A bunch (but not nearly all) of the characters associated with the Eighth Doctor. There's a lot of important ones I've not drawn yet, and several minor ones I did include. I have a list of 50 characters I'd like to draw.
On Tumblr: [link]
These took about 4 days to do. I spent about 45 minutes drawing each, but there was also a lot of researching and reference-finding and such. Particularly for the book characters. Thankfully I have helpful friends who know the books better than I do.
The symbols indicate which medium the character is introduced in or best known from; TV, books, audio (CDs) or comics.
Here's a short guide to the characters. Mildly spoilery, and beware of even bigger spoilers if you follow the links to their wiki pages, though.Grace: [link]
A surgeon from San Francisco, 1999, who was partly responsible for the Doctor regeneration from Seven to Eight. She helped him save the Earth, and was also the first to kiss the Doctor on-screen, but declined the offer to travel with him. The actress has made appearances in the audios as other characters, but sadly not as Grace because of copyright problems.Lee: [link]
A gang member also from San Francisco, 1999. It's narratively unclear whether Lee was a companion, particularly as he served as a sort-of companion of the Master for most of the story, but I wanted to count him, especially as the TARDIS saved his life.Susan: [link]
First introduced in the very first episode of Doctor Who, she's the Doctor's granddaughter, and a Time Lady. She got left behind on 22nd century Earth, to start a new life with a human man she fell in love with, David Campbell. She later gave birth to...Alex: [link]
The half-Gallifreyan, half-human great grandson of the Doctor, born on 22nd century Earth. He first met the Doctor when he was seventeen, and the Doctor offered to take him to Gallifrey and enroll him into Time Lord Academy, but Alex refused, saying Earth was his home.The Brigadier: [link]
One of the most well-known characters in Doctor Who, he's made appearances with probably all the Doctors in some medium or another, and was one of the Doctor's most trusted friends. A human born in 1930, a co-founder of UNIT, and particularly associated with the Second, Third and Fourth Doctors.Charley: [link]
An upper class human girl born in 1912, and self-proclaimed Edwardian adventuress. She eloped and stowed away on the R101 airship headed for Singapore. Her death when this airship crashed was a fixed point in time, which the Doctor defied by saving her life and taking her with him, which created countless problems and destabilised the Web of Time. She's one of my all-time favourite companions.C'rizz: [link]
A male Eutermesan from the planet Bortresoye in the Divergent Universe. He joined the Doctor and Charley in their search for the TARDIS, shortly after having to mercy-kill his girlfriend. He's a bit of a chameleon, both physically, mentally and emotionally. And he's fabulously interesting and awesome. And a woobie.Mary: [link]
Yes, THAT Mary Shelley, the 19th century English writer, most famously author of Frankenstein. She travelled with him for an unknown amount of time -- uknown because she's the current companion of the Eighth Doctor, and her stories are still being written.Lucie: [link]
A human girl from Blackpool, 2006. She was placed with the Doctor as part of a "Time Lord witness protection programme", against both Lucie's and the Doctor's wishes, so their relationship had a very rocky start, but they grew to be close friends.Tamsin: [link]
A human actress from Dulwich, who answered an ad which read: "Traveller in Time and Space seeks male or female companion with good sense of humour for adventures in the Fourth and Fifth Dimensions. No Experience Necessary. No time wasters, no space wasters, please." She travelled with the Doctor for a few adventures.Benny: [link]
A female human archaeologist from late 26th century and early 27th century born on the planet Beta Caprisis. She was an adventurer even before meeting the Doctor, and was a companion of the Seventh and Eighth Doctors and an associate of Irving Braxiatel (the Doctor's older brother).Sam: [link]
A human girl from London, 1997, she met him shortly after his regeneration, and started travelling with the Doctor when she was only 16. She was a vegetarian, a supporter of Greenpeace and gay rights. She was also a bit of a paradox, because she was an alternate version of...Dark!Sam: [link]
The original version of Sam, a drug user and troubled 22 year old when she met the Doctor, and eventually accompanied him to San Francisco. She found out her biodata/timeline had been unintentionally altered by the Doctor to create the "perfect companion", the blonde Sam.Fitz: [link]
A half-German half-English human guitarist, who met the Doctor in England in 1963, when he was 27, and is one of the Doctor's longest running companions. To quote TV Tropes: "Initially, he's a True Neutral Lovable Sex Maniac looking for the first chance to bunk off with the Girl of the Week despite being often impeded by his tendency to be a little sexist, although he obviously has a heart of gold deep down. By the end of the series, he's a Big Brother Mentor to all sorts of characters, can pull off a Bavarian Fire Drill just as well as the Doctor, has a knack for keeping a calm head in a crisis or failing that shows great courage in situations that make him shake like a leaf, occasionally functions as the Doctor's Morality Chain, puts others before himself, is loyal almost to a fault, and is generally competent, responsible, and heroic."Kode: [link]
Kode was the result of Fitz having his personality (and whole state of being) copied into a Remembrance Tank when he joined Faction Paradox. And if I go into more detail, it's going to be complicated. He's basically a clone of a clone of a clone.The Headhunter: [link]
Not a companion, more of an antagonist. She was a human bounty hunter and time traveler, originally contracted to recover Lucie, though she crossed paths with the Doctor many times. And I probably like her more than I should.Izzy: [link]
A human girl born on Earth in 1979. When she first met the Doctor and started traveling with him, she was a 17 year old science fiction fan and amateur paranormal investigator. She's also the first confirmed female LGBT companion, a lesbian.Kroton: [link]
A Cyberman from Telos, who uncharacteristically retained his emotional capacity. He traveled with the Doctor for a while, had a sense of right and wrong, appreciated beauty, and later regained his humanity and became a complete person again, then set off to have his own adventures.Fey: [link]
An human undercover agent for the British government from 1939, and companion of the Doctor. She eventually merged with Shayde (an artificial being created on Gallifrey), becoming Feyde and gaining Shayde's powers, including the ability to travel through time and space unaided.
There. I hope you all learned something. If nothing else, at least how much of a geek I am about the Eighth Doctor.