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The Wyvern by deskridge
The Wyvern
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

Created for the Dazaholics "Knight of Realm" challenge

A would-be dragon slayer, a fearless knight in shining armor courageously faces a Wyvern, a fierce two legged dragon with a poisonous sting at the end of its tail.  Standing amongst the ferns that cover the forest floor, the noble warrior faces off with the reptilian monster that inhabits the dark wood.  He holds in his hands a massive sword and advances to clearing ahead where the great beast roars its challenge and raises its deadly tail.

Fantasy art has always been one of my favorite genres of art.  However, I've often found that artists (including myself) tend to go a bit overboard when it comes to armor.  Often it's depicted as so cumbersome that it would break the wearer's spine or collar bone.  Also, it tends to often be shown with an enormous amount of elaborate decoration.  Though it's true that some suits of armor from the middle ages found in museums are very decorative, these were show pieces, not battlefield armor.  For my work here, I wanted to go a bit more realistic with the armor for the knight.  It's just plain steel with an undercoat of mail.  I rather like the way it turned out.  I think it rather helps the knight stand out against the forest.

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

Resources:
Poser: IntrovertArtist.com/Poser
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP:  IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp    
Wyvern 2.0: IntrovertArtist.com/Wyvern
Raw Wyvern: IntrovertArtist.com/WyvernSkin
Michael 4: IntrovertArtist.com/Michael4
Knight Champion Armor: IntrovertArtist.com/Knight

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Daniel Eskridge
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Charging Polar Bear by deskridge
Charging Polar Bear
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

A polar bear charges at you.  Its powerful snapping jaws open in a great roar as it barrels towards you kicking up snow in every direction.  Meanwhile, snow falls from the dark clouds of the Northern skies in this digitally created Impressionist image of the fiercest carnivore of the Arctic.

I created this image as part of my video series on making 3D digital art.  You can watch the video on Youtube here: youtu.be/EgfMbcRKkLQ

I made this using digital CGI and painting techniques.  The bear was posed in Daz Studio then exported to Vue for rendering.  The snow scene was made in Vue as well.  I used GIMP, Photomatix, and Topaz Impression to do the post production work.

Resources:
Daz Studio: IntrovertArtist.com/Daz
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP:  IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp    
Polar Bear: introvertartist.com/PolarBear
Smoke Brushes: introvertartist.com/SmokeBrush…
Snow Brush: introvertartist.com/SnowBrush
Photomatix IntrovertArtist.com/Photomatix
Topaz Impression: IntrovertArtist.com/Impression

Thanks for looking,
Daniel Eskridge
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Just published my latest video!  I managed to keep this one under 30 minutes ;)



Like this?  Check out my blog: IntrovertArtist.com

In this video, I take you from start to finish on how I created my artwork "Charging Polar Bear" using a variety of digital 3D rendering and painting techniques.  Not only do I show you how I made it, but also, I tell you how you can sell print like it online.  

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


Posing a figure in Daz Studio
Creating a snow scene in Vue
Transferring Daz figures to Vue
Using Photomatix to enhance the colors of your digital art
Using Topaz Impression to give your digital art the look of an Impressionist painting
Uploading artwork to FineArtAmerica.com


Resources:
Daz Studio: IntrovertArtist.com/Daz
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP:  IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp    
Polar Bear: introvertartist.com/PolarBear
Smoke Brushes: introvertartist.com/SmokeBrush…
Snow Brush: introvertartist.com/SnowBrush
Photomatix IntrovertArtist.com/Photomatix
FineArtAmerica.com: IntrovertArtist.com/FAA
Topaz Impression: IntrovertArtist.com/Impression

Thanks for watching,
Daniel Eskridge
White Bison by deskridge
White Bison
Prints: daniel-eskridge.artistwebsites…

Charging through the winter comes a massive white buffalo. Determined and angry, it breaths steam from its nostrils as it glares at you. As it thunders towards you across the fir tree strewn hillside, it kicks up a shower of snow.  

I've had a few requests for a new white bison themed image as of late.  So, I decided that it was time to make a new one.

I made this using digital CGI and painting techniques.  The bison was posed in Daz Studio then exported to Vue for rendering.  I also used the Daz Studio plugin LookAtMyHair to add the fur.  The snowy hillside was made in Vue.  I used GIMP and Photomatix to do the post production work.

Resource Links:
American Bison: IntrovertArtist.com/Bison
Daz Studio: IntrovertArtist.com/Daz
Daz Studio: IntrovertArtist.com/Hair
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP:  IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp    
Photomatix IntrovertArtist.com/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…
and, of course, a blog: www.introvertartist.com
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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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FOTOMASTER03 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
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SaimGraphics Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Sir!
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Your very welcome. cute cat  I am justcollectorzfan and sometimes draw here.
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Thanks for the faves, Daniel!

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Thanks for the Added to my devWatch! 
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thanks for favin  Ice Cave Explorers by kongvmax   much appreciated :D
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