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Art Deco Dalek by Promus-Kaa Art Deco Dalek by Promus-Kaa
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An episode of the non-canon Doctor Who Series 3, "Daleks in Manhattan," featured Daleks in 1930's New York City. I heard David Tennant, who plays Doctor Who, mention in an interview that there would be "Art Deco Daleks" featured in the episode. Which of course got me thinking...what would an "Art Deco Dalek" look like?? :confused:

Later on of course, we saw that Tennant's words were as bogus as the rest of the New Series, but I had been inspired none-the-less. :XD:

Then of course I designed/drew it. I'm more of a Victorian guy, and I wasn't too familiar with Art Deco designs (Art Deco being the prevalent design in the 1930's). So I got a bunch of books on Art Deco from the library and studied up. My first attempt at an Art Deco Dalek came out looking WAY too 1950's, and I wasn't happy with it. This version was inspired by the front of The Crusader, which is a train that used to operate for the Reading Railroad back in the 1930's.

Daleks are copyright of the Terry Nation Estate.
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Shule123 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Now the Daleks do have a concept of elegance! :D
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x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
OmgOmgOmg - Emote It's Broadway! Just did a presentation on that typeface!
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Lilly-F-lie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is wonderful
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wolfragen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
it kinda looks like a Dalek in a wheelchair :)
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I hadn't thought of that...
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spider-cider Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is the most awesome Dalek EVER!!!
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm particularly proud of this one. :)
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Volk-oseba Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Daleko!
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ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hilarious -- I'd love to see a color version.
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there should be a link in the description to a CG render of the Dalek, and it's in color, so be sure to check that out! :D
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DancingBlackGhost Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
That...is so cool....
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I can't even begin to tell you how much I love your Dalek and Cybermen pieces! This is just fantastic! And while I disagree with you on the new series not being cannon, that doesn't stop me from loving these! :D
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that makes me happy to know. Fans don't have to agree on all the little details, but as long as we can enjoy each other's artwork, that's all that matters! :D
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TheInscrutableHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely! And I'm glad it does. :D
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UnknownOwen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
This are fantastic, i love the cleanness of the lines.
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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The-King-is-Dead Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is an awesome design...I'm actually right in the middle of editing my own Dr Who short, which is set in the 30's, what would you say to having this appear in the short as an article in a newspaper?...let me know =)
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as you credit me (and link me to the finished work!), you're more than welcome to use this image! :D
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durkad Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
LOL that's awesome!!!
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Pictorico Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
(reading the description) ...1950s, eh?

...suggestion: Seeing as how your first attempt at this Dalek was too 1950s, why not make a 1950s based Dalek?

Or, as this may be more fit for you, a Steampunk version of THIS Dalek (picture are shown here): [link]
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I could try doing a 1950's Dalek, that's not a bad suggestion. Thanks! :)

I never really liked the design for the Dalek Storm, but doing a Steampunk Special Weapons Dalek sounds pretty badass!! I'll draw up a few sketches... ;)
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NoctumSolaris Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Every now and then I trawl for Art Deco. Today I found this and my socks were knocked off! Fantastic work.
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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MarianWeaver Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Writer
Oh, that is perfect!


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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :blushes:
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AFROSPECS Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
i love art deco ant this is just amazing its such a well executed conversion and it just suits it so well
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Art Deco is fun. :D
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LongCat777 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
An episode of the non-canon Doctor Who Series 3, "Daleks in Manhattan," featured Daleks in 1930's New York City.

excuse me what the fuck are you doin
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm doing what I'm doing, that's what I'm doing. ;)
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jameslockdesign Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student
wow that is really cool :)
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! :D And thanks especially for the :+fav:. :D
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mbc12-5-58 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Good News: The design is magnificent. Looks like it could be made out of Bakelite.

Bad News: Doctor Who Series 3 is canon - whether you like it or not.
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like the design. :D

The New Series is about as canon as Peter Cushing's Doctor. :D
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AsylumGarden Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Oh, squee! This design is beautiful!
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:blushes: Aw, shucks...thanks!! :D
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OatmealCookies Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
a retro futuristic Dalek?

what i wouldn't have given to see this in that episode
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Same here...
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atiratha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's awesome, awesone!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :)
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CC-DeYapp Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
That 's sweet!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, especially for the :+fav:!! :D

Keep it real!! :thumbsup:
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CC-DeYapp Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hey, I love The Doctor! And of course the Daleks.

Have Fun.
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:iconpromus-kaa:
Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Which Doctor is your favorite?? :D Mine's William Hartnell (First Doctor).
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CC-DeYapp Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
I don't know... I kinda like William Hartnell Dr., but of course there is allways Tom Baker. But I really enjoyed Christopher Eccleston, this is the last Dr. I have had the oppertunity to watch. (no cable ;-(...)

I think that Christopher Eccleston, may be my favorite. I know tall, gangly, goofy looking; but still trully enjoyable. (Reminds me alot of Tom Baker, watched him more that anyone else.)
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kafaraqgatri Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lulz the gunstick and plunger are on the opposite sides, but I love it!
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, they're in the correct places in this picture. It's my Steampunk and Nazi Daleks that have it flipped/reversed!! :XD:
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kafaraqgatri Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah they're wrong here too, look:
[link]
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kafaraqgatri Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As in on your pic they're flipped but on the link they're correct xD
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The link picture is incorrect and the negative got flipped somewhere along the line; the Gun Arm should always be on the Dalek's right. :D
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