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Doctor Who And The Time Of Angels (2013) Full by SteveAndrew Doctor Who And The Time Of Angels (2013) Full by SteveAndrew
Another Target book homage, this time based on Roy Knipe's wonderful front cover for the 1979 novelisation of Hand Of Fear (see here for a compare and contrast: [link] ) Oddly the poses for Tom and Liz were actually taken from a promo for Planet Of Evil, which I didn't find out til much later.

It seemed a fairly obvious idea, swapping the shadow of Eldrad's hand for the Angel, but it works OK. I had to use photo reference for the faces - Karen Gillen especially has such a difficult face. But Matt's face is probably more successful (taken from a screengrab of him in Vampires Of Venice, fact fans.)

This is also a bit of a milestone for me - every picture I've done so far has had some element done with pen & paper. I got a new Bamboo tablet for my ageing Macbook and this is the first picture I've done (outside of my day job) entirely digitally. Tremendous fun, I'll definitely do it again. Not sure what I might do next - I've got a couple of Smith and Tennant stories in mind.

UPDATE: I've made a couple of minor changes - lightened the front cover as it was a bit dark and sorted out the proportions closer to an actual Target novel.
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:iconharryckdexterhaven:
HarryCKDexterHaven Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Brilliant job!
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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TimothyMably Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Absolutely love these covers!
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - I really enjoy doing them! :D
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Runya-EithelNar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
The cover is great, but you lost me at book's description - the only thing I can think now is this: [link]
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! Yeah, I was trying to capture the feel of the old Target covers - the descriptions on the back were always fruity, florid and so hyperbolic! "Has the Doctor finally met his match?" - that sort of thing. ;)
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fresian-cat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Love it!
Glad there's another Target freak out there :D
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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supinternets Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
This looks amazing! And what a great job you did on their faces, you really captured their likenesses.
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I really needed the photo reference on this one.
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SteveRoman Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
That is brilliant!
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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theDoctorWHO2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another absolutely fantastic cover! Brilliant! I'd be happy to have that on my shelf :)
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I like to think that in some alternate universe, this and all the other new series stories have been novelised. Ah, we can dream...
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theDoctorWHO2 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No Problem! What a world that must be. Its a shame they haven't started doing it, i think it would be really successful. We never know what the future may bring ;)
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Time-Moose Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Create one for The Pandorica Opens! oh! And A Town Called Mercy! Maybe the one with the Silence in it! :icondeanspazplz: Or The Power of Three!
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
At least two of those are on my to-do list! ;-)
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Time-Moose Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A Town Called Mercy?!:iconeagerlaplz:
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A Town Called... Maybe? ;-)
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Time-Moose Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Gymnart Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done!
I saw this in the Facebook group, "Doctor Who and the Tardis by Craig Hurle"
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you - I've just seen it! People have been leaving such nice comments - that's going to keep me going all day! :D
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Photographer
Wonderfully brilliant.
I wish it was real, but it's also got me wondering if this would have been released and included Flesh and Stone as well or would it have been like The Daleks' Master Plan and be in two parts. If four and six parters could fit into a single novelisation I'd stand to reason that the two parts of this story would be in the one novelisation. (I'm over thinking this aren't I?)
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

Yeah I wondered that myself. I tend to think of modern 2-parters as being one story, so this book would probably include Flesh & Stone.

Also I wanted to go with the Targets' earlier naming convention of "Doctor Who And The..." (As if the main character's name is actually Doctor Who!) Sadly this was phased out with the Davison books. And don't get me started on the horrible photo covers...
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Photographer
There were some terrible Davison covers. Arc of Infinity springs to mind a horrible orange-yellow cover with a photo of Davison on it.
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I've no idea why they went that way - to save money maybe? They certainly looked cheaper. Timeflight and Arc Of Infinity are particularly shocking examples - they're already pretty dull stories anyway. Photo covers didn't do them any favours.

I think later ones went back to painted covers (I know Snakedance, Androzani onwards were painted / airbrushed.) Twin Dilemma and Timelash are notoriously unloved stories, but at least some effort had gone into their covers.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
brilliant
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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stevej87 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I would like this to be a real book ASAP! Brilliant work, sir. :)
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, nice of you to say. :D
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PondInTheTardis Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! You should do more of these involving the Eleventh Doctor!
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! There are more on the way, I have ideas for loads more Smith covers, and just as many Tennants (even a couple of Ecclestons).
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PondInTheTardis Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! Can't wait to see them!
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DevilsAdvocate92 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Great homage! Brilliant :D
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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werewolflion Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that looks cool i loved the episode
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah, that two-parter was my favourite story of Smith's first season. Fantastic story.
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werewolflion Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah it was pretty awesome
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systemcat Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well done :clap:!!
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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HaiSociety Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another three dollar and fifty cent masterpiece Sir!
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you hugely Madam! :D

The Targets were an absolute bargain in the 70s - we were so shocked in the 80s when they doubled in price!
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Do you think there would be a market for novelizing new series stories in "retro" Target style?
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There certainly should be! The Targets were pitched perfectly at kids when they came out. All that story (including the longer 6-parters) condensed into a mere 120 pages.

I think there is a range of Easy Read Dr Who books, which are similar, but sadly no novelisations (although I think Neil Gaiman expressed interest in writing a book of The Doctor's Wife?)

A few artists on DA have done some great Target homages, but I first got inspired by this site: [link]
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Betawhofic Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
That is AWESOME! I especially love the creases and wearing, as if it's a beloved old broken in book :D

I thought it was real at first. Good job!
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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TheDeviantMakepeace Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
ooooh, that takes me back to my teen age years ...
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it! The Hand Of Fear was one of my very first Targets, happy memories. :-)
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CarryPhoenix Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, yes and yes. This book would be mine in a second. Definitely.
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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