Monday, February 4, 2013

Jonday - The Master

The Master (as played by John Simm) card art for The Doctor Who Card Game designed by Martin Wallace and published by Cubicle 7 and Treefrog Games. It seems few Who fans really like Simm's Master, but ironically enough this was one of my favourite paintings for the game.

I painted about half the cards for the game, as well as handling art direction duties. We made really close use of photo reference on this game, as a deliberate move - the painted style hopefully brings something fresh and contemporary and it allowed us to remove the characters and items from their settings (which increases feeling of narrative during play) whilst keeping very "on brand" with regard to everyone's appearance. Which is of course vital with such a well loved property. It was a really interesting departure from what we normally do, where such close use of photography can be considered somehow "cheating". Here it was very deliberately employed.

BBC, DOCTOR WHO (word marks, logos and devices), TARDIS, DALEKS, CYBERMAN and K-9 (word marks and devices) are trade marks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used under licence. BBC logo © BBC 1996. Doctor Who logo © BBC 2009. Tardis image © BBC 1963. Dalek image © BBC/Terry Nation 1963. Cyberman image © BBC/Kit Pedler/Gerry Davis 1966. K-9 image © BBC/Bob Baker/Dave Martin 1977.

Find out more about the game here: [link]

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