What made Philip Seymour Hoffman more than just an all-encompassing presence was his ability to connect with his audiences in a way that made you truly feel, even sympathize, for the often troubling yet always genuine characters he portrayed. Whether he acted as a bitter rock journalist, a misguided man of faith, a porn film crew member, a not-so-friendly neighbor, or a literary genius, Hoffman embodied these roles with such honesty that we have trouble distinguishing the line between good and evil, success and failure, happiness and pain. 

Hoffman was an artist, a true talent who raised the standards of every project he graced. Artists from all over the world have been expressing their support and remembrance on Tumblr since the tragic news. Here are some pieces portraying his most captivating roles and character quotes. 

By Jake Rowles


By Son of Sköll


By Sorrido gli Occhi, ma Piange il Cuore


By Subtract Yourself


By ABlazeofColour


From Krist 365


By Chris of Doodlewatsit


By Peter Breese


By Ben Wilsonham


By Aria Gita


From Lovisa Lindberg

By Tedd Leight


By Brett Weldele


By Jotatsu


By Stavros Damos (via I Must Be a Mermaid, Rango)