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DW Symbols 1 - Time Lord by DanYeomans DW Symbols 1 - Time Lord by DanYeomans
The first installment of my Doctor Who symbols series, where I make and remake symbols from the Doctor Who Universe. I'll be honest that I'll be focusing on Gallifreyan symbols due to my Time Lord nature, but I'm also going to try and make symbols that are blurred or otherwise incomplete for the enjoyment of hardcore Doctor Who fans.

Anyways, my first try at it was making the famous High Gallifreyan scripture symbolizing "Time Lord". Although it is never clearly stated whether this is the general symbol for time lord, or the symbol exclusive to The Doctor (as it seems each Time Lord has their own, see The Master; his ring bears a symbol that either symbolizes his name, or his alias), but on some occasians it is seen in the Doctor's TARDIS, suggesting that it is a symbol used frequently throughout Gallifrey, and therefore, is believed to symbolize Time Lord.
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NevaTsumori Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
The lines and circles are actually used for sentences.… this is a good example. I think it would be fun if you tried to translate what you wrote. I have alittle practice with writing names atleast.
DarthDregan001 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
can you make the Doctor Who symbol for time?
iamrudeandnotginger Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Hey, thanks so much for this! I actually put it on a tshirt! I hope you don't mind, its awesome :)
RMcDPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is awesome. I'm using it on my laptop skin.
chriss88 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Hi! I used it here: [link]
MikeDimayuga Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
hi! i used your work here: [link]

your stuff is super helpful. thanks for your generosity!
DanYeomans Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For future reference, I don't mind anyone using this, just be sure to credit me and let me know when you use it, I love to see how it's used haha.
PropFan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to use this for the background of my name label, for my Plasma Screwdriver's case :)
It's a perfect design!
Cat-Satan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I'm going to have this tattooed on my arm.
Nanaxxis-inxxthe-Uk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :D I use it on my header here ^^ [link]
hope you don't mind ! (on the explanation of the thing I put a link to your original)
Fennius Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
When was this seen inside the Tardis? I thought it was only shown on the collars and Rassilon?
HUMAN-BLANKET Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I feel the unoriginal desire to have this tattooed on me since it represents me and my people.
kiwi-islandtea Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Ok this is completely fantastic, best one on the internet, sooo much clearer than any other copy. Would it be alright if I used it for the product information for my Gallifrey scene (image: [link]) on IMVU? I won't be making any money off of it, and I will credit you on the page if you want. It was obviously a lot of work so I'd feel bad just assuming it was ok. Anyway thanks for making this either way!- P
DanYeomans Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah sure! Go ahead :3
kiwi-islandtea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Awesome, thank you!
RequiemForARose Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
You probably already know this, and my apologies if you do, but from what I understand, this might be the general Time Lord symbol (or one exclusive to the Doctor as you said, I never thought about that), but I do know that the symbol the Master wears on his ring is the Seal of Rassilon, which I've read is meant for anyone who follows Rassilon or is in a position of Time Lord authority.

Hope that helps. :)
ForensicFreak55 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Um... no... the Master's ring isnt the Seal... it's a different symbol...
RequiemForARose Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Well, excuse me for making a mistake.
DanYeomans Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Problem fixed, sorry about that, gotta get back into the dA swing I guess.
DanYeomans Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh. I said transparent, not black, hold on, I'm gonna re-upload with a white background then.
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