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The Parting of the Ways by alicexz The Parting of the Ways by 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!

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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michelley-g Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
This series is just amazing!! Glad I stumbled upon them :happybounce: 
TheBlackSketchbook Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
My 2nd fav doctor.
PirateKingOfSpace Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Levicee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
needtakehave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it, downloading, thank you!
xin787458875 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Love him,My first Doctor.
FanguoftheFlowers Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  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.
MobilerXMD Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I don't understand why he only got one season
c-vanek Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist
I'm so glad you did 9, he deserves more love. 
BluePlaidDinosaur Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work SO MUCH. If I had any money I would buy all the things!
theelfhybrid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best images I've ever seen of 9.
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  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 
kmjmomm Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have the 11th Doctor, he's my fave!  Great work!
KiraWinchester Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shocked Love 
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student General Artist
It's my ass kicking fat kid! I LOVE HIM!
Lockox2 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  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 
Crystal-Saber Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :iconiloveitplz:
Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015   General Artist
Oh my goodness. The emotions. The wonder and avidity and apprehension... Beautiful!! :eager: :eager: :eager: 
chase1146 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
fantastic work right there
anyiwonye Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like it
Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
What a fantastic episode.
pocketbeetle Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my, this is so perfect
RandomKooldude Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional
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.
Ayan-Laurel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
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.
JosephineNV Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
I love this. Maybe because the ninth doctor was my first experience with The Doctor. I do love him dearly and this just makes me wanna cry. End of en era. Short and fantastic. Oh and I'm almost happy about all your struggle because look at this, it's bloody amazing. The expression of marvel. The leatherjackets reflexion and those last word going through my mind. I can almost hear him laugh.
My oh my you alwys amaze me.
ydobontelcontar Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Artist
I like the style of these pictures. They're beautiful.
fauxlnk Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
LightLove1999 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's already been said, but - this is absolutely fantastic.
Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
waiting4william Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nine. So inspired!! Love it. 
galwaveorlight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
AhdManar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist
Fantastic work! Clap 
ncrane Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cant be said enough, FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
randompuss Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am completely inward with awe. I love your work.
CMello7110 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. It's like you captured the hope in his eyes. I love it, great job. 
"Just this once Rose, everybody lives!"
Cecilia-Pekelharing Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow This is just amazing, a Fav for sure!!!
Gremlich Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratz on the commission work!! (9 is the best)
Meylin-tyan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... and great too... :)
totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015   Writer
Now I have this strong urge to go watch all the Nine episodes. . . Your artwork is just gorgeous. :)
acksele333 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Come on you smart little nanobots! Just see the relation between mother and son!
mafer-seow-wayn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really love this!
PrayerReverie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Artist
My favourite Doctor, and what a moment to capture. Excuse me while I try not to cry - or failing that, at least try to cry like a man.
lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Just this once, Rose, Everybody Lives!"
RinaRulez Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
I've been wanting to buy a print of this art from you for a while! Would you ever consider selling it (if you already have posters up for sale, where)?
JohisLohis14 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Alexgv-art Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
stunning stunning stunning!!!!!!!!!
mNixX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Beautiful! Absolutely fantastic! 
Repkica Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015
best Doctor
AssPain Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
You have no idea, the crush I have on him..  x'D
And you portrayed him perfectly.. :)

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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