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Richard Dawkins by bronze-dragonrider Richard Dawkins by bronze-dragonrider
I've been wanting to do a portrait of Richard Dawkins for a long time. Along with Carl Sagan, Dawkins has opened my eyes so much and helped me understand so much more deeply the meaning of evolution and science. He is truly one of my most admired persons.

I worked about 6 hours on this in two sittings. I had an almost disastrous moment when a remote control fell on it and left a dent, but when the pencil went over it and got blended, it fortuitously turned into a "mole" which looks rather natural to me, but which he doesn't actually have :doh:
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GearTreeProductions Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
A fine scientist he is.
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Pcela Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I like him and I like the portrait. XD
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
I LOVE Richard Dawkins! Great portrait! I want to draw him too :D
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous portrait; great details such a presence ;
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bm23 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great work of a great man! :clap: You should do one of Hitchens =P
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MrARTism Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsome work. I love this man and this pic :)
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Phyreburnz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Artist
This is just awesome! I love Professor Dawkins!
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Nbbren Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
such a compelling man.
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JackLeChuck Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
you've utterly missed the red-textured blotchiness which is a most noticeable feature of his face & whilst heroic idealization is all very well there's a decided lack of that brimstone turdy-shitty grin with which he beguiles all those knickerless twats, many of whom are listed below ...

PS I always wanted to be a pretty trollop [giggle me]
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Zardra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful portrait of a wonderful man. :heart:
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TrickyCreature Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so heroic! I bow in deepest respect. He's a good-looking guy anyway, but you made him even more good-looking!
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TeeGeeFan911 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Don't mind me - I'm just going to crawl into a private corner and die of happiness.
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AnotherNerdOnline Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I also admire Dawkins, as well as your artistic skill!
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tikicosmonaut Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Brilliant!
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TonySteele Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
a brilliant portrayal of a brilliant man!
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Genbe89 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
he is truly a great and intelligent man. a light in a world of superstitious darkness.
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anibunny Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic.
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PAUK182 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Fantastic picture of an amazing man.
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Patriot44 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
He's in for a nasty surprise
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   General Artist
What's that supposed to mean?
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Patriot44 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
You'll find out
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   General Artist
If your choice of some deviations in your favorites list is any measure of your opinions, and the ominous tone of your last two comments, then you think Dawkins is some dangerous threat to your religious world view and must be taken out with violence? Am I anywhere near the mark?

If so, you make me sick. A man voices his opinions based on evidence, and his religious opponents have nothing but faith to back their convictions. How do you justify violence? If I am correct that you have a religious mindset (I apologize if you do not) do you really think Jesus would approve of killing/harming another to protect your faith? It's people like that which make this world a shitty place to live in, not Dawkins. I doubt his fanatical opponents have even read one of his books from cover to cover.
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Patriot44 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
No, that is not at all what I was implying. Please guess again.
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   General Artist
Ok, sorry for jumping to conclusions then. Other than that, no idea.
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gaulker Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Writer
He's pulling a Pascal, Bronze
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Patriot44 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
;)
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   General Artist
WTF, how did a triple post happen...
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   General Artist
Hee! That's cool. Sure you can use it, same rules as always, just as long as it's credited somewhere :)
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   General Artist
Hee! That's cool. Sure you can use it, same rules as always, just as long as it's credited somewhere :)
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   General Artist
Hee! That's cool. Sure you can use it, same rules as always, just as long as it's credited somewhere :)
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Kampy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I wanna use this as a texture in a counterstrike source map. may I? It will be a portrait hanging at a wall of a mansion.
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Kampy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
like this [link]
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Kampy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I've made a wallpaper out of this. May I publish it (of course linking to your original picture)?
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   General Artist
Sure thing! Thank you :)
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Kampy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Thank you :) Now more people can enjoy a Richard Dawkins wallpaper: [link]
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Sofagrisen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Haha, you really made him dashingly handsome. This portrait should be brought to his attention. I am sure he would love it.
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010   General Artist
Thanks! I posted it on the forum on his site last year, but I'm not sure if he actually got to see it or not.
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010   General Artist
He's definitely a more 'hardcore' atheist than the run-of-the-mill, but I can find very little that's irrational or unreasonable in what he says. At least he admits that he COULD be wrong. Few, if any, religious zealous will say anything of the sort.
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Kosari Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he's as much a zealot in many ways as those he criticizes, but still admire him a lot.

Gorgeous drawing too... Dawkins has always been nice to look at :D
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sailingvessel624 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Awesome, Dawkins changed my life as well, He is my hero!
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iheartmichaeljackson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :D
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HomieStar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
LOLOLOLOLOLO ATHEISIM
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   General Artist
I'm not quite sure whether you meant this as a positive or negative comment... But anyway, yeah, atheists rock.
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HomieStar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Ah. I's a Christian.

Not sure if the way that people make Richard Dawkins seem is true or not, as in he just doesn't believe in a religon, or if he loathes people that practice relgion.
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009   General Artist
Basically he's fighting against irrationality of any sort, and religion is a large category that falls into that. His 'crimes' are hugely exaggerated by those who dislike him, I've always seen him as a kindly old gentleman, not nearly as "strident" as they make him out to be. His books are very fascinating if you're interested in genetics or evolution.
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mikeycd Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
he is, sadly irrational (sometimes) in his positions.
I can honestly say that he in no way represents my views (not the same as arguments), for i see him as an aggressive pompous man with the same fervor for praise as any other priest for any religion.
in other words, dawkins is the priest of militant atheism or idiotic egoism.
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frandalf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
truly him. awesome work
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009   General Artist
Glad to know that I got an accurate likeness :) Thank you!
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frandalf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
you're welcome dude. but not only the likeness, your style is simply unique. that's what makes original works. great work
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imclod Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done, I like it.
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