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The Sixth Doctor WiP by Andrew Skilleter



Something a little different. This is a working drawing, done on tracing paper, that Skilleter uses in the preliminary stages of the illustration.

I haven’t asked him, but I conjecture that this is where he works out the likenesses, the lights and darks and by virtue of being semi-transparent can help in reaching a final placement before the final painting.

This piece is for a painting of Baker alongside an hourglass, and I’m 99% certain it was called “Through A Glass Darkly”, but I’ve trawled the net and can’t find it. My books are all in storage at the moment, so I can’t get to them, either, to check.

Skilleter’s site is here, http://andrewskilleter.com/ and you’ll find links to his other social media sites there, too.



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The Sixth Doctor by Roger Langridge

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This piece appeared in Doctor Who Magazine 363, and I think is entitled “Too Many Colins”. Not something that is possible! I really enjoyed Colin Baker’s portrayal of The Doctor. I don’t know if I knew at the time that the plan was to gradually knock off the rough edges, but I do like the idea of a development for the character. I think the way this has developed in the Big Finish audios has been really well realised, as well as showing that an older companion (Evelyn) can work when written well. I think Baker is the Doctor that has been the biggest success for me as regards Big Finish, and I wish we could have seen more of him on TV.

There’s not really much to say about Roger Langridge – it’s obvious he is a brilliant artist, with a gift for capturing character.  His work on The Muppets comic is superb, as is his Fred the Clown.

Here is the colour version, as printed in the magazine


I urge you to pop along to his website, and just enjoy the vast amount of art that is there,