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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]

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peachicedtea Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
MajaDalgaard Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing!
TinyWild Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Great idea, and a beautiful work too! :nod:
Gamamoto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Arcimboldo +1
Luchenticius Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sreenivas9alapati Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
kentuckybo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
WOW. thx
WayneParker Featured By Owner 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.
Deevad Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Wayne. This definitely encourage me to work on a stronger concept on my next creation.
White-Heron Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
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. :\
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