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The Parting of the Ways
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Published: November 18, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 alicexz
"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 and 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. Painted in Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Cintiq tablet. 

EDIT 4/29/15: Repainted parts of the background and fixed some details!

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Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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michelley-g's avatar
michelley-g|Hobbyist Photographer
This series is just amazing!! Glad I stumbled upon them :happybounce: 
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TheBlackSketchbook's avatar
My 2nd fav doctor.
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PirateKingOfSpace|Student Digital Artist
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Levicee|Hobbyist General Artist
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needtakehave|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it, downloading, thank you!
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Love him,My first Doctor.
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FanguoftheFlowers|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me, I believe your art has been stolen and is being sold as a poster on a shopping app.
You may not be able to view the actual product due to the website's stupid system which requires you to have an account.
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MobilerXMD|Hobbyist Artist
I don't understand why he only got one season
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I'm so glad you did 9, he deserves more love. 
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BluePlaidDinosaur|Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work SO MUCH. If I had any money I would buy all the things!
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theelfhybrid|Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best images I've ever seen of 9.
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ScottMan2th|Hobbyist General Artist
wish Christopher Eccleston had lasted more than one season...he had an intensity and borderline madness that was quite amazing and well suited for the reintroduction of The Doctor after the brutality of Time War 
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kmjmomm|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have the 11th Doctor, he's my fave!  Great work!
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KiraWinchester|Hobbyist General Artist
Shocked Love 
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LadySeshiiria|Student General Artist
It's my ass kicking fat kid! I LOVE HIM!
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Lockox2|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is so awesome, you reflected your struggle here, it transmits so many emotions, your work is simply awesome.Dalek Emoticon 
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Crystal-Saber|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :iconiloveitplz:
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Blue-Anima| General Artist
Oh my goodness. The emotions. The wonder and avidity and apprehension... Beautiful!! :eager: :eager: :eager: 
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chase1146's avatar
fantastic work right there
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anyiwonye|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like it
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Shadowkey392's avatar
What a fantastic episode.
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pocketbeetle|Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my, this is so perfect
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RandomKooldude's avatar
I adore this image so much. The ninth doctor is one of my favorites. The attention to detail, the lighting the leather crack! Fantastic! Beautiful work.
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Ayan-Laurel's avatar
It looks exactly like him, you did an astonishing job with the likeness well done. In fact all of your Dr Who art just has me in disbelief in how accurate it is. Not just capturing the image of each doctor but essentially the essence of their character as well. Few artists can do that sort of thing but you seem to have that gift.
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