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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 :" 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). 
Xshamiya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
C'est magnifique, les couleurs rendent tellement bien... *-*
PraiseDovahPie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
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! :) 
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