The world needed these portraits of Shia LaBeouf as ‘Doctor Who’ characters
Do you love Doctor Who? How about Shia LaBeouf? Well, you’re in luck, because one artist somehow came up with the brilliant idea of mashing the two together into brilliant, fabulous portraits. And they’re so random, so awesome, so bizarrely interesting to look at that we’re seriously considering buying them all.
Artist Brandon Bird, who is originally from Sacramento but now lives in Los Angeles “for some reason” (his words!), is a painter who has published an activity book called Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World Of Art. The book is inspired by popular television shows, artists, and fandoms such as Law & Order, Ghostbusters, Mr. T, Nicolas Cage, and Christopher Walken and now Doctor Who. Why Doctor Who?
“Every year at Comic-con, people ask, ‘Do you have any Doctor Who stuff?’ ” Brandon writes on his site. “Well I did it, just for you guys! America’s greatest hero ‘mashed up’ with Britain’s favorite Time Lord!”
We didn’t even realize we needed this bizarrely awesome mashup, but now, we’re tempted to buy all of them. You can buy a signed print for $25, or you can splurge and buy yourself an original oil painting for $425. Each portrait features Shia as one of the 12 Doctors (and yes, there’s one for every single Doctor) with a gloriously celestial background. For example, here’s the First Doctor (or the First Shia LaBeouf, as Brandon calls his masterpiece), in all his glory:
Here’s the Third Shia LaBeouf in his signature red-and-purple get-up:
The colorful Sixth Shia LaBeouf:
The signature leather jacket of the Ninth:
And, of course, we can’t forget about the David Tennant version of Shia LaBeouf (never thought we’d say that sentence):
The portraits go all the way up until the 12th and final Doctor, aka Peter Capaldi:
We kind of need ALL of these prints. They’re just so random and perfect. Also, we can’t help but hope that Shia buys all of these himself and hangs them all over his pad.
If spending buckaroos on 12 Shia LaBeouf portraits doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, you can buy one poster featuring all the Shias for only $10:
Thanks, Brandon, for gracing us with your awesome work. If you want to buy any of the Shias, whether an original oil painting or a print, check out Brandon’s store here!