For anyone who doesn't know, Pigbin Josh is a minor comic relief character from the 1971 Doctor Who story The Claws of Axos. He is a mentally handicapped scrap collector who encounters a crashed spaceship and becomes the first victim of the Axons.
I first became interested in painting him when I realized that without the comedic music and nonsensical muttering he's really quite a sad character.
The terrible weather and desolate slate piles of Dungeness provide an incredibly dreary backdrop for Josh's brief story.
It's no surprise that this series of paintings are consistently my least popular work. Am I dragging Doctor Who fan art, kicking and screaming, in a new direction or just being silly?
Probably a little of both.