Remember: we’ll pick one to use as the official art for the Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup at San Diego Comic Con this year so enter your own! Deadline is Friday June 29.
There are many more so go and browse the tag ‘behold my whovian masterpiece' to see the work some of our fellow Whovians have put into their submissions (and 'like' their posts while you're there.)
More info on the meetup coming soon!
Since we have yet to meet a single Whovian who isn’t talented…
Come up with your best design. Post it to your blog. Tag it ‘behold my whovian masterpiece’. On next Friday, June 29th we will pick one winner who’s art will appear on the invitation and giveaways for the meetup!
And just to be clear, we’re not being lazy. We were going to try to make this ourselves, but then we tried to draw Rory Williams and it came out looking like this:
And our friends looked at us like this:
And that’s when we realized that you’re the creative ones!
We’ve been reblogging your fanart and gifs and everything so… YOU SHOULD TOTALLY COME UP WITH THE ART FOR THE DOCTOR WHO TUMBLR MEETUP INVITES AND TOTE BAGS!!!
So do this.
Deadline will be next Friday June 29th!
Oooooh….an article (click through) about Munch’s “The Scream” being auctioned mentions the Silence….or does it?
From the article:
While The Scream’s fame is undeniable, its ubiquity and widespread popularity are, at least on the surface, more difficult to explain.
An icon of misery and desperation makes for an unlikely decorative addition to the typical living room wall, after all.
"I think this compulsion to look at things that trouble us is a fundamental part of the human condition. If you go to WH Smiths or Waterstones you find all these books on sale about abused children. The whole myth and industry around Vincent van Gogh is based on the same thing.”
Perhaps for this reason, The Scream’s influence on modern art has been considerable, as seen in Francis Bacon’s Screaming Popes series, Picasso’s Guernica and, of course, Andy Warhol’s silk prints of Munch’s work.
Popular culture has embraced the iconography, from the mask in Wes Craven’s Scream films to the Munch-inspired alien villains The Silence in Doctor Who. Munch himself was the first to produce this image in bulk, creating four versions - two paintings and two pastels - between 1893 and 1910, as well as a lithograph.
My exhibition of the year so far? The Doctor Who Experience at London’s Olympia, naturally – and if you have not yet seen it, may I urge you to go before it closes.
Art exhibitions are certainly put into perspective by the responses this multisensory extravaganza gets from visitors. I mean, people paid a lot of attention to Leonardo da Vinci's paintings at the National Gallery, but how many actually dressed up as Leonardo? And how many teenaged David Hockneys did you see going around A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy?
At the Doctor Who Experience, ordinary visitors rub shoulders with super fans who have spent hours on clothes and makeup to look like Matt Smith, David Tennant, or Karen Gillan. They are very impressive, as are the whirring Tardis control room where children can help pilot the Doctor’s ship, the tunnel haunted by Weeping Angels, and the thrill of being held prisoner by the Daleks.
I would much rather parents took their children to this exhibition than to displays of the latest contemporary art. Doctor Who is imaginative and demands attention; it has a way of enriching rather than simplifying the experience of people young and old. It ramifies. This is why it works so engagingly as an exhibition – in the 1970s and now. And if you’re not in the family-fun business … go anyway. Just don’t hog the Tardis controls.
read the rest at Jonathan Jones’ OnArt blog at guardian.co.uk
This painting represents a very special labor of love that the chief geeks at Geekcetera.net have been scheming on for a few years now….
After finding a brilliant painter to make a few of their insane dreams come true, Bunny had another crazy idea. What if we could do the same thing, but with characters from our favorite shows and movies?
The team immediately went to work, sourcing the right images and creating a series of composites and figure studies for the painter. Hundreds of hours and a dozen drafts later, the first of the 2012 Geekcetera.net painting series is ready for your viewing pleasure:
Sorry about the watermark. You know how it goes.
This painting is based on Rembrandt’s “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” featuring most of the major cast members of the last 6 Doctor Who series. The actual painting is over 3 feet wide, and two feet tall, and to say that it is stunning is an understatement.
I’m an oil painting now. Oil paintings are cool.
No one cares about poor old Mickey…
When the painter dropped it off, we all stood around the office in a mixture of silence and intermittent high fives. It is just beautiful.
Read the rest at the link.
Doctor Who is for Lovers.
So for our 3D art class we were supposed to make an object out of wire. So I made a Dalek. This is my first time working with wire, which explains why it is so messy…
(Hopper’s Nighthawks + The Doctor, Amy, and Rory the Roman)
See also: Nighthawks + TARDIS
Delightful little animations (not gifs, but you’ll see why) over on Salades, ô Potirons.
So I have just seriously been wanting to make something to show my ever growing love for my favorite Roman. I think this might be my favorite graphic I’ve made so far, even though tumblr only let me upload an itty bitty version.