Sunday, August 16, 2009
Doctor Who: Verdigris
Illustrated in Deleter #3 Black Drawing Ink and painted in gouache on Strathmore 9x12 smooth bristol board.
This illustration is based on Paul Magrs's Third Doctor novel Verdigris published by BBC Books. If you have not read it as of yet, I recommend the book very highly. Paul Magrs wrote the book keeping the campy feel of what I like about Jon Pertwee's era as the Doctor. I especially like the alien character Verdigris from the novel.
While I was reading it I could almost hear either Stephen Thorne or Michael Kilgarriff's booming voices as Verdigris. Stephen Thorne in particular for those Doctor Who fans who remember him in the Daemon or as Omega in The Three Doctors.
I was very much inspired by the Axons when I was illustrating the character of Verdigris.
And the Master even has a part to play in the story. But not in a way you would think he does. But I felt as though I needed to add him to the piece as well.
I also decided to spot the piece with red and green gouache which were the colors Magrs wrote Verdigris being in the novel.