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An Unearthly Child Speed Paint

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A digital speed painting of the iconic cliffhanger at the end of the first ever episode of Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child.

This was drawn quickly in one sitting at lower than usual resolution in order to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Doctor Who, broadcast on this day, 23rd of November in 1963. Happy Doctor Who Day!

I've had quite the Doctor Who Day, having watched two orphaned Partrick Troughton episodes in my lunch break, listened to Time Lord Rock and Doctor Who novelty records as I worked all day, watched An Unearthly Child in real time at the original air time of 5:15pm, then painted this fan art while listening to the Big Finish Audio The Kingmaker - which means it only took me two hours to draw!

I used SketchBook Pro on a tablet PC, as always!

So the details aren't right, the resolution's low and the proportions are a bit wrong, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOCTOR WHO!

Disclaimer: This is intended entirely as fan art, I claim no ownership of The TARDIS or Doctor Who.

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This? = as awesome as it gets. Just watched it for the first time. It's been said, but I think it deserves another mention: The BEST cliffhanger ever!
PlanetkillerX's avatar
Very nicly done!!!
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jinkies36's avatar
Thanks, glad you think it's effective :)
Timelord216's avatar
its quite effective!
guifangirl's avatar
wait, when is doctor who day? today, or the 23rd of November?
jinkies36's avatar
Go check the submitted date on it, when I wrote that description 'today' was the 23rd of November :)
guifangirl's avatar
ooooooooooooooooh. it's not very prominent, so i didn't notice it before...
jinkies36's avatar
Yeah, it's definitely a weakness of the new site design...
Percyfan94's avatar
Nicely done! I've watched most of Episode 1 and it's very fantastic!
jinkies36's avatar
Thanks! And I agree, it's an amazingly strong start to the series!
ONTV's avatar
Brilliant! You've done great justice to possibly the greatest cliffhanger of all time :D
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thelibby's avatar
This is lovely! You really captured the original feel of this cliffhanger.
TerryLightfoot's avatar
This is a gorgeous and spooky piece. Currently using as the wallpaper on my new droid. ;-)
jinkies36's avatar
Glad you like it!
Alondra-chui's avatar
I remember seeing this on BBC Three a few years ago. It was good seeing it from the beginning =D
mone-bo's avatar
That is so cool!
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