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The Parting of the Ways by alicexz The Parting of the Ways by alicexz

This is officially approved artwork, licensed by the BBC!

Print editions will be available online in the near future, read the announcement from Big Chief Studios:… &…

"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, as well as 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. Finally finished. Painted in Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Cintiq tablet. 

More Whovian art to come... countdown to the 50th!!

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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Eignara Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
smwoodcrafts Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Everyone lives Rose! For once, everyone lives!
smwoodcrafts Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
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.
Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! 9th doctor fanart! thank you SO much! SO beautiful!!!!
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! 
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
FearaJinx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
That is a pretty sweet image for Dr. Who!!!
isQariot Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Great work. And he still is my favourite <3
nonexistent0 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite doktaa La worship 
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