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War Horse by deskridge
War Horse
"War horse"


A lone mustang painted with war paint stands on a grassy hillside watching the sun set. The pinto coated horse's black mane and tail blow in the wind as the light from the sun set lights up the clouds as if they were on fire.

The markings on the horse have a variety of meanings:

For keen senses, it has the sun painted around its eye.
Because he has brought his rider back unharmed from battle, there is a hand print on its hindquarters.
A red cross means that it escaped an ambush.
The fire arrow on its neck to cause harm to its foes.
Because it has pushed a person over, the horse has hand prints on its chest.
The zigzagged lines are lightning to give the horse energy.
The blue dots are hail to rain down upon enemies.

This image was actually a bit of a follow up to an earlier image that I made of the same horse with a rider ( ).  I wanted to create one that was the same scene but with the horse alone. I found that I rather liked the more singular focus.

I created this image using a several digital programs.  The horse was posed in Poser then imported into Vue where the rest of the scene was built.  Vue was used for rendering.  For post production, I used Topaz Labs' Adjust to fix the color and GIMP to do touch ups including adding the war paint.

Mane and Tail Set:
Topaz Adjust:

Thanks for looking,
Daniel Eskridge

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In this video, I show you how I create a fantasy scene depicting an elf standing with a deer in a dense forest.  Starting with Poser, I pose the V4 model and use the cloth room to do a couple of cloth simulations for her dress, then, also in poser, I add the deer. I'll show you how to transfer poser characters to Vue. Then, in Vue, I construct a forest scene around the Poser Models.  Finally, towards the end, I show you how to use GIMP to do a bit of post production work.

Victoria 4, the female model:
Hair (Resplendent Tresses):…
V4 Morphs++:
V4 Creature Morphs:
Skin (Ornella):…
Daz Buck:
Lyne's Deer Remap:
Smoke Brushes:…

Thanks for watching,
Daniel Eskridge
Fellow digital artists, E-On software just sent me an email letting me know that all levels of Vue 2015 are 30% off until the 12th.  Vue is what I use to do all my rendering, but it is very expensive.  So 30% is a good opportunity to pick it up!…
Taking Flight by deskridge
Taking Flight
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

An American bald eagle glances back at you as it spreads its wings wide and prepares to launch itself into the wind.  Ready to fly, it already has one talon raised while the other stands upon a large gray rock surrounded by long green grass.   Overhead, the morning sky is full of puffy white clouds which are illuminated by the dawn sun...perfect weather for the bird's flight.

I've made a number of eagle themed artworks lately and have really enjoyed them.  For this one though, I wanted some that was more symbolic of flight in general.  So, I posed the eagle with its wings outstretched in a way that mimicked the wings of a plane.  I really like the way this one turned out and think it is easily my best eagle work so far.

I created this image using digital methods including CGI techniques as well as digital painting techniques.

Poser 10:
Topaz Adjust:

Thanks for looking,
Daniel Eskridge


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Daniel Eskridge
Artist | Digital Art
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.

Artist Links

Here are some links to artists and illustrators that have inspired me.


Keith Parkinson
Michael Whelan
Rodney Matthews…
Roger Dean
Larry Elmore
Clyde Caldwell
Boris Vallejo
Frank Frazetta


Francisco de Goya…
Jean-Honore Fragonard…
Maxfield Parrish…
Lord Fredrick Leighton…
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema…
John William Waterhouse
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres…
Jean-Leon Gerome


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LisaJStalnaker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're putting those college degrees to extremely good use.  The talent, I assume, comes from Mom and Dad? Your art is enchanting and inspiring.  I find myself really slowing down and enjoying the view. +fav Nod 
deskridge Featured By Owner 6 hours ago   Digital Artist
Thanks! My father does some photography, but mostly I picked up art on my own.
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