In the name of God by somerset

In the name of God

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Added: Sep 23, 2005
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The arrogance and assumption of man has never ceased to amaze me!

I guess this picture is a bit symbolic of most of the prejudices of the world! I mean in the distant past, simple people where burnt at the stake for believing in faeries..and yet it is my belief that if these marvellous beings did exist, well God would love them just the same, men make prejudicial laws, not God! Wars spring up all the time "in the name of God" I'm pretty sure that the carpenter from Jarusalem didn't have this in mind when he put his guts on the line for us!"

James

"modelled specially by epilogue artist Jodi Horne

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somerset's picture

You have to remember dear guest that the bible was written by men and therfore subject to their interpretations....God spoke to men through the spirit and not written words...and so the words of the bible although good in lots of ways are corrupted by the history of man and what they choose to say....it is a massive mystery my friend, but do not believe in all you read!

Guest's picture

you could get a zillion different meanings from this painting. but seeing as what I have read of the bible god would kill A fairy. Remember they are made from gods that were not him and fairies worship other gods.its great to pretend that god loves other things besides himself but fairies would burn in a lake of fire if they died according to his own laws. did you know that in mythology according to gods double personality he is considered chaotic evil?

somerset's picture

Thank you so much, Kay, actually Jodi modelled especially for this one knowing the emotional pose I needed....she is great! Smile

Guest's picture

This piece.. thoughtful.. beautiful.. And so much more. Of all your amazing pictures, and yes.. all of them are truly amazing, this one hits the mark. The spot in a person's soul that tells someone, "Now this, THIS piece, is ART." You've done that for me in this one. Lovely work. Thank you. And kudos to your model.. she's a beautiful motive for a bit like this.

somerset's picture

Thank you so much, Marley, always a pleasure to hear from you my friend!

thrax-1's picture

I regret missing your latest batch of works james. They are all extremely well done pieces. I like this piece, it sheems she has a spot of back pain XD. Your technique is improving, especially in regard to composition now.~~Marley

somerset's picture

Thank you, J M, I'm glad you like this one, specially since you know Jodi heh heh "virtually"

jmleottiart's picture

I think I know Jodi albeit virtually! This is a great piece, wonderful pencil work!

somerset's picture

Thank you so much, Renata, glad you like this one!

queenofchaos's picture

I am always amazed how increadibly you work pencils....fantastic work!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Joanna, I'm so glad you like this idea!

joanna79's picture

Another wonderfully expressive piece, James!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Nell, you know that a lot of the credit must go to the incredible model material I am lucky enough to recieve!

elven-nell's picture

Whoa. This is an amazing piece of art, James! Your use of colour is spectacular, especially on those wings!

somerset's picture

Ha ha modest aint you, Jodi, still if you've got it flaunt it! right! thank you for being a most lovely model for this one! glad you like it!

boogarshadow's picture

I Love this piece!!! And Such a Wonderful Model!!! Oh wait! it's ME!! Hehehehe! Thanks James! I always look forward to what you will Do with those pictures!! Expect More! Laughing out loud

somerset's picture

Thank you, Elin, I'm glad that you appreciate the thought behind this one!

sofia's picture

oh wow this is amazing the topic of it startling ..wonderful

somerset's picture

Thank you, Sean, always great to hear from you my friend!

pageaxe's picture

Great Job James!Unusual lighting you have going here,the dark atmosphere works well with the theme.

somerset's picture

Thank you, Malcolm

somerset's picture

Thamk you, Uwe, I'm glad you like

fantasist's picture

This is incredible. I am amazed at the brilliant effects you create with pencils. Fantastic.

j-art's picture

HELL James! That’s a good one!!! Expression, movement, drama it has it all, not to mention all the detail you put in it. And aside from all the technical things this piece really moves me, and you know I love when pictures do that to me. James THIS IS Fantasy at it’s BEST!!!! Congratulations to a stand out fantasy work!

somerset's picture

Ah Madame Butterfly heh heh sorry "miss" no matter how much I paint, I still love my pencils, thank you

somerset's picture

Thanks, Tom, you aint no dunce in the pencils department yourself, my man!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Matt, I have had this idea in my head for a while now, thanks to Jodi I have managed to get it down on paper

Guest's picture

Your painting is really fascinating and breath taking James.Her wings are really beautiful and her pain looks so real. I think you should always use colored pencil.Wonderful work.

portalrun's picture

Awesome work James, excellent pencils..

mattbradbury's picture

James, Great work!! I will never understand the human race!! even though I'm part of it.

Art at its best.