Can I draw living creatures just for art? I was thinking about making a comic book. I am not trying to perfect or copy Allah's creation or anything.
It depends on if what you draw is used as objects of worship by other religions or not. Also depends on which scholar or Marja you follow for Islamic laws.
It is forbidden to make a complete statue or sculpture of a living being. However, there is no problem in buying or selling pictures of such statues or sculptures, even though it is Makrooh. Making a sculpture of a limb by itself is permissible.
Drawing, painting or carving a living being is permissible. Similarly, making statues or sculptures of non-living things like flowers or trees is permissible.
Sculpting, painting or drawing of living or non-living things or symbols that are used as objects of worship by other religions is not allowed. So making, buying or selling idols or religious symbols such as a cross would not be permissible.
No it, is not ok to draw living creatures just for art or for any other reasons, as it has been narrated in it's forbidden. But if you want to or must draw art, then you can draw like trees or the sky or rocks or buildings etc, as long it is not creature like human or animal.
كل مصور في النار يجعل له بكل صورة صورها نفس فيعذبه في جهنم" قال ابن عباس: فإن كنت لابد فاعلا، فاصنع الشجر وما لا ورح فيه
Every painter will go to Hell, and for every portrait he has made, there will be appointed one who will chastise him in the Hell." Ibn 'Abbas said: If you have to do it, draw pictures of trees and other inanimate things.
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