Mark Eden (who plays Marco Polo) puts such a compelling case for remaking this story on you tube that you really should do it with Edens introduction. The Youtube video has a wonderful introduction to the story where the actor (as old Marco) tells of his adventure finding things that he could not record because no one would believe him. Black stones that burn and a carvan that travels in the sky in which the people who travel in it tell him the future. Your picture Harnois75 is a lovely complement to this lost or discarded firt Doctor Who story made after the pilot series had proven the TV series.
The title of the first episode "The Roof of the World" is a superior title for a film.
Brilliant! The composition is lovely. I especially like the sky, there is some great colour in there! It remainds me that all those episodes where only the soundtracks exists always look completely epic and vibrant in my mind if I'm listening to them. I haven't heard many, but I remember seeking out Marco Polo because I'm a bit of a fan of Mr Polo!
ah! Imagine actually seeing that in the mountains. lol poor horse...
This is absolutely fantastic! *faves* There's this...emotion and beauty in it that really attracts me...I love how in the morbid, cold weather, you see...a horse pulling a cart with a...police box on it. Gosh, it makes me giggle! X) Not what you'd expect! Wonderful!!
I think this might be my fave of your Hartnell-era work (which is really saying something). It captures the adventurous spirit of the story perfectly. It would've made a great cover for the novellization, actually.
Thanks, I must admit I quite like it too. Somehow, despite the budgetry limitations, and the inability to edit, and the fact that it was all shot in an incredibly small studio, the Hartnell era manages to feel like one epic journey - especially during Ian and Barbara's time. The full gamut of where the Tardis can go is explored during that period and I wanted to capture that scope, particularly with Marinus and Marco Polo.
I have some other Hartnell story images I haven't posted yet, all the Ian/Barbara era. They're just not quite finished yet.
Totally agreed. The Hartnell years had an "anything can happen" feel, and even the style could change dramatically story-to-story (slapstick, costume drama, space opera, adventure, even semi-musical westerns!). Around the time Troughton came in, they settled into the "monster of the week" formula, and while I love that too, the Whoniverse from that point on does feel a bit smaller. One thing I love about Big Finish is they brought back that feeling to some degree. I think the TV show could still branch out too, as long as the stories are entertaining. Alien invasions lose a bit of their thrill when ya expect 'em every week- kinda like the Master always popping up in Season 8...
And as for the other Ian/ Barbara era pics ya got semi-finished in your vaults- OH YOU TEASE.
I work mostly in gouache, however, I quite often paint the elements seperately these days and composite it in layers in photoshop. I try not to fiddle with the actual art too much, so it's still essentailly traditionally done, but I have a few more options if editors want me to rejig things for the sake of text etc.