Hey everyone! Dunno if you heard, but the BBC are making a Dr Who Animation based on some early, previously-thought-lost Dr Who episodes (the video has largely been lost, but the original audio remains). Often in these types of situations, animation studios get asked to send pitches of how they would recreate it, but it’s not always clear if they’re allowed to show any of the unused art from failed pitches.
In unrelated news, here’s some Doctor Who art I made based on some old episodes! I’m not particularly a big fan of Dr Who, but this was really fun to play with. This is the second Doctor, based on the actor Patrick Troughton. It was such a great chance to play with character design based on real people, and also to think about easy-to-animate drawing styles. This was from a period last year where I had a lot of fun simplifying my work in general, and made a lot of digital work. You can really see where I was getting my influences from- I was thinking about ligne claire styles of art and Tezuka in particular. I wanted bold shapes, good expressions and a solid sense of form when I could.
These were tests to see if I could adjust some compositions of surviving footage from 4:3 to 16:9. A lot of the original shots aren’t great, but it was really fun to adapt them.
I’ll post more soon!