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100 Years of Vincent Price by SeizureDemon 100 Years of Vincent Price by SeizureDemon
Today (May 27th 2011) is the 100th birthday of Vincent Price! So I decided to draw 100 Vincents! On Sticky notes! This piece showcases many of his greatest (and not so great) roles, performances, and appearances. It was a little tough trying to find 100 roles of his, so I had to really dig deep, but I still couldn't get exactly 100, so I had to resort to a few doubles and also a series of his different costumes from his personal horror favorite "Theater of Blood". I know a lot of these aren't really the best drawings but I feel that the whole piece together is what will look good.

The first Price movie I ever saw was "The Great Mouse Detective" (said to have been his favorite role) but of course being a little kid I didn't care who did the voice. I was in middle school when I saw "The Raven" on AMC when they used to play classic horror movies on Friday nights. My dad told me about him and I eventually recognized his voice and linked it to Ratigan. I was very amazed that such an actor who was mostly known for his horror roles would step out of that and do light and funny roles too…and succeed at it! Thats my favorite thing about Vincent, always mixing horror and comedy.

For the past week in his home town of St. Louis, Missouri, they've been having a festival in his honor called Vincentennial. I really wanted to go but there was no way, but it feels good to atleast do artwork in his honor.

Thank you for bringing us such great fright, laughs and all around joy from your films and warm, charismatic personality. Happy Birthday, Vincent. You're a great inspiration to me and it would have been a life long dream for me to meet you. But I hope that if there is an afterlife that I can meet you there. Goodbye so soon and rest in peace.

PS: Sorry for my bad hand writing, I'll be sure to post up a list of all the films I drew here :<

To see the images a bit bigger visit my blog: [link]

Art(c) Zach Bellissimo 2011
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Given 2011-06-02
100 Years of Vincent Price by ~SeizureDemon
While this is a homage to Vincent Price the actor, it is also a tribute to all the characters, movies and TV shows he appeared in. As the suggester says: "May 27 was the 100th birthday of Vincent Price, an actor well-known to horror buffs as an icon of the genre, but also a patron of the arts, a gourmand and an amazing storyteller. This piece is a lively and skillful tribute to a creative life well-lived, and hundreds of memorable characters well-played." ( Suggested by Memnalar and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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gordonphilbin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Vincent Price is one of my favorite actors of all time! Great tribute art to a movie legend.
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Bobsheaux Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
Because it wouldn't make sense to have only ONE picture for Theatre of Blood, right? lol  This is great!

And come on, Tim Burton, nobody cares if the movie was never finished.  Release whatever you have of "Conversations With Vincent" already! :(
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful interpretation on the man. Well done. Wish I saw this sooner.
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Emmacabre Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
(Thanks, Tumblr!)

I love the old horror flicks, and your work is fantastic. I particularly love this - Price had an amazing amount of talent and was just so much fun to watch (Ratigan was fantastic!). Anyway, I love all these quick little sketches!

I know it wouldn't qualify here since it's not a movie, but I really loved his voice work in Phantom Manor, the Disneyland Paris version of the Haunted Mansion.
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SeizureDemon Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! If I could have somehow included something related to Phantom Manor I would have...
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Stitchpunk89 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible art! I luve it! :D :D :D :D :D :D
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AmeliaWolfsong Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I named my son after this glorious man! ♥ excellent tribute sir! brilliant!
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Kitsulie Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Omg <3 I love this so much. <3 Love love love Vincent Price. His birthday is tomorrow yay <3 Beautiful work.
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Hawkmonger Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just...just sublime.
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MegaZombieninjachick Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Vincent price was the best Disney villain of them all. To Vincent, the world's greatest criminal mind and actor. R.I.P
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GregLakowske Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
AWESOME
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pete8680 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
R.I.P. Vincent
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Zeissmann Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Great idea and very nice drawings!
It's interesting you couldn't find any more of his performances, because I noticed you're lacking at least four, and that's just skim-reading (from memory, no references). The ones I found are:
1. Victoria Regina - his first big theatre performance where he played Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband. Unexpectedly, his performance was well received...
2. The Eve of St. Mark - this is a (anti)war film set during WW1. I think it's worth noting that Vincent spoke very highly of it.
3. Keys of the Kingdom - he played a priest who became a bishop. This is probably his only clergy role.
4. Dr Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs - the infamous sequel to the other Goldfoot film. Probably one of his crappiest roles. But I guess one could also consider it a "clergy" role :D
Maybe you could make an updated version? I'm sure I could find a couple more performances if you're interested.
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Kovu96 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Are either of these images of Vincent when he did "The Last Man on Earth"?
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I never knew Vincent played Irontail from "Peter Cottontail". He does a rather devious, sly, and nasty Rattigan, though. Hehheh
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SeizureDemon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
5th row, 4th from the right.
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Kovu96 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is Price still alive?
And, thanks.
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SeizureDemon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
He died in '93. Read the descrip.
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Kovu96 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This weekend I saw Edward Scissorhands on TV, (well HBO), and, personally, I prefer Vincent Price around the time he did "The Last Man on Earth" because, in my opinion, his voice at that time was more of a dark, Edgar Allan Poe-like horror style, while his voice for "E S" or "Great Mouse Detective", while still good for terror at least, fit more of the creepy/psycho/insane type of horror. Like, a Cheshire Cat smile-like horror.
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Megasmokingman Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent I love the way you draw Vincent so adorable
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TellMeWhatYouSee Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Vincent Price man...
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LadyFrankenstein1138 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I positively adore this! Really deserved the DD.
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DinosaurPower Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
love love Love It ! I Vincent Price's Autograph before he left us and My father had met him in Hawaii when he was in college ..He was touring the country giving lectures on Art ! At the end of the lecture my Father shook his hand..
Well, years later I am born and when I was 5yrs old ... I saw "The House Of Wax" for the first time.. I asked."Dad,
who is that scary man??? and He's kinda funny too at the same time??" and he told me the story ..I didn't believe
him at the time but it was True !!! we still laugh about it today.. I even Have the envelope that Vinny sent back to me for
a autograph ..It actually has a stamp ( Folk Art Statue) on it !!!! Anyway, Fantasic Job ... Very Creative and Fun !
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DinosaurPower Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! VINNY WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY PROUD !!!
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SpasticLoon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply masterful! Love it.
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MiniMorrigan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is pure awesome with beautiful on top :heart:
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DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My faves: the little troll prince and the great mouse detective.
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mlmustang Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Awesome....got to meet him before he past... you forget how long he made films.... very nice work!
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Moonshine3991 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vincent Price is the best!!! :D
I love his movies, he is surely an amazing artist!!! :flirty::heart:

Btw, awesome work you've done there! ;D
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bozodeathgod Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Incredible.
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mangazach13 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
TT.TT I MISS YOU VINCENT!!!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
This rocks.

Remember seeing some of these when they used to have the 4:30 movie on channel 7. They had one week that was all Edgar Allen Poe movies and all of these had Vincent Price in them.

I also do remember Hollywood squares too.
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Chaotiv Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!
Would you allow me to put this on my T-shirt for my MA thesis defense? :D
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ZombieOwl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, This is absolutely gorgeous~! I love your style!
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lilkoi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!! I love it :D
I've always been a huge Vincent Price fan.
Its funny how I use to love Great Mouse Detective...and looking back its cause they had an awesome guy playing the villian :DDD
<3
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emisep32 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg...incredible.
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nekusagi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Vincent Price is a true legend. Excellent work accomplishing something on such a massive scale.
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PotatoPuree Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
This tribute in 1 word: Talent. Congratulations! I would like to have such talent!
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acla13 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Whoa, that's incredible! Your free hand style is amazing and I'm quite sure that from where he is Mr. Price appreciated it very much!! :clap:
Congrats for the cool (and patient) work!! :clap:
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Snipetracker Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Burning the candle at both ends? Phenomenal work, well-researched and great fun.
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Ghostgirl-Shanika Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing and creative Tribute to an fantastic actor. Keep up the fantastic work and congrats on the DD! :)
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LuminousUrsidae Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really appreciate the amount of research and effort that must have gone behind this! Thank you for doing Vincent Price justice!
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KeatonNoir Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I didn't know much about him or his roles, only a few (such as Zigzag, as I love that movie and his voice was marvelous) and also Ratigan and the little 'poem/lyric' in Thriller, but I did love his voice and I happened to watch a few of his older films and he's such a great actor. It's just a shame I got interested in his roles so late!

This is a great piece, and I love the details placed into each little sticky note, even if you feel they're not that good. I think it's a great tribute to him! Looking at these, I may have to go and watch a few of them now!
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metalcervidae Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making this. :heart: Vincent Price is probably my favorite actor, even to this day. His roles are something people never forget because of the personality he brought to them.

On another note, I like as this goes down it gets more colorful. :3
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TehWritingGenie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I love how you draw Price, and how you've drawn the couple animated roles he took over the years. This is a Daily Deviation well-earned!
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Cafe-Grimful Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
dude fuckin awesome work I LOVE VINCENT PRICE!!!
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ChadOconnell Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
WOW! this is amazing!!
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Groovy-Gecko Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   General Artist
WHOOOOOA! This is incredible! :clap:
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Caricatrias Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Great tribute to the greatest actor.
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Caricatrias Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Great tribute to a great actor.
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student General Artist
thats alot of time and talent you've put into this... thanks for posting it!
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