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River Song Diary Miniature Book by Maylar River Song Diary Miniature Book by Maylar
50th anniversary is coming, ants start to crawl under my skin whenever I think of it and to settle them for at least a bit, here's a miniature book inspired by "Doctor Who" :D

YT: [link]

1.8 cm tall (0' 7" inch) and 1.4 cm wide (0' 55" inch), this books is a mix of perfect bound and hardcovers and is inspired by River Song's diary. Pages are tea dyed and some appear dirty or falling off. It's all on purpose and for the sake of authentic look.

Both drawings and binding are done from scratch, by me (of course). Book is filled with random hand drawn pages with few different enemies from the series, TARDIS and sonic screwdriver. There's some writings and part of it is printed out of free stock and my own and even my grandfather's handwriting out of old letters. Some of it is hand written and all small drawings (like arrows and similar stuff) are hand drawn. Also, most importantly, book includes the portraits of every Doctor so far, hand drawn with graphite pencil, mechanical pencil and gel pen.

Portraits are actually done partially, over few years...they weren't meant to be in the book, as at first I've done miniature portraits of first three Doctor, in almost caricature style, for a friend, who collected them. Then, few years back, again for a friend, I've done 4th and 6th Doctor, which discouraged me completely (easy to see why, I believe). I left it all in the drawer and forgot about it. Last year, a friend and a fan of Paul McGann (8th for those who aren't familiar) asked me to try and make his portrait. I did and liked how it looked like, so made another one for my "collection", determined to make the whole "set" when I find time. Well, finding the time was not so easy, so across few months, I did 5th and 7th and then had to pause for a while. Finally, at the beginning of this year, I finished 9th and two months back, 10th and 11th. Phew.

Heh, a long work for such a tiny book. Hope you like it, especially my fellow fans :D
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Nevvy Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Interface Designer
Do you take commissions on this kind of thing? I would love to get my husband one for christmas
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Maylar Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Yes, I do and this would also be the perfect time for commissioning me for Christmas, too :) So feel free to note me here and I'll give you all the details :)
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   Writer
Wooow! Most amazing thing I've seen all day!
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Maylar Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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StrandedTal Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooow! how did you make the book itself?
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Maylar Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it! ^^ Heh, it's made pretty much as a regular book would be, you know? Just small... ;)
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StrandedTal Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You actually went to book printers and asked to make one this size? o.O
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Maylar Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Heh, well no, this one isn't printed, this was completely handmade (which means every drawing inside is an hand drawn original) and then I bound them, mixing perfect binding and hard covers. 

This other one, however fav.me/d6qqx3a  is filled with digitally drawn portraits, which were then printed (yes, I actually went to printers with the final file and asked of them to print them in that size ^^) and later again bound in traditional way :)
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StrandedTal Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh you misunderstood me! I know the drawings are handmade (IMPOSSIBRU) I meant the cover. I thought printers don't have the ability to print this small so by your comment I already got the answer anyway.. thanks :XD:
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kerjen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Mine came in!!!  I got it this morning! :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:  :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am and how much I love it!! The "Hello Sweetie" page looks a million times more than I pictured it and the quality of detail you put into this is absolutely amazing! The front, back, and side binding looks exactly like her diary, better than most full size replicas and this is so much smaller. And then the brilliance of the sketches....!

Did I mention I was excited and love this? :love: :love: :squee:  :squee:  :squee:

I'm taking this with me to see Alex Kingston live in New York City for Macbeth along with a River plush doll I just got. Other Kinglets and I will be the stage door & I hope to get a chance to show her your incredible work! Even if I don't, I know this will be a huge favorite with other River and Alex fans!

But nobody, NOBODY could love this -more- than me!
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