Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: Regeneration Art By Andrew Skilleter

I've been sent a second of Who Dares' art portfolios for review, and this time it contains the work of Andrew Skilleter.

The theme is obvious from the title: with many pieces of Doctor Who art to choose from, Andrew has gone for six pieces which cover the Regeneration stories.  So we have The Tenth Planet, Planet of the Spiders, Logopolis, Castrovalva, The Caves of Androzani and The Twin Dilemma. All the art (except The Tenth Planet) was originally used on the BBC VHS Cassette releases of the stories in question.

Making this portfolio more special, for each of the finished pieces, which are presented on a nice thick paper stock, there is also the initial submission sketch, produced to show the BBC what the finished piece might look like. These are printed on a thinner parchment paper. One of the nice things about seeing initial sketches is to see what changed between them and the finished art. It's a shame in a way that every one of these are pretty much exactly the same ... Nothing significant changed at all.

Along with the paintings there's a little booklet with some notes about the artist and the paintings, and in the signed edition, an A5 limitation sheet signed by the artist.

As with the Evilution print set, a lot of work has gone into the design and presentation of this, and if you appreciate Doctor Who artwork, then this will probably be a must-have!

One oddity is that the back of the folder it states 'Paintings (c) 2017 Colin Howard' ... of course they're not, they're by Andrew Skilleter, and the copyright dates would be whenever the paintings had already been done, a detail that is included on each print.

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For full disclosure, I have written the introduction to a future portfolio, and this one was supplied to me for review purposes.

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