This is incomplete. I had wanted to add in Gallifreyan circular symbols for numbers around the Doctors, displaying 1-13, but I could not find a represenation for 13 on the web anywhere. There were some other little things here and there. I might find time to add them on later...
This piece was created for the souvenir book for Comic Con 2013, San Diego. Whether or not it makes the cut to be put in is another matter entirely. I simply enjoyed creating the piece, but hated coloring it in. It was meant to be a black and white piece, and I may upload that later.
When creating this piece I had a very specific idea in mind. I wanted a clock, because we are talking Time Lords here, so I started doodling in all 13 Doctors going counterclockwise, because as a Time Lord the good Doctor is going against time, both literally and figuratively. In this piece, what is meant is that as the Doctor goes through his regenerations, the clock counts down to hour 13, erego the title, 'Against the Wheel of Time.'
Also significant about the piece is Doctor's number 12 and 13 at the very bottom of the wheel. I did not just leave that spot empty, and am fully aware that as of this point in time there is no Doctor 12 or 13. What I did instead is created silhoetted Doctor's whose skin is cracking, revealing the temporal energies underneath. Number 13, as the last Doctor, is actually crumbling apart.
Another thing when creating this piece is the poses chosen for the Doctors themselves. Originally I wanted to create from Doctor 1 to 13, an illusion of the Doctor starting out, rising, and cresting with 6 and 7 where the Doctor suffers some serious mental trauma and is reflected in these incarnations. Then from there, precedes a slippery slope, illustrated by the new age Doctor's becoming more and more frightful and/or anguished through their regenerations. I managed to keep hold of a bit of that orignal idea with this. The 7th Doctor is actually grabbing hold of the 6th Doctor and holding onto the 8th, his intention being to hold back the hands of time and stop fate. He wants to go back -against the clock- to kinder times but can't. In a sense, 7 is predicting the future troubles to come. This is reflected again with the 9th Doctor, who is gripping the 8th and trying to drag himself back against the clock, horrified at what is to come, but the effort is of course, futile.
As it proceeds along the clock the Doctor's incarnations reflect the persona and troubles the Doctor faces. He begins smug and a bit arrogant and mischevious, moves along to laid back and kind and friendly, progresses to anger and bitterness with 6, to manipulative and doubtful 7, and to the horrific trauma faced by 8, whose lost in the gap (Gap between 8 and 9 is a symbolic represenation of his missing seasons -not meaning the audio but never produced television series-AKA, the Time War). All of this ends with all of the Doctor's hardships compiling on with 9, 10, 11, and really shown with 12 and 13, who are displayed at the bottom of the wheel as hunched back and with 13 in the fetal position -screaming.
I hope that you all enjoy the piece.