Friday, January 19, 2007

Gandhi - A Peaceful Superhero - IF


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This is in response to the weekly challenge "Superhero" at Illustration Friday My first inclination when I read this week's challenge was Gandhi, he's my Superhero.

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
~Mohandas Gandhi

30 comments:

benconservato said...

oh God!
Did this make me smilke... (smirk, smile)
It is really funny.

isay said...

i like Gandhi too!

ohhh I just remembered going on the first day of the showing of the movie Gandhi so many years ago. The cinema was so full.

thanks for dropping my site.

nice pic you have.

JO said...

very funny, it took awhile to open so reading a peaceful Gandhi was quite a surprise.

Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA !! Fun take on Gandhi's image. But he is indeed a superhero who makes the world a better place.

Josy said...

I shouldn't laugh, but Gandhi as The Hulk is just too precious for words. Love it!

Rethabile said...

I guess he's a lot of people's superhero.

Sherry Rogers said...

A friend of mine just shared one of his quotes. . .it was awe inspring.

This illustration was very clever and made me smile!

Anonymous said...

Hhehhehheheee. Peace.

Steven said...

DAMN!!! HE'S BUFF!!! ;)

Steve~

chocolat said...

a great illustration and a cool interpretation!

studio lolo said...

A most excellent choice for a super hero. I don't think I'll ever get this image out of my head though! This gave me a chuckle, for sure :)

Amy Zaleski said...

This is at the same time funny and really meaningful! Great job! Love that blue! Thanks for your compliment on my letters. I have a lot of fun doing them and I have an "H" brewing!

luisa brehm said...

coooooooool job, GZ !!!
happyyy saturday ;-)))))

get zapped said...

Thank you all for your kind words and welcome to those new to get zen. I really enjoyed this challenge and am grateful for being able to bring joy and peace to you. Gandhi touched us all.

Gromit said...

Excellent! Like it, really made me laugh! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog by the way ;-)

Dan said...

Did you draw this? This is awesome!

I want the action figure for Christmas.

I want to make the Gandhi action figure and Buddha action figure go head to head in a cage.

getzapped said...

Thanks, gromit. Your illo did the same for me ; )

dan- My only question is, who would make the first non-violent move? Yep, I created this.

saffron said...

Great Super Hero! and very funny! You did a really fantastic job on the technique.

® said...

mahatma rules!

aynaku said...

excellent drawing; your take on the topic is even more interesting than mine! tnx for your comment...
:)

mrs. b. said...

this is definitely how he looked on the inside! nice job!

HARDWAX said...

Fascinating how you have shown his inner strength, in a super physical rendering. To think he had such power in his spirit. A lot of fun to view and beautiful work, I like those quotes as well.

Terry said...

Ha!

Ghandi sez, "You will all live in peace or I will snap your necks like tiny twigs!" Kidding.

Fantastic. Awesome. What can I say?

(Does he change back into Bill Bixby?)

AndyDoodler said...

Hahaha- very cool! I will wills

knottydon said...

never in my dreams I would have created sumpthin as funny and creative as this ;oP

shadowsandclouds said...

great choice of super hero there, and great job done! hoorah for gandhi!

threebuttontrick said...

This is such a lovely take on the theme. Fab illustration, and thanks for being my first comment on my new blog!

getzapped said...

Wow! It's a blast to find these uplifting comments from IF folks. I look forward to seeing more of your work and sharing this wonderful weekly challenge. Peace to all ; )

Twisselman said...

So coincidental that last Friday night my wife and I rented the Deepa Mehta movie Water (excellent, by the way) in which Gandhi plays a pivotal part, and I thought about using him as the superhero subject (as I had been pondering all day about what to do for the topic). I would not have been able to pull it off as well as you have done.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

getzapped said...

twisselman- friends have recommended that film. Sounds like I better check it out. Yes, Gandhi is a superhero we could use today, to help shift the wave we're currently on. I appreciate your visit. Looking forward to more IF.