Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts



Details

Submitted on
November 16, 2012
Image Size
15.8 MB
Resolution
3200×4041
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
16,946 (6 today)
Favourites
864 (who?)
Comments
162

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×
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.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsreenivas9alapati:
sreenivas9alapati Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing...
Reply
:iconwayneparker:
WayneParker Nov 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Damn David, this is spectacular. I think this one leveled you up - it's one of my favorite pieces by you. Done is Krita... even better. Thanks for posting this.
Reply
:icondeevad:
Deevad Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Wayne. This definitely encourage me to work on a stronger concept on my next creation.
Reply
:iconwhite-heron:
WHOA. That is absolutely amazing! The combination of lifeforms and the detailed textures are amazing! Who needs Noah's arc when you have the minds of amazing thinkers and scientists?

I'm sorry to see that a mini God vs Evolution debate has started in your comment section though. I'm an atheist, but one thing I never understood about some religious people is why they insist that God is unable to create such an advanced self-evolving system. Being able to create a program that can program itself without outside intervention is the holy grail of computer programmers. Are they saying God isn't great enough to make such a system for life? I don't get it. :\
Reply
:icondeevad:
Deevad Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks White-Heron.
Ha ha for the debate. Very true :)
Reply
:icongriatch-art:
Griatch-art Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... Oh, and I also read Dawkin's The God Delusion rather recently. A great read!
.
Griatch
Reply
:icondeevad:
Deevad Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey nice to know you also read it. Thanks for your longer 2nd comments too :) as I answered probably before, this encourage me to continue into this direction. And I may feel better in this field than staying too much into fairies and girls painting ^ ^
Reply
:icongriatch-art:
Griatch-art Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is a wonderful piece of work, might be my favourite among your works so far, mister Deevad!

The subtle colour palette is maybe what strikes me most about this; I can surely picture that keeping the palette consistent with this must indeed have been hard!
You write that you didn't quite followed the tree of life, but I still think your "symbolic branching" works well, clearly distributing vertebrae, mollusks etc together.

I much enjoy images giving me lots of details to look at, and this certainly offers that in spades. Well worth a fave.
.
Griatch
Reply
:iconartao:
artao Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
incredible!
Reply
Add a Comment: