Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
February 21, 2012
Image Size
738 KB
Resolution
1536×864
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,930 (3 today)
Favourites
311 (who?)
Comments
74
Downloads
113
×
Gallifrey by Ardariel Gallifrey by Ardariel
Before you go down on me like a ton of bricks for this not being canonical Gallifrey (and I fear it is far from that), hear out my explanations, please, will you?

So I was wondering what Gallifrey might look like before it was destroyed. What it was like to live under an orange sky.
What Tardis might've looked like before its chameleon circuit got it locked in the shape of a police box. What a Time Lord's battle (or I dunno, just official) attire could look like. I was wondering about these things and just scribbling around. This is what I came up with. It is not, technically, fan art as such. So please, dear whovians, no offence or anything, 'k?

No, I have not watched "Utopia", "The Sound of Drums" and "Last of the Time Lords" episodes yet (I was told we get to look at least at the Citadel in one of those?). So I have no idea what it all really should look like. And I don't really want spoilers in the comments (although I really do want comments), thank you so much. =)

upd:
Dear whovians, after receiving the comments I have received from you here, I have to say that you are amazing. Or even fantastic. Everything all of you have said here is so touching, so inspiring. I think I will have to go cry a little from happiness over how awesome you are.

upd-2:
Since so many people seemed to like this version of Gallifrey, I decided I should put some more effort and thinking in this work. Hope you do not mind having this revised version.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconslendersanereality:
SlenderSaneReality Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
gah, Gallifrey is such a beautiful planet! I think you portrayed it very well in this fantastic piece of artwork.
Reply
:iconkasterborous:
Kasterborous Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
The Gallifrey citadel seen in the new series seems, to me, to be unfairly bland and uninspired... it's a few generically sci-fi towers in a snow globe. This looks much grander to me.
Reply
:iconrassilons-girl:
rassilons-girl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't care if it's not canon, it's still amazing :D Can I post this on Facebook with a link to your account?
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
Sure you can share it on Facebook.
Reply
:iconblueboxdrifter:
BlueBoxDrifter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely! Yeah, it doesn't resemble the Capitol over much BUT it could be Olyesti or Mancipia or any of the other cities on Gallifrey (all of which have completely forgotten the names of =P) very nice!
Reply
:iconarcalian:
Arcalian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
The only "wrong" is the TARDIS ship (going by Name of the Doctor), and you can always say at some point some model of them looked like that. No muss, no fuss.

I Want Gallifrey Back, Damnit.
Reply
:icontangerinewarning:
tangerinewarning Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Photographer
A wonderful interpretation of Gallifrey, better in fact than the new TV portrayals of it.
The ship speaks to me of a time just before TARDISes when they were still using ships, the figure also, youthful but old looking out onto the Citadel.
I also love the little inclusion of the red grass in the foreground and the fog in front of the citadel.
Reply
:iconpaulhanley:
PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional
I don't see why your version can't count as much as the one solitary city that's been shown a few times on the series. Even if this is meant to be the Capitol, the Time Lords were around for a "billion" years- even a stubborn society like theirs had to change and rise and fall many times over the millenia. For all we know, that's Rassilon or Omega standing on the cliff. ;)

Great work. :)
Reply
:icongoldengirl954:
GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
How beautiful! :rose:
Reply
:icons-lilly:
s-lilly Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
OMG I love it better that the canonical Gallifrey! It look more epic, more regal, more Time Lord City... I don't know, I just love it so much. It is obvious you put some thinking in it, and I love it!
Reply
:iconamras-arfeiniel:
Amras-Arfeiniel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it :)
May have to rework my gallifrey pic. :D
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
Your version is more canonical though (and awesome).
Reply
:iconamras-arfeiniel:
Amras-Arfeiniel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.^^
Well I just used the production sketch as reference. ^^
Reply
:iconscattergunsniper:
Scattergunsniper Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
this version of Gallifrey is stunning....its amazing...your Tardis design is pretty cool too ,but it would have to be a form taken by the Chameleon circuit as a default Tardis looks like a gray cabinet with a door that extends outwards..or a war Tardis looks like a tall bronze spire with spikes sticking out on its sides
Reply
:iconuckpa:
uckpa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Ya vlyublena. Krasivii gorod. Tak pohozh na nash no sovsem drugoi... Tak zhe kak i doktor. Spasibu za vizual'nii representation :)
Reply
:iconmavericstud9:
mavericstud9 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Yeah and was destroyed not by the Master or the Doctor,but blowheart of an idiot,known as Russell T.Davies.Good ridence.
Reply
:iconcrazyartist12:
crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
kill by a writer? bring it back in next year's 50th DW B-Day.
(go and fetch a Dalek if you want to kill him.)
Reply
:iconcolinghastslayer:
ColinGhastslayer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I sort of like yours better
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! That's kinda flattering to hear. :)
Reply
:iconcolinghastslayer:
ColinGhastslayer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
welcome
Reply
:iconluckyblack13:
LuckyBlack13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive! A wonderful job, especially since you weren't using anything from Sound of the Drums as a reference! Favorited!
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm very glad you liked it. :)
Reply
:iconluckyblack13:
LuckyBlack13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
Reply
:iconcolinghastslayer:
ColinGhastslayer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
looks great and it looks pretty similar to the official gallifrey pics
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconcaptainjacqueline:
CaptainJacqueline Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This is AMAZING! And honestly, I love the thought that went into it.
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much (and sorry for the late reply, I've really been behind with replying to comments)!
Reply
:iconwhenthingsgoboom:
WhenThingsGoBoom Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Why would any whovian flame you? This is wonderfull! :)
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! and sorry for the late reply :blush:

>> Why would any whovian flame you?
Oh well, you know there's always some insecurity when you know (or guess) that you're not really following the canon. :) So I kinda wanted to play it safe.
Reply
:iconwhenthingsgoboom:
WhenThingsGoBoom Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Happens to everyone ^^ But hold on, even Doctor Who doesn't follow Doctor Who canon :p
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
>>even Doctor Who doesn't follow Doctor Who canon
Now that you're saying, that sounds so right... Haha, never thought of it that way. :)
Reply
:iconchibiprowl:
ChibiProwl Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh ho wow!
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconnetrophensis:
Netrophensis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
How can anyone not like this version? It's epic - Nice work :)
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Ypu're calling my work epic? Oh, I feel that I really need to go hide in some dark corner and blush for a while :)
And very-very sorry for the late reply, too.
Reply
:iconnetrophensis:
Netrophensis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
That's fine, and don't sell yourself so short, you did a very good job with this! :D
Reply
:iconnovamirage:
NovaMirage Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I can't believe you thought this up without ever watching that episode, that's just amazing, very nicely done!
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! (Aaand ever so sorry for the late reply.)

>>you thought this up without ever watching that episode
Oh well, we can't really say I didn't have any hints, right? Tenth gives a pretty nice description of what Gallifrey is like, so I wasn't completely in the dark.
Reply
:icontransmattrev:
TransmatTrev Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Definitly worth gracing my desktop for a while. Great to see inspiration other than that of the BBC. And its helped me to visualise the Gallifrey "snow-dome" I am about to make. Keep going Andriel, give us more, and you manages to be included on the [link] website. Good on ya x
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh, thank you for your comment and for the feature. I had a look at the TARDIS Newsroom website, seems you have a pretty nifty project under way. Good luck with it!
Reply
:iconyanajenn:
yanajenn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely! I like to think that the person is the 9th Doctor, too.
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
>>I like to think that the person is the 9th Doctor, too.
Well, that's even canonical, isn't it? I'm a new whovian and do not know much, but wikipedia tells me that it was in his ninth incarnation that he ended the Time War. Also, Nine needs more love. It seems that he is often underrated.
Reply
:iconaslann1211:
aslann1211 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love your concept of the TARDIS.
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. =)
Reply
:iconaslann1211:
aslann1211 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
Reply
:iconhassan10:
Hassan10 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing idea very nice concept of the future
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
Reply
:iconzapolight79:
ZapoLight79 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist
I love it! Don't doubt yourself, becaus you did an amazing job. I love the feel it has, of peace, almost like the calm before the storm, if you know what I mean.
Reply
:iconardariel:
Ardariel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Digital Artist
>> almost like the calm before the storm, if you know what I mean
This was what I was aiming at, yes. Thank you for seeing it this way. And thank you for stopping by to say what you think. =)
Reply
:iconzapolight79:
ZapoLight79 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist
No problem!
Reply
Add a Comment: