Posts Tagged ‘sketches’

5th Doctor – Ambition levels: rising

January 5, 2013 Leave a comment

So after some watching and re-watching,  I’ve decided on a screenshot. This has always been my favourite 5th Doctor scene: Coming across a tray of celery on a table at a party, the Doctor looks over his own celery, then the celery on the tray… takes two stalks from the tray, comapres them, picks one, and replaces his own celery with it.




It’s tricker than I’ve tried before – more of his body showing, hands present, face not very clear. I’ve got more screenshots of just his face in almost similar poses if I need them. I’m cautiously optimistic – this drawing went by a lot faster than my first attempt at the 4th Doctor.  Here’s my sketch:



4th Doctor – detail pass 1. Also, Perspective practice.

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Another update on the Doctor, just working on refining things.



So, in addition to  my work on Tom Baker’s Doctor, I’ve also been following along with some perspective exercises from a book titled “Perspective Drawing”. Unfortunately, the author’s name isn’t listed on the cover.

I’ve also started work on a charity/commission piece for a local community theatre group I’m a part of. They’ve requested a victorian-style portrait of a man in his 50s to use as a set piece for their production of Arsenic and Old Lace.  I’m excited to get started on that, but I’ve got to wait to see what size frame I’ll be working to fit, first.


4th Doctor – Pose attempt #2

January 26, 2012 Leave a comment

After consulting with the great people over at, I’ve settled on this final drawing. The next steps will be to draw the costume on top and get started with the shading.

4th Doctor – Yet more sketches and pose brainstorming

January 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Here’s one final sketch of the Fourth Doctor before I started working on the final portrait. I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of Tom Baker’s facial features by this point, so I started brainstorming poses.

I’ve decided on going for something similar to this:

Anatomy studies

December 17, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve been working on a bunch of anatomy studies lately to suppelement my portraits. Last week was heads week, so here’s what I’ve got so far.

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4th Doctor Sketches

November 20, 2011 1 comment


So here’s the analysis of another screenshot of the Fourth Doctor with notes. As you can tell by the dat I did this a while ago, but real life has interfered and I haven’t had a chance to upload in a while. I haven’t tweaked this after comparing it with the screenshot but it’s still fairly close, all things considered. I think my observation skills are improving.

I think I’m going to do this portrait in the style of a Renaissance or Baroque portrait… something like “Portrait of a man with sonic screwdriver” with a sort of semi-sarcastic look to his face.

4th Doctor – prelim sketches

November 2, 2011 Leave a comment

So, I’ve finally made it to the famous Fourth Doctor. This time I’ve decided to do something more original than just copy the screenshot, so to that end I’ve started off by grabbing some screenshots in different angles and analyzing them as I draw to get a feel for the form.

The idea is that I will then be able to come up with my own expression. We’ll see how well that turns out.

Sketch number one, with my notes of how far off I was when I compared it to the original: