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Plantimal 2

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Plantimal 2: Robot 30 from The Living Machines Series. 

This is one of the most visually direct drawings in the “Living Machine” series.  As with other works in this series, this drawing explores themes of mimetic evolution, Lamarckian evolution and self-construction.  A large organic spheroid creature (a “Plantimal”) mimics the form of a smaller more machine-like creature which it is carrying.  The background is taken largely from a view of low mountains north of Interstate 8 near the Arizona-California border.
Image details
Image size
2400x1800px 2.31 MB
Make
SONY
Model
ILCE-6000
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
29 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Sep 9, 2015, 3:16:42 PM
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The-Anglophile's avatar
Stunning! Magical!
1MADMAKS1's avatar
This look like something from fantastic planet.
Lee-Sherman's avatar
This is amazingly detailed and lifelike for something that doesn't exist.  Did you use some kind of model as a reference?
KGArtDesign's avatar
OMG it's insane !
Schmiegel's avatar
Amazing structures - very organic :)
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szily's avatar
this is amazing
Momijl's avatar
this is awesome, great work !
Tolkyes's avatar
Great drawing, both as a sci-fi illustration as well as Fine Art.
SandBasilisk's avatar
Oh Wow!!! That's incredible!:o (Eek) :D (Big Grin) 
Myronavitch's avatar
I really like this one best of the series.
MKSchmidt's avatar
alnelson's avatar
Thanks so much!
davincipoppalag's avatar
alnelson's avatar
Thanks so much!
GeaAusten's avatar
The details are Amazing!
alnelson's avatar
Thanks so much!
itokashi's avatar
Amazing drawing!
alnelson's avatar
Thanks so much!
Jennifer-Star's avatar
Oh wow, the textures in that! It makes me itch and feel uncomfortable, love it!
alnelson's avatar
Thanks so much
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