a doodle on the back of a post-it note at work that got promptly
shoved into the back pocket of my jeans for later...
|Next scribbly stage of the 12th Doctor: a little more elaborate thumbnail sketch (i.e., very tiny, in pencil this time) trying to work out composition. This was the idea I'd decided to go with-- Gallifrey and the other TARDISes flying to the rescue in the background...|
|Drawing in Peter Capaldi's features, but I got the angle of the elbow|
completely wrong and needed to re-draw it. (I was modeling my own
hands and pose in the mirror, and it's almost always difficult to draw
your dominant hand, especially when you're using it!)
And yes, that is me posing for all the above Doctors.
I just gave them all a sex change.
Now you know.
|I raised his shoulder and lowered the hand,|
spread the fingers apart.
In my next post, more Doctor Who stuff, plus...
some of the Doctors' reactions!