Recently I posted a picture of young Leonard on an FB page that caters to vintage images (1st picture below) and, to me at least, it was surprising to read the comments. Many seemed ‘shocked’ that he was ‘attractive’ in his youth, readers compared him to Paul Newman, Kevin Costner, and Chris Evans! And comments ranged from ‘So Handsome!’, ‘Swoon’ and ‘Who knew?’ to “He’s positively scary looking to me!” and ‘Yuck!”
Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Personally (of course) he was perfection to me as a 13 year old. 40+ years on it seems he still had something that just made him beautiful. Not just the soft brown eyes, the hair, perfect jawline and warm smile, but especially that he was a genuinely good, loving, creative, and compassionate human being. It’s easy for someone who wasn’t familiar with him to scoff at his ‘unconventional’ handsomeness. To me it was enough that Nimoy himself didn’t find himself attractive, but he didn’t have to; we all saw it for him, and we loved him for himself.
The world could use more Leonard Nimoys. ❤
Painting below by artist Tafafa (wow!)
Another beauty by Tafafa – this time its Amanda and Sarek. Such regal poise; Sarek looks intense yet gentle in the way he touches Amanda’s hand. Amanda radiates pure love. I’d love to see this in full color!
Speaking of Journey to Babel, be sure to check out my next Trek poster on Tuesday!
As you seen in previous FArFri , I’ve posted the work of artist Tafafa and her gorgeous renderings of Leonard Nimoy as himself and other characters. Tafafa has admitted on her DeviantArt page that she’s totally fascinated with Nimoy’s features, and aren’t we lucky that she captures him so beautifully? As a Birthday Week Special, I’m posting a bunch of her Nimoy studies– from kid to Senior — Prepare to be blown away. Enjoy!
Young Leonard seems to be channeling Alfred E. Neuman here!
They Dynamic Duo — You’ve got to check out all her stuff!
This is remarkable not just for its intimacy, but for the way it portrays the pain of Pon Farr.
I love this one – it really captures his personality.
Young and Old!
Just too adorable!
With the wisdom of his years — his eyes look a little teary here. Stunning.
Posted in Fan Art Fridays (FArFri), Leonard Nimoy
Tagged Adult, art, Child, HOT, Nimoy, Old, Senior, Sexy, Spock, tafafa, youth
Tafafa strikes again — this time it’s Nimoy as Miller in Catlow
As long as we’re in the 70’s groove this week here’s some serious funk-a riffic art by artist tafafa on Deviant art. Tafa LOVES to paint Nimoy in all the phases of his life, check out her stuff! Dig those bell bottoms! Hmmm, wonder what he’s singing?