I’m just joyful that I live in the free United States of America, where I can exercise my right to draw whatever cartoon I want. Won’t you join me today, and draw your best interpretation of the false prophet Mohammed/Muhammad!
Here’s my interpretation of “The Remaining Signs of Past Centuries”, by an unknown artist. I used a Wacom Graphire2 tablet in Corel Painter 11. My inspiration came from a 17th Century manuscript.
I actually enjoyed making this little piece of art. I had never really done any digital painting with Corel Painter, nor had I used my Wacom tablet for anything other than photo processing. I’m quite inspired now.
My interpretation breaks with the original artist’s vision. The original symbolizes Muhammad prohibiting intercalary months during the Farewell Pilgrimage. Mine has Muhammad looking skyward at the moon, offering his worship. I am neither confirming a truth nor professing my belief that the Allah worshiped by the followers of Islam was the pagan moon god of ancient Arabia. However, I use the interesting idea as the inspiration for my interpretation.
In the few minutes after I posted this art onto Facebook, I received the most insane threats and hateful words. It’s interesting that the alleged religion of peace would produce the kind of response I am witnessing. This post will publish just after midnight, and I’ll head to bed. When I wake, I wonder how many wonderfully nice things will have accumulated for me. Even as I’m writing this post, I’m interrupted numerous times, to delete comments on Facebook.