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By popular demand- a chart of the TARDIS' most memorable exteriors from over the years... ;)

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who alerted me to this- the pic made its way to Neil Gaiman himself! [link] And then when I sent him a "thank you", he threw my DA page a plug: [link] Classiest. Celebrity. Ever.
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NewageRetro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Needs Updating, and you've left a couple out.   Maybe should have morphed the roundels a bit too.   Bloody good anyway.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional
I'll get right on that- I'll send you my Paypal address and we'll get started. 
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SciFiLover2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Cool; I love how close attention you've paid to the detail of how the TARDIS's police box exterior has chaned over the years. Do you intend to 'reissue' this after 'Day of the Doctor' to include the War Doctor's Time War-battered TARDIS like you did with your Cyberman pic after the Cybermen's redesign in Series 7?
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional
No, since it's placement after Idris would spoil the "joke" of the visual, plus its appearance is essentially a "one off" look- this picture's not meant to be a comprehensive account of every look the TARDIS has ever had.  As it is, it's already missing the pink TARDIS from "The Happiness Patrol", the original configuration glimpsed in "The Name of the Doctor", and a ton of variant forms from "Attack of the Cybermen"- not to mention the slew of different ones in spinoff media.  Trust me, I'm as OCD about this stuff as any other Who fan, but sometimes ya gotta keep those instincts in check. ;)
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Heart Idris!
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Guile93 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Nice work :)
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Mickeymouseisgay Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
It' all seven of them
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DJodyA Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

I went to Wikipedia's description of the episode - they state the Tardis changes shape into an Iron gate, and an ornamental stove(it looked like a 19th century organ to me I guess). No mention of the painted dressor/cabinet in the Wikipedia entry. Although I remember it as having the Master in the episode, that was not the case, so I must be rembering "Mark Of The Rani" as  well. It must have been a different episode that the Master was calling him out on something. So you were right - it was "Attack of the Cybermen". Although it's been many years since I watched this episode too, It still stuck in my mind because it was  major toying with the appearance, and the only time I can remember anything close to this was when the 2nd Doctor and his companions were hanging on to the console, while the Tardis walls fly away. This is where I got the new information: www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/tar…   

It still looks like an organ to me.

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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional
It did turn into an organ at one point (the Doctor even plays a few notes of "Tocatta and Fugue" on it): youtu.be/oVP1OxZ9nPk  
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DJodyA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
In "Mark Of The Rani", the Doctor gets the Chameleon Circuit fixed - sort of. During the episode, we see the Tardis reconfigure it's appearance as a painted cabinet, a 19th century organ, and a fancy iron gate (none of which match it's surroundings as it's supposed to do). After that, it returns to it's original familiar appearance.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional
(Pedantic geek moment) It's actually "Attack of the Cybermen" that you're thinking of. ;)
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DJodyA Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Really! I went to the trouble to to look it up, and it said it was "Mark of the Rani". I couldn't remember the name episode, but I did remember that the 6th doctor reluctantly joins forces with The Master. I remember the scene when everyone was exiting the painted dressor, the Master criticizes the Doctor for not having his Chameleon circuit stabilized. I guess I'll have to look at the episode guides again.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional
Been a couple years since I've seen "Mark", but that was probably the Rani's TARDIS they were traveling in.  Six also hitched a lift in the Master's TARDIS in the last episode of "Trial of a Timelord".
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DJodyA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Don't forget the episode during the Colin Baker era where he tries to fix the faulty Chameleon circuit, and it materializes as a few other objects before it returns to the familiar appearance.
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shadowbane2009 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
my gawd so much eye candy here...I always wondered why though the ship lost her Saint John Ambulance Symbol on the front right door all those years then got it back in 2010. 
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ChronicleMS Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

when you look at the background, are the TARDISes actually in the TARDIS? Well, this is certainly an awesome piece. it is cool seeing all of them in a Row. have you ever considered drawing all of the TARDIS Console Rooms in a time line like this?

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JasonkarrMauer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Do you allow this to be printed and sold by anychance?...cos was down London today at the Jubeliee market and just brought a print of this exact picture >.>....so not sure if werve just both being taken here
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Oh, Idris! She was so cool.
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therasorsedge Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
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Really love these comparison pieces.
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mistressallen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
FANTASTIC!!
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studioyokai Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
So, I've been using this as one of my wallpapers for a while, because it is just that awesome, but would you be okay with me making a Chrome browser theme out of it? With due credit, no alteration, and a link-back of course? :)

There's just soooo few Doctor Who themes for Chrome out there (and even fewer good ones), and this is one of the best fanart depictions of the TARDIS in a while - the fact that people are still finding it and reblogging it over a year after it was made says something. :)

The app I have for making Chrome themes allows me to leave the art completely intact with no alteration, via a particular "fit to screen" option - in this case (because of the dimensions) making it with this option means that when you opened a new tab while using that theme, the complete image would be on the bottom of the screen, under all your icons for Chrome apps. The toolbar and active and inactive tabs, as well as the background behind the apps' icons, would be in coordinating colors (in this case, I would go with some nice blues and greys).

When you create, save and upload a theme using this app, it allows you to place a bit of optional description under the theme's title. What I propose, in exchange for the privilege of using this lovely piece of art, is using the following for the "optional description: "Artwork used with permission of Paul Hanley. Original here: " and then the URL of this very page. :)

The theme would then pop up in searches for Doctor Who-themed Chrome themes with that description very visibly attached to it.

For the record, themes are free, or at least this one would be; it would be usable for free by anyone using the Chrome browser, and I would make absolutely zero money off of it. Just in case you were worried I was doing this out anything but geeky love. :love:

I can provide you with screengrabs of the proposed theme if you want them, and, if you okay the creation of it, I can link you to it here. :)
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional
That sounds okay, as long as it's nothing commercial that'd piss off the BBC. Sure, send me a link. :)
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studioyokai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Yep! Completely non-commercial :) And it's up! Here's the link:

[link]

Thank you so much for letting me make that. :love: I've been dying for a good Who theme!
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Sagitari-Seiza-1213 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely and detailed! They really used that many different police boxes for the TARDIS?
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PaleocentriC Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Accurate representations of TARDIS designs? Pure sex!
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cygirlkat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This fills me with geeky love.
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locknessmonster292 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so pretty. She was a great TARDIS. XD
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killashandra-falta Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I dont know how the hell I did it... but I commented on this and forgot to fave it! Glad I found it again :D
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killashandra-falta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I wonder why they added (or she) added the St. John's Ambulance symbol back... Didnt know it had been gone for so long. :) BTW... I checked out the links of Neil Gaiman's... THAT IS WICKED AWESOME!
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LukeMill Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thats amazing, I just assumed they had been using the same police box since the original 60's show, or one that looks just like it.
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SneddoniaDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this 8D
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MrsRoryWilliams Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
This is truly extraordinary.
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rvmiv Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
i was looking though the old art of people i was watching when i noticed the description... congrats!
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TsukiyoSophie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Thank you for posting~
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phishfulofasha Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
So awesome! I love Sexy.
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zender3162 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
awsome
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00Nor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Love this!
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PaigeOh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful!
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SlasherrGirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I've been looking for something like this FOREVER. Thank you :)
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EllPro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Bad Wolf
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Stormsworder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Writer
:P Hey, congrats man, you just got put on the TDW Geeks blog for your TARDIS timeline. Nice job!
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional
Oh cool- thanks for letting me know! :)
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Stormsworder Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome ^^ And it also got posted to another of the Cheezburger network blogs, the one for Sci-Fi and Fantasy stuff :D
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Jim197 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work, well done :)
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badwolf116 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
This put a smile on my face. I didn't realize the small differences until I saw this beautiful picture.
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huali Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazing! also, did you know neil gaiman himself reblogged this on tumblr? [link] congrats!
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hobbitgirlintardis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love it!
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Zetsumeimaru Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
nice I love it.
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PeyoteShort Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Tardises, like bananas, are grown from cuttings.

Bananas are good.
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Dani-Menezes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Just saw this on Neil Gaimann's tumblr. Gorgeous...
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