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My Doctor Who by JoeEngland My Doctor Who by JoeEngland
This is my first submission, so I hope it goes down well. It just struck me one day to draw my own Doctor Who, like it seems to strike many artists to do sooner or later. I'm a big fan of the show, despite having seen less than one one-hundredth of it. Maybe one day it'll start broadcasting in America and I'll find that I hate it. Until then, I'll consider myself an enthusiast. It's the mythology that gets me, see... And in case you're wondering (which I'm sure you are), my favorite Doctor's always been Paul McGann. Hey, they say your first is always your favorite.
So call me old-fashioned, but I've often thought that it'd be nice to see the Doctor return a bit to his old age. I just feel that someone called "doctor" should seem wizened to some degree, and it'd tie him back to his earliest selves. So for this incarnation I made him a bit older than he's been, rather universe-weary and sardonic. But still the good guy. I even made my own little logo down there at the bottom, innit cute?
Say, why isn't there a "fan art" category for Miscellaneous Digital Art around here?

EDIT: I have by this time seen much, much more of the show. And I am still a fan.
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geek200 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
pan-daaron Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
absolutely NOT a fan of the Doctor per se, but I love the clothing style & contrasts!
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
CaptainCook2 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
It's a bit scary how similar this is the the War Doctor.
Jacky2734 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
You know, it's kinda scary how similar your doctor looks to the new one played by Peter Capaldi.
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know, right?
TomradeM Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would be very happy if they made Capaldi look like this, good design
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
The-Artist-64 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have the right mindset.

donobowk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
my first actually isn't my favourite. I have a top three of Troughton, McCoy and Smith and then love them all equally after that. This is pretty cool and I like that it's an older doctor, hoping that is what they plan to do after Matt Smith. Great work
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have to admit, Smith did somewhat change my opinion on the "younger doctors" issue. He's just damn good in the role! Still, I certainly wouldn't mind them getting older actors from this point forward... well, after all, it's not like they can go much younger!
Kerevon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Me gusta. Little bit confused by the blue piping and whatever's under that vest, but still cool.
BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He is the doctor!!
TheTimeMeddler Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Nice job here, old boy! Very well done, indeed. Although...I would like to know the purpose behind that strange, luminescent blue string you've got weaving in and out of the folds and buttonholes of his waiscoat and overcoat. Care to enlighten me?
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well, he's a bit more blase about adventuring at this point in his life, and really doesn't see the point in hiding his technology away for the sake of appearances. Function over form, as it were. He's often forced to play handyman, and his tools may as well be readily accessible. For example, the wire leading into his pocket usually connects to the latest iteration of his Sonic Screwdriver, functioning both as an auxiliary data feed and a means of not losing the thing whenever he's fumbling or hanging upside down. Should have thought of that sooner, really... I say "usually," by the way, since the wire can be connected to different things at different times. The jacket simply seems to have whichever tool he needs at the moment, though always attached to that same line... just one of his little magic tricks.
TheTimeMeddler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Oh, I see! So it's like a keychain of sorts, connecting all of his little tools and pieces of equipment together, yes? Ingenious!
azaneti Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Your doctor is made of awesome! I love the jacket, and the expresion of him... Keep at it! :D
Rohnoc Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
This is awesome, proving that they should use some older Doctors in the new series.
Also, he looks at bit like Gibbs from NCIS.
Eclectic-Interests Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Very cool idea. I like your version of the Doctor. Some friends of mine and I did the same idea except we dressed as we would if we were a regeneration of the Doctor, the only thing that is the same between the four of us were fourth Doctor scarves and even those where different. If you would like to see the results of this here's a link to a picture I posted of us. [link]
WimblesTheCreator Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Found this image an age ago, s#adored it verily, envied it and hoped for some form of realisation in the doctor who tv series. No such luck yet, young doctors get better ratings. I will enjoy faving this.
krankybirdy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student General Artist
neat, i like the idea . really awesome pic, too.
Zerg170 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
verry nice man. Long Live The Doctor!
Kneefers Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Hah! Jazzfox said this Doctor was a House/Reynolds mix, and now I keep imagining what kind of Doctor Hugh Laurie would be...

This is a really sweet pic, by the way. I'm a big fan of Zebra Girl, and the couple of Doctor Who pics you've thrown down have impressed me muchly (I'm a new-series fan, with a cursory knowledge of the classic series). Still hoping for some more of the story of this future Doctor from you, though. I'm officially intrigued.
RollingDamage Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Great job!!
Transient-Orca Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Photographer
I love it looks great!!

Your right that your first is always your favorite. That is unless your me, then that can change every now and then.

I think it was a great idea to create your own Doctor!! He looks great, really shows more of a wise Doctor!

Keep up the good work!!
rapstertee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006   Photographer
this is great - I'm 100% with you about it being time to cast an older father figure. DT and CE are good, but someone *like* Anthony Head would be better.

Your drawing looks like David Warner in the role...awesome!
soopersean Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Lovely, I love it.

And hrm. In one of the fourth doctors episodes he meets an old friend. And he calls the Doctor by his normal name...
HAha, its funny. Doctors all. "Who are you talking to?"

Meh. Lovely picture. :fav: for sure.

*Cough* Now I wanna watch that episode again... See what his name is... Can't remember...
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
If you're still wondering, the Doctor was sometimes called "Thete" by fellow Time Lords. As in "Theta Sigma." It's really just a nickname, though. His true name remains "more than a secret."
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yes, I'm fairly sure you're thinking of "The Armageddon Factor," and that is the episode where we hear him called "Theta Sigma." He got the nickname at school, so that's what his old school buddy Drax calls him, along with several variations on the term, though presumably none of them are his real name. You can read all about it here - [link] - a great site for any Doctor Who trivia you may need.
soopersean Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
Hrm... No theres an episode with Tom Baker where he meets an old friend from school on Gallifrey, and he somehow reconizes him...
Of course he mumbles the name, and its hard tomake out. But he still says it, at least three times in the episode...
Its the one with that princess there... Keys to Time... The last one...
Before Lala *omg drool* becomes Romana.
PMar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
He looks a lot like the Doctor in the current American series of the show that's been running on Sci-Fi network. They seem to agree with your thinking of "universe-weary and sardonic", but he also has a good sense of humor at times -- after all, when you get down to it, emotion is all that really separates him from the Daleks, as was poignantly illustrated in a recent episode.
calysto-antonsen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
Almost reminds me of the third Doctor mixed with the fourth, and maybe a bit of the sarcasm of the seventh.
But not the sixth. Colin Baker was just plain awful. Down with Perri!
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
Man, it's great that this is so popular. Here's something weird, though. I just today realized who this is.
It's Peter O'Toole. I really think I subconsciously used Peter O'Toole as a template when I drew this. I didn't mean to, but heck. Why not? Nothing wrong with Peter O'Toole, am I right?
I think he was actually considered for the part, once.
BlackWolfe-Coyoten Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew he looked familiar somehow!
BlackWolfe-Coyoten Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm, in much the same way as your preference to Paul McGann, to me the Doctor has always been Tom Baker. Absentminded, a little vain, and such a SNAZZY dresser. (Yes, that is sarcasm. Feel free to drill holes in my brain if you need to.)

Still, I kind of like your version here. Definitely a world-weary (space-time-continuum-weary) version of everyone's favorite Time Lord.
solios Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
My favorite's Jon Pertwee (who's my fourth, even though he's the third - I saw Baker, then McGann, then Eccleson, then a lot more Baker.). Nice thing about The Pertwee Era was that a lot of the stories were earth-centric, with a good-sized supporting cast (UNIT) who got a good amount of screen time and character development. Good stuff.
kanyiko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As you'll be able to see it from March on...

I have to say, it wasn't bad at all. Having seen the last few seasons back when they were on air (from behind the couch in our living room, of course... ^^; ) and some reruns in the early nineties, I did fear for a while the new series wouldn't be half as good as the old ones, but thankfully I was very wrong about that.

I have to say I am a bit intrigued by your take on the Doctor... he does look a lot like the Third Doctor, but his dress looks like a mixture of that worn by the Third, Seventh and Eighth... Far cry from the Ninth... :p
jdeighan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They say you can always tell the character of a Time Lord by the size of the sonic screwdriver he carries...oh, that's a walking cane. My bad. So sorry...

Right! Well. Now it'll take another week for the Dr.Who theme to work it's way OUT of my head. *sigh* As CyberSkull says above: nice take on The Doctor. :D

Have a problem with pests?
Call the Dalek Extermination Company!
We'll get 'em no matter where...or when...they hide!
Furuba-Fangirl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
hehe Doctor Who...I have 2 dvd's starring Jon Pertwee as the doctor, and the special effects are so bad, it makes the whole thing HILARIOUS. this *fabulous* picture kinda looks like Jon Pertwee

I can't get over how cool this is :D
Tigerstorm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
it does broadcast in the us, but only late saturday night on maryland public television.. after red dwarf and red green
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks, glad you all like it. I've been following the new series closely and I am definitely looking forward to seeing it in the States. And Corvid, it is too tiny to really tell, but that's the Seal of Rassilon on the head of his cane.
Jazzfox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
You DO realise of course, that the TARDIS travelling through all manners of space and time, theoretically, you could place your own Doctor into the Zebra Girl story arc somewhere down the line? X3

I'm sorry, lol, fangirl-ish dream come true...

I've seen the full 2005 series, loved it

I know you might like Paul, but for me, Christopher Eccleston was unbelievable...
(Keep an eye out for the episodes by Steve Moffat 'The Empty Child' and 'The Doctor Dances', two parter, BEST of the series, right up there with the Daleks X3 AND won some big TV awards over in the UK, lol)

But yush, I digress, I don't think they'll ever go back to a grey Doctor ^^; They seem to want to bring him to a life of a sex symbol... to some extent >.>;

Think that kind of happened after Tom Baker came on the scene, lol ^^; ::Shrug::

So, that in mind, it's kind of cool to see a spin on that original idea again :3 If they did have an elderly Doctor, I'd have to say this one kind of strikes me as the right typecast, somewhere between Gregory House and Captain Mal Reynolds :3
kingpin1055 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a interesting blend of Doctors... William Hartnal, age-wise... Peter Davidson/Sylvester McCoy for the '?' motif... but the rest is interesting.

Speaking of the Doc, the Sci Fi Channel has bought the 2005 series so it should be on soon.

Great piece of work Joe, dug Zebra Girl and digging this.
corvid Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
wow, awesome interpertation! it rocks my face off. i especially love all the nifty details, like the random blue cables and is that an hourglass on the end of the walking stick? (too tiny to really make out)
FroudTheXenophile Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006   General Artist
Wow. I like him.
Pompeybot Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
I love Doctor Who. And you're right, after William Hartnell, they do tend to get younger, don't they? I like this authoritative Doctor, and I am intrigued by the blue cords he's wearing. (Is authoritative a real word? It should be.)
Luna-Kitsune-Blu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Yay Joe art! -will probably be repeating that for a few days- anyways, very nice first submission! Sadly...I donno who that is >_> Does that make me a horrid person? Meh, I likes it regardless XD I am interested in knowing a little bit more about this Doctor Who person now tho. -will have to look into it when she feels un-lazy-

And I don't know why there isn't a fanart section for Misc Digital Art o_O DA is just a dork, I guess XD
TinyYellowMouse Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Very nice. The question mark is a nice touch. Sad to hear you're missing out on Doctor Who goodness over there. If you ever get a chance to see the new version check it out, though the two new doctors are not what you've invisioned. But that's the point I guess.
CyberSkull Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Nice take on the Doctor.
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