BIRD - Cockatoo Art

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These are sulphur Crested Cockatoos, a digital painting by Contemporary Australian Artist Di Mathews aka Diavma, This example of wildlife illustration is Copyright Hexagonal Mandala. Cockies are an Australian bird, they make great pets.

Green tree frog in Australian Wildflowers

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Green tree frog in Australian wildflowers is my latest 3D art. Image by Di Mathews aka Diavma, Copyright Hexagonal Mandala 2010. I enjoyed modelling the native blooms, These are flowers native to the east coast of Australia. My mischievous little frog peeps through the foliage. This botanical and frog artwork is available for sale as a 12x16 inch print on archival art paper.

Folk wisdom tells that dreaming of a frog means
good fortune, happiness and great friendships.
May your dreams be filled with frogs...

3D digital art - botanical flowers

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Digital art by Contemporary Australian Artist Di Mathews aka Diavma, copyright Hexagonal Mandala 2010. These 2 images are created by sculpting the forms directly into 3D virtual space within the computer. The models are my own creation, sculpted from live plant specimens from my garden. The finished artworks are available as 12x16 inch archival prints, on 240gm, 100% cotton paper. These will be part of my series of botanical studies. The first image is a Coleus in flower (actually 3 differnt varieties of the plant) and the second is a pink geranium. Both plants are easy to grow and require very little looking after as Im not much interested in gardening.


Australian frog artworks

Title: Tree Frog
Title: Kerfersteins tree frog
Title: Rocket frog (Litoria Nasuta)
Title: Striped Burrowing Frog (Litoria alboguttata)
Title: Freen Tree Frog

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Each of these Australian frog artwork images is from a series of Frog illustrations by Australian contemporary artist Di Mathews aka Diavma. Copyright Hexagonal Mandala 2010. The frog artwork is created by digital painting directly onto a computer using a pressure sensitive electronic pen and a digital drawing board. The resulting artwork is available on 240gm, 100% cotton, acid free, archival artist paper. More from this series can be seen in earlier uploads.


Ladybird and Rose Artwork

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Title: Roses and Ladybird" by Contemporary Australian Artist Di Mathews / aka Diavma. This image is the newest from a series of botanical studies. The roses are digital 3D models based on live specimens from my yard. The ones I have growing are white roses but I decided for this render to add colour. The Ladybird is also my original model. It reminds me of the paintings you see on biscuit tins and chocolate boxes, ideal I guess since it is only a week or so to Valentines day.

Frogs in magnolia artwork

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This render is one of todays artworks. Titled "Frogs on Magnolia", by Artist Di Mathews, Copyright Hexagonal Mandala 2010.

The flowers are modeled from a tree that grows 2 doors down from my house. Im always amazed at magnolias in bloom, all flower and stem with no leaves makes them look magical. I decided to emphasise the pinkness of the flo9wer by placing it in dusk lighting, whispy pink clouds, etc....


Blue Triangle Butterfly Artworks

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This butterfly (Graphium Sarpedon Choredon) is commonly known as a Blue Triangle Butterfly, because its wing colour is black to dark brown with blue areas which joins to make a triangle. The females and males look almost the same, but when you look carefully you can see that the male has a fringe of scent-bearing hairs along the inner edges of his hind wings which he uses it to disperse scent to the female.

Butterflies are instantly familiar and universally popular. They do not bite, sting, carry disease or (in adult form) do any serious damage. Butterflies are considered the jewel of creation and are popular among collectors. They are the symbol of the souls immortality that physical death does not destroy, and in their pleasing, fluttering flight they are associated with Eros the god of love.

These first three images are by Contemporary Australian artist Di Mathews aka Diavma. Copyright Hexagonal Mandala 2010. They are digital 3D rendered artwork showing the Graphium Sarpedon Choredon on various species of eucalyptus. The background textures echo the textures of local trees, creating three works which are very native to my area of the world. All of the digital models used are my own original sculpted 3D meshes.

All three artworks are presented on one sheet of high quality art paper, creating a tryptich to be framed as one unit.

This image of the Blue Triangle Butterfly (Graphium Sarpedon Choredon) differs from the previous three. While it shows the same species as the 3 images above, the artwork is executed in a different manner. It is hand painted using a pressure sensitive electronic pen and a digital graphics tablet. This sort of approach to image making is the same as traditional painting and drawing techniques, only the drawing tool translates it directly onto a computer rather than a paper or canvas surface. Each stroke of the artists hand is recorded and its sensitivity to the pressure applied with each pen stroke dictates the breadth and intensity of the line it creates.