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David Collings as the Doctor by PaulHanley David Collings as the Doctor by PaulHanley
Doctor Who sketch card #10
2.5" x 3.5" ink on Bristol.

David Collings as the Doctor from the Big Finish audio play "Full Fathom Five". This older Doctor, trapped on Earth by circumstance, was a ruthless pragmatist. Though still acting out of interest for the greater good, this Doctor believed that the end justified the means- and was willing to commit acts unthinkable to his predecessors...

"One down. I wonder how many lives this bastard has left."
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kastoniago Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Did you know that Big Finish had published a short story called "Sustainable Energy" featuring the David Collings' Doctor. It was set in 2040, while he was stranded on Earth, and gave a description of his appearance. Apparently, he wore a midnight blue velvet jacket, a panama hat and had long dark hair with wisps of red. I just thought I'd tell you, in case you ever thought of making another artwork based in his Doctor. I, for one, think Collings' Doctor was an extraordinary idea, very well performed by David Collings.
PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional
I knew the story existed, but never read it.  Didn't know it provided a description- thanks!  I figure my depiction's close enough (albeit no hat and a somewhat lighter color scheme), but maybe I'll update it slightly one day. ;)  I don't suppose they describe his gun, by any chance?  I used a Walther P38 (seemed to suit him- it's a classic "bad guy" gun).

And yeah- he was great. :)
kastoniago Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
As far as I can remember, the Doctor doesn't carry a gun in that story, but he does act pretty ruthlessly in other ways. I think the gun was just something he took from Lee to dispatch him, but the Walther P38 suits this Doctor, in an ironically unDoctorish way.
BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Even hearing that makes me want to come up with a sequel or epilogue of what happened next, maybe the timelords come for him or a renegade like the meddling monk or a made up one appears and helps resolve the situation in a more doctor or timelord way.
BelialTheHatter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Love it!
jasongallagher Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Writer
i loved this doctor. wonderfull to see him being a total bastard for once!
StregattaPuponzi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah! =D
NickelEdge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
nice really like your line work
PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional
Thanks! :)
Arcalian Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
James Bond Who.
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