Dr Who is best described as being science fiction. But that is not without adding elements of other genres also. For example, it draws upon adventure, historical (accurate or not) and fantasy. I would also say it does have quite a fairytale element to it as well. The Doctor is the hero, the handsome prince (although rather than have a seperate wizard/advisor, he is some what a combination of the two) and his companion could be described as the princess. Either waiting to be rescued, or, Princess Fiona-esque, rescuing herself.
Karen Hallion has emphasised this fairytale element by placing the Doctor (out of sight mostly) and his TARDIS into several of the best known fairy tales/Disney films. In this series she has beautifully created, The Doctor meets Ariel, Alice, Snow White, Jack Skellington (shush - don't judge before you see it), Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Mulan and Little Red Riding Hood.
There are a few little injokes that you would probably only get if you have been watching Who regularly, certainly since David Tennant at least.
While I wouldn't exactly class it as 'fairytale', my favourite definitely has to be Who's This as seen above.
You can purchase Karen's beautiful artwork in a variety of different mediums such as postcards and t-shirts on her WEBSITE. She's also done pictures inspired by Harry Potter, steampunk and mermaids. I still think her Fairy Tale Who section is her best work but certainly check her other stuff out too.
File under: Kelligrafie, Karen Hallion, art, fairy tale, Dr Who, The Doctor, TARDIS, Disney, Belle, Beauty And The Beast, Ariel, The Little Mermaid, Snow White, Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rapunzel, Mulan, Little Red Riding Hood
Kel. 30. Half mad cat lady. Half ninja turtle. Huddersfield lass born 'n' bred!.
I love to draw cartoons & listen to film soundtracks & TV themes.
For unknown reason, my favourite number is 44.
Things I Like
Author: Jasper Fforde
Band: The Struts
Book: The Lost Art Of Keeping Secrets
Game: The Sims 3
TV Show: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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