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Dr Who Original Sample Images by BrianAW Dr Who Original Sample Images by BrianAW
Just before David Tennant started his run as the Doctor the partwork publisher GE FABBRI asked me and a few other artists to come up with some sample images for a new trading card series to be called DR WHO: BATTLES IN TIME. The style I was assigned was "pulp":)
When the images were put out to test for a jury of schoolkids they, in their infinite 8 yr old wisdom, opted for the photo-card option, little gits.
I took a shot and sent the samples to Panini's Dr Who Magazine and the very next day got a call from the editor offering me work on the Storybook. Lemons and Lemonade, I guess - sometimes things just work out!
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These are all extremely dynamic pieces. The eye is drawn up diagonally through each of them and the effect is striking. In the first one, the blue light of the "death ray" is reflected onto Rose's face and body in such a way that makes the viewer think she is just that close to dying. Her facial expression is perfect for the scene. In the second piece, the slant of the floor makes one think the Doctor is sliding or falling away from whatever he's doing. His face is extremely intense and the colors are brilliantly done. In the third, the fiery havoc the Daleks are wreaking pops out very well. Excellent work.
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You are very good with color and the right contrasts. The green glowing off of Rose's skin draws the eye to the warm colors of her shirt.

The only problem is her head is weird in relation to ber back arm.

You are also great with expressions and making the art look like the characters with dynamic expressions.

The middle one is framed very well and make a on the floor shot look dynamic, again with good use of color. The third one is also another example of great color work.

Overall your work here on Deviantart has me wanting to search for your comics. Some comics overdo stylizing or use too much black and have characters very stiff, but yours is a delight for the eyes of vivid and appropriate color.
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NeoKrxCore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
AMAZING ! Doctor Who.2 
KtaFuentealba Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is simply amazing.
silvervixis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
8 yr olds with no taste lol. I love these.
kadlawuvswubs Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
there are no words to describe your talent. 
U-No-Poo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're beautiful! And I love the art in the Storybooks.
screamguitarman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Frankly I find these incredibly cool.
Darkstar1013 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
superlative work. I've browsed your gallery and its all SO VERY FINE. With your talent, there is no sky and no limit. thanks for sharing.
xxxgiottoxxx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely awesome! love it!
StarlightWhispers Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is great. :heart: It's so...flawless!

I'm also very happy to see some great art of Rose Tyler. :D
glee6580 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Timedancer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Love your work!
DaleksinWonderland Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Loevly. Loved the storybook... :)
bathatharry Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
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Super-Skitty Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Writer
That's 8 year olds for you. :) Still, glad something came out of your work - these pictures are really colourful and dynamic, they deserve the credit. Didn't I see a couple of these in the storybooks? :D
luciadmedici Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
woah, i'm SO loving your icon!
Super-Skitty Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Writer
Heehee, wow! Thank you! I know, isn't she beautiful? I'm so proud of her. <3
MJasonReed Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
<SIGH> Sign of the times I guess. Glad something came out of your efforts. Brill job on the middle "Doctor" image. Wonderful sense of drama and dynanism. :D
IamHewolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The whole 'Lemonade out of Lemons' bit comes to mind with that.

This is bloody brilliant work!
Doghcat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Photographer
really dynamic! awesome job :)
UncleKasu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
This looks great! Love the colors and action shots!
shadow1308 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Love these images! ^_^ Awesomely drawn!
HgwrtsExchngeStdnt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student General Artist
good ol' pulp :)
Sentiam Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
WOW! :faint:
SHAKALone Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here!!! :iconpinkballoonplz:
silverscape Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this one too, but I do have a soft spot for tennant. Love the colours and yes thats 8yr olds for you.
BrianAW Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Ain't it though?:)
TinaCaper Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice work!
PaulHanley Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional
I hear ya, man- Photoshop is the ruination of real illustration. I sent some of my stuff to the company that did the new Doctor Who role-playing game. They sent a very complimentary rejection letter saying that they weren't using illustrations for the game- just photos. Bah!

That middle pic ended up in the storybooks, didn't it? Pretty awesome outcome for something that started as a sample!
BrianAW Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Yeah - it was pretty weird timing that they were able to use that image as the contents page. Because it was designed as a trading card there was a lot of dead space built in for gaming stats etc. In the original image for Fabbri there was a Slitheen cutting it's way through the back wall towards the Doc:)

BTW: Pertwee SEA DEVILS all the way, man!
Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Great style, I like the middle one.
BrianAW Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
TheGrimGirlReaper Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing! :D
BrianAW Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Hey, thanks:)
TheGrimGirlReaper Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student General Artist
no problem ^^
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