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Portrait of a Family by rantl Portrait of a Family by rantl
Portrait of a Family. In case you don't know, this is meant to be William Hartnell as the Doctor from the original series of Doctor Who. The others are his companions, Ian, Barbara, and his grandaughter Susan.

This has been such a pain to make. I decided since there were no quality promo shots of these guys from 1963, that I would try and make a fake one. This is probably my favourite TARDIS crew of all time. Oh, so the bodies are mine and my roommate's. The heads are all taken from pictures of the actors (though Barbara's is so far removed from the original picture, I wonder if she's even recognisable). I made the TARDIS, trying to have one more similar to the original box, but all the details ended up being hidden behind the Time Lords and teachers.

In my mind, what's going on here (set between "Reign of Terror" and "Planet of the Giants" of course) is that Susan has decided she wants a family portrait, so after landing on this alien planet, she grabs a 21st Century digital camera and tripod from the TARDIS , and a couple of chairs, and sets everything up. The others go along with it, with slight reluctance.
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Lindsey-Cullen1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
*snicker* Love the TARDIS!
Striders-Girl89 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
This is really great :)
Katakana1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
IntegraH Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008   General Artist
I agree, gotta love the classic episodes, the first two Doctors were the BEST. I must say, I prefer Trougton as top, but Hartnell was great, too. The stories just got so drab and retentive after they went to colour.

Oh, and great pic, though Barbara is a bit off in the face, the other three are fantastic! And the TARDIS? It's such a detailed picture. Beautifully done... and I love the autumnal background to it. Really gives a nice focus to the people.
noelle-chan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, absolutely great created cast photo. From looking at the complexity, this probably took you quite a few hours.

I do agree this TARDIS crew was the best. Susan is probably one of my favorite companions and yet has the least fanfiction/fanart devoted to her.
jinkies36 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Lovely idea, great end result too. I agree there was never a good group shot produced at the time...
hermitsrme Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
cool, very well done:D
rAeNiLnOn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
oh wow. this is amazing! :D
ladydetemps Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
this has been featured here
FallenAurora Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Faved b/c I too love this crew.....though susan's cliche tripping-over-everything is kinda obnoxious. XD
ladydetemps Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
It's weird to see them in colour. :D
That's really good and very clever though.
Hussian Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
This is so amazing! :love: Hurray for Susan and her Grandfather! The TARDIS really is very well done.. it's so detailed!
rantl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a HUGE First Doctor/William Hartnell fan, so THIS IS AWESOME!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:
Geckoman70 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
that's very nice, i can imagine how long this would have taken, a fantabulous piece for any doctor who fan :)
vandonovan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Wow, fantastic. I can tell a lot of work went into this!
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