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Dock Dog by deskridge Dock Dog by deskridge
A brown and white English pointer leaps off an old wooden dock into a small tree-lined lake. Behind him, a barefoot young woman in jeans has just thrown a ball for her canine companion to retrieve.

This image was inspired by something I saw this weekend. My family and I went to see something called DockDogs, which bills itself as the world’s largest canine aquatics competition. Essentially, it was a long jump contest for dogs. The owner or trainer would throw a ball or some similar dog toy across a pool and their dog would dash down a runway and leap in after it. I'd never heard of such a thing before seeing it. It was rather fun to watch.

If you follow me on facebook, deviantart, or fineartamerica, you'll see that this is rather compositionally similar to my next major work that I'll be releasing in a few days. I didn’t realize it until I was about to publish this one. I guess it's just what I had on my mind. Consider it a sort of preview.


Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge

Note: this scene uses purchased content.

Tools used: Blender, Poser, Vue, GIMP

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge

P.S.

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:iconmarinaibiza:
MarinaIbiza Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! are you still following this comments?
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Yes
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MarinaIbiza Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hi!! Being the pic from some time ago, i wasn't sure... :)
I wanted to ask you wich model or set you used for the dog, in this pic or any other of yours. Also wanted to know if this model is "anatomically correct", that is, if the dogs have genitals that can be shown.
If this character or set doesnt have it, can you direct me to someone who can know about this?

Thank you!!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Digital Artist
It's just the daz millinium dog: www.daz3d.com/millennium-dog-b….  There is a male version of the dog, but the genitals are still just a bump in the mesh.
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:iconmarinaibiza:
MarinaIbiza Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh so they cant be shown... you see, i have a commissioner who wants this, but i guess ill have to tell him it cant be done...
But, he say he can find renders out there with "it", so, ill have to keep looking...
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MCKrauss Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I recall those moments with our old Lab..Pepper. Nice render.
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RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Very well done.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Goldenthrush Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I love it!  The dog looks so perfect!
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:iconconlaodh:
Conlaodh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like the mood in this. :)
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:iconchrisntheboat:
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice Daniel
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool! Really amazing! :iconbugplz:
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
go, go!
magnificent
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3doutlaw Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did she just throw the Daniel Eskridge logo in the water for that dog to fetch?  :)  Nice render!
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Chumhra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
That would be a lot of fun to watch! I've seen one on TV before. I got the feeling that the girl threw a ball or stick for the dog to retrieve before I read the comment, so good work conveying that!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
excellent
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:iconludichris1:
Ludichris1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow this is great!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool image Daniel!  Seems so nice and refreshing during this hot summer we have been having!  Great work! :iconifeelfluffyplz:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome Daniel! moonflower
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LuluLiquid Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely scene :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ideasplayer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Great work!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Xandimus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   General Artist
fetch!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconxandimus:
Xandimus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   General Artist
good boy!
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PeterN64 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also the first time I hear about such competitions! Waiting for final! :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconllolalane:
LlolaLane Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!!! for adding Dock Dog to the DAZimals Group :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting!
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:iconllolalane:
LlolaLane Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a pleasure to have your animal renders in our little "zoo" deskridge... :)  Keep'em coming... ;)
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K-raven Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Love it...
Looks like my first male Sheltie. He'd chase a ball off the docks, or even off the boat.  (Which is why we DID NOT have a tennis ball on the boat. Have you ever picked up a soggy Sheltie? You can't run fast enough to get away from the water when they shake!) 
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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heartinart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Peacefull and great work ! :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
hey i wondered where my twin was :rofl:
excellent work!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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