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-- WE ARE THE NEW FLESH -- by RBillustrations -- WE ARE THE NEW FLESH -- by RBillustrations
Well another halloween-ish piece.....well not really....had this idea in my head for quite some time.

Oui, oui this llustration is based on the 1966 version of Doctor Who's! (scared ya?)

Anywoos....weirdly the idea for this piece sprung up whilst listening a Fear Factory...can't remember which song. :/

So yeah I was originally wanted to illustrated the 80s version of the Cybermen with all of them lined military style, but in the end I wanted to do something sick with the 1966 William Hartnell version.

Basically I wanted to have something more of a plastic mask to reveal some dead flesh....which kinda didn't turn out the way I wanted but I am happy with this version.

So errumm yeah....enjoy!

Illustrated with the magic of pencil and pens.

Coloured on Photoshop CS3
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thedrunknown Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The tenth planet :p
guardianblade801 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
derp5578978new Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Make one without the mask!
fixman88 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Wow, that's creepy!
Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
CITRUSKING46 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I've always had a soft spot for this design. Any hint that the Cybermen used to be humanoid makes them much scarier.
NarcolepticNetNinja Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved the Tenth Planet, so spooky. great update.
Anglophile1138 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Good god, that's terrifying. Combine these with the voices from "Tomb of the Cybermen" and debulkify the chest and you'd pretty much have the ultimate Cyber-model.
TimePonyDwain Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
this is far scarier than any cyberman that came after them, the other ones where "we are robots with brains in a jar" where as these where "we were once human, but now we have body's made of metal" you can still see that they where once something living. very well done
RanisYowlum Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
This looks similar to Peter McKinstry's concept, was it inspired at all by it?
Dalekterminator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Its the eyes, the EYES!!!
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Beautifuly creepy! The 66 version allways seemed the most disturbing to me.
Coconut-CocaCola Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay! Thanks for letting me at your drawing in my folder :D!
Mrfipp Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I love how you dealt with the hands here. The first episode of Series 7, "Asylum of the Daleks", is going to use all the Dalek designs since the original Dalek story. I hope if they one day decide to do a Cybermen equivalent of that, I hope the touched-up "Tenth Planet" Cyberman looks something like this.
Coorundum Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Cool ! I like your picture. Good work.
Cuchilla Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
The 60s Cybermen are durn scary. Amazing portrait! Great work!
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional
Freaky. Love it. The original Cybermen were WAY more creepy than the later incarnations.
salt364 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Old school Cyberman - shweet! Very nice, very scary looking.
Draculasaurus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
that's awesome
rhizin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool old Cyberman!
BLADEDGE Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student General Artist
I acualy created a card based on this pic. permissioon to post it?
NickelEdge Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
very nice, looks better then what they did in the episode
Meister-Goldfeder Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
fulminato Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous and chilling.

PS- I've spent the last couple of weeks listening to "Spare Parts." I think I'm even MORE in love with this piece because of it :|
NathanKroll Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Super-creepy:) Nice work:D
leagueof1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
this my friend it both fantastic and horrific i love it.

and the title is cool too


also love the rest of your work amazing

dragontamer363 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
ooh the style and the painting of this is just beautiful - very dramatic and great colours too. Nice one :D
ChaosAlexander Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist
amazing i love the original cybermen!
like the new ones too!;p
but you can't beat the originals;p
curtsibling Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Good to see the PROPER Cybermen - !
Not those clonky stormtroopers from the new series...

I always thought the original design looked like a scary mechanical ghost. This makes me think that even more. well done!
psplayer89 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
you will be deleted! :P :+fav:
Librarian-bot Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Wow. Brilliant, brilliant piece and an excellent depiction of the original concept.

My only critique is with the mouth design: as mentioned above, the original 'open and unmoving' mouths were down right creepy. I've heard it described as if they were screaming. The voicoder thingy makes sense but... *shrugs* Eh, just something that struck me.

Beyond that though...I repeat, wow! Great to see the Mondasians getting a share of the spotlight!
XenosAstartes Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! *draws chainsword*
Cyberman: You are afraid. We shall remove fear.
Etc etc.

Awesome job!!
YouCannotFalter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really Great!
The first cyberman type like this were scary...the way they opened there mouth and all the voice just flooded out!

Creepy....Good job
jinkies36 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Really nice work, looks extremely creepy!

Although I always though the wide open mouth when speaking was the scariest part of the original design...
AndyTurnbull Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn!!!! Now that is good.
Alienweirdo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Fantastic, you've made the original Cybermen more visually frightening then the others. Instant Fav!
greyfin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing piece of art.:)
DavidFolkie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
GREAT work... I have always thought those primitive 1960s Cybermen were the creepiest design they ever had. Sometimes a low budget has its advantages! You certainly brought out the chilling quality to these creations. :clap:
WillRipamonti Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Great pic!!!:clap:
Usagi1992 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Awesome work!

And today, the day you posted this, just happens to be the 42nd anniversary of the airing of Episode 4 (and last) of "The Tenth Planet", the first Cyberman story, and William Hartnell's final episode.
(He regenerated into Pat Troughton at the end)

If you didn't know about this, PrivateRandom, then this was a *beautiful* coincidence! But if so, coolies! :)
Legend-of-Blackout Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
I have never seen those old '60's style Cybermen look so creepy. In other words, pure awesome.
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
theRast Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
awesoooome! i love the texture you used too!
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