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German Shepherd by deskridge
German Shepherd
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

A German shepherd stands alert in the tall yellow grass of a field.  The dog looks into the distance as if he has spotted something (perhaps a squirrel to chase).  His black and brown fur stand out in stark contrast to the grass around him.  Fir trees rim the grassy hills while a few clouds move across the sky.

When I was a kid, one of my neighbors had a German shepherd.  If was one of the first breeds of dogs I knew.  In the area I live in, they are not as popular as they once were, but I still see one or two each month being walked at the local parks.  I find that they have a really great coat for art.  The black, browns, and white colors work together well.

I created this image using digital art techniques.  The dog was posed in Daz Studio where the fur was also added using the LookAtMyHair plug-in. It was then exported to Vue where the rest of the scene was made.  I used Vue to do the rendering, then GIMP and Photomatix to enhance the colors.

Resources:
Daz Studio: IntrovertArtist.com/Daz
Dog: IntrovertArtist.com/Dog
LookAtMyHair: IntrovertArtist.com/Hair
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP:  IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp    
Photomatix IntrovertArtist.com/Photomatix

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Daniel Eskridge
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In this video, I take you from start to finish on how I created a gnarled tree design using a variety of digital 3D rendering and painting techniques. Not only do I show you how I made it, but also, I touch on how I sell such art as a product using Zazzle.

In this lesson/tutorial I'll cover some of the following topics:

Scupting and painting a tree model in Sculptris
Rendering of the tree model in Vue
Using Gimp and the Alpha map from Vue to create a transparent design.
Uploading artwork to Zazzle.com to sell as a coffee mug

Resources:
Scupltris: IntrovertArtist.com/Sculpt
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP: IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp
Zazzle.com: Zazzle.com

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Daniel Eskridge
The Last Patch of Snow by deskridge
The Last Patch of Snow
Prints: danieleskridge.com/featured/a-…

A polar bear rests in the last patch of snow.  The snow was in the shadow of a large rock, but now the sun creeps around to turn the snowy patch into a puddle. All around, spring wildflowers bloom among the green fields of grass.  At the back of the meadow, mists creep through a forest of fir trees. While, above, light clouds give way to blue skies.

This was actually an image I made in the spring of 2014.  The fur however, was so harsh on the cpu while rendering this image, that it was not done until summer, so I decided to wait to publish this one until the following spring.
It just seemed like an image that belongs in March.

I created this image using digital art techniques.  The polar bear was posed in Daz Studio where the fur was also added using the LookAtMyHair plug-in. It was then exported to Vue where the rest of the scene was made.  I used Vue to do the rendering, then GIMP and Photomatix to enhance the colors an add effects.

Resources:
Daz Studio: IntrovertArtist.com/Daz
Polar Bear: IntrovertArtist.com/PolarBear
LookAtMyHair: IntrovertArtist.com/Hair
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP:  IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp    
Photomatix IntrovertArtist.com/Photomatix

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Daniel Eskridge
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T-Rex in a Flooded Forest by deskridge
T-Rex in a Flooded Forest
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

"T-Rex in a Flooded Forest"

A tyrannosaurus rex slogs through a flooded forest.  A bit of sunlight has broken through the tree canopy and shines down on the great prehistoric carnivore. His orange-brown scaly skin stands in stark contrast to the shadowy forest and dark waters at his feet.  He opens his tooth filled mouth as if ready to seize something in his powerful jaws.  Perhaps the flood waters have driven some prey out of hiding.

It's been about eight months since my last tyrannosaur themed work and I felt it was time for a new one.  For this one, I wanted to give him a rather bright scaly skin that stood out well in a darker composition.  A lot of paleoartists are giving the t-rex feathers these days, but I decided to stick with a scaly integument for a couple of reasons.  For one, the only skin impression ever found for a TRex, "Wyrex" found in 2002, had no indication of feathers, and, even though they weren't much, they were on portions of the body where the species Yutrannus did have feathers indicating a clear difference from that cousin.  So, I went with the current evidence - no feathers.  Secondly, I think the featherless look just makes the t-rex just look more menacing, which for me, makes for more expressive art, and I generally favor artistic expression over technical accuracy.

I created this image using digital art techniques.  The dinosaur was posed in Poser, then re-textured in ZBrush (where I also rescupted a bit), then exported to Vue where the rest of the scene was made.  I used Vue to do the rendering, then GIMP and Photomatix to enhance the colors an add effects.

Resources:
Poser: IntrovertArtist.com/Poser
T-Rex: IntrovertArtist.com/TRex
ZBrush: IntrovertArtist.com/ZBrush
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP:  IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp    
Photomatix IntrovertArtist.com/Photomatix

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Daniel Eskridge
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Deer on a Forest Path by deskridge
Deer on a Forest Path
Prints: fineartamerica.com/featured/de…

A large buck stands on a path that winds through a dense forest.  Surrounded by long, straight trucks of trees, the big deer glances in your direction as if to challenge you to continue along the path.  The trail itself is a band of dark earth that cuts through the dense green undergrowth of the woods and winds ever deeper into the misty timberlands.  A few beams of sunlight manage to make it through the canopy above and cut through the thick forest air.

This image was made for one of my start-to-finish art lessons.  You can find the video on Youtube:  youtu.be/O-FI9cBL3lU

I made this using digital CGI and painting techniques.  The deer was posed in Poser then exported to Vue for rendering.  The landscape was made in Vue as well.  I used GIMP to do the post production work.

Resources:
Poser: IntrovertArtist.com/Poser
Daz Buck: IntrovertArtist.com/Buck
Lyne's Deer Remap: IntrovertArtist.com/LynesDeer
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP: IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp
Smoke Brushes: IntrovertArtist.com/SmokeBrush…


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Daniel Eskridge
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Daniel Eskridge
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United States
I am a forty-something living in the Metro-Atlanta area -- one of the few people who was actually born and raised here. I'm married and have two sons. By day, I am a software engineer at a small company. But, by night I am a 3D render artist.

I have dual degrees from the University of Georgia, one in Computer Science, the other in Fine Art. So, it seems only natural that I attempt to combine the two by producing art using a computer. Plus, I find that it's a bit more practical than painting as it doesn't require all of the clean up, harsh chemicals, or expensive supplies.

I have been a render artist since some of the first ray-tracing programs were made publicly available in the mid 80's. To date, I have completed over four-hundred images, many of which can been seen in my gallery on this site.
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Thank you for faving The Spire!

Love your gallery. Very clean, very straight works.
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