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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Painting exercise. Mr. John Reese, from the amazing show Person of Interest!

Featured by CBS: www.cbs.com/shows/person_of_in…

The Abyss Gazes Back by alicexz

EDIT 05/08/15: Repainted this and cleaned up many details! Hope you guys like it! Free shipping through this weekend at my shop: society6.com/alicexz?promo=PN6…

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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:iconward01:
ward01 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Absolutely bloody brilliant! Incredible talent and fantastic choice of person to paint.
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c-rash Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
excellent! No doubt one of my favorites shows
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SleepAndDreamG Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
One of my favourite show and character!
I love your art, it's very stunning. This work is alive, brings feelings!
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cederron Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Love your paintings, your style! amazing!
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BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great painting of an awesome character :heart:
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:iconkyuminnie137:
kyuminnie137 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
just beautiful :)
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:icongremlich:
Gremlich Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You really do capture your subjects well.
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OoAgapeoO Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
I just squealed in delight
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:iconhoshiblue21:
HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
Really really amazing artwork!
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:icontwiggystone:
TwiggyStone Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Absolutely stunning :heart:
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Philluppus Featured By Owner May 15, 2015   General Artist
great painting indeed
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RedAceWingsX Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Do you still plan on streaming on Twitch tv Alicexz?!?
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:iconwesguthrie:
WesGuthrie Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Goddamn this is some great work.  I'd love to hang this and the Finch piece you've done in my room. Truly inspiring!
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JohnRose-Illustrator Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
VERY nice work.

Ah, Mr. Reese… one of my all time favorite lines with regards to firearms/weapons. 

"Well, I don't like them much either, but if someone's going to have them, I'd prefer it be me."

LOVE this show. Here's hoping it gets picked up for next season!
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masterstupidone Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Totally epic dude.
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Kate246 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love your artistic style! <3 :D
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Xed9834 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Brilliant. Excellent themeing.
Also, I agree; Person of Interest is AMAZING.
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:iconmorgandy-jovana:
Morgandy-Jovana Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing how you bring your paintings alive...
Love this show
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lionkingnala Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I adore this show, and your works for it are absolutely stunning!
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
extremely beautiful!!!LoveL by KmyGraphic
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this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Artist
INCREDIBLE! I love this angle.
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:iconoddistortion:
odDistortion Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The emotion and badassery is strong in this one. *.*
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Madhur-Goyal Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent 
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Skypeoplephoenix732 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
where do I know that quote from... is it Criminal Minds?
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:iconsikey:
Sikey Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
I love this series! And I love your paintings. :)
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bryberry Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my... i love this so much! Reese is probably one of his best characters aside. then again, let's admit it, he's a good actor.
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Sbarabaus Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing job!
Can I hope for Root?
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:iconmoeenn:
moeenn Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Interface Designer
This show is beyond awesome - Reese's character is very iconic
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TheGeneLantern Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
LOVE it! Wow!!!
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:iconjokin2000:
JoKin2000 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I freakin' love this show!!!  Such an amazing piece of artwork here!  Well done!
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Bakerdezign Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
This series looks like it might be coming to an end soon. Beautiful work.
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AlisterThatchel Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
An absolutely amazing piece, well done :clap::la::clap:
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:iconoriginalnick:
OriginalNick Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Jeeeesus! This is flawless perfection! 
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raynetempura Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Awesome, I love this character. : )
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Naruto179 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
This is Awesome, i love this show!!! <333
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:iconzurku:
Zurku Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
he who fights of tons of bitches rather
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XxAwkwardTurtlexX Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
AHH <3
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mecengineer Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
imprssive
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:iconar-ua:
AR-UA Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW RYEES SO GooD!
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:iconalex-29:
alex-29 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
so cool!
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I knew who this actor was right away! Great job as usual ^^
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:iconmwr928:
mwr928 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Jesus Saves! again and again . . . and occasionally lets people take care of things themselves . . .
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monarchmobile Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   Digital Artist
this show is amazing and your art is flawless <3
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animaniac21285 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome! Jim Caviezel is one of my fave actors! Great job! :D
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julian0123 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It looks incredible :D
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Kaylin881 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Faved for the quote - it's one of my favourites.
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MrZurkhon Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your use of colour blows my mind man not just in this piece, everyone of your projects is just..how? Brilliant, brilliance!
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techmess Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely love this! I really like how you paint. It's super fantastic.
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Most dramatic! Well done
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Justysiaczek Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
You are such a talented artist! There is something magical about your work, it evokes emotions and just makes one feel better :) Thank you so much for this! I can't wait for more pictures ^^

This painting is also incredible, I think my favourite after The Roar Of Our Stars <3
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