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Bruce Lee is The Big Boss by TixieLix Bruce Lee is The Big Boss by TixieLix
What started out as a Fei Long piece ended up just being a Bruce Lee fan art. I used so many references to get this pic to work as much as possible - in particular his face, coz in the end whether it's Fei Long, Marshall Law or what have you, they are essentially tributes to Bruce so I really tried to get that looking right. I've kept his fringe distinctly that of Fei's though...

The idea behind the whole setting and context was partially inspired by some great streetscape art of Hong Kong done by one of my work colleagues and also talking to my mum with her reminiscing about the same place she remembers growing up in. It was crowded, dirty, and noisy but it was also buzzing with energy and optimism. I wanted to capture that with this Bruce pic, because it was essentially that decision he made to move back to Hong Kong that really got his movie stardom going and I think he must've felt that same sense of energy and optimism when he returned there.

Trivia: "The Big Boss" is Bruce Lee's first major film. Also I chose to draw him in this outfit because Bruce was quite a snappy dresser and it was one of the suits he wore in my reference pics, hence it being the basis for one of Fei Long's alt costumes in SFIV ;D
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2Viii Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tixie take a bow, this is an amazing tribute
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TixieLix Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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darkskythe1979 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
looks fantastic!!!!
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TixieLix Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Harvy355 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! your art is amazing!
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SilverTop Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work with the street and perspective... and you really captured his essence well!
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again :D
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ElectricSmile Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
wow this is gorgeous! it's a very nice scene, very bright, upbeat, but feels almost purposeful as well. the plane is a very nice touch.
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  Glad you like this too ^^
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