Sunday, March 11, 2007

This is the portrait I unveiled at The Doctor Who Day yesterday. It will be on show at the Doctor Who launch party on the 31st of March too. I hope to have prints taken from it early next week. Can't wait for the new series to start!

Now on with more work. I have a new Aragorn portrait in the planning stages, a family portrait to complete, a special anniversary painting for the 1980's Beauty and the Beast television show, and then something large, special and cartoony, incorporating elements from lots of Sci-Fi shows... watch this space for more news!!!

Ogrons, Cybermen and Sycorax, oh my!

I love my job! It means I get to meet lots of really interesting people. I had the pleasure of chatting to Nicholas Briggs yesterday, at the Darwen Doctor Who event. What a friendly, approachable chappy he is!
Most of the guests I meet at these events, are as excited to be a part of Doctor Who as we 'ordinary' fans are, and Nick is no exception. I gained some interesting insights into what it is like to be an actor(and a fan) working on the show right now.
It was lovely to see Lisa Bowerman and Sophie Aldred again, and meet Will Barton, Mark Morris and Stuart Fell for the first time.

David Howe did a great job as MC for the day and The Hyde Fundraisers kept us all entertained with their monster costumes. The new Sycorax one is very impressive, and it was fun seeing the Ogrons challenging the Cyberman to a game of cricket!

Stuart Fell was a very entertaining Jester, inviting all the children to help him perform his magic tricks, much to their delight.

It's great to attend small, intimate events like these. The guests like the relaxed atmosphere and the fans get the chance to spend a bit more time with them, which they can't always do at larger events. Large and small events have their advantages and smaller ones, it seems reach people who might not to be able to afford a weekend away at the far ends of the country.

Yesterday's event also raised an impressive sum of money for Cancer Research UK.

Well done Graham! Please do another event next year. :)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Next stop...

This is The Ten Doctors, which was my most popular print at Gallifrey Con.
My next outing is a week tomorrow, at Darwen cricket club in Lancashire. It's a one day Doctor Who event hosted by Graham Groom. Guests in attendance will include David Howe, Sophie Aldred, stuart Fell and Lisa Bowerman. Also on hand will be The Hyde Fundraisers, with their Doctor Who monsters. There will be talks, screenings of Doctor Who episodes and autograph signings, also a design a monster competition.