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The Parting of the Ways by alicexz The Parting of the Ways by alicexz
"Everybody lives, Rose! Just this once — everybody lives!"

"Rose, before I go, I just want to tell you, you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And d'you know what? So was I." 
Another Doctor Who art commission from Big Chief Studios! Portrait of the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston - it's meant to be a dually melancholy/hopeful piece, as it was inspired by both the triumphant scene in The Doctor Dances and his bittersweet regeneration scene at the end of the season. (I think the nanogenes really resembles the golden light of regeneration? Maybe it's intentional, as they both cause change/revival? These were my thoughts...) Part of my Doctor Who poster series.

This painting took even MORE hours and tears than my Tenth Doctor painting, which I didn't think was actually possible... I'm sorry, I have to talk about this. I was basically crying to everyone I knew, I was struggling with the likeness and the pose and just EVERYTHING, think I worked on this on-and-off for nearly four months. OTL I had to repaint the hands so many times; in the end, I just set up lights and had my poor boyfriend (who had to listen all the crying) do the same pose and took my own reference photos... Aaanyway. Painted in Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Cintiq tablet. 


EDIT 4/29/15: Repainted parts of the background and fixed some details!

The Lonely God 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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anyiwonye Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
like it
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
What a fantastic episode.
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pocketbeetle Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
oh my, this is so perfect
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RandomKooldude Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist
I adore this image so much. The ninth doctor is one of my favorites. The attention to detail, the lighting the leather crack! Fantastic! Beautiful work.
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Ayan-Laurel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
It looks exactly like him, you did an astonishing job with the likeness well done. In fact all of your Dr Who art just has me in disbelief in how accurate it is. Not just capturing the image of each doctor but essentially the essence of their character as well. Few artists can do that sort of thing but you seem to have that gift.
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JosephineNV Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
I love this. Maybe because the ninth doctor was my first experience with The Doctor. I do love him dearly and this just makes me wanna cry. End of en era. Short and fantastic. Oh and I'm almost happy about all your struggle because look at this, it's bloody amazing. The expression of marvel. The leatherjackets reflexion and those last word going through my mind. I can almost hear him laugh.
My oh my you alwys amaze me.
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ydobontelcontar Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Artist
I like the style of these pictures. They're beautiful.
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Sicily1347 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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LightLove1999 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's already been said, but - this is absolutely fantastic.
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Fantastic!
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waiting4william Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nine. So inspired!! Love it. 
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galwaveorlight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AhdManar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist
Fantastic work! Clap 
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ncrane Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cant be said enough, FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
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randompuss Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am completely inward with awe. I love your work.
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CMello7110 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. It's like you captured the hope in his eyes. I love it, great job. 
"Just this once Rose, everybody lives!"
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Cecilia-Pekelharing Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow This is just amazing, a Fav for sure!!!
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:icongremlich:
Gremlich Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratz on the commission work!! (9 is the best)
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:iconmeylin-tyan:
Meylin-tyan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... and great too... :)
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totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015   Writer
Now I have this strong urge to go watch all the Nine episodes. . . Your artwork is just gorgeous. :)
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acksele333 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Come on you smart little nanobots! Just see the relation between mother and son!
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mafer-seow-wayn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really love this!
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PrayerReverie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Artist
My favourite Doctor, and what a moment to capture. Excuse me while I try not to cry - or failing that, at least try to cry like a man.
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lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Just this once, Rose, Everybody Lives!"
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RinaRulez Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
I've been wanting to buy a print of this art from you for a while! Would you ever consider selling it (if you already have posters up for sale, where)?
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JohisLohis14 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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alex-29 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
stunning stunning stunning!!!!!!!!!
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mNixX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Beautiful! Absolutely fantastic! 
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Repkica Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015
best Doctor
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AssPain Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
You have no idea, the crush I have on him..  x'D
And you portrayed him perfectly.. :)

:love:
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xXForestMist Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I recently just got around to watching this show, and just finished the first season! Always thought your Doctor Who art was gorgeous, but didn't have a reason to favorite it until now. And you can bet I'll be faving the other Doctors when I get to them! :D
Who's in the tardis? 
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AssassinHood Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Of all the drawings, this and Roar of Our Stars are my personal favourites.
The more sombre, bittersweet feeling of this one, the darker background vs the nanogenes/regeneration light and the hopeful, the universe is just awesome-feeling Roar gives.
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crazyvv123 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
THIS IS FREAKING BEAUTIFUL I LITERALLY GASPED 
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Eignara Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist
NIIIIIIIIIIIINE!
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smwoodcrafts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Everyone lives Rose! For once, everyone lives!
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smwoodcrafts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WOW!!
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Keyra93 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I think this one and The Roar Of Our Stars are definitely the most beautiful ones of the four Doctors series... amazing. His expression, the Nanogenes and how they look like stars (or become stars?) in the rest of the background, and their contrast with the dark background... just beautiful. Great, great work.
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Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! 9th doctor fanart! thank you SO much! SO beautiful!!!!
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JinX1310 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Huge fan of Doctor Who and your art! Just amazing ~ C.E is my boyfriends favourite Doctor and this piece of art captures his favourite scene of his too! <3 I would love to get him a copy! 
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StarrySkies213 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I can't get enough of his expression and just the overall feeling I get from looking at this. This is by far the best portrait of the Ninth Doctor that I have ever seen. <3
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FearaJinx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That is a pretty sweet image for Dr. Who!!!
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isQariot Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Great work. And he still is my favourite <3
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nonexistent0 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite doktaa La worship 
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KennyGordon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014   General Artist
"Everybody lives!!!!"
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JakeTheArmyGuy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
BEST DOCTOR!!
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Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Blow my mind !!

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gbodry Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is truly 'Fantastic'!  
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FinSampson Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
This is just so amazing... Any chance of a twelfth doctor one?
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B3nc0 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Just reblogged your post with Doctor ten, eleven and twelve, regretting the ninth Doctor was missing and here he is, all luminous…

Je viens de reblogué ton poste avec les Dr 10, 11 et 12 regrettant l'absence du 9è et le voici, totalement radieux…
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Rapsag Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
wow FANTASTIC!
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