Another day, another blog post about Doctor Who. I’ve managed to do the rest of the doctors and have put them in scenes linked to episodes I’ve seen. We’ll start with doctors 5-8. Doctor number 5 was notable for his cricketing style outfit. In fact he even played cricket in a the episode I’m referencing here. – The Black Orchid
Colin Baker played Doctor number 6 and he isn’t a doctor I’ve watched an awful lot of but the episode I’ve chosen to draw this from, called The Two Doctors, is one that I quite like as it includes the return of Patrick Troughton. As i’ve already drawn Doctor number 2 here’s the image I’ve created. Can I just say that this outfit was really tricky to draw!
Doctor number 7 was an easier project as I really enjoy his episodes and stories even though they sometimes look a bit cheap. I liked Sylvester McCoy playing the doctor and have watched him a lot on You Tube and DVD. The episode I’ve chosen for this doctor Dragonfire – it sees an assistant leaving and the doctor gets to hang over a wall.
Moving on to Doctor number 8 – this was from a Doctor Who Movie so was a one off. I’m not a big fan of the story but I quite liked both Paul McGann as the doctor and Eric Roberts as the Master and it’s always good to see a feature length story in one go.
And then came the gap. There was a fabulous spoof starring Rowan Atkinson and an animated adventure (both of which I will feature soon) but eventually common sense came and Russell T Davies brought Doctor Who back. In the downtime special effects had got better and budgets had got bigger. This was Doctor Who getting the treatment it deserved and Christopher Ecclestone was a brilliant choice for the doctor. It was disappointing that he only stayed for one series but at least it put doctor who back on the map. A have a number of episodes I love but have decided on The Empty Child as I thought it was an amazing story.
Chris Ecclestone was followed by David Tennant. Many people really liked him as the doctor including me, although I preferred Doctor Number 9. There were lots of great stories though and I’ve gone for The Weeping Angel – the angels are really scary and this makes it more like watching an episode from an older incarnation. Some of the modern baddies just are not that scary. This one really is!
When Doctor 11 first burst onto the screen after Tennant leaving I don’t think he was that popular. Like a few of the previous doctors he is more of an acquired taste. In parts he reminds me of former doctors, especially Patrick Troughton, but is a little too silly and flamboyant at times. Matt Smith seemed a very young choice for the doctor and it sometimes plays more like children’s TV than Sci Fi. The episode I’ve chosen here includes an appearance from another ‘past doctor’ although it is one we don’t know. This doctor is played by John Hurt who I think is amazing especially as I like a lot of his films. The episode was called The Name of the Doctor.
That leaves just two doctors to tackle before I move onto companions and other notable characters. The first image is of Peter Cushing, who played the Doctor in the Dalek films of the 1960s and then we are coming right up to date with the next doctor – Peter Capaldi. I created an imagined background with a character called the Moth man that I though up myself. This background was created differently – I used the iPad