Leonard Nimoy's passing has been especially hard to handle, because it not only means a talented musician, artist, writer, photographer and actor is gone, but also that he'll never be in one of my favorite shows or movies ever again.
From Star Trek to the strange mysteries found on In Search Of..., voice over work in Transformers: the Movie and more recently starring as William Bell in the mind blowing sci-fi series Fringe, Nimoy was everywhere I wanted to be.
Here's a collection of fan art created as a tribute to the legendary icon Leonard Nimoy, some created before his passing but most after. May his legacy serve as influence and inspiration ad infinitum.
Cool blue digital illustration of Spock phasing into a new stage of existence, created by MyPseudonym7
A mixed media tribute to Leonard Nimoy created by contemporary artist Jeffrey Vallance
Leonard Nimoy- Photographer, captured in Oil on Canvas by Mark Tavares
Caricature of Kirk and Spock created by famed caricaturist Al Hirschfeld back in 1999
Patrick "Moustache Man" Waldo created this unique piece starring Leonard Nimoy's face and Marilyn Monroe's hair
Spock then and now, masterfully rendered in pencil by FriedChicken365
My friend Dan Mac Isaac created this digital art tribute to Nimoy as Spock, complete with Nimoy's last words
Here's a cartoony caricature of Nimoy, created by cartoonist Mitchell back in 2011
An interesting, and very alien looking, Nimoy caricature masterfully drawn in pencil by Robolus
Animator and puppetmaker Mike Chiechi created this amazing Spock puppet a few years back
And later he got the chance to introduce the Spock puppet to Leonard Nimoy, who seemed quite entertained by the foam and fleece likeness
An extremely adorable manga style illustration of Nimoy posing with a cat, as drawn by Keymagination
The man, the legend, Nimoy as...Nimoy! A pen and ink portrait by Nastyomik
A digital art caricature of Spock looking rather sad, created by ChuckMullins
An amazingly realistic caricature of Spock as he appeared in the j.J. Abrams adaptation of Star Trek. Digital painting by euan70
A Simpson's inspired tribute to the Enterprise's fallen crew members, drawn by TheAnnoyingAlien
Cartoonist CaziTena created this whimsical drawing of Spock playing very logically
Referring to Spock as a Space Cowboy? Now that's one interstellar idea! Illustration by ArtistAbe
Nimoy the recording artist, a fun digital painting created by tafafa
Here's a fun meme of Party Spock, with Nimoy flashing that amazing smile he had to suppress while playing Spock
An homage to some of the animated characters voiced by Nimoy. Drawn by MortenEng21
According to this comic art illustration by JMcinnis23 Spock is now spending his afterlife hangin' with Master Yoda
A wonderful watercolor portrait of Spock, created by Olga Shvartsur
Spock always had Nimoy's back, even when Nimoy was unsure whether he liked having Spock around. Illustration by PatArt
Leonard Nimoy may not be with us in body, but he will always be with us in our geeky hearts. Rest In Peace Leonard, and to all the fan's left with a Nimoy shaped hole in their heart- Live Long And Prosper.