Who's Who
What happens when all 11 incarnations of Dr Who try to cram into the TARDIS at once.
I’ve heard from several people that they have really enjoyed the process blogs that I’ve posted showing how designs come together, so I wanted  to do that again for “Who’s Who” – starting from the original sketch through the final design.

For anyone interested, after its momentous day at TeeFury this design is currently available through my own shop: http://shop.ianleino.com , screenprinted locally on American Apparel shirts.

The first stage for almost any of my work is to do some deep research into the project. For this design, I wanted to ensure that I got all of the details right for each Doctor including facial mannerisms and costumes, so I pulled lots of reference images.
Here’s my initial sketch, where I worked out exactly how to cram 11 people into the TARDIS, trying to ensure that they were all visible and interacting with each other. After I had the composition worked out, I added costume details for each Doctor based on my reference images.
As much as possible, I tried to use existing photos as references for the Doctors’ expressions, but for a few of them I just couldn’t find the look I needed. For those, I took reference pictures of myself and used those as a positioning guide to be able to draw their features into the expressions I needed. Once I was happy with their likenesses, I combined them with my earlier sketches in Photoshop, then printed out the new image and took it to my lightbox for inking.

Inking, inking and more inking using a new set of Sakura Pigma Sensei pens.
For the TARDIS, I created a wireframe image using Illustrator’s 3D tool (see this post for a more in-depth look) with the perspective that I needed and used it as a guide for the pen drawing.
Now that everything was drawn, I combined the two inked images in Photoshop and after much tinkering was able to get the palette down to 5 colors for printing. I separated the colors, prepped the file, sent it to the printer, and if you pre-order now you'll soon be able to wear it on your body!

The print through my shop is a 6-color screenprinted design on a black shirt using a discharge base and soft-hand inks for a super soft and comfortable shirt.

For those who would prefer it on another color, I've also made it available through RedBubble.com

Thanks for looking!