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portrait of Charles Darwin

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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I love this pic and was hoping I could put it up on my wall at home, would that be Ok?

Great job regardless, keep it up!

The upper part of the skull is a giant salamander?
gateman42's avatar
Looks like whale. Nice job, I bet Darwin would be a bit bemused! 
You're right, I was wrong, is a sperm whale.
Neutrinon's avatar
wow. I love the revisit of Archimboldo
sersorroza's avatar
I stopped to see your work .... Not precisely by Darwin but by the mannerist style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo ... It is excellent, I congratulate you.
Sweazeri313's avatar
Someone was ahead of Darwin, and he was religious. A 13th-Century Darwin? Tusi's Views on Evolution…
Zorbonaut's avatar
Mr. Fish Lips.
chesterdjester's avatar
"How the fuck do people do this shit, I tried to draw a tree yesterday and got so angry I had to lay down and count to ten." ~ Mattelliott1234 youtube comment

This picture is so awesome in the most literal form. When I see what I do and what I see you do I just get intimidated and angry. I'm sure you've felt the same when you started. 
CGCortex's avatar
Wow, This is SuperAwesome, You just read the book very well.
taizteez's avatar
classic right here
Beautiful, and created with FOSS to boot.
TheDarkHeretic's avatar
Amazing picture, that is definitl one of the best pictures of Charles Darwi i`d ever seen Clap :) !
CrocChow92's avatar
I was an Evolution and Ecology major in college, so it comes as no surprise that Darwin is kind of like an idol of mine. The quote that you use is actually in my email signature as well.
Tchidehal's avatar
Amazing ! Yes, it makes me think to Arcimboldo but you keep your own style !
Nightgarm's avatar
Incredebile work, that is definitly one of the best pictures of Darwin i`d ever seen :O !
hey, I really liked this picture, so I decided to use it as cover art for one of my mixsets! 

Hope you don't mind! :)…
Deevad's avatar
Thank you !
As long it is for non-commercial usage and it display my name in the credit for the cover ; I'm happy with it  :)
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Schneezahn's avatar
Amazing work, i think that is one of the most creative and beatifulst pictures that ever seen :O Clap !
TheExyle's avatar
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's avatar
C'est magnifique, les couleurs rendent tellement bien... *-*
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