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As some of you may know I've worked on and off for the past few years on Dr Who, designing and creating some of the fabulous alien characters with Millennium FX, the talented folk responsible for the series' prosthetics and creature effects. We try very hard to keep any new creatures or characters out of the public eye but sometimes (largely due to the intense interest shown by the shows' dedicated fans) it's just impossible! Yesterday (18th March) within hours of finishing filming the latest episode in a breezy Cardiff park images of the newest creature appeared on the internet. I'm not going to provide links here as I feel I'm still bound by the NDA (non disclosure agreement) I sign for each season but a simple Google search, for those of you interested in spoilers, will find you eyeball to eyestalk with the newest addition to the Dr Who menagerie. Enjoy!

Once the show has aired I will post my own pics of the beastie, of whom I'm very proud!!


PS…….now buzzfeed have published more pics with yours truly heavily featured….there goes my career…..!!!
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David Bonneywell
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United Kingdom
Current Residence: UK
Favourite genre of music: anything LOUD!!!!!!!!
Favourite style of art: anyones other than mine
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: Since buying a Mac I've gone all apple and have both i-pod and i-pad now (wot a sell out huh?)
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Skin of choice: Don't long as it's wrapped around someone nice!!
Favourite cartoon character: Taz...cos like me he's mostly unintelligable and extremely hyper!!
Personal Quote: It's your round


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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Sure….what did you have in mind?
TheFemaleDoctor1073 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I want to draw what you'd like. :)
TheFemaleDoctor1073 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Guil-Gallway Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Digital Artist
The Doctor Who FB page put up a photo today, and I'm pretty sure I saw you in it. It was funny, I was more excited and amused to spot one of my favorite artists than to see another photo of the new Doctor. :lol:
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Lol…yeah that was me…when we shoot in public we have little control over who see's or photographs what…so despite all being sworn (and legally bound) to secrecy the spoilers still get out! It was a fun day though and it makes a nice change from all the studio shooting we normally do. The day after that was taken we were in a graveyard in another part of Wales and if you do some digging on the internet you'll find pics of that too (though none I think of me!)
TheFemaleDoctor1073 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So, you're telling me you help with the Dr. Who show?
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I do...I work as a prosthetic make up artist and designer and have worked on the show..on and off...for the past three years (maybe longer actually...the Silurians wee my first contribution to the whenever they first appeared). I,m actually sitting in my hotel room answering this, in he middle of shooting a new double episode...the last for the new season....:)
TheFemaleDoctor1073 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMGOMGOMG O_O You know, you just answering me back just made my day. I'm having a lot of stress so I went from depressed to excited! So as a helper of DW and an amazing artist. YOU'RE AWESOME. I want to move to England/Britain/London once I get the money. I'm wanting to be a part of DW in some way. I'm doing different types of art and I'm wanting to take acting for college.  I would ask what your working on but I'd like to see what happens in the show itself. :D ^///^ I love Silurians. I loved how DW put support in woman and woman marriage. It's a very open-minded show alone and you can't find a lot of shows like that, as well as the different types of genres in it. Have you met Matt? I respect him for doing his best in taking place of the doctor. I know I'd be with the DW people with no charge whatsoever. They could say 1,000 an hour but the biggest honor would just be working for them. I've recently put a lot of passion into my first real portrait. It was David Tennant as the doctor. It's not the best, but I know it's really good for a first try. For basically most of my life I felt like I was nothing, worthless, stuff like that. But now I accept myself and I don't let anyone get to me. Someone can insult me and I just smile at them. I'd just like to say that DW is more than just a fandom to me, it's my life. I'm not saying I'm going to cosplay as the doctor everyday. But to just look forward in life. I'm sure you hear this stuff from a lot of Whovians XD. But really. I'm just so honored to be able to talk to you. :)
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well I'm not normally allowed to say anything at all about details of the show. We all sign things called NDA's (Non Disclosure Agreements) which legally bind us to silence, however when we film in public places pictures get taken and often the cat is let out of the bag. So if you paste this into your search bar you'll not only see what we were doing but see yours truly as well…lol.…

I grew up with Dr Who and there are still times now when I'm on set that I have a big smile on my face thinking how if someone could have told the little boy I was (so many years ago) that one day I'd be making monsters for the show I would never have believed them. I am the best example I can give people that if they have dreams and ambitions then they should chase them with all their strength, because sometimes they really do come true!

I worked with Matt Smith on three seasons of the show and did his make up for the Gangers episode, so yes I know him very well. Of course he's gone now, regenerated into Peter Capaldi. I know some fans have their favourite Dr and hate to see them go or hope they will make a comeback in some way but I'm sure they will embrace Peter with the same love and affection as they have all the other incarnations of the character. I've worked with Peter before on another movie and he's a lovely, gentle, compassionate man and a great actor and I love his interpretation of the Dr as I'm sure you all will.

You say that at times in your life you have felt like nothing…worthless almost. Well I don't know why you should feel like that and in truth don't need to know (though should you ever feel the need to talk I'm always happy to lend a sympathetic ear), but many people in my profession have similar stories. We were the nerds and geeks from school, the guys and gals who sometimes never quite fitted in, and yet now, whilst all the jocks, bullies and 'straights' are labouring away in dead end, nine till five jobs, we're traveling the world, making movies and TV shows and 'living the dream'. So if you want to work on something like Dr Who then go for it! It won't be easy, it takes years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice to gain the skills necessary to do this job, but we all went through it, we all had the same dreams and put in the effort to achieve them and so can you…don't EVER let anyone tell you otherwise!

All the best for the future

Dave :) 
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