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Another Target book homage, this time based on Roy Knipe's wonderful front cover for the 1979 novelisation of Hand Of Fear (see here for a compare and contrast: [link] ) Oddly the poses for Tom and Liz were actually taken from a promo for Planet Of Evil, which I didn't find out til much later.

It seemed a fairly obvious idea, swapping the shadow of Eldrad's hand for the Angel, but it works OK. I had to use photo reference for the faces - Karen Gillen especially has such a difficult face. But Matt's face is probably more successful (taken from a screengrab of him in Vampires Of Venice, fact fans.)

This is also a bit of a milestone for me - every picture I've done so far has had some element done with pen & paper. I got a new Bamboo tablet for my ageing Macbook and this is the first picture I've done (outside of my day job) entirely digitally. Tremendous fun, I'll definitely do it again. Not sure what I might do next - I've got a couple of Smith and Tennant stories in mind.

UPDATE: I've made a couple of minor changes - lightened the front cover as it was a bit dark and sorted out the proportions closer to an actual Target novel.
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Thank you very much!
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TimothyMablyProfessional Writer
Absolutely love these covers!
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Thanks - I really enjoy doing them! :D
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The cover is great, but you lost me at book's description - the only thing I can think now is this: [link]
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Ha! Yeah, I was trying to capture the feel of the old Target covers - the descriptions on the back were always fruity, florid and so hyperbolic! "Has the Doctor finally met his match?" - that sort of thing. ;)
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Love it!
Glad there's another Target freak out there :D
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Thank you! :D
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This looks amazing! And what a great job you did on their faces, you really captured their likenesses.
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SteveAndrewHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I really needed the photo reference on this one.
SteveRoman's avatar
That is brilliant!
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Thank you very much!
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DomGreenDesignHobbyist General Artist
Another absolutely fantastic cover! Brilliant! I'd be happy to have that on my shelf :)
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SteveAndrewHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I like to think that in some alternate universe, this and all the other new series stories have been novelised. Ah, we can dream...
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No Problem! What a world that must be. Its a shame they haven't started doing it, i think it would be really successful. We never know what the future may bring ;)
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Create one for The Pandorica Opens! oh! And A Town Called Mercy! Maybe the one with the Silence in it! :icondeanspazplz: Or The Power of Three!
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SteveAndrewHobbyist Digital Artist
At least two of those are on my to-do list! ;-)
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A Town Called Mercy?!:iconeagerlaplz:
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A Town Called... Maybe? ;-)
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:iconeleventhdoctorlaplz:
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Nicely done!
I saw this in the Facebook group, "Doctor Who and the Tardis by Craig Hurle"
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SteveAndrewHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you - I've just seen it! People have been leaving such nice comments - that's going to keep me going all day! :D
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Wonderfully brilliant.
I wish it was real, but it's also got me wondering if this would have been released and included Flesh and Stone as well or would it have been like The Daleks' Master Plan and be in two parts. If four and six parters could fit into a single novelisation I'd stand to reason that the two parts of this story would be in the one novelisation. (I'm over thinking this aren't I?)
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Thank you!

Yeah I wondered that myself. I tend to think of modern 2-parters as being one story, so this book would probably include Flesh & Stone.

Also I wanted to go with the Targets' earlier naming convention of "Doctor Who And The..." (As if the main character's name is actually Doctor Who!) Sadly this was phased out with the Davison books. And don't get me started on the horrible photo covers...
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