The Abyss Gazes Back
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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.

Companion piece to this. Harold Finch, partner of John Reese and mystery figure of Person of Interest. Tried to go with a more somber color scheme which I thought fit his character more; also worked in the cracked glass of the case board!

Portrait set on Tumblr for reblog!

Featured by CBS: www.cbs.com/shows/person_of_in…

He Who Fights Monsters by alicexz

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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RedWitchQueen's avatar
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Sipral's avatar
Briliant. I love the way you do colors and the "brush strokes" pleases my eyes.
I'm not even talking about the cracks -those are too perfect to speak of.
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JoKin2000|Hobbyist General Artist
Harold is awesome!!!  Such a great character by the insanely talented Michael Emerson!  Great depiction here - I absolutely love it!  Great job!  :)
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urzapw2000's avatar
dude. awesome. period.
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lionkingnala|Student Digital Artist
Oh my god i love these prints! Will you be adding any more of the characters to the series?
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AKmars's avatar
bought both of these prints and they are even more beautiful in person.  Can't wait to get them framed!  Thank you for creating these amazing portraits, sharing them with us and making them available as prints.
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feinye's avatar
The cracked glass foreground picking up the light sets a perfect mood for this study. Another fave.
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I love POI
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miamary123456|Student Traditional Artist
:wow: This is incredible! :hooray: I LOVE Person of Interest :love:
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JeanaAidebie|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This painting is an inspiration to reconstruct a story for the character. An abyss has gazed back
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LaJolly|Professional Digital Artist
Excellent painting, I love the character,
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BrillianceoftheMoon's avatar
Awesome! You should draw them with Bear!
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Rajhi's avatar
You have captured the essence of Finch perfectly, it is incredible.
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I'm new to DA but since a year I love to watch your artwork. Nietzsche's quote and the cracked glass in your picture suit Harold Finch so well - because of his past mistakes both his body and soul are broken (hope that sounds not too dramatic). <3
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FuriarossaAndMimma|Professional General Artist
That's beautiful, I love the atmosphere, I love the intensity of this work... and i love the quotes too XD
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shadowrunner2323|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love POI! i like how you portrayed finch, got his look down perfectly!
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Warrior35's avatar
Love this show!! Amazing art, very beautiful
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SiguneRose's avatar
I didn't really expect to find fanart for Person of Interest.

So I was blown away when I found this set, and right out of the water when it was of this quality.

I'm very impressed. Beautiful work. You've captured a beautiful, sombre, and dramatic view of Harold.
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CatAlex's avatar
Love this and its companion.
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JokeSigbjorn|Student General Artist
yes, yes! a wonderful actor, and his amazing play. i really like him after his role as Benjamin Linus.
very good colours, nice pose, and this view... a masterpiece work you do.
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SpartanGinger|Student Traditional Artist
SDKFSDLKJFLSDJFDSJF OH MY GOODNESS!!! I love this so much >w< kyaaaaa!! I love this show, and this picture is just..just so..soo...:iconepiclaplz: THE AMAZINGNESS :iconinglipplz:
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