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He Who Fights Monsters

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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Painting exercise. Mr. John Reese, from the amazing show Person of Interest!

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The Abyss Gazes Back by alicexz

EDIT 05/08/15: Repainted this and cleaned up many details! Hope you guys like it!

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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EmmitS's avatar
Your paintings are just amazing! I love the way your style and how you incorporate color into your work. All of your paintings are just gorgeous!
Macgamer's avatar
This portrait of John Reese really captures his character in mood, style, and emotion. Amazing! I love the one of Finch too. You are an incredibly talented artist. What I really want and would buy are paintings like these two for Shaw and Root, and one of them together. I went to Society6 but didn't see anything. Putting in a request!  :)
Fia94's avatar
chrishamner's avatar
Awesome portrait
kelvinkibui's avatar
Nice.finch would buy this
stadium158's avatar
john reese fantastic!!!
CarmaTower's avatar
Beauifull! Beautifull!
Encounterhim's avatar
one of my favorite shows.  Well done.  seriously well done.
Dannelle13's avatar
I really love his character! He's so cool! This is also one of my top fav shows too. Neat artwork too. You captured him well here.:D (Big Grin) Clap Heart 
LisaGunnIllustration's avatar
OMG this is fantastic! I absolutely love this show and your portrayal of John. Well Done, really is great, the likeness is spot on! :)
Graeystone's avatar
It wasn't a coincidence that when Mr. Reese started working with the Machine and Finch, knee surgery went up over 90%.

When Mr. Reese looked into the Abyss. . .the Abyss blinked!
totiltwithwindmills's avatar
Love, love, love this show. Behind a bit so I need to catch up, but one of my favorite things to watch. This is beautiful work. =)
tZuB's avatar
Ahg! I love that show...I need to see the last episodes of the last season though. :(
Absolutely bloody brilliant! Incredible talent and fantastic choice of person to paint.
c-rash's avatar
excellent! No doubt one of my favorites shows
SleepAndDreamG's avatar
One of my favourite show and character!
I love your art, it's very stunning. This work is alive, brings feelings!
cederron's avatar
Love your paintings, your style! amazing!
BetweenAsleepAndWake's avatar
Great painting of an awesome character :heart:
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