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The Roar of Our Stars by alicexz The Roar of Our Stars by alicexz

EDIT 03/07/13: You can now buy a print in the official BBC Shop!

EDIT 01/26/13: Good news for those who have been asking about open-edition "The Roar of Our Stars"/"The Song of Your Sadness" prints! The two pieces have been licensed by the BBC and are now both available as official Doctor Who art prints!! Purchases can be made from Big Chief Studios Limited!

"Look at the sky. It's not dark and black and without character... the black is, in fact, deep blue. And over there: lighter blue, and blowing through the blues and blackness the winds swirling through the air and then shining, burning, bursting through: the stars! And you see how they roar their light. Everywhere we look, the complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes."
This work is part of my official series of Doctor Who poster-paintings based on the newer seasons. This one is of the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith. Originally commissioned by KLCx, thank you! Ref image from the 2010 Christmas Special.

Thank you all so much for your overwhelming support and comments on this painting! :heart: Makes a great phone wallpaper according to a lot of people, apparently (no need to ask for personal use like that, just please do not remove my watermark.)

Kindly reblog on Tumblr!

The Song of Your Sadness by alicexz All of Time and Space by alicexz The Turn of the Universe by alicexz The Parting of the Ways by alicexz The Lonely God by alicexz

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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Novemberst0rm Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
This is so gorgeous! Would it be okay if I converted some of your work into a set of desktop wallpapers? 
laroux-demon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rather magical. I'd very much love to learn how to do this kind of art.
HayaCabral Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
wonderful!!!! *------* fantastic art !! :3
HayaCabral Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
L-suu Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2014
What a unexplainable magnificence!
ZAKIA123 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Attolis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
All your art is fantastic, especially this one in particular. Weren't you in the Doctor Who video where Peter and Jenna traveled the globe? You SO deserve it! Doctor Who Animated Smiley 
lostcause1991 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
gorgeous, no one is whoovian anymore
CAMW1N Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
My most favorite poster piece to come from this entire site.
angelfabeth Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is insanely brilliant :D
Mojowjowi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow. I really love it!
CantoVII Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Wow... you really captured the wonder that the 11th Doctor sees in the world. It's amazing.
Casylum Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Your art is givin' me the feels T~T
HNNNGGGG You've won me over
pixil8z Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I saw this a while ago and I've finally discovered your art again. This is the Eleventh Doctor - if I had to point to a piece of art, a picture, this is how I would describe him. It makes my heart leap. It's breathtakingly beautiful.
xXDarkNessXx209 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
im going to be making a slideshow of my favorite art and i wanted to use this is it ok? ill add a link to the vid once its complete but atm it is not also ill add credit to you aswell
hyzavell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
This is my home screen. I love it. :)
FReaKRaveR Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favourite Doctor Who/Eleven/Matt Smith image EVER :heart:
This piece is gorgeous! And every time I see it/look at it, it makes me smile, and fill with happiness and warmth!
Doyihh Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Alice, you are AWESOME! This is so beautiful!!!
yourmissingsock Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
haha this is weird.... a long while ago, this picture (I found it on google) was my wallpaper. I thought it was the best picture of the doctor that I had ever seen.
A few minutes ago, I created my deviantart account and you were the first person whose art I'm looking at....and here the picture is again!
TimLeung Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking like the feeling of Success. FAV
BlueEyes94 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I love it. It captures his personality so well!
Caberoni Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can hear him laughing. Incredible
Helvetican034 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Astounding work! "The Roar of Our Stars" especially!!
GravitationalTitan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah whatever. You're not that amazing. 
DwarvenGiant Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :o
The lighting is so good! ;D
LadyBellatrix337 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So amazing!
Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
You make amazing characters!


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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! The expression on his face fits his personality so well! The background is beautiful, the details are perfect, the sparkling lights are wonderful! Such a remarkable piece! <3
ILM126 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I become so emotional when I see this :)
Great work!
julian0123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome and beautiful picture :)
LyhliTheLuminescent Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot express how beautiful this is.
Pribytkova Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
So emotional!
Itsmellsofdoughnuts Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what to say about this. It all just is so fitting, the feel of it, the subject (I'm so vague, sorry), the title-- It just kinda gives me a feeling. A good feeling- like I am flying though the stars, or maybe they're falling past me... I have always loved astronomy and outer space. All of your Doctor Who masterpieces bring me right out there with those stars. It's the most amazing thing.
PencilRenaissance Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Itsmellsofdoughnuts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't have said it better, my friend.
knoxtastic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Oh my god! I don't watch the show much, but this is amazing!
millerjosh026 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
It so beautiful
MotleyOfTheUnknown Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm over here crying of happiness. This is glorious...
TFPMiko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student
He looks so beautiful.

What episode was this from?
AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student General Artist
A Christmas Carol, when Abigail was singing and it started snowing. :)
ArtReborn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
MALLRATS2005 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
hello i think i have asked if i could make myself a t-shirt out of your doctor who pictures?
SilvrSpade Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
All of your art just takes my breath away. Thank you for sharing your glorious skills with the world.
Rainbeandash Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how happy he looks
sarahmelyne Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I'd love to buy it on a printed poster but sold out everywhere T_T what could i do?
Infinityfreehugzz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist
is this digiart? or traditional art?
Infinityfreehugzz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist
lov his facial expression it makes me happy!
TempaDragon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
from far away he looks like gordan ramsay
kikkolovesyou Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing wish i could jump into that moment
XyliarRaina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!!
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