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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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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. :)
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. :)
studioyokai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Yep! Completely non-commercial :) And it's up! Here's the link:


Thank you so much for letting me make that. :love: I've been dying for a good Who theme!
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?
PaleocentriC Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Accurate representations of TARDIS designs? Pure sex!
cygirlkat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This fills me with geeky love.
locknessmonster292 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so pretty. She was a great TARDIS. XD
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
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!
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.
SneddoniaDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this 8D
MrsRoryWilliams Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
This is truly extraordinary.
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!
TsukiyoSophie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Thank you for posting~
phishfulofasha Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
So awesome! I love Sexy.
zender3162 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
00Nor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Love this!
PaigeOh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful!
SlasherrGirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I've been looking for something like this FOREVER. Thank you :)
EllPro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Bad Wolf
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!
PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional
Oh cool- thanks for letting me know! :)
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
Jim197 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work, well done :)
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.
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!
hobbitgirlintardis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love it!
Zetsumeimaru Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
nice I love it.
PeyoteShort Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Tardises, like bananas, are grown from cuttings.

Bananas are good.
Dani-Menezes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Just saw this on Neil Gaimann's tumblr. Gorgeous...
battykari Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
It's so cool that Neil Gaiman reblogged this on his tumblr.
whatamidoinghere Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Love it! I never noticed the changes in the exterior...until the Doctor's Wife, of course.
Luneowl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Neil Gaiman himself linked to your picture, which is how I arrived here. He said that it made him unexpectedly happy! Congratulations!
poetxonxjunex91 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, you sexy thing~

Love it
bazingapunk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
NanashiEru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
No Bad Wolf exterior? As short lived as it was, the Bad Wolf concept was a fairly important plot strand through Rose's stent as companion.
PaulHanley Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional
STill the same prop though. If I included every superficial change the TARDIS underwent (especialy in the early days), I wouldn't be able to fit them in the picture (besides, I think the pink TARDIS from HAPPINESS PATROL might distract :D).

You've given me a great idea for a variant though. ;)
TheArtisticTwins Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow! This is amazing! Great job! :D
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I had no idea the old girl had shrunk so much by the mid-70s. It's a wonder Tom didn't keep hitting his head on the door frame. ;-)
Carthoris Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
For a machine with a broken chameleon circuit, it'd changed a bit over the years... :D
Ridesinnight Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
It's a real shame we didn't see more of mcgann's gothic tardis
Soitcomestothis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Call me crazy but I love the 1963 tardis interior & exterior.
manycomics Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured here [link]
manhandle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Would love for someone to do some SEXY Hartnell interior roundals...
MikeMcelwee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's funny how I've never really noticed the different designs 'till now...
KnottyMaGe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Angel0626 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
CaRinn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this
Lady-Noremon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
[link] Er, this one!
Lady-Noremon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011

I saw this on the i09 article and had to look it up as the filename seemed to be a DeviantART style.

I LOVE this :D :D :D
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