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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: www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk/comi… & idlehands1.blogspot.com/2013/1… Prints will also be sold at the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration Event at London ExCel on November 22nd-24th!

"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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:iconbetawhofic:
Now that is how that scene in Doctor Dances should have looked! Head cannon accepted.
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lokivsthor 4 days ago  New member
NINE,BEAUTIFULClap 
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lilachiccups Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... It's my Doctor! :D This is perfect~ You're time of slaving and tears made this absolutely perfect! Christopher looks amazing!
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Tr1nks1e Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
OMG feels...
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ForeverDreamer12 Feb 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist
I love the light in his hands!
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:iconannanlove19:
yesyesyesmydoctoryes<33333
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:iconpond-01:
my print of this arrived in the mail last week - so happy! it's even more awesome in real life
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:iconmyssmeow:
So beautiful. 
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DatorVitae Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, when I saw the 11 I was amazed. The Doctor's you made are one of my all time favorites from the century of art.
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:iconpuddlejumper38:
Fantastic! I can really see the inspiration from both episodes :) . A truly beautiful piece of art.
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