The First Doctor – all of them….

To celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary this year and fresh back from the GallifreyOne convention in LA, I attempted a portrait of the first Doctor back in 1963, William Hartnell, in his TARDIS. I have never attempted a portrait using oils before and I fear that whilst I am happy with the composition, his face has ended up more as an amalgamation of the four actors who have played the role: William Hartnell (the actual Doctor) , Peter Cushing (the two 60s movies) , Richard Hurndall (The Five Doctors) and David Bradley (An adventure in Time and Space). Nonetheless, here it is, oil on a (fairly large) canvas:

Doctor 1

Here’s the picture is in context:

Doctor in Situ


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