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portrait of Charles Darwin by Deevad portrait of Charles Darwin by Deevad
This is a personnal tribute. I started studying more about Charles Darwin carreer and impact on science while reading "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins. Good book. So, I wanted to paint a portrait, using many species as brushes, ordering them in pseudo branching... and I failed to be consistent or exact about branching and decided to fall into more a sort of symbolic branching. Art have this advantage to keep a part of poetry.
Still, the task was hard, and a real puzzle game with many rules of color values and colors temperature to respect to keep contributing to the global portrait. Certainly better could be made but I decided to stop detailing it or fixing it. I didn't want to start loosing energy of stokes and first intention.
Note : It ended to a familiar rendering like the famous portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo ( I loved those portrait in my childhood, not really now, maybe they came back unconsciously ).

"I love fools' experiments. I am always making them."
- Charles Darwin

Painted with Krita 2.7-Pre-alpha (in developpement) on Linux Mint KDE 13. :tux:

Charles Darwin on Wikipedia : [link]

Licensed under a CC-By-Nc-Nd : Reposting and usage of the artwork is free, allowed and encouraged, providing credits "Artwork :" but any usage of the artwork for commercial purposes or manipulations, derivations are strictly prohibited. Full license : [link] For commercial usage contact me.
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CGCortex Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, This is SuperAwesome, You just read the book very well.
taizteez Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
classic right here
thinkjunkart Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist
Beautiful, and created with FOSS to boot.
TheDarkHeretic Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Amazing picture, that is definitl one of the best pictures of Charles Darwi i`d ever seen Clap :) !
CrocChow92 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
I was an Evolution and Ecology major in college, so it comes as no surprise that Darwin is kind of like an idol of mine. The quote that you use is actually in my email signature as well.
Tchidehal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing ! Yes, it makes me think to Arcimboldo but you keep your own style !
Nightgarm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Incredebile work, that is definitly one of the best pictures of Darwin i`d ever seen :O !
whathefuss Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
hey, I really liked this picture, so I decided to use it as cover art for one of my mixsets! 

Hope you don't mind! :)…
Deevad Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you !
As long it is for non-commercial usage and it display my name in the credit for the cover ; I'm happy with it  :)
alebsi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
nice job
Schneezahn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   General Artist
Amazing work, i think that is one of the most creative and beatifulst pictures that ever seen :O Clap !
Caine001 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
TheExyle Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Don't know if you are going to read this comment, but your picture is so great that I would suggest you to submit to some t-shirt site. It would be awesome!
Take it as a compliment :) Also, I've taken the liberty to use it as a cover image on my FB profile (with your copyright, obviously, if it's ok to you). 
Xshamiya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
C'est magnifique, les couleurs rendent tellement bien... *-*
PraiseDovahPie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deezer509 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome
flumenlimia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
That's so cool!
IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
really cool :lovely: 
sun-lily Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Your art captures such meaning especially in this piece. I love how the animals make up his face and are branched off each other. Your creative use of the animals to fit different spaces are amazing.
theflashisgone Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I just finished a class on Darwin and the development of his ideas. I think I'm going to send my professor a link to this because it's pretty awesome.
alterlier Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love it, really!
Kail31 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
This is beautifull! i've been looking for a perfect Darwin portrait to have in my work station (because I utterly admire him and he is the reason for me being an evolutionary biologist) and I think I just found it. Beautifull work! thnk you! :) 
Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Charles Darwin was a Christian at one point and even when he wasn't he still believed in God and concocted his theory with God in mind and never intended it to replaced Him.

If thats not irony I don't know what is
cyralie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
It's not irony. God and evolution are not mutually exclusive, and when Darwin was alive, almost everyone was a Christian.

I'm an atheist, but I know Christians who believe in evolution. You'd be a fool to ignore the mountains of evidence evolution has built. It all comes down to how that first cell came to be.
Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough

I am one of those Christians, evolution is truth. What is not true is what is essentially apocryphal evolution, such as humans came from apes and animals can change themselves over time.
cyralie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
so what you're saying is that you actually don't believe in evolution and you're one of /those/ christians we all hate.
Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No, on the other hand you do seem to be one of those anti-religion folks who we all hate
taaviran Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Filmographer
Great man, good book and this is a fantastic painting as well!
CordozarF Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
What an intelligent design!

Lmfao. Seriously nice dude.
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
was there a clever pun somewhere in there?
slg200 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just made this my desktop wallpaper... awesome job
HawtaMarx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my Fav! :D Thanks 
mavaddat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just beautiful.
curiousprintery Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
This is absolutely glorious. :)
bryanalcantaradesign Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I really love this piece and I was wondering something: Would you allow me to use this picture in a presentation I have to give about Charles Darwin to my English class? The inital presentation is due tomorrow (4-16-13), but I will be allowed to make changes up until the day I must present the project to the class. Right now, this piece is in use in my presentation, but if you would rather I not use it I would remove it before I must present the project to my class. Thank you muchly,
Nevermind. I just took the time to actually read the small print at the bottom.... oopps....
Deevad Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
good luck for your presentation :)
Thanks. I'm gonna need it.
benroback Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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AnjaMillen Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
thats incredible beautiful
dhavid-arts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
right to favs
NinoLolishvili Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning .
huggaholic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is very impressive! And Darwin was a great man :)
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AlivanArt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
i ned a poster of this!
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
This is amazing. Beautiful detail and molding, fantastic use of colors in a nice quiet way.

(It does remind me of Arcimboldo, but a *lot* less creepy and more elegant.)
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice style and colours!
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