Saturday, March 05, 2011

Charles Darwin for the BCSE


Here's the final Charles Darwin piece - I did this for the team at the British Centre for Science Education, a professional group dedicated to promoting and defending science education in the UK, particularly from creationists. It's something I feel strongly about and support. For more info on the BCSE, here is their website and blog. Hopefully soon this artwork will be available on t-shirts, mugs etc - I'll post all the details as and when that gets going!

This piece was a lot of fun to do, normally I find painting hair a bit of a chore but this time it brought the whole thing to life (probably because there is so much of it!). I kept most of the painting pretty loose and had fun with the colours. As well as the sign (which the BCSE guys will ad various slogans to to promote their activities), Charlie boy is holding a first edition copy of On The Origin If Species in his other hand.