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Old Man of the Forest by deskridge Old Man of the Forest by deskridge
An old mossy tree sits in a foggy forest. Polypores grow up one side, and mushrooms sprout from the ground around it. This tree has been here a very long time. With the vague image of a face in it's bark, it has earned the name of "The Old Man".


Tools used: Sculptris, Vue, GIMP


Thanks for looking!
Daniel

P.S.

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Lovell-SimonsJanet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ah, he does give shelter, and steps to climb
this old man tree, is quite sublime
with gnarled roots,
and textured skin,
and though he looks
quite different
we know
he's kin,
so we do
take comfort
and delight you see
in this old man of the forest
this wonderful ancient mossy tree.

(Very nice work!  (Now, I hope you don't mind my sharing a link on the above subject matter - the fungi - that I believe is very interesting, compelling,

spellbinding and could just be exactly what humanity needs in order to help many of our most pressing problems in the world today. It is a film by Louie Swartzberg, under the title of fantasticfungi.com/   Do take a peek when you have a moment, if you will.)

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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsingingnaturist:
Singingnaturist Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Fabulous art work. You are very talented. Love your work. - Phil :):)
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:icondittopoulos:
dittopoulos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
VERY ATMOSPHERIC! WELL DONE HERE!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwisteriasweb:
WisteriasWeb Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I would love to climb into this scene!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfloflo:
floflo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
it's funny i've got nearly the same but real : [link]
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:iconpetern64:
PeterN64 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your trunks always SUPER!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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:icontonixus:
tonixus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Very good. It is interesting to combine different programs. This closeup tree would never come out of Vue itself. The textures are much more realistic.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconveeswan:
VeeSwan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful piece! I love all the subtle details, and the lighting is what makes this piece.. it is perfect!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconveeswan:
VeeSwan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :-)
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:iconccbig:
ccbig Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man what a great scene. The shadows & lighting really look fantastic!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like Kokiri tree (legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time)
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:iconcolin-bentham:
Colin-Bentham Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is very well done :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconesk6a:
esk6a Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That tree looks amazing! Great work!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthebigb:
TheBigB Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Love that tree!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Great work !!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconstonedsmeagol:
StonedSmeagol Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Love the way you do this type of scenery, beautiful work Daniel:wow:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconstonedsmeagol:
StonedSmeagol Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
You're welcome Daniel:highfive:
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Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous, Mr. Eskridge!! You just keep getting better! Inspired by you, I've started dabbling in the basic free Vue....but my computer doesn't like it very much! I always envy all of the beautiful and natural foliage in your renders. :)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! There are days where my CPU doesn't get along well with Vue either. I usually have it running in compatibility mode to go a bit easier on my system.
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Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice !!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconshanegallagher:
ShaneGallagher Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Makes me think of Tolikein and his magical forests!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbarrymdesigns:
barrymdesigns Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Nice! Love the fungus, I also like the fact the face is not immediately obvious. :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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gunfire74 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
awesome
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconadiraiju:
Adiraiju Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hoom, huarm, excellent work!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconadiraiju:
Adiraiju Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly!
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:iconmickytroisd:
Mickytroisd Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Splendid. Beautiful done.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkath-13:
Kath-13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love anything with trees in. This is amazing!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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astynus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Atmosphere is OP!!!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Y-Phil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have an incredible skill with Nature's textures within Vue, congrats :wow:
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