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The Time War- Leela by PaulHanley The Time War- Leela by PaulHanley
I've been wanting to do something a little more edgy for a while on the fan art front. Honestly, it's been getting a bit boring and predictable lately. I needed a challenge- something that'd shake things up a bit...

So I'm gonna illustrate the Time War. That's not too ambitious, right? :D This is the first of what'll be a series of portraits, depicting some of the Time War's more interesting players.

So here we have Leela in the War's earlier, more conventional days- picking off the survivors of a crashed Ogron troop transport. And she wears an eyepatch now- because eyepatches are cool. ;) While I was working on this, I thought up a whole epic bio in my head for what she got up to during the war. I thought about writing it up to accompany the pic, but at the end of the day it just seemed too fan-wanky. I think it's better if these portraits mostly speak for themselves.

NEXT TIME: The Doctor...
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doctorwholittle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Good Lord, how I would love to see this concept come to fruition!

Nicely done, good sir!
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android65mar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Like it, especially the Dalek Invasion Earth saucer and the Ogron heads
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farsh-nuke Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Holy shit I just realised the original plan was for Ace to become a timelord. With Romana and Leela already involved, the introduction of Ace could have seriously turned the tide of battle, sure Romana's experienced the harsh realities of the universe and is an amazing diplomat and sure Leela's a natural hunter but Ace manufactures her own bombs and has already taken on daleks with nothing more than a timelord technology enhanced baseball bat.
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TheDeviantMakepeace Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
This might be the best thing I've seen you do (how the 'ell have I missed it up 'til now???).
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WhoFan1-13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Leela survived the Time War, but began to age rapidly when Gallifrey was destroyed, so she died anyway.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional
Depends on your interpretation of the final moments of THE TIME VAMPIRE. Or if the destruction Leela refers to in that Companion Chronicles trilogy even was the Last Great Time War (it's purposely vague, and Gallifrey was destroyed more than once if you count the spinoff media like BF, the novels, etc). Either way, this pic portrays her presumably before any of that happened.

There's also more than a few characters who have outlived their apparent deaths in spin-off media (Liz Shaw, Sarah Jane, and Ace all come to mind- probably Jamie too). Leela was a pretty tough broad- it may take more than one BF audio to keep her down. ;)
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JamesRiot Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
My copy of this is proudly hanging in my home office. My second favorite companion of all time and one of my favorite "goodbye" scenes.
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Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely awesome. Love it. You've managed make Leela a bit more "modern and edgy" without betraying the spirit of the character.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Cutting off heads is right up Leela's alley. :D

Can you imagine if Leela met Ace, kicking some Dalek eyestalks together?

Digging her 'Don't mess with me' expression.
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G-8 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Excellent idea. Excellent image.
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cybernetichero Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
That rocks!
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WinterRoseASFR Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
8 shades of AWESOME!!!
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CrimsonParkDog Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Like the decapitated Ogron heads that Leela's holding.
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InvaderJes11 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had no idea Leela was even involved in the Time War. O_o Anyway, this is PURE WIN! 8D
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Harnois75 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The colours remind me of the hip and swinging 'Dracula' publication of the early 1970s.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional
I don't know this- a Dracula mag? Was this a UK thing capitalizing on the Hammer stuff or something? I'd love to see some links to some art or what not, if you have any...

I actually started out with a more restrained color palette, but it didn't have any "oomph". The Time War kinda demands extremes...
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Harnois75 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know why it was called Dracula actually. It had a sword and sorcery character called Wolff, and a Victorian detective of the bizarre, and lots of one off stories One particularly effective one was of a Spitfire pilot in a dogfight with a German plane, who when he disengages and heads home finds that his aircraft is starting to melt as if it's made out of flesh. Another story has a fake hand in a jewellers shop starting to grow veins and tendons through the night until it has virtually built a new body. I think it was a macabre hip/funky comic born of the psychedelic era, and it has a distinctly late sixties swinging London feel about it. I'll see if I can find a link to any images.

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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional
Aha! Found it: [link]

It's a Warren publishing book, which makes sense (same guys that did Eerie and Creepy). Found a torrent-able version online and just had a look (hey, it's hopelessly out of print- I don't feel guilty). Trippy! I definitely see why you'd compare this to it. A lot of the artists look familiar (too bad they don't credit any of them).
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional
That sounds fantastic- like a late 60s Brit spin on Heavy Metal, Creepy, Eerie, etc. That Spitfire one sounds unmissable. Hmmm... I might have to see if any heroic individuals have put 'em online somewhere...
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Shiny-Fan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
If this picture was any more cool the internet would freeze solid.
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PlanetkillerX Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
So Nice to see Leela again
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jastos-z Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
impressive very nice work...
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SusanBourne042 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
she looks epic
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Martgritte Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can imagine Ace in a similar pose. Good work.
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Clone-Artist Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This one would look great on the wall! :)
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debraein Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
great job.
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ND-painter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, Leela is cool :judge:
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Hermione25 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Leela's gots her some Ogron heads. :D Love it!
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool, Paul. Nicely done.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Thanks, man! The idea for this "series" was directly born from when we were working on ComicShots and I was spending time thinking of Time War gags. The funny thing is that a lot of stuff I was thinking of doing for laughs actually makes good material for serious pieces too. :D
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ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I still want to do Time War gags!
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Lictre Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
An eyepatch isn't just cool, but it's a good way that she could be protecting the sight in one eye against the use of dazzling weapons, such as magnesium flares, searchlights, and such.

There! How's that for a justification?
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markpilb Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful stuff.
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HelenaCarter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow thatīs just epic!!!! brilliant technique I am curious for more :)
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Photographer
Fantastic work.
Is that a Dalek-movie based space ship crashed in the background?
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
very cool! :nod:
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PunkyStinky Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Reminds me of Snake Plissken. :)

Drawing is awesome, as always.
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
If they do a series on the Time War, they should have Leela back. Maybe not exactly like this, because the actress that played her has aged a bit from those days [link] , but definitely have her with Doctor 8 and Romana 2 (or 3). Just because I think it would be fun to bring back a number of popular old companions with a different Doctor (as with Sarah Jane Smith).
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Jarvisrama99 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
D:). DANG. Leela looks not happy. Those poor Olgrons. They were just fallowing the Daleks orders. They didn't, and probrably, had no idea about what they were helping them accomplish. In all, nice job. :D
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Badass! great detail! Hope she comes back!
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RainWhitehart Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Very cool, are you taking the Gallifrey audios at into account in this? I would love to see Brax, hell even Navrin.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional
I'm keeping those in mind- though I've only heard them up through the 5th one or so (though I'm planning on sitting down w/ the rest soon). Also, there's the issue that there's more of those on the way- so who knows how that'll affect things. I do know that things w/ Andred go down, and that Leela is blind at the end of the last season. But I figure w/ all the crazy effects of the War, and Time Lords resurrecting all over the place, anything can be reconciled conytinuity-wise....

Braxiatel is a BRILLIANT suggestion that I hadn't even considered! Hmmm... I may have to make a late change to my Doctor portrait...
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude, I think you may have convinced me to give Leela another try. And you KNOW how hard that is to accomplish!
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional
Actually I didn't know! You're not a Leela fan? I would've thought anything that appears in Robots of Death would be okay in your book! :D

Btw, just listened to Jago & Litefoot Series 2, and your boy Collings has a pretty memorable part in it (I'm tempted to say more, but I'll keep it spoiler free). I was listening to it thinking, "Damn, Danielle's gonna love this..."
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm surprised the lack of Leela art on my part and the fifty million Sarah Jane's didn't throw you off lol! But yeah, she was just never one of my faves. I really don't know why other than the fact that she replaced Sarah Jane :B

Dude! You gotta help a girl out! I can't afford to go out and get it right now, anyway you can hook me up until I get it? (I do make the effort to buy everything Collings has a hand in). And you're seriously tempting me! And also, it'll help inspire me to get your work done lol *hint hint nudge nudge say no more*
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PrincessHannah Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhhhhhh yes. I would watch this so hard.
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NikitaDarkstar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this looks interesting, I quite liek the style. Can't wait to see the next one! :)
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Leela, as always, is awesome.

The Time War, as always, is not.
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Eddy-S Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oooooh, nice!
Looking forward to seeing the next one!


Also, you're going to draw Romana too, right? After all, on the comics it was said she was Lady President at the beginning of the war...
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional
I think there's no getting out of covering Romana. And the Master. ;)

I've personally never really dug the idea that Romana became president (she seemed to much of a renegade to get tied down like that, and I never bought that the Time Lords would accept her or the Doctor as presidents). Nevertheless, pretty much all the audio plays, comics, and novels ran w/ that idea, so I've got to honor it. She also regenerated in the Eighth Doctor novels, so I'll probably run w/ that idea as well, despite my fondness for drawing Lalla Ward...
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