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Tribute to Robin Williams by NicChapuis Tribute to Robin Williams by NicChapuis
Tribute to Robin Williams and everyne who in one way or another is affected by depression.

Based on a screen capture by Walt Disney´s Aladdin.
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anikm321 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member
Remember Robin williams ( Star ) 
Tibbittz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Williams' passing hit me HARD, and all these months later, these gave me chills. Aladdin is both my most-watched of his movies, and of any movie ever (I've seen it about 33 times). Thanks for making such a perfect tribute.
WH5 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Realmente uma péssima noticia.
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student General Artist
:wow::heart::iconepiclaplz: This is indeed a very wonderful and beautiful tribute for Robin Williams. :huggle: 

I love all your Disney pieces in your gallery but I think this is by far, my absolute favorite! :heart:
LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Robin Williams died? 
BadWolf-96 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student General Artist
He died back in August. :( How did you not hear about this? :O
LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
idk, really. thats really sad. :( (Sad) 
UlitmaSephiroth Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I'll be right back

*goes to bathroom and stares sullenly in the mirror before crying eyes out*
xVanessaRx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
This is just beautiful, amazing and sad. So much emotion. I also love the colors. Amazing job
CobrettiCallahan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
I can hear him saying "You'll always be a prince to me."
twitch3sister Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice and very moving, He will be missed.
snowink Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting the feature request deviantART Groups 
Nakumah Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
he made my childhood worth while when it came to movies and being able to smile when i was so sick, it was hard to breath.
DelDiz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Writer
As a fellow sufferer of depression, I could certainly use more hugs than I ask people for.  As a self-reliant person, I have a hard time asking people for the emotional help I need, especially since I'm so used to getting rejected for it.
madokaaa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
The most subtle tribute to the world-class actor.
Eaglehawk4 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm kinda fond of you Al. Not that I want to pick out curtains or anything... - The Genie
TheInvertedTower Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Stop pulling my heartstrings!
DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
My heart...
RockyUndertaker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
R.I.P. Robin Williams (1951-2014). :',(
mobius22 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
He was one of a kind
DieHardMusicMan9125 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
thanks robin we will miss you. 
RaeandaDavies Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2014   Filmographer
He was such a sad waste of an actor and a human being :( x Amazing x
lstjules Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful piece.
... ... ... Damn. Just after 30 seconds, just by looking at it, tears are coming...
And the worst part of this, I don't really know why.

You know ? Maybe it's stupid and pointless... but, until the very day that I learned he was dead, I never knew that Robin Williams was the genie in the original version [ I only saw the french version ]. One of my favorite actors ? Who was one of my favorite Disney characters ? When I saw that, I couldn't believe it ! And, yet : I should have known ! This reference to miss Doubtfire in the second film, i did recognizes it but i never had connected the two between them ! And now that I know who was the man who inspired that much energy in this character... Who was the man to thank for such performance, for such fun, for such... joy of life... ... ... he's gone.

I never really knew that much about him : his life or his carrier. The only thing that I know, is that he was one of the greatest of this world.
Now, I feel stupid for not having tried to find out earlier who he was... what kind of man he was. I think that if I cried, it's not because i knew him...
But because I would have wanted to know him. Because he was more than a great actor, and more than a great dreamer : he really was a great man !

Your draw, sir, is beautiful. Everything in this... is beautifull !
You can be proud of you.
hooon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Artist
The Bonus Features of "Aladdin: Diamond (in the rough) Edition" Blu-ray should have:
*Never had a friend like him - A Tribute to Robin Williams
adenreflection Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 Pikachu Crying Plz  Nuuu I was so torn when I heard he was leaving us 
He was the best and never dull with him 
18Taurus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MalsaraNightShadow Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Rest in Peace Robin Williams... we all miss you Crying 
peccatori Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! :aww:
:star: Awesome work! :star:
UBob Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this posted on Facebook short after the news of Robin William's passing. I love this! Beautiful work!
TheRainbowsDaughter Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am doing a fundraiser, with Disney's permission, in a Facebook group called Cross Stitch for charity. We are stitching Genie in for suicide prevention in honor of Robin Williams. Would you be wiling to let me chart this for cross stitch for that charity? Everything is 100% above board and I can give you more information if you like, but I think people would donate a lot to be able to stitch this and that would go straight to helping people with depression.
ugkfan2681 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
damn onions i hate you
marianagarciagr Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ikr ;A;
TheStrawberryNeko Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man, I cried when i heard he died, that mans a classic, he shall always be rememberedRemember Captain Robin ( Star ) 
Domino-man Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just beautiful.
cooley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful capture here. It's hard to see life/movies without Robin Williams.
loopin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Remember Captain Robin ( Star ) 
multithebig1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i actually kinda teared up seeing this :)
zan67 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
This is SO nice! Really makes me pause for a minute and think of all the times Robin Williams has made me laugh or just be in a good mood. I bet when Robin Williams got to Heaven, the whole place had a huge celebration.
SnowdustDragon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a very touching piece.... 
taimo-chan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
You did a great job on the coloring, and the feels-
I looked into Robin Williams quotes today and, seeing this makes it kind of special
pendelheaven Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
amazing painting. love it!
kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful......RIP Robin Williams
ShiraiTheWhiteFox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
S-So beautiful... :iconcronacryplz:

RIP, Robin Williams. You'll be very much missed...
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heyuitsme77 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I could cry just looking at this. Nice job.
MBrainspaz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Good job on this one. Awesome work. 
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think this is my favorite tribute piece I've seen here. It's simple, to the point, and just lovely all around. You even did an excellent job of keeping the characters on-model!

I've said this elsewhere, but the tributes I've felt the strongest reactions to are the Aladdin ones because that's the form of Robin that inpacted me the most in my life, to the point that it partially affected the direction of it. I apologize in advance for how long this is going to be. I've reduced the font size to spare your comments section at least a little bit. ^^;

I'm turning 30 next month. Aladdin first came out when I was 8 years old and in second grade, and it instantly became my favorite animated movie (it's STILL my favorite even 22 years later!). I've been collecting Aladdin stuff for about 20 years now and I have a MASSIVE collection with everything from toys and odd things I've come across (like Russian nesting dolls and an official Disney photograph of the theme park face characters of Aladdin and Jasmine painting Easter eggs of all things!), all the way up to fine art pieces that are worth hundreds of dollars each.

I adored everything about it, especially Robin Williams' Genie because he was SO brilliant in all of his ad-libbing (Disney literally stuck him in a recording booth with a bin full of random objects and let him go to town, and he went for THREE HOURS STRAIGHT... but they could only use about 20% of what he said because the rest of it wasn't appropriate! :lol: ).

Besides the collecting, I met my best friend of 15 years through The Aladdin Mailing List on Yahoo!Groups in 1999, along with many other people who affected how I turned out as a person since it was during such a critical development point in my life. That best friend and I wrote enormous fan fictions together that I illustrated, too, and that REALLY made me develop my skills for telling a story through image.

That movie (along with the other "animation Renaissance" Disney movies of the '90s) not only heavily influenced my art style, it made me decide I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.

When I made the "official" decision to be an artist when I was 12 years old, I started to work on developing my skills by drawing all of the characters, particularly Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie RELENTLESSLY. It affected my drawing style, made me study more realistic anatomy instead of jumping into anime style like a lot of middle and high school kids do, and it even affected the way I color my work because of the movie's lush and vibrant color palette (just ike you captured so beautifully here!). It made me start coloring my line work, too, instead of leaving it black.

I thankfully have really supportive parents (they didn't say "Oh, God, where did we go wrong?!" when I told them I wanted to be an artist as my career and go to art school for college), so I was blessed to be able to go to Ringling for college to get my BFA in illustration. I'm an illustrator now for a living, specializing in children's illustration.

Celebrity deaths, especially ones as tragic as suicide, are always sombre and sad for a few moments. Robin's, though? Just like for so many other people around the word, his death HURT because of that affect he had on my entire life... a celebrity death has never made me tear up, but his (as well as wonderful artwork like yours here) absolutely did. This whole experience has been devastating for all of us.

Again, this is absolutely gorgeous and poingant in its heartfelt simplicity. It doesn't even NEED explanation, and that can sometimes be very difficult to achieve. Bravo!
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