UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who alerted me to this- the pic made its way to Neil Gaiman himself! [link] And then when I sent him a "thank you", he threw my DA page a plug: [link] Classiest. Celebrity. Ever.
I went to Wikipedia's description of the episode - they state the Tardis changes shape into an Iron gate, and an ornamental stove(it looked like a 19th century organ to me I guess). No mention of the painted dressor/cabinet in the Wikipedia entry. Although I remember it as having the Master in the episode, that was not the case, so I must be rembering "Mark Of The Rani" as well. It must have been a different episode that the Master was calling him out on something. So you were right - it was "Attack of the Cybermen". Although it's been many years since I watched this episode too, It still stuck in my mind because it was major toying with the appearance, and the only time I can remember anything close to this was when the 2nd Doctor and his companions were hanging on to the console, while the Tardis walls fly away. This is where I got the new information: www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/tar…
It still looks like an organ to me.
when you look at the background, are the TARDISes actually in the TARDIS? Well, this is certainly an awesome piece. it is cool seeing all of them in a Row. have you ever considered drawing all of the TARDIS Console Rooms in a time line like this?
There's just soooo few Doctor Who themes for Chrome out there (and even fewer good ones), and this is one of the best fanart depictions of the TARDIS in a while - the fact that people are still finding it and reblogging it over a year after it was made says something.
The app I have for making Chrome themes allows me to leave the art completely intact with no alteration, via a particular "fit to screen" option - in this case (because of the dimensions) making it with this option means that when you opened a new tab while using that theme, the complete image would be on the bottom of the screen, under all your icons for Chrome apps. The toolbar and active and inactive tabs, as well as the background behind the apps' icons, would be in coordinating colors (in this case, I would go with some nice blues and greys).
When you create, save and upload a theme using this app, it allows you to place a bit of optional description under the theme's title. What I propose, in exchange for the privilege of using this lovely piece of art, is using the following for the "optional description: "Artwork used with permission of Paul Hanley. Original here: " and then the URL of this very page.
The theme would then pop up in searches for Doctor Who-themed Chrome themes with that description very visibly attached to it.
For the record, themes are free, or at least this one would be; it would be usable for free by anyone using the Chrome browser, and I would make absolutely zero money off of it. Just in case you were worried I was doing this out anything but geeky love.
I can provide you with screengrabs of the proposed theme if you want them, and, if you okay the creation of it, I can link you to it here.