Monday, July 23, 2012

MDE artwork The Valeyard

Ball point pen drawing of the Valeyard (6-6-1991 MDE).
Going through a pile of old sketch books the other day, I ran across some of my old artwork. It is so old that one can see that I was still using my birth name as an artist (since then, I have placed everything under my penname...except for the bits that I do not want people to easily connect with myself).

This particular drawing of the Valeyard (Michael Jayston) was done is June 1991. I used a black ball-point pen on newsprint.

The Valeyard is one of those Doctor Who villians that had so much promise, but the BBC failed to get the most out of him. Of course, let's be honest--it is not easy to do so when you are involved with a fourteen espisode story arc with multiple writers...and no one really knowing how it is really supposed to end.

One would hope that the final story of Trial of a Time Lord would have cleared up some of the problems and difficulties, but no, it is BBC pulp theater hour with the last story being written by the unknowing at the very last second.

I always wonder what happened to the Valeyard, just like I wonder how he came into existence, but we will never be given official answers to this because the Time Lords are no more.

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