Doctor Who Fan Art Speed Paint
Fandoms have breathed new life into characters since they first began. Channeling passion into art, some of the most beautiful, most funny visual arts have grown from fandom culture. What better example of a fandom using visual art as a medium of expression than the Whovians?
The Many Faces Of Doctor Who
The past half century has seen many reincarnations of Doctor Who. The one man has had many faces: the series is currently on its twelfth doctor.
"The Doctor is the last of the Time Lords. The sole survivor of Gallifrey and The Last Great Time War. He has travelled space and time, battling evil for over 900 years. On the run from his past in an amazing ship. He hates burnt toast. He loves a fez. And if you’re in his way, you better run," according to the official site.
"Armed with only his intelligence, charm and trusty sonic screwdriver, he has pitted himself against the deadliest creatures in the universe," the story goes. "He chooses travelling companions from those he befriends, briefly sharing his life with them and showing them the astonishing wonders of the universe."
"In its 50th anniversary year, the series is watched by an estimated 80 million viewers in 206 countries. It has been honoured by Guinness World Records as both the longest running and most successful science-fiction series in the world."
In The Shadow Of Your Heart
Part of the beauty of the show is the sheer transience of Doctor Who's companions -- the awesome ability to meet people from all times and share their experiences and the sadness that comes with losing them.
Let's Fight Hitler
The show's historical allusions are part of its appeal to both young and old.
"Created as an educational family show to fit between the football results and evening entertainment programmes, Doctor Who was the brainchild of Canadian TV producer and BBC Head of Drama, Sydney Newman," the site reported.
Monsters In Watercolor
"Some corners of the universe have bred the most terrible things. And here’s where they gather! And where would the Doctor be without monsters to fight and evil to vanquish? From living plastic to Weeping Angels, and from a man made of sweets to villainous Time Ladies. Prepare to be exterminated, deleted, shrunk, mutated, eaten, brainwashed, candy-coated and zapped-back-in-time-to-live-yourself-to-death. Meet the worst of the worst - some of the Doctor’s greatest foes."
We're All Stories In The End
"They watch his back, they keep him sane, they ask the right questions, and, just sometimes, they get themselves into trouble. Without doubt, they are the Doctor’s greatest supporters."
Who's companions have changed twice as often as he, himself, has. And that's part of what fuels the show and the fandom -- the constant shifting of emotions, of places, of people, of things. In it's own, beautifully melancholic way, it's... fantastic!