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Medieval Huntress by deskridge Medieval Huntress by deskridge
The mists clear upon a scene in a dense forest. Along the rocky banks of a winding stream, moss covered oaks grow twisted and thick. A woman wearing a black outfit with white fur trim carries a spear and is accompanies by a pair of hunting dogs. Sighting her quarry, the huntress sounds a recheat on her horn to send her hounds into action.

The "Huntress" or "Goddess of the Hunt" is a common theme in art originating in ancient times with images of the goddesses such as Artemis, Diana, Arduinna, Abnoba. It's a subject I've wanted to try for a while. Typically, such a scene would have a female carrying a bow rather than a spear, but I decided that the linear form of the spear worked better in this composition. However, I stayed true to the subject by including dogs, which were often depicted in paintings of Diana.

I've been working on this artwork for several weeks mostly on the details in the forest. The render took a long time too as I made this large enough for a massive sized print, nearly four feet tall and six feet wide.

Note: this scene uses purchased content.

Tools used: Sculptris, Poser, Vue, GIMP

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge

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:iconlumberlung:
lumberlung Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Writer
Love it.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!  It's actually one of my favorites.
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jadens-dad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I love your stuff, and the whole concept of computer-generated nature art is cool idea.

One suggestion though -- for your human characters you need to exaggerate their postures more.  If you look at art from ancient classics (people draped over each other) or modern comic art, you'll see that it is more interesting when the posture is exaggerated.  For example, here she should probably be arched back more blowing the horn higher, with face, chest and midsection compressed to emphasize the power of blast, and her legs should be squat down just a bit more to give sense of really planting her feet. 

Similarly for another pic you have with woman on a dock throwing something for her dog, she needs to be more exaggerated.

It will feel weird at first because it does seem like exaggeration, but try it and you'll see your art will look more compelling.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks, I will keep that in mind!
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:iconsammyscuffles:
SammyScuffles Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
That's pretttty awesome right there!
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Bobeagle77 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another amazing render. Adding to favs. Nod
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:iconmckrauss:
MCKrauss Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Very nice.
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:iconthisartisthere:
ThisArtistHere Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, great job!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkevmann:
kevmann Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just beautiful!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkevmann:
kevmann Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconbad-dragon:
Bad-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work, Daniel!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconconlaodh:
Conlaodh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconpetern64:
PeterN64 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super!!!
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
magnificent
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:iconmickytroisd:
Mickytroisd Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Wonderful... just wonderful. 
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:iconsimonjm:
SimonJM Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Love the mossy trees and the rays of light
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconi-am-ashamed-of-you:
i-am-ashamed-of-you Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! I love the lighting!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthegeforce:
thegeforce Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazin! ∞/10
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthegeforce:
thegeforce Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no worries!
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really awesome scenery! The trees are excellent! :iconbugplz:
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:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Splendid
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:iconknighttek:
KnightTek Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: This looks so much like a painting. I love it!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
A great scene too !! I love it !!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
You are welcome !
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome Daniel!  I especially love those tree's and the great textures you have created for them!  Wow!  Wonderful job! :iconifeelfluffyplz:
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:iconjoltrast:
Joltrast Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic job!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LillithI Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Great work! :nod:
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Really good artwork! But I would like to suggest a quite different post-processing, I think it ask for a darker and desaturated pattern, so I tested:

sta.sh/028v8b0n8vm1

hope you like it the idea :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!  Neat changes, too!  Looks a bit like classic cinema.
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:iconark4n:
ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I'm glad you like it!
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:iconk-raven:
K-raven Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D :D :D very nice scene
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
:love: the way u fit those god rays in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkath-13:
Kath-13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the trees and the rocks!
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The trees are fantastic!:)
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