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No enemy but Time by andrael No enemy but Time by andrael
Sapphire and Steel was a British TV show from the late '70s/early '80s. Describing it as a series about "mysterious operatives who deal with time anomalies" seems to suggest zipping back and forth in a TARDIS of some kind, stopping people from accidentally becoming their own grandmothers or whatever. But Sapphire and Steel have enough trouble just trying to keep Time from breaking into your house and eating your entire family whenever you read a nursery rhyme; if you were to build an actual Time Machine, they'd probably have to kill you. Just as a precaution. :P It was nominally sci-fi in genre, but in execution it was much more like horror. I watched the whole thing last year on youtube, and have gotten into it again recently from rewatching it on DVD.

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. Just pretend that the wonky perspective is due to, uh, time distortion, or trans-uranic heavy elements, or something. Sapphire's outfit is sort of a combination of her outfits from Assignments 1 and 2.

Sapphire and Steel © ITC TV.
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Abstract-Platapus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Yeah, the series was a lot more subtle than that, Nekorin. It left a lot to the imagination.
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StregattaPuponzi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ohhhhhhhhhhh *________*
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Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure I understand, do we get to see this "Time" take people?
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andrael Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Not onscreen, no. It's probably the sort of thing that would be impossible to actually depict, like the sound of one hand clapping.
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Drunkensolo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
thats brillient!!
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whirlwynd Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like how the shadows seem kind of liquid, it makes the piece all the more spooky. Never heard of the show but it sounds pretty cool.
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saki-guzman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
I find it interesting how you used only one or two?) color/s in the background to convey the mood- good job. That shadow creature coming out of the clock looks creepy, is he as scary as picture man with no face? Sapphire and Steel look good too. He looks characteristically grumpy (wonder why? Does he like her or something? :P) and I am really digging her hairdo- just like Lumleys. :D
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andrael Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
The shadow things I just made up, to seem similar to the types of enemies S&S encounter in the series. And I think he does like her but he's also just naturally grumpy. :D And I enjoyed doing her hair, though I'd also like to try drawing some of the other funky hairdos she wears in the series.
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Vueiy-Visarelli Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Guess what. The lady that plays Sapphire...is the same lady in "Absolutely Fabulous!" that weird BBC comedy! LOL, now I'm really gonna have to check this out...!
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andrael Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Yup, Sapphire grows up to be Patsy from AbFab. :D I was highly amused. There's also a hilarious Doctor Who parody skit where she plays the Doctor.
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Vueiy-Visarelli Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, I'll have to find that, too!
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andrael Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
[link] She appears at the end. Julia Sawalha who plays Saffy in AbFab is also there.
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Vueiy-Visarelli Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, thanks. :)
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
oh man here in Finland we got this on a Cult Television and Other Neat Stuff tv-channel some... ten years back, and I saw a couple of episodes of it, but it's stayed in my heart ever since, like a small lump of cancer cells gnawing the red root of my life into a ball of black ichorous twine

it was pretty spooky that way
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andrael Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Yup, it's the kind of thing that tends to stick that way. :D
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