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The Lonely God by alicexz The Lonely God by alicexz
"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame."
Final Doctor Who art commission from Big Chief Studios! Portrait of the (as of right now, still mysterious) War Doctor, played by the esteemed John Hurt. Part of my official Doctor Who poster series, but as you can see has quite a different, darker feel than the others; I was going for an intense, fiery battlefield sort of thing. The theme ended up tying in quite nicely with the mini-sode The Night of the Doctor.

Reference photos were provided by the BBC. They also chose this title "The Lonely God" out of a list I gave them (I was given no info on the special episode aside from the refs) so take from that what you will. :] We'll all find out what he's about in less than 24 hours anyway!! 

Painted in Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Cintiq tablet; some textures and fire stock from cgtextures. Thank you SO MUCH TO EVERYONE for your immense support on this series of mine. I was absolutely thrilled to get this opportunity, and after all my struggling, quite proud of the resulting set!! THANK YOU GUYS!!


The Parting of the Ways by alicexz The Turn of the Universe by alicexz The Roar of Our Stars by alicexz The Song of Your Sadness by alicexz

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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:iconsimmonberesford:
SimmonBeresford Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
beautiful:) 
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Oh lord. This cannot possibly intentionally match up with Parting of the Ways, I assume, given when it was painted? I just coincidentally flipped from one to the other and everything; the colours, the composition, the Doctor, the message, the sparklies; it's all opposite and complementary and whoa.
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ydobontelcontar Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Artist
This is really cool!
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P0MG Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Love it!
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:iconlady-of-judgment:
Lady-of-Judgment Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Stupid question! Which doctor is this?
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:iconshotgunraine27:
ShotgunRaine27 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
The war doctor(in between 8 and 9)
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:iconhihisayshi321:
Hihisayshi321 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Wait, I thought the war doctor was before all of the tv series doctors?
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:iconshotgunraine27:
ShotgunRaine27 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
The 8th doctor was forced into a regeneration so he could become a warrior to fight in the Last Great Time War.
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:iconhihisayshi321:
Hihisayshi321 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh, okay. I havet watched the original series  so I'm not really up to speed on whats up with Doctors 1-8. Thanks!
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible picture :wow:
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:iconjoeazzato:
JoeAzzato Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Alice your work is fantastic!
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soarer135 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student General Artist
does anyone else think the should do a spinoff series featuring THIS doctor in the great time war?
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rosariogirl54321 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
All of these pictures--in fact, all of your pictures, period--are absolutely beautiful. I admire and am in awe of your artwork. I tell you, if I had your talent, I would be a very smug man indeed. But since I neither have your talent or am a man, I suppose that is irrelevant.
Anyway, just wanted to say--these are utterly lovely. And also, I worship your hands and if I could, I would keep them in some kind of container filled with liquid which bubbles randomly like Jack did to the 10th Doctor's hand. Yours, I'm sure, is a fightin' hand. Which is why I won't try to snatch it away so that I can keep it in my own personal museum where I can have people pay millions to come and gape and point at it. No pictures, because those will cost about a thousand more bucks.
And this is getting weirdly detailed, so I will leave you to your hopefully pleased (yet slightly creeped out) feelings.
P.S. (that's Pass the Salt, for those of you who didn't know)
I meant to ask, do you think you could tell me which episode that quote on the 11th Doctor's picture came from?
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AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student General Artist
It'd be from Vincent and the Doctor, season 5 :)
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:iconrosariogirl54321:
rosariogirl54321 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ooh, thank you. It's a very nice quote. :)
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:iconanghuiqing:
AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Welcome! ^^ Yes, a marvellous quote for a marvellous episode
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:iconrosariogirl54321:
rosariogirl54321 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed. :iconfrenchplz:
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ChloeShips Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
3<3 Oh my gosh, I LOV3 th3 War Doctor! :D
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:iconwhatitmeanstobehuman:
WhatItMeansToBeHuman Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bought it at a Convention and have yet to regret it ^^
IT LOOKS SO BADASS ON MY WALL
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:iconcaptaincook42:
CaptainCook42 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
How do I get a Tee Shirt of this? Please tell me there's a way to get these prints on a Tee Shirt!
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:iconelenturma:
Elenturma Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours in this portrait- somehow it makes the Doctor's expression all the more bittersweet.

Great job!
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EsotericNonsense88 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Do you do prints? these are really good.
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:iconpsimtoons:
psimtoons Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are all astounding portraits.
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:iconfantasylover100:
fantasylover100 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Which doctor is this one?
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DarthSithis09 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't know if they have a number for this one, but he would be before the 9th.
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:iconelyjhardy:
elyJHardy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
OH GOD! I LOVE IT!
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Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
So deep !!!

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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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B3nc0 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
My, my, what a night finding your art!

Eh bien, quelle chance de découvrir tes œuvres!
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bibliophilea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
These posters are all so incredibly amazing! I'm curious: did you come up with the title "The Lonely God", or did you get it from somewhere else? I ask because the title reminds me of a quote from Christopher Paolini's "Brisingr" (the reason why I got into "Doctor Who").
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AesirBlade Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
I'm pretty sure "The Lonely God." is just one of the many titles The Doctor has had, I believe it came about during Tennants run.
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Ulyssesstatic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
utterly amazing
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Bzibzianka Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
I'm not even a fan of the series but you artwork is so beautiful that I just cannot leave it uncommented :D Brilliant work, I'm very happy that it's licensed by BBC - you definitely deserved it! :heart:
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Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
:worship: revamp2 I bow down to this awesome piece of art and its creator!! You are a great artist!!!
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Arrowman64 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great men are forged in fire...it is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.
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NeoNameless Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
This is probably my favorite of your Doctor Who artwork.
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Rinny-Roo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautifully done. I can't stop staring. <3
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oswalddent Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
John Hurt as the war doctor was awesome casting. this is so cool, I want to learn photoshop someday
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TheEnderMelody Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are right!
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:iconoswalddent:
oswalddent Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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SteveDelamare Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
AWESOME!
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PATRICK122 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I LOVE YOUR ART SO MUCH!
Will you do Classic Doctors one day?
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:iconwyzilla:
Wyzilla Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
"The Lonely God" seems like an apt description for the Doctor in general.
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:iconashesrawr:
AshesRawr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish this available to buy on your site!
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:iconjulieexann:
julieexann Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely stunning.
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:iconkarolroque:
karolroque Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
how do i buy the lonely god and parting of the ways
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:iconaliensodajerk:
AlienSodaJerk Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is ...amazingly beautiful.
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ForeverDreamer12 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow . . . that is amazing . . .
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FauxusLight Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just... WOW..
Kenji Harima (Manly Tears) [V1] 
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Jonathanoyau Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
WOW. This is stunning ! You've got very high skills, I'm gonna take some color lessons with your work ! Very beautiful.
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