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Monday Portrait Painting 8.11.2014 Robin Williams by thewordlesssignature Monday Portrait Painting 8.11.2014 Robin Williams by thewordlesssignature
My heart feels so heavy.  When I got the news, I was hoping that it was just a hoax...  I remember seeing Robin Williams on "Inside the Actors Studio". It was such a candid interview, and he went over his allotted time because he kept saying joke after joke- he was so vibrant, gregarious, hilarious, and so very, very honest. 

I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried a lot while painting today, because its hard to believe that this person who brought so much joy and laughter to my childhood with his booming voice and a twinkle in his eye, is no longer with us.  I kept looking at that reference picture, and looking into those bright eyes and wondering how was it possible that they had stopped seeing the joy in the world.  Was he hurting all along?  How will his kids cope?  Stories of hilarious pranks he used to pull, jokes from his skits, his boisterous voice- all of it kept flitting about my head as I painted.  I had to stop a few times because I got so emotional I couldn't see my screen.  (Maybe thats why I didn't give him enough wrinkles, it was all kinda blurred xD  I'd hope that if he saw this he would say "thanks for the botox!") 

I really did like him as an actor and a comedian.  And he wasn't perfect, and I thought that was amazing too.  Its impossible not to smile when you think of him, but now the smile is definitely bittersweet. 

"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." -Robin Williams

Thank you for sharing that spark of madness.  You will be missed by so many. 
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Chaotic-Brunette Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for sharing this masterpiece.
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MODSISAWESOME123 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
RIP Robin Williams... :(
You are missed...
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Reilie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
impressive portrait for a wonderful actor ... R.I.P Robin Williams
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful.....
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NasiK2424 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss him already... I will never forget Jumanji, Alladin، Night at the Mueseum or Hook...
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thewordlesssignature Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really do hope the people at blizzard do manage to put in a tribute to Robin Williams in World of Warcraft, because he was a huge gamer and loved WoW.  ./sigh...I still can't believe he's really gone.  ;__;
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NasiK2424 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I wish I could see him on TV just once more..
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NasiK2424 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I couldn't edit my comment so I'll continue on this one:

This drawing is so good that made me emotional for Williams death...again..
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Chaotic-Brunette Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea same he was such a good man.
Its so horrible how bad things happen to good people.... he will be remembered though and in a way he lives on :) .If there is a afterlife I hope he is happy and at piece.
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OwlyFa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I learn it this morning :'( I'm so sad...
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thewordlesssignature Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is...I can't stop tearing up :'(  watching clips of him over and over on youtube, laughing and crying at the same time.  Its so sad to think that he's gone.  :(
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OwlyFa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The same.. I've watch an extract of Dead poet society, when he leaves the room and all the students get on theirs desk saying "o captain, my captain". Then I was crying, because this looks like the true goodbye.. :'(
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thewordlesssignature Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh no that's the same clip that I was watching and I was crying uncontrollably ;__;  too many feels...!
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