Here is the first installment of a series of Features, "Fandom in Traditional Art". I'm starting with my current
favorite fandom: Doctor Who! I thought I'd begin with a selection of the very first Doctor, played by William Hartnell.
This first example is extraordinary in that it is an exceptional color rendition, aside from a wonderful choice of pose and expression, right down to the monocle (which he rarely used, but looks great!), it is rare to find a color portrait as his shows were filmed in black-and-white. I love the texture of the paper that shows through the fine colored-pencil work. All of Monica's Doctor portraits are consistently wonderful, be sure to check them out @The-Art-of-Ravenwolf
An illustration produced for the fanzine "Matrix", Richard Farrell's portrait shows the Doctor from the serial "The Tenth Planet". Beautifully rendered in stark black ink on hot-pressed board. He also does awesome caricatures of all sorts of people, including some of the Doctors! Take a tour of @DukeDexter
gallery for some guaranteed smiles
<da:thumb id="157843789"/> Although this particular photo source is used often, Leighton renders it with accurate, but unfussy skill. I really love the loose, immediate quality of his lines and ink washes. He is also an excellent illustrator! See more of @LeightonNoyes