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November 16, 2012
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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 : www.davidrevoy.com" 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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TheExyle Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  New member
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). 
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Xshamiya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
C'est magnifique, les couleurs rendent tellement bien... *-*
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PraiseDovahPie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Amazing
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Deezer509 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome
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flumenlimia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
That's so cool!
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IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
really cool :lovely: 
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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.
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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.
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alterlier Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love it, really!
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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! :) 
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