Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Mahatma Gandhi - 1 - by BenHeine Mahatma Gandhi - 1 - by BenHeine
© Ben Heine || Facebook || Twitter || www.benheine.com
____________________________________________________

This is a painting I made with ecoline ink
____________________________________________________

For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
____________________________________________________




More facts on Gandhi: Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence—which led India to independence and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi and in India also as Bapu. He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Gandhi first employed non-violent civil disobedience while an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, during the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he organized protests by peasants, farmers, and urban labourers concerning excessive land-tax and discrimination. After assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women's rights, build religious and ethnic amity, end untouchability, and increase economic self-reliance. Above all, he aimed to achieve Swaraj or the independence of India from foreign domination. Gandhi famously led his followers in the Non-cooperation movement that protested the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (249 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930. Later he campaigned against the British to Quit India. Gandhi spent a number of years in jail in both South Africa and India.

As a practitioner of ahimsa, he swore to speak the truth and advocated that others do the same. Gandhi lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn he had hand spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as a means of both self-purification and social protest.

More on Gandhi: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohandas_Karamchand_Gandhi
Add a Comment:
 

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:icondelice1941:
Delice1941 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Emotional image of Mahatma Ghandi. Beautifully expressed.
Reply
:iconclarapnaraujo:
clarapnaraujo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! Gandhi was probably the most inspiring person who ever walked on earth :)
Reply
:iconnan-a-mour:
nan-a-mour Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer this drawing to the other, it has a deeper feeling to it. :+favlove:
Reply
:iconn8creek:
n8creek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Good.
Reply
:iconsykoqween:
sykoqween Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Fantastic work!! I love the style you chose to portray him in.
Reply
:iconmystic-majinbuu:
Mystic-Majinbuu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice work sir!
Reply
:iconincendary95:
Incendary95 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009   Writer
absolutly beutiful, very good work.
Reply
:iconfiyonk14:
fiyonk14 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
:heart::rose:
Reply
:icondj-omz:
DJ-OMZ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Very good , awesome portrait of an awesome man...by an awesome Draftsman.

Bad english sorry, I just love this.
Reply
:iconzananeichan:
zananeichan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
A man of pure consciousness :hug:
:love:
beautifull work :-)
:hug:
:heart:
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u
Reply
:iconzananeichan:
zananeichan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Its a pleasure
:hug:
:heart:
:love:
Reply
:iconghibli92:
ghibli92 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the style you used! It's almost as if it's a sculpture! :)
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u, that was indeed the purpose
Reply
:iconkoartpro:
Koartpro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
I like the smooth monochromatic look .. going to look up ecoline ink and maybe try it. Really great work !
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u
Reply
:icondamestjernelys:
DameStjernelys Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
You've captured one of my personal heroes so magnificently :)
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u!! Please, check my Second portrait of him that I'll publish in a few minutes
Reply
:iconnymphofsorrow:
nymphOFsorrow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Writer
:heart:
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u :love:
Reply
:iconaztecprincess333:
AztecPrincess333 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely WOW!
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
:) :) thx again
Reply
:iconcalebahamm:
CalebAHamm Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
Absolutely great!!
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u!!
Reply
:iconcalebahamm:
CalebAHamm Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yeah, your work is wonderful! Quite a variety of styles going on.
Reply
:icongandhi-club:
Gandhi-Club Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Beautifully done.
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'll publish another portrait of Gandhi in a few hours, please stay tuned :), thx
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u very much. Great club you have
Reply
:icongandhi-club:
Gandhi-Club Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Thank you.
Reply
:iconmarius-creb:
Marius-Creb Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He was a praise-worthy man indeed.
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
definitely!
Reply
:iconcapnjon:
CapnJon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my heroes! I heard about the man when I was 7 or so, and thought "wow, that guy actually did something big." Very inspiring man...well done my friend!
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
:)
Reply
:iconyasincrow:
yasincrow Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Very good job and very good person to focus, my friend!
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u Yasin! Long time my friend!
Reply
:iconyasincrow:
yasincrow Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Yes Ben, indeed :aww:! I hope everything is going great in your life.

Have you seen the movies call Zeitgeist? If yes I hope you can draw about the games of the banks when you have a chance. Especially IMF... People need to open their eyes..;)
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
ok, I'll have a look thx for the info, I didn't see that film yet
Reply
:iconnns1904:
nns1904 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
:)he is important big man.
And you draw his soul.He is think the freee and equality for people:)
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks!!
Reply
:iconahmedqatar:
Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
He was a strong man that brought independence to his country !

Good work :)
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u my friend, he truly is an icon who praised non violence all his life
Reply
:iconahmedqatar:
Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
True !
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
:)
Reply
:icongarrison-kelly:
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Writer
Oooo, he looks like a clay statue! Awesome! :)
Reply
:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u dear Garrison
Reply
:icongarrison-kelly:
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Writer
Anytime, friend! :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Download JPG 672 × 900




Details

Submitted on
August 13, 2009
Image Size
432 KB
Resolution
672×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,738
Favourites
118 (who?)
Comments
47
Downloads
524
×