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The Toymaker's Revenge by PaulHanley The Toymaker's Revenge by PaulHanley
11"x17" ink on Bristol

Commission for ~TheDeviantMakepeace [link]

The Celestial Toymaker's one of my favorite Who villains, despite the fact I don't think he's ever really been done justice in the handful of stories he's appeared in (I think Big Finish's "The Magic Mousetrap" came closest). I'd love to see him resurrected in the new series (Ian McKellen? John Hurt?)- maybe even as a series' "Big Bad". I miss the Doctor's more surreal adventures and adversaries (The Mind Robber, Warrior's Gate, Enlightenment, etc)...
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Peri really want's out of that card doesn't she?

Is it possible to do a commission of a card prison for Peri, Nyssa and Ace?

I agree, they should have the Toymaker back because for 1: he is immortal. 2:he is dang scary and awsome. 3: he is one of the best villains in DW (did I also mechen that he is scary?)

I'm trying to find where I can get books that has him in it and I don't know what the names are, aside of the...Magic Mousetrap? (mabey I should use Google....)

Great art work =D
This is an amazing piece, I really love it
Aghorishaivite Jun 1, 2011  Professional Writer
He's one of my favorites too.
Harnois75 May 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You got a colored version of this? (Ooh look at me, I'm talking all American)
PaulHanley May 17, 2011  Professional
I started one back in the day- it was a very red/gold kinda palette. More exciting stuff came up though, and I never got back to it (and honestly, I probably never will either).

Hey- when are you gonna do some Toymaker art??? It seems to be one of the few Hartnell stories ya haven't touched on. I think it'd benefit greatly from the "big budget" look ya gave to stuff like Myth Makers, Keys of Marinus, etc. I'm seeing something very Alice in Wonderland meets Winsor McCay...
Harnois75 May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I should do some Toymaker art actually. I've got so many Hartnell things sketched but awaiting the final inspiration.

Good news about BF, very pleased for you.
PaulHanley May 18, 2011  Professional
Man, if I had some cash I'd commission a few o' those Hartnells, just so you'd get 'em done. :D

Hmmm... actually- let me send ya a note about that. ;)
You're my HERO. I absolutely adore the Toymaker. (Haven't got around to the books, or the audios... I had been contemplating buying The Magic Mousetrap already, but now I positively HAVE to get it!)

Anyway, love the composition, the expressions... everything! You did such a great job on this.
PaulHanley Aug 21, 2010  Professional
Thanks! I'm a huge fan of the Toymaker too. I keep hoping "The Moff" will resurrect him in some form (how 'bout John Hurt?)- a Moffat-scripted Toymaker would be beyond amazing.

Nice avatar, btw!
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