|Uploaded:||August 17, 2012|
|Updated:||August 18, 2012|
You may recognize this mask, but yo may not. You may know what people are using this mask to symbolize, but then again you may also think of vendetta. I have been reading a lot of articles lately and a few of them caught my eye. It's not the first time I have seen this mask that you see in front of you now. I am actually familiar with the image, but also unfamiliar with its background or meaning. After being intrigued by a blog post on a certain site I go to on a regular basis, I had to find out what is the meaning behind this Guy Fawkes mask. I did find out that the mask is a replicated image of the real person in question, Guido Fawkes. He was born on April 13, 1550, and died January 31, 1605 by suicide. He was actually supposed to be hanged on the day before, but to spare himself the embarrassment and torture of mutilation, he decided to jump from the place where he was to be tortured and broke his neck. Before his life took a turn for the worst, he was actually a pretty straight up guy that was very loyal to his friends. The reason why he is so darn popular is because back in 1604 Guy Fawkes was in on a plan to kill the Protestant King James. He followed a group of English Catholics that was led by a fella named Robert Catesby. The last name may sound familiar because of the great Catesby. Fawkes was supposed to guard an explosive supply of gunpowder but was caught and interrogated until he broke. He was labeled the Gunpowder Plot because of the gigantic fail of the whole plan. Guy Fawkes was attempting to rebel against his government which is why he wanted to blow up the Parliament Building on November 5, 1605. The mask nowadays represents rebellion against tyrannical governments, as well as forces that try to take your freedoms. I enjoyed making this lesson because the mask means a lot to me or for what it stands for. I hope you enjoy drawing Guy Fawkes mask as much as I did recreating it in a simple to follow lesson. That's all I have to say but you can stick around anyway. Adios and peace out!