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Free Range Pigs by deskridge Free Range Pigs by deskridge
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You hear alot about free range chickens and cattle, but you rarely hear about free range pig farming. It is apparently practiced though.

For the latest entry in my pig art series, I've depicted a couple of pigs foraging around an old retaining wall. I was also in the mood for a springtime artwork, so I set the scene in a bright green field scattered with a few flowers. The calico cat was added for a bit of decoration.

Note: this image uses purchased products. The pigs and cat were posed using Poser 6 and was then impported into Vue 9 where the rest of the scene was constructed. Final rendering was done in vue and took about 12 hours on an Intel I5 2.8GHz with 8 GB of RAM. Post production was done in GIMP.
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Silverkitten520 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg is this a painting or a picture? its too realistic and beaut to be painted, but its waaaay to crystal clear and gorgeous to be photgraphed! omg u mastermind! *O*
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!  It is primarily a 3d render, but with some painted details.  If you have some time,  I have some youtube videos to show people how I make art:  www.youtube.com/user/danielesk…
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EbruKash Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I love your pigs.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NellWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is lovely
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NellWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Welcome =)
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
excellent!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, again!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
you're welcome! :)
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
screaming truth! (I mean realistic)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
keep your amazing work, please
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Kath-13 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it, along with all the rest! :)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kath-13 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome.
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K-raven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe this one is so pretty too! :D
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ccbig Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's some pig ;) Wouldn't happen to be named Wilbur would he? Who knew pigs could have such a fun expression?! :)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Anim8her Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those pigs are just so adorable!! :D
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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michaelelliottfurr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Now I can appreciate digital art with original images! That's cool how you posed them yourself, so much better than your typical copy and paste digital (crap) collage. Cheers! :iconahoyplz:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorable! I love it! You always have such nice terrains, and the piggies are delightful!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :-)
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Zethara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Digital Artist
More piggiesssss!!! What a lovely springtime scene... The cat would argue about being decoration... I'm sure she thinks she is the star of the image.. :giggle:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great render! :)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Polionster Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable! I really like this kind of art!!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Polionster Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ;D
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those pigs are so cute, and the cat! Wow! :thumbsup::clap:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Happy looking proto-saus ... er, I mean pigs :)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MasPix Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
The cats a real nice touch...lovely job
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ldylore Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Free range pigs is definitely practiced. When I was intern working for NRCS, I did a lot of research on pigs, I know more about pig habits than I care to ever learn in a life time (this also includes chicken habits too). We had a farmer who was having difficulty keeping his pigs alive, especially through the winter (I was in Alaska then). We managed to convince him to use the farmland that he had that he wasn't farming, and get those pigs roaming. It helped out so much for the poor things!

Love this picture and especially with the kitty :heart: Did you do the fur for the cat in vue as well, like this pigs? Or was that postwork?
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!

The bulk of the calico coat was a texture from one of the Daz Mil Cat packages. I fixed up all the outlines of the cat though break up those hard edges.
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, how cute are these guys!! Love the expression on the guy in the foreground! hehe He's all happy and content and fuzzy looking. Yea, a calico kitty! He looks so cute sunning himself on the rock ledge. I like the springtime feel to this one with the tiny little flowers and pretty blue sky. I especially love the POV, it gives the image such a nice feeling of depth! What an awesome life these guys lead, all relaxed and no worries! Excellent render Daniel! weeeee! :iconcat-glompplz:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome, my pleasure! :icondancekittyplz: (is this the scruffiest funny looking kitty or what! hehe ;P)
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AelarethElennar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! I love the cat. :D
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Barwickian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Nice. The pigs aren't usually that free range, though. Round Lincolnshire they're kept one or two at a time in grassed pens in the fields, each pen having a small pighouse like an open-ended nissen hut so they can shelter in bad weather and have room to trot around in the pen.

Far nicer for them than the heavily constricted indoor pens that many intensive operations use. And happy pigs ake better sausages. :D
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
LOL...
The term 'wild' comes to mind.

Four of us spent a full day on a friend's 'small' 800 acre ranch with assault rifles getting rid of the feral pigs. They were javelinas, either, but full sized domestic hogs gone wild.
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