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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…

"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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AssPain Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
You have no idea, the crush I have on him..  x'D
And you portrayed him perfectly.. :)

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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  New member Hobbyist Artist
Everyone lives Rose! For once, everyone lives!
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smwoodcrafts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  New member 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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faceflip09 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
use the magic dust
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carathebaker Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am in awe of your talent . . . incredible!
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Klessukaka Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning
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:iconcalmnude:
calmnude Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Your work is superb. Stunning. Thank you.
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babsie94 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
So beautiful
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Frustini Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
You win!
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meganelizabethpinn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Photographer
I'm not even a Doctor Who fan but all of your artwork has moved me...
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Summer18092 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
`wow this is beautiful
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colligo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favourite piece of yours, 9 was my first doctor and this just embodies him really well.
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TVStatic Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
God I love this so much! Definitely one of my favourites of your work. Ninth was MY doctor, so this seriously resonates with me :3 I love it <3
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LadyPhantom018 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Are you a wizard?! this is impossible and awesome!!! I love your works and they make me happy!
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TheTimeVortex Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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Onni96 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Wish you had more prints!
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PotentiallyKairos Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing...
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TeapotMysteries Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
just this once...every body lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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kalyne-nobrega Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This one made me speechless. I cried so much when the Ninth Doctor did the regeneration. By far, my favorite poster.
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ichinoseu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just.... BEYOND GREAT X'D
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Betawhofic Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Now that is how that scene in Doctor Dances should have looked! Head cannon accepted.
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lokivsthor Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
NINE,BEAUTIFULClap 
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lilachiccups Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
OMG feels...
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ForeverDreamer12 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the light in his hands!
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annanlove19 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
yesyesyesmydoctoryes<33333
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pond-01 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
my print of this arrived in the mail last week - so happy! it's even more awesome in real life
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MyssMeow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
So beautiful. 
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DatorVitae Featured By Owner 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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puddlejumper38 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Fantastic! I can really see the inspiration from both episodes :) . A truly beautiful piece of art.
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This is impressive. You done a great job and deserve the success.
Thanks for share it.
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Nyonba Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist
WHY SO PERF OMG <3
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