Mr Polly - can you tell me, did you find many art work, drawings done by Bruce lee in your research. ?
Many have said he drew all the time .
He did draw frequently. He took art in college and supposedly was pretty good, although I didn't see any of that work. There are examples of his drawings of fight scenes for Enter the Dragon. Mostly stick figure stuff. The same in his notebook treatment for Northern Leg, Southern Fist. I'd say he mostly sketched or doodled rather than actually drew pieces of art. But it is possible there are more elaborate drawings by Bruce that I simply haven't seen. Based on what I saw, I'd say he was a pretty good artist but not spectacular.
Hey Matt, hope all's well with you.
If you're familiar with The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, that Warrior-Sage it presents a great sketh at the very beginning of the book was drawn by Bruce.
Not sure how to add an image to this site, so here's a link to that image:
https://image.slidesharecdn.com/taoofje ... 1368161098
Here are some others. Enjoy.
https://hubpages.com/sports/Lost-Sketch ... -Bruce-Lee
As for Bruce's cooking, what Jesse said was that sometimes, while waiting outside of Ruby Chow's for Bruce to finish his chores, Bruce would come out with some Chinese food he'd cooked; that Bruce was a great cook (Glover, p. 17).
I hadn't seen those drawings before. I appreciate you sharing the links. If they are indeed drawn by Bruce, then he was better than I gave him credit for. Not genius, perhaps, but comic book artist level.
Thank you for finding the Jesse Glover quote. I had forgotten it. The question is: Did Bruce really cook those dishes he gave Glover? Or did he grab them from Ruby Chow's kitchen and tell Glover he cooked them? The reason why I ask is because here is the quote from Linda Lee's "The Man Only I Knew," pg. 148.
"He [Bruce] had a Chinese passion for rice—but he couldn’t boil water and I would make it for him; when I say that, I mean he could not cook. For instance, on one occasion when I was away for a day or so, he existed on nothing but marshmallows. In Hong Kong, he also developed a passion for Shredded Wheat. He often used to waken me up at two o’clock in the morning and ask me to go downstairs and prepare him a bowl of Shredded Wheat."
Linda rarely if ever writes and says anything even remotely negative, even in a joking way, about Bruce's abilities, so when she does I tend to believe her.