Our collector, his wife and children are true blue Dr. Who fans. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the British science fiction television series the TARDIS, which stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space, is a time travel machine. A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and any place in the universe. In the series, the Doctor pilots an unreliable, obsolete TT Type 40, Mark I TARDIS. The chameleon circuit board is broken, leaving it stuck in the shape of a 1960s style British police box after a visit to London in 1963.
I mix Ultramarine Blue + Ivory Black + White in various proportions for the TARDIS, or Police Box.
The body of the blue Police Box is painted first. The light on this one is more similar to the 1960s vintage before all of the electronic accoutrements found on more modern versions, like the one at the top of the page, were added.
Bracing my wrist on the mahl stick to steady my hand I letter the signage. What is a mahl stick? CLICK HERE to find out.
After the TARDIS is finished I start blocking in the Sunflowers.
Leaves are worked around the yellow, helping to shape the large blossoms. Adding the dark centers makes them immediately identifiable as Sunflowers.
The petals catching the sun are highlighted with Cadmium Yellow Light. The cheery blossoms of the Sunflowers dance in a gentle breeze drifting through the courtyard. Or maybe the air is swirled by the electromagnetic field surrounding the TARDIS! WHO knows? Hugs, Mikki Senkarik