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A Legend by KLSADAKO A Legend by KLSADAKO
First of all I would like to dedicate this drawing to everyone who is a fan of Martial Arts and especially Bruce Lee..

I finally end the year with a drawing that I consider long overdue..
I had plans to draw Bruce 2 years ago, but found it difficult to find a ref pic that not only hasn't been drawn much, but one that is of decent size to work from..
Last week I found that pic, and decided now it's time..
The ref image is a off the set shot from his uncompleted movie "Game of Death"..
Isn't it strange that both Bruce and Brandon died without completing their final movies, but involving death either in the title or in the movie..

I have always enjoyed watching the Bruce Lee movies, and of Martial Art movies in general, and even though I grew up with new Idols like Ti Lung, Donnie Yen, Philip Ko, Bruce Liang, etc.. My fave was always Bruce Lee :D

Bruce Lee was regarded as the most influential martial artist of the twentieth century, he has captured the hearts of millions with his Martial Art teachings (Jeet Kune Do), and through his Movies.

What can one say about the man that hasn't already been said, he is regarded as the King of Kung Fu, a total bad A$$ fighter with a defined physique , a Legend, a Icon and a true Idol of mine, someone that succeeded in bringing the Chinese culture to the west..

Of course this description wouldn't be complete without a link to one of his fights :D
Okay I regard this fight --> [link]
as probably the finest fight ever captured on camera.
It's the cavern fight scene from the movie "Enter the Dragon"
Bruce shows intensity, speed and power and also the fact that he kicks Jackie's butt in it (1.20 on the link above).. :D

I end with one of Bruce's famous quotes

"Be formless... shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle; it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot; it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, and it can crash. Be water, my friend..."

May Bruce Lee (27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) and Brandon Lee (February 1, 1965 – March 31, 1993) RIP

Thanks guys for all the comments and faves on the WIP :)

Here are the stats :
Size A3 Bristol Smooth 250 gsm
Pencils: H for outline, mech 0.3 2H, H, HB, B, 0.5 4B, 0.7 HB, normal pencils 6H, 5H, 4H, 2H
Time: Unaccounted

Thanks in advance for all comments and faves ^^

Any questions feel free to PM me ^^

PS - To all ur haters (and Bitch hater R***Y), if u dun like what u see, dun waste ur time to comment, it's as simple as that..

Another PS - I've noticed a lot of Art thieving lately --> :iconpolaxe1994: I have reported this fucking idiot to DA twice already and nothing has been done, now u know WHY I think DA is STUPID..
Okay the situation has been sorted, but Fuckers like this need to be named and shamed..

3rd PS - I get a few of these every now and then, and I'll say it again, "If I wanna copy pics to "my heart's content" then I will, and If I wanna be creative then I will"
"If u think my copied drawings are boring, look elsewhere"
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DarkSchneider62 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
I can't find a word to qualify that work... Maybe "Awesomeness" ?^^
sayuri4muu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
My mom always loved watching his movies and he has created a love of martial arts in my family. ( Or at least a love of watching people fight with honor.)
The world is truly a lesser place having lost him.
Thoregor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are amazing. This is a colossal work!
flameguitarcody Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely amazing
Bruce is a legend
sjiza Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aawww I love the fight scenes in that movie
ORIGINZart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, this is excellent! Extremely good likeness, Bruce Lee is a legend and legends never die!!
Gnammos Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Extraordinary :#1:
deeptendu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student
really legendary.
Trebball Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
As Bruce once said, "Be like water my friend"
El-i-Jahu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Awesome portrait of a Legend. Forget those haters that don't like your work be it for your "copied" work or whatever reason. It takes intense skill and dedication to produce the kind of portraits you do and thanks for calling out that dude that is taking other artist work.
GeoCaecias Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist
This is really well done. :heart: I love martial arts (mostly karate), but Bruce Lee has karate ties as well.
nemisiss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just came across this.. Wow!! Love your style ;D Fave and watch!! ++
visque01 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
awwww man, awesome... my idal... you have done a great job. wow!!!
your drawing talent is awesome...
Seanybravo91 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Bruce lee is my hero :)

I love this drawing because I know the exact techniques he is doing
(monkey grabs with his left hand) and (wing chun punch with his right) :)
LeoHwzr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
i am reeling from this picture...i can feel Bruce's Fist through your art
AvatarLogan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Totaly awesome!!! Even after all these years Bruce Lee is still the man booyah!!!
graphite220 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow...i have no words for how much i love this. i faved it as soon as i saw it. i plan on drawing bruce lee, and angela mao, as soon as i can find the right ref. pics. i think you did an amazing job...this portrait is just beautiful!!! thank you for sharing.
hmnanda Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
oh yaa! mistah lee! def gotta do a drawing on him.
excellent work
wolfman74 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
great work!!!!!!! :clap:
hedspace77 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh my, this has some major attitude! Very nostalgic too.
Prajna-Immovable Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
amazing work
Subwaycups Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Absolutely rockin' picture, set off with a matching description.

HitmansHaven Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Very nice detail. Thanks for bringing my idol and inspiration back to life.
lescatt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
omg! i am a fan of bruce lee!

and this one is an amazing rendition of him.
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful tribute!
strigae-excandui Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A great Martial Arts Legend along with Brandon Lee :) nice drawing :D
Atilla10 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Traditional Artist
It awesome, I enjoyed reading the facts that Zeeshaan-Mir posted too, I belive you have Bruce's speed in drawing . :)
camilah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
soulmag Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! i cant believe it :D
juicethehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
ah im lovin this, i did drew like 2 brucelee pictures but i diddnt put it on my DA because i let my bro call it his own XD. but no big deal. i will draw a 3rd one and its gonna be better than the ones i already drew ^_^ and yeah. this picture is great just like all your other stuff man =D
JapanEyedPinoy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student General Artist
KarySky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I love martial arts, of course! And I love Bruce Lee.

Although, my own personal favourite is Jet Li...

Nice drawing! You really captured him well!
vanillasky93 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Wow the endversion *__* I like it and the hairs of him. It looks so realistic <3 and it has liveliness
Truyen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist
great drawing, buddy! :D
kuoce Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I make it into my fave, ok? :D

You got Bruce's expression.
ribonread127 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wooooh nice!!!
kchenault Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I told you I was gonna Fave it and I have! It looks great. Happy New Year!
veguetto Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Student Interface Designer
bruce lee ;) nice work
Musical-pyro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Pladpuss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
wow very awesome job :D
I envy how smooth you make it look.
RedQDragon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
OH! That is beautiful!
vyader Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
you know i do love your works, but here... i can't get rid of a feeling of flatness...
LadyMiah Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
nice finish of the year :D
a legend!
happy new year! :D ^^
Leophym Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Zooropa-Station Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved that pong commercial for that one phone when he was using nunchucks instead of the usual paddle. Great piece right here, even though I'm a bigger fan of Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee will always be one of my favorites. Chuck Norris can't touch this!
DeathHealer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
awesome!!!, hapi nu year!!
Frigid-Flames Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
sweet action, my friend:)
Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Another great stuff by you....
even am a fan of Bruce Lee..
I-IiM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
hell yea. the greatest martial artist ever. period.
mikhaAfreeman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
...i went to his statue on the Hong Kong harbor and knelt before his visage in adoration and reverence
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Dec 30, 2008, 12:43:41 PM