By request, the complete(?) Morbius Doctors.
Someone asked me the other day if I think they “count”. All I can say is that I like to think of them like all those contradictory origins the Joker’s had over the years- they COULD count, or it could be one more elaborate lie the Doctor’s woven. Like the Third Doctor being “thousands” of years old, the Cartmel Masterplan, the “half-human” business from the 8th Doctor TV Movie, and the 11th Doctor apparently thinking he still had regenerations left in “Let’s Kill Hitler”, it was clearly intended as true at the time the showrunners came up with it. Since then we’ve had to weave complex fan theories to “no-prize” it all into one cohesive continuity, but the thing is- we really don’t have to. All we ever really need to know is the first rule- “The Doctor Lies.”
The show’s called “Doctor Who”, not “Doctor… Oh, Okay”. Not knowing is part of the fun. :)
One last Morbius Doctor- legendary DW producer Philip Hinchcliffe.
Another ACCC sketch cover. Wish I’d had some gray markers for this- had to make do with my blue pencil.
Sketch cover I drew yesterday at Alamo City Comic Con.
DW author Robert Banks Stewart as one of the Morbius Doctors.
The great Douglas Camfield as one of the “Morbius Doctors”. Definitely a Lord Byron vibe goin’ on here.
BTW- for any folks at Alamo City Comic Con, I’m here! Not sure where my table’ll be yet- probably near the Heroes & Fantasies booth. :)
Steampunkish “Morbius Doctor” Christopher Baker.
You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!
Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:
1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.
First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.
So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose. I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.
Scribble it down
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first. You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.
So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face.
That’s the simplest explanation I got. Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!
*furiously makes notes*
More Morbius Doctors- here’s long-serving Who director Christopher Barry rocking a ruffled collar.