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Goodbye, Robin Williams... by JayFosgitt Goodbye, Robin Williams... by JayFosgitt

Robin Williams was a hero to me on so many levels. When I was a child, he was my earliest comedic role model. When I was a teenager, he was the dramatic conduit for my performing aspirations. And in my early adulthood, he was my model for the man I wanted to be--an adult with the heart of a child. In the movie "Popeye", Robin not only played my cartoon hero to perfection, but his rendition informed the way I saw the character in all other media. In the best possible way, Robin Williams was, is, and will always be Popeye to me. And there can be no better icon for the man and his place in my heart than that.   

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DaringDash20 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#WeALLmissuRobin
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You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

                               R.I.P - Robin Williams 

P.S See this quote featured here: teespring.com/robin_willaim
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Dim432 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Writer
Shelly devall as olive oil Perfect casting
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Bkaj1988 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think he would've played a good John Wayne
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nicechangeling Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked robin and his movies 
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Dave-Sledge-Bro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
He was strong to the finich
'Cause he always ate spinach...
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Retro7 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   General Artist
Well said dude, I'm truly gonna miss him myself.
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Xailenrath Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen.
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CreativeMaximus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rip robin
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CreativeMaximus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Btw nice work ;)
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nataliespasic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Calling all creatives |  Submit your poster are for Robin Williams Here robinwilliamsposters.tumblr.co…
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Aubrie1234 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
He was a great actor and voice actor for the films Jumanji and FernGully. I'll miss him a lot.
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chadporter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And something about yams :clap:
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bobhanonart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Artist
He will be missed. I actually liked him as the classical cartoon sailor in the Robert Altman film. He was my inspiration for comic timing and caricature. You captured his character marvelously.
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andynortonuk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You are certainly a master of drawing a distinct profile... and you made me want to check out that version of Popeye. 
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gutsyDetective Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I truly did look up to him and his ability to make everyone laugh and smile. He will be missed Cry a Puddle 
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stewa2jm Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well said, Jay! Great piece of work for a great man.
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Yeah, I noticed that then news outlets didn't show anything from Popeye.  I noticed that Robin really wanted to cut loose, and he did to the extent that the scenery would let him (i.e. not much).  Critics panned it, and it tanked at the box office, but I remember liking it when I saw it on video during the VHS black clam shell box days of yore.  Nice tribute to a role of Williams' that needs the love.  
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MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I remember seeing Robin Williams as the Genie when I was a boy, and loving that character. I'd imitate him, and always try to make my characters as magically flexible as him. When I was a teen I saw Jumanji and Bicentennial Man. Jumanji made me laugh a bit, and Bicentennial Man really shaped my thoughts on robots and what it means to be human. Then....Then I saw Hook and (well, years later admittedly) everything changed for me. I realized that Peter Pan and I were one and the same. Just a couple of boys afraid to grow up and grow old. It just took Robin Williams playing the role to help me realize that growing up is a great and glorious thing, but to carry that childlike wonder and love for others...Now, that's the way to live.

Barrie once said "To die would be the greatest adventure of all." To all of you, I say the greatest adventure is to live.

(climbs off soap box and toddles off to build a new friend)
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graphicnovelgirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart 
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Artytoons Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
He was Who he was...

One of a kind.  
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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Robin, you will be missed my friend......

I dedicate this song to you. Forever at peace.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEGGoi…
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Probably my favourite movie of his is What Dreams May Come (but I'm just a soppy romantic). Right now I'm picturing him in that field of oil painting flowers.

Great tribute, Jay.
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Kinsfire Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are three scenes in "What Dreams May Come" that ALWAYS make me cry - and ALL of them have Robin at the center of them. All of them 'Real Time' and not flashback: daughter, son, wife. (Phrased that way to avoid spoilers to anyone reading this other than Timekeeper9, who I'm sure had those scenes immediately pop into their head.)

He was an amazing actor. And so tortured. I hope he finally has the peace he so craved.
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I'm always a total wreck when he puts his head in her lap, because that's exactly what I would do for mine.
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Kinsfire Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart::heart:A-Men!:heart::heart::heart::heart:

I too yam a Popeye fan ... I got that movie on DVD and have enjoyed it many a day when I needed a good laugh.  Mr. Williams will be so badly missed.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Writer
He will be missed :(
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HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
That was a great film. I never agreed with the critics on that one.

Very cool pic!
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StriderSyd Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Greatest movie he ever did.
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NeroAngelus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
"He's strong to the finish cause he eats his spinach, he's Popeye the sailor man."
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JREdwards Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I'll admit, for me, Jumanji was big. His acting almost personified the "man with the heart of a child" feeling, a boy yanked from his home and tossed in a strange world.

I loved that movie;
Van Pelt "Aren't you scared sonny-jim?"
Alan (Robin) "I'm terrified but my father always told me to face what you're afraid of"

 
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Dim432 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Writer
Van pelt: ah, brave as your farther... Any last words.

Alan: jum ji

Van pelt: what?

Alan: jumanji
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Aeolus06 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
After I heard the news, I couldn't help but listen to "A Whole New World" from Aladdin :cry:

Farewell, Mr. Williams. Ain't never had a friend like you
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LoudNoises Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I consider Robin Williams as Popeye, among other great ones like Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, John Goodman as Pops Racer, Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart, French Stewart as Inspector Gadget and Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso as The Three Stooges, as one of the best casting choices ever, even if the film wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be.
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ComicBookArtFiend Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Fun fact: the role was originally meant for Dustin Hoffman. It got as far as early makeup tests and song-and-dance training before he had a blow-up with the filmmakers. When Williams took over, he did as much improv as he could to capture the feel of the Fleischer cartoons (and expressed frustration that the claustrophobic set designs didn't allow the cast to go as big and wild as he would have liked).

I think the filmmakers lucked out when they got Williams to take over. He was the heart and soul of that movie, and I don't think Hoffman would have captured the cartoony qualities of the character half as well.
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TotalMayhem Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well said. 
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
On the other hand, Hoffman did manage to capture that in Dick Tracy. But I think he only took that role on a dare.
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