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Huntress and Wolf by deskridge
Huntress and Wolf
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

A dark haired woman stands with her pet wolf upon a low, rocky, snow-covered rise.  She holds a spear in her hand as she looks across the snowy landscape.  To keep warm she wears grey furred pelts that are the same color as that of her lupine companion.  Fir trees line the edge of the clearing that she is while majestic snow covered mountains rise up behind.  The sky is a deep blue broken by dappled clouds.

This is the latest edition to my fantasy series.  It was inspired by the cover illustrations of the many fantasy books I read while growing up.  Illustrations like these, in fact, are what got me started in art.

Note: the creation of this image involved the use of purchased products

Tools Used: Daz Studio, LookAtMyHair, Vue, Gimp

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Daniel Eskridge    

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Yeti by deskridge
Yeti
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

On a cold plain backed by jagged mountains a shaggy white beast trudges through the snow.  Covered in long white hair and walking upright, this is the yeti, the mysterious cryptid also known as the abominable snowman that haunts the Peaks and valleys of the Himalayas.  As he lumbers through a snowstorm, he turns towards the viewer bearing his large tusks.

Generally, I try to keep my art consistent with the season.  Technically, it is autumn right now, but with excessively cold temperatures hitting this year and reports of record snows in mid November from around the U.S.  I felt it was time to release this winter themed scene.  I rather think of this creature as representing the coming of a hard winter.

This scene was inspired by one of the most well known images of Bigfoot, the Patterson film at Bluff Creek in California.  I mimicked the creatures pose as it has become symbolic of the sasquatch/hairy-man type legends.

Note: the creation of this image involved the use of purchased products

Tools Used: Daz Studio, LookAtMyHair, Vue, Gimp

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge    

P.S.

Follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfDanie…
Also  I have a Zazzle store: www.zazzle.com/artofdanieleskr…
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Buck Over Autumn Valley by deskridge
Buck Over Autumn Valley
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

A ten point buck stands proudly at the top of a boulder strewn hill that overlooks a lush valley.  It's the height of fall and the trees that cover the landscape are covered in autumn colors of red, yellow, orange, and gold.  Though it is still a warm autumn afternoon, the sky betrays the coming of winter as a front of dense clouds begins to devour the clear blue.

This stag is particularly brave (or foolish) as the fall is the middle hunting season.  A whitetailed deer standing on an exposed hilltop at this time of year is perhaps not the smartest of animals.  Perhaps several hunters would have this hart in their sites.

This deer themed artwork was inspired by a recent trip to the new Cabelas store that opened up recently near where I live in North Georgia.  While not a hunter myself, I rather liked their hunting themed decor with lots of wildlife and forest imagery. Since it is the height of autumn here, I made the setting in my work to be during the same season.

Note: the creation of this image involved the use of purchased products

Tools used: Poser, Vue, Gimp, Photomatix

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge    

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Follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfDanie…
Also  I have a Zazzle store: www.zazzle.com/artofdanieleskr…
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The Drama Bunny by deskridge
The Drama Bunny
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

A rabbit with brown fur sits on a grassy hill.  It looks over its shoulder with its ears perked up.  In the background, bright lightning forks down from dark stormy skies.

This rabbit should probably be frightened by the thunder and retreat to it's burrow, but not this one.  This is The Drama Bunny.  Rather than hide in its hole, the drama bunny deliberately seeks out situations of fear, stress, and danger.

Originally, I just wanted to create a picture of a rabbit in a field, but, after working on in for a while, I though it was beginning to look a little too serious.  Rather than mellow it out a bit, I decided to play it up and make it so over-the-top that it started being silly. So, I changed the environment to that of a menacing storm.  

I was sort of inspired by a couple of idioms:  the "drama queen" (someone who sees drama in everything) and the "stress puppy"  (someone who thrives on stressful situations).  I see the Drama Bunny as a sort of hybrid of the two.  The Drama Bunny doesn't see drama in everything rather it seeks it out unnecessarily so that it is constantly in dramatic situations.


Note: the creation of this image involved the use of purchased products

Tools used: Daz Studio, LookAtMyHair, Vue, Gimp, Photomatix

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge    

P.S.

Follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfDanie…
Also  I have a Zazzle store: www.zazzle.com/artofdanieleskr…
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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.
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Artist Links

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

Contemporary

Keith Parkinson www.keithparkinson.com/
Michael Whelan www.michaelwhelan.com/
Rodney Matthews www.rodneymatthews.com/main.ht…
Roger Dean www.rogerdean.com/
Larry Elmore www.larryelmore.com/
Clyde Caldwell www.clydecaldwell.com/
Brom www.bromart.com/
Boris Vallejo www.imaginistix.com/
Frank Frazetta www.frankfrazetta.net/


Historical

Francisco de Goya www.artrenewal.org/pages/artis…
Jean-Honore Fragonard www.artrenewal.org/pages/artis…
Maxfield Parrish www.artrenewal.org/pages/artis…
Lord Fredrick Leighton www.artrenewal.org/pages/artis…
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema www.artrenewal.org/pages/artis…
John William Waterhouse www.jwwaterhouse.com/
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres…
Jean-Leon Gerome www.jeanleongerome.org/

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