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Take a Look, Law Man by Girl-on-the-Moon Take a Look, Law Man by Girl-on-the-Moon
Okay, so it needs a better title... BUT ANYWAY. First official piece of Life on Mars fan art ey? Yeah? I think so... Huh. That's weird, because honestly, I like it more than Doctor Who and I've liked it FOR A WHILE. Srsly, HUGE fan since 2007.
GASP.
I know.
Crazy.
Just a SMIDGE more, but still, more.

Inspired to do this today once I saw the ending of the American 'Life on Mars' which was total bullsh*t. They missed the point of EVERYTHING and it was written HORRIFICALLY badly. I mean wow. Just wow. I didn't think TV could get THAT BAD.

SO, I watched some of the good ol' stuff and had a rant with *Ferntree about the American version and LO, inspiration was born.

Inspired very much by this deviation
and :iconferntree: in general.
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:iconchriscastielredy:
chriscastielredy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Artist
Everytime that girl showed up scared the hell out of me.
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Jack-Walter-Darko Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I actually didn't realize this was a full Life on Mars reference.

I thought the little girl was from 'Forest of the Dead' and 'Silence in the Library'
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:iconnykyo:
Nykyo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
That's simply lovely.
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:iconcyber-akitsu:
Cyber-Akitsu Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Wow! This is great. Just great. Very scary and beautiful.
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Savaial Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
That. Is. Gorgeous. So alive it's breathing. The shadows, the fold in Sam's shirt, the shading, perfect. Even more, it's a perfect set-up as a tableau; Sam's eternally messing with a radio to 'tune in' to the real world, and that creepy little girl scares the #^%@$# out of him AND me. Maybe it's just her clown... But seriously, you did brilliantly here. You captured his intentsity and the mood of the show itself, which is epic WIN. I can't say enough good things about your work.
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hannahlily Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
and i know what you mean about the us version.. SO. VERY. BAD.
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:iconhannahlily:
hannahlily Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is stunning, yayness Sam Tyler!!
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echidnite Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Hey what I never commented on this! Such a good take on test card girl's absolute creepiness. And I appreciate the shout out - this is obviously a much classier and overall better version than what I did :D
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orookayasu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that's great. finally some piece with Sam T. that isn't "rather homoerotic"...and IS wonderfully done.
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Kumagorochan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I just watched the last episode of Life on Mars........................Oh god I love it so, why did it have to END??!?!?!?!?!?? ;____________________________;
:iconheartbreakplz:


In my present grief I so had to fav this......and also comment........'cause the Doctor tells me to...... .__. *points at your avatar*
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:iconjar-of-jam:
Jar-of-Jam Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, just have to comment on this. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Plus, obviously v.current with the end of the LOM/A2A genre... so sad. You've really hit the nail on the head with the darkness and mood of the series- and as for the American version, I didn't even bother giving it a watch. Saw the attempt at the Red Dwarf yank version and it was horrific enough to deter me forever...
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:iconrachelroach:
rachelroach Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
This is gorgeous, so dark and atmospheric. Not seeing something is so much spookier than seeing it!
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:iconmusicfreak17:
musicfreak17 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   General Artist
o=wow! you over flow with talent! i'm definitely gonna watch you! love the piece, though it terrifies me. (compliment when there's the testcard girl!) love the darkness of it!
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HighQueenRachy Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
DDDD:

HOW DID I MISS THIS WHEN I WAS NOSING THROUGH YOUR GALLERY??

I adore Life On Mars (and Ashes to Ashes). Admittedly I haven't seen the Us version, but it supposedly was nothing compared to the awesome that is John Simm armed with 70's music xD

Beautiful artwork, I fully intend to go through your gallery with a fine tooth comb looking for more. And if there is no more, you must draw more! *tempts you with carrot on a stick*
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pride1289 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
PFFF---America screws EVERYTHING UP >3>
we suuuuck!

I ttly love that Sam Tyler too BD *watches it on youtube cuz I don't get it on tv*
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:iconkindris:
Kindris Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
This is fantastic! I love the atmosphere.
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:iconember960:
ember960 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I LOVE YOU :iconheeeplz:
ignore the crazy fangirl XD
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winza156 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
This is fantastic! Life on Mars is such an amazing show, I am so disappointed that anyone would feel the need to make an American one...
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TardisTravel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
This is great!!! They're in the dark so you can barely make them out, yet they're both unmistakable. I'm really impressed. :)
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phoenix-chick12 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn she's a creepy character!!

And I agree, the UK version is TONNES better than the US one. That's it.
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Anji-was-here Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Ah I love Life On Mars. Ashes to Ashes is good too. And this is gorgeous.
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:iconfloating-sheep:
Floating-sheep Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   General Artist
Oh man, that's so awesome. I really think you captured the mood really well in this. Seriously, all of the colours really remind me of the programme. I especially like his shirt... it just looks really cool.

Life on Mars is simply brilliant.

Great job!
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:iconkerrianneharrrington:
This is awesome, everything from the colours, to the pose, to the composition is very inkeeping with the show.

On a side note, that little girl and her doll was always something I found rather fearful as a kid, as you don't really know what it means.
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Hildwyn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so wonderful! I love the eerie feeling with the Test Card Girl and clown watching...

I wish my fellow Americans would quit trying to fix shows that weren't broke to begin with. ;) The original LoM was perfect!
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master2893 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
YUUUUUUUUUUUS!!!!!! Life on Mars is made of win!! Jean Hunt = <3 they'res even a sequel, its not a good as the original, but its still pretty good, Ashes to Ashes. Kudos if you've watched it
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SonicalConverse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Artist
i havent been able to find it on TV. what station are you watching it on?
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:icongirl-on-the-moon:
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's on Showcase sometimes if you're in America, but I get it by torrent. Just don't tell anyone. :)
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SonicalConverse Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Artist
lol i wont. im not American tho. (canadian wooo!)
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:icongirl-on-the-moon:
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooo me too!
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:iconsonicalconverse:
SonicalConverse Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Artist
:highfive: Canada! xD which province? if i can ask :P
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:icongirl-on-the-moon:
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BC! And yourself?
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:iconsonicalconverse:
SonicalConverse Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Artist
LUCKY! i want to live there. especially victoria or vancouver <3
ALBERTA. prairie hicks FTW :iconiwinplz:
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, Alberta's... nice. XD The flatness makes me nervous. I feel open. D:
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Aprillka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh. That's cool. I like very much moments when TV card girl haunts Sam.

Life on Mars <3
your picture <3
:+favlove:
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Awesome :)
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TheGreenMoon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I keep meaning to watch it!! It's shoved DW out of Sunday nights at 10:00 here in America and moved that to Monday at 10:00 (aka I can't watch it anymore. *SOB* ) so I think this weekend I'll try Life on Mars! :D :D
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cagali Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I couldn't help but shout "BEATING UP THE WRONG GUY HO MAN!" (with a beautiful french accent,please Cx)
Great job! As usual,but I got a problem with the shades of the neck and the face...the face seems too dark or the neck too bright. I mean,that's just for me,I don't know...
Hum I didn't watch more than the 1st episode of US LOM...Maybe I'll watch it entirely if I have time to loose...Which I ain't :]
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:iconnikkorai:
Nikkorai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Holy crap it looks like a photo lol!
AMAZING job!
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:iconsaki-hime:
saki-hime Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
... yeah... American ending pissed me OFF! oO" I mean if you think about it logically, yeah it technically makes it a good reason for him being in 1973... but STUPID! It's almost as bad as, it was only a dream.. oh wait.. it WAS! ugh... anyway UK version billion times better!

-sigh-

Anyway... awesome piece =D Love Sam Tyler muchly <3
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:iconkenshin-chan64:
kenshin-chan64 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
The Test Card Girl always has, and always will creep me out >_>
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brooklynpage Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I watched the last 20 minutes of the American version (fully prepared for it to be bad, mind you).
And I still thought I was hallucinating it all. :|
Anyway, this is lovely and creepy and wonderful. :) Here, have some cookies.
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:iconpraedestinatio:
praedestinatio Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
LOVE it.
The atmosphere is great~
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:iconlightning-mage:
Lightning-Mage Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student Artist
how was the American ending different?
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:icongirl-on-the-moon:
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turns out that Sam was in cryo-stasis on a spaceship headed to Mars and his neural stimulation program had malfunctioned. Srsly.
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Lightning-Mage Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Artist
okay... that's weird...
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:icongirl-on-the-moon:
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. And Gene is his dad.
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:iconlightning-mage:
Lightning-Mage Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Artist
oh dear... now I'm glad I've never seen it!
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Otakuprincess Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Haha yeah, I think the only reason the American ending was so bad is because the network can canceled the show halfway through the season. At least they made an ending.
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BuzzyBuzz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Oh and I agree about the American one. I didn't even bother seeing it. Why does my country have to keep copying british shows?!? :shakefish:
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BuzzyBuzz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
AWEMAZING!! Wow!
Very good. I wanted to see it but always missed it when it was on. :( They are re-runing (New for the channel though) it on Channel 11, so maybe I'll see it.
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