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Steve Irwin by jameson9101322 Steve Irwin by jameson9101322
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Atrix won my coloring contest in first place and she asked for a portrait of the man she considers her special mentor, a teacher who lived a life prizing the lives of animals and the protection of nature above all else. He was a great conservationist and loving father. I was more than happy to draw this picture of him for her and add my own heartfelt sympathies because I miss him too. He was a really inspiring person.
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Crikey! Me Arm!
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Atrixfromice Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so, SO much my friend, for this awesome pic!! I love the fact all your pics are always full of beauty and feeling!!! :aww: :huggle: thanks so much for the chance to see how you draw Steve! I loved a lot how this came out, it came out as great as I was thinking! Or even more! :excited: You draw him way better than I do! :wow: When you draw him he looks like him and you can tell it's him when you see this pic. I specially love how you made his hair and the tones of yellow you added to it! :love: A funny thing is I always loved his hair this way, it was so gorgeous when the curls of his hair were like in this pic, that when I watched his show and he had his hair like this I wanted to caress his hair! :aww: :giggle: I always wanted to touch his hair, it looked so smooth and shiny! :love:
I thank you a lot for this and for your comments about him! it makes me feel relief and comfort in my heart to know that my best friend and sidekick, my closest friend and now new mentor, also knew him and I watched his show and admired and love him like I do! <3 My dear old mentor was very much like you, specially in the way they both have (well, he had) an truly compassionate, warm, and caring soul! And I know I'm so lucky to have you as my dear friend and Mentor my dear!! :huggle: cos with him I never had any chance to be friends....it's like if God gave me another chance to have a Mentor who can be my friend too! :excited: Someone to talk with and whom I can trust to give all my being!!! :glomp: The only two persons I've met who are trustworthy enough to pour your heart on them, was him, and you! :hug: Having you here I don't feel as bad for loosing him as I was before :)
A while ago I wanted to watch something of him, and I watched a clip of an interview where that he wanted to show people nature's beauty cos he wanted them to love it, and so they can saved it! He used to say that, and he was SO right! :nod: People saves and protect what they love! And I always shared that philosophy with him! So even if many people called him crazy and reckless for being so close to animals (and even being bitten and stung in several times due that) I understand WHY he usually tended to put himself so close to wildlife, cos he wanted people to see nature as close as they could, and the closest way that us the common people ( with no sourse to travel to see wildlife) had (and have!) was seeing him being out there an travel with him in our souls, and so to share his passion and love, to share his prespective of the natural wonders with him! Throught his eyes!! he wanted everybody to see the things throught his eyes, even the people who doesn't not like some animals or don't care about them, and he did it!...He did it with me!! Because everytime I watched him in his show I traveled with my imagination and I felt I was there..feeling the same ardent love, enthusiasm an passion that he felt!....I'd really have been loved to be there with him at those moments, though....or to work with him in his Zoo...I always dreamed to be a partner in his show when I was a kid *sigh*....
He always said he wanted to be remembered for his enthusiasm and passion, and that's what I remember most of him!! He was the most enthusiastic, loving, jolly, warm and full of life person that I've met!! :wow: just like the icon of the true hero for me! He was the person I always aspired to be...he always had an unusual spiritual energy! He was like a sun that irradiated so much warmth and life!..And with his apparently infinite and beautiful energy and his glowing soul, he made me feel that to live in this world was worth, even if there's so much disasters and bad people out there...He made me feel that I was worth! He made me felt I had a mission in this world...a purpose!....And you with your beautiful soul, you MAKE ME FEEL this way too!! :huggle: You make me feel I worth!! That I can fullfill my purpose on life! My dream to bring the world something positive and happy, to help the others! That's why you became my new Mentor! And you always will be my mentor and most dearest friend, and a part of myself :huggle:
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jameson9101322 Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I feel like I drew this drawing for you so so long ago, I'm glad you're still enjoying it.

Poor Steve and his poor family. I'm glad they're still doing well without him, he'd be at peace knowing he left them a legacy they can survive off and build from
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Atrixfromice Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I do enjoy it! :hug: :D
Yeah, you're right! I think it's really great that his daughter is making his legacy shine ^^
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:iconthedasupporter:
You can make a pinup of him?
I think that would be great!
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jameson9101322 Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
A pinup of Steve Irwin

Part of me feels like that's disrespecting the dead...
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:iconthedasupporter:
Mmmmmmmmm maybee...sorry :blush:...
that's what a friend of mine said when I suggested her to do that...now I agree. But he was a very sensual man, and we both loved him...A part of me wish one of his fans had done that when he was alive, it would have been great!!! Although my friend says when he was alive it couldn't be either, you know, his wife...
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jameson9101322 Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah... it gets awkward fast when you draw pictures of real life people.
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:iconthedasupporter:
True! When you draw real people you have to deal more with people's critiques too.
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Damn, never thought i could miss someone so much as my grandmother.
He was my childhood hero and his bravery, as well as his compassion just really inspired me.
When i first heard he died i could not believe it till i actually saw the memorial commercials being played all over Animal Planet. R.I.P Steve may your legacy live in all those who wish to change the world for the better.
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