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Dec 30, 2008, 12:43:41 PM
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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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.
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