Starburst Magazine 392 included an edition of J.R. Southall’s Watching Doctor Who column in which he examined the facet of endings and conclusions to Doctor Who stories.
As such, J.R. came up with the idea of a sliding puzzle, to symbolise how the various components of a story may shift around until finally (Or maybe never) sliding into a complete resolution. The illustration was broken down into three stages: Firstly, the initial portrait of Matt Smith was drawn traditionally, along with the pointing finger which were then coloured in computer. Meanwhile I created the puzzle frame in vector software. Finally, I broke the portrait into pieces, then recomposited all elements into the final image. When putting together illustrations with disparate parts, I usually apply some kind of filter across the whole, which helps to pull it all together into a single convincing image.