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Timelines: Personalised Doctor Who graphics – Celebrating 50 years of Time-Travel!

Well, by now you can’t have failed to notice..that the whole World is heading for a cataclysmic event of epistopic proportions..  (epic is such a common word now..so am borrowing `epistopic’ from the Doctor Who series itself!).

Actually it’s not cataclysmic …but jubilant and utterly Celebratory!

No other TV show has been going on for 50 yrs – yes okay with a few years of break in the middle! But that’s like a person going all recluse for few years and returning to family & friends.. What matters is when it started..and if it’s still `alive’  🙂   Besides, in the `gap years’ there have been plenty of audio & video dramas of Doctor Who stories..  starring actual past `Doctors’ ..so I call that a good continuity!

Right..  I have much to say about a Hero and a show that has inspired me, seen me through personal hard times, propelled me to go on and do a Physics Degree, turn my hate of History & Sociology into deep interests and much more..

But ..bit busy right now..!

So I’ll start ..by sharing some of my recent art works/ graphics…modeled on the `Time Lord mythos’ ..as it becomes applicable to my own life. (not that you’ll know..unless you are a close friend ..)

-Mani Navasothy

The personal story so far…

Timelines (c) Mani Navasothy   - May2013
1.  Timelines (c) Mani Navasothy – May2013

The original TimeLine graphics  (above) shows me at various events..wearing masks (for Pagan ceremonies etc).. and key points..  with key people (partner, sister)..

But the one below is a variation on my original `TimeLine’ graphics…but with a Halloween Twist (with `Death’) in the middle..  It’s as if other forces have started to interfere with my timelines..  (bit like when the `Great Intelligence’ jumped into the Doctor’s  time-steam in `The Name of the Doctor’)

TimeLines (c) Mani Navasothy 2013
2. TimeLines2 (c) Mani Navasothy 2013

And below you can see a recent one I started to do..  called `Regeneration’ ..as a result of  personal stuff…!   (yes I really was going through difficult times in my life ..this whole year has been like that- sadly).

Regeneration (c) Mani Navasothy 2013
3. Regeneration (c) Mani Navasothy 2013

On an artistic level, this (above) shows two separate `worlds’ merging..  (the outdoor nature shot is taken in Euston, London, and the indoor shot is part of the Westminster tube station, London..   and the Tardis is a photo of the model that is outside Earl’s Court tube station, London)..and me..well, that’s a photo of me in my room.. ! 🙂  The `jacket’ of course is my 9 year old `tribal jacket’ (that I wear for rituals in woodlands..)

This then leads into the one below.. called `UnRegenerate’ ..  and it takes the concept of a Regeneration `going wrong’..  (as in the case of when The Master trying to regenerate beyond his 12th incarnation in the `Deadly Assassin’ (Tom Baker story set in Gallifrey).  I used the same background graphics as before..but used a new photo of me being in my comfy night robes at home..

UnRegenerate (c) Mani Navasothy 2013
4. UnRegenerate (c) Mani Navasothy 2013

This then leads me to a strange one in the middle.. `Shadow Hunter’.  The idea is that the `Regeneration’ has gone a bit warped..creating a fractured / splintered personality..  ie the Shadow.. of the Self.

Shadow Hunter (c) Mani Navasothy 2013
5. Shadow Hunter (c) Mani Navasothy 2013

And all this finally brings about a happy resolution..which is.. `Manifestations’   – where the process is complete, and a more settled `new’ self finally surfaces and..settles..  🙂 ..and about time too…’cos it’ll be my birthday soon.. !  ps. If I ever run a big magical empowering conference or something ( a festival)  I’d call it..  `Mani-Fest’ of course… a play on words..my name..and festival..but also about manifesting your own realities..:-)

Manifestations (c)Mani navasothy nov13
6. Manifestations (c) Mani Navasothy  – Nov13

And that brings me to something else that I shall blog later this evening.. something that will blow you side-ways..to know ab out the good Doctor Who.. !

-ManiNavasothy

links to my sites

Art of Mani – Fantasy, Visionary, Eco & Erotic arts of Mani Navasothy

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Doctor Who blogs

Making of the Cyber-Sun mask

Tardis Tales0 Cyberhead, Colin Baker & me

My K9 – many X’masses ago

Doctor Who art- Ship-Wreck

12th Doctor- Peter Capaldi

12th Doctor Who – Peter Capaldi announced as New Time Lord

BBC has announced that Peter Capaldi is to play the 12th incarnation of The Doctor (Doctor Who)..  –

The Time Lord (BBC TV show) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary later this year (23rd November) in a special episode with the Current (11th) Doctor Matt Smith…joining forces with the 10th Doctor David Tennant..  and the forgotten Doctor John Hurt (last seen in `The Name of the Doctor’)..when the current Doctor `entered his grave..and into the energy matrix that is his `imprint’ on the universe..  (every tear and every scar on the space-time created by the Doctor’s travels!!)

To celebrate the arrival of the 12th Doctor, I have created this graphics below 🙂   It was created using some space background I had digitally painted, along with photos of Stonehenge, and the old Police Phone Box ..found outside London’s Earl’s Court tube station..  (go have a look 🙂

12th Doctor - Peter Capaldi  - Art (c) Mani Navasothy 2013.   Visit moref my  oart at www.ArtofMani.co.uk
12th Doctor – Peter Capaldi – Art (c) Mani Navasothy 2013. Visit more of my art at http://www.ArtofMani.co.uk

Hope to create more art / graphics to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who..

-Mani Navasothy

 

Link to Art of Mani

Link to DrWho: Shipwreck – Crash of the TARDIS (my art work)

BBC – Peter Capaldi announces himself as The Doctor

TARDIS Tales (1994): The Cyber-Head, Colin Baker (Doctor Who) and me

1994- There was that Science Fiction Convention called `Who7′ which celebrated BBC TV’s two famous serials – Doctor Who & Blakes-7.  The convention took place in South London area (Crystal Palace) in a Hotel.

For the competition, I submitted 3 pieces – a full spaceship `Liberator’ (from Blakes-7) made entirely of cardboard ..in every detail (measuring about 1 meter in length!), a piece of A2 art work (something to do with TARDISes.. that deserves a blog of its own :-), and of course the Cyberman head piece…made of light cardboard.

Colin Baker (6th Doctor) & Mani Navasothy
Colin Baker (6th Doctor) & Mani Navasothy (c)MN’12

In the convention, I got to meet various actors & Actresses..   who have played characters such as `The Doctor’  (Collin Baker), Leela (Louise Jameson), Villa (Michael Keaton) and others..    Unfortunately many of the autographed items and my very expensive SLR zoom camera itself was stolen (people broke into hotel car park and took it. a week later police found my bag and water stained booklet ..but other stuff was never recovered).  I think I attended it with my cousin Suren and my younger sister Yalini.

And here’s the Victory Photo ..of me with my Cyberman mask that won first prize on stage..and the guy who gave me the prize – none other than Collin Baker – 6th Doctor (who) himself.

Ah!   Despite the car break in and loss, it still remains a good memory.

-Mani

links: 

TARDIS tales: K9 and me

Trial of a Time Lord : Kangaroo court 

Blakes 7- Rebels against the Federation

TARDIS Tales: K9 and me.. many X’masses ago

DrWho: K9 robotic dog - full scale model - made by Mani
DrWho: K9 robotic dog – full scale model – made by Mani

I am a big Doctor Who fan..  and have been since I landed on the shores of UK back in 1985, and started reading the old Target novels, and watching Trial of a Time Lord (Collin Baker…6th Doctor final season in 1986).  Doctor Who is the BBC TV’s science fiction drama series, that has been going on now for 49 years (50 years in 2013!!) and charts the the adventures of a Time Lord who travels in Time & Space in an old London Police Box – ie his time machine disguised (TARDIS – Time and Relative Dimensions in Space).

My K9 & incomplete TARDIS in the garden
My K9 & incomplete TARDIS in the garden

And it has – next to Star Trek & Blakes-7 – been the biggest TV sci-fi series to make the biggest impact in my life..  inspirations, motivations, and at times, even solace. Oh yes! How? well, all that in blogs to come..  (Why you ask? well, it’s my blog  and I can talk about my life.. any and all facets of it 🙂  Go on start your own blog, and talk about anything you like..   !)

So to kick off my Doctor Whovian blogs, I’m  starting with K9 and me  (am not making that word up at all..  In fan circles and even in published magazines, `Whovian’ is a real word that’s used!!)..

Few years ago, I started doing special Christmas projects – based on Doctor Who…just for my own fun..  making art & craft stuff.  K9 – the robot dog that Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor had for quite a while (from the `Invisible Enemy’ story on wards) was my first `big’ Doctor Who project.

I’ll dig out the actual `making of K9′ photos another time (it’s in an external drive..)  but here’s the finished item..   (with  a part of the TARDIS door that I started to make behind)…and a photo of me sitting on K9   (it’s a wood & hardboard full scale model..that can take my full weight. I posed this way as I recall Peter Davison (5th Doctor) being seated on k9 in a publicity photo for the 20th anniversary special `Doctor Who: Five Doctors’.  So I figured if I can’t build a motorised model, it should at least be strong enough to support my weight. (and no reason why I can’t motorise it one day).

In fact,one of these days – I may take `my’ K9 out for a walk around London…yes, in the real trains & tubes..  (I can just lift `him’ into buses and trains 🙂

Mani seated on K9
Me (Mani) seated on my K9 (4-5 years ago)

So anyway,

I’ve lost touch with fellow Whovians..   and would welcome contact from you all.   `Who’ knows..  perhaps to build a few Daleks..  complete a TARDIS… make a few short videos ….just for fun  (plenty of woods and historic sites about in London.. )

-Mani Navasothy

Link

Trial of a Time Lord: Kangaroo Court & me

Sonic screw drive too far?

Ultra sound : Mouse repellent to Muscle warmer