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COMPUTER-GENERATED FLOWERS BY MACOTO MURAYAMA

by Ariadna Zierold

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In the spirit of Darwin’s botanical studies, Japanese artist Macoto Murayama attempts to unlock the beauty and genetics of flowers in his incredible computer-generated illustrations.

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With scientific precision, he maps out their organic structures, first beginning with studies from real specimens like sun flowers and Yoshino cherry, which he dissects with a scalpel and observes with a magnifying glass, then sketches and photographs, and finally recreates in 3ds Max (3DCG software) and Photoshop. Each digital illustration is scrutinized and labeled with details like the plant’s measurements, parts names, and scale.

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