Thursday, January 8, 2015

#JeSuisCharlie



13 comments:

Connie Nobbe said...

Amen to that!

elgin said...

The only better statement would be a cartoon of Muhammed.

Zoe, ontheroad said...

Je suis Charlie!

arturoquimico said...

Today I hope folks better understand the Reconquista...

Douglas Ferreira said...
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James Gurney said...

Thanks, Arturo, Zoe, Elgin, and Connie.

Douglas, I have read David Hockney's book, and I've seen the documentary Tim's Vermeer, and I think both of them make a certain amount of sense, though I think Hockney overstates the case a bit. I believe many artists have been interested in lenses, mirrors, and other devices to achieve accuracy. "Tim's Vermeer" demonstrates a plausible device with a mirror on a stick and a concave mirror that Vermeer might have used. I think similar results might be achieved using a camera lucida (prism on a stick), or even a simple drawing grid. And it's entirely possible to get complete accuracy using nothing more than a plumb line and a straightedge.

NJL said...

Beautiful, Jim. We are all French today.

Rich said...

Good idea, realised in an instant, your liberty statue.
"Je suis Charlie"...

...and I am Ahmed as well, the dead cop on the scene, having been shot while lying wounded on the street, pleading for mercy. Ahmed may exclaim:

"Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.

I am Ahmed.

Mario said...

beautiful homage

Janet Oliver said...

Formidable!

Belen Rodrigue said...

I live in Paris and have been following your blog for some time. I find it very interesting.
I was very touched by the assassination of the 5 artists from Charlie Hebdo .Your homage is important and beautiful

Krystal said...

Thank you for your hommage...
I think everyone is concerned but beeing both french and illustrator, I feel particularly touched by your drawing.

Hajra Meeks said...

Freedom of expression is everyone's right. As a Muslim-American and also an author-illustrator, I live by that myself. Those who really love God, Muslim or otherwise, acknowledge that to believe in Him is to believe in free will--and all the freedom of choice and expression that comes with that.