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The Great American Bison by deskridge The Great American Bison by deskridge
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I've done a few bison images in the winter, but now that it is spring here in the metro atlanta area, I felt like it was time for a more spring time themed image of the great American bison. At first I thought that the name may be a bit reduntant. I had always thought that all bison lived in North America, but it turns out that there is, in fact, two species of bison. The one I am most familiar with is the American Bison (Bison bison) also called the American Buffalo and includes two sub species: the plains bison and the wood bison. The other breed is the wisent (Bison bonasus) also known as the European wood bison and can be found in eastern europe.

Note: this image uses purchased products. The bison was posed using Poser 6 and was then imported into Vue 9 where the rest of the scene was constructed. Final rendering was done in vue and took about 45 hours on an Intel I5 2.8GHz with 8 GB of RAM. Post production was done in GIMP.
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ntaylor24 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
It really is hard to distinguish whether this is drawn or photoshot, which makes this so interesting.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JeffOatesPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Beautiful!
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
looks emotional to me..
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NellWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can never get enough of your images
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks real to me great render
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
excellent!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
you're welcome! :)
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:iconkimi-parks:
Kimi-Parks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spring already for you? I'm not much of a warm weather fan so I guess I'm glad I live farther north.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Digital Artist
We are having a bit of an early spring this year, but only by a few weeks.
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:iconkimi-parks:
Kimi-Parks Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything was so warm here for a while and then a month ago it finally got cold.
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that is an awesome landscape. Can almost feel that air.
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Dude, nice job! At first I thought it was a photograph!!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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ImeriBridzhet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheBigB Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconorinoor:
orinoor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Really stunning work, the lighting is incredible....!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work Daniel. I really like the depth and height in this piece. I feel like he is standing at the crest of a hill and the valley sweeps down into the plains. Gorgeous!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconveeswan:
VeeSwan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :-)
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AelarethElennar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job, love the atmosphere and landscape...it looks so realistic! :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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PeterN64 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazzzzzzzing!!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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PeterN64 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :D
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KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
The fluff on that Bison is really amazing..
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow! This is just gorgeous!! Your Bison looks so realistic here. Especially how the light is shining on him. This could easily be a photo. You really did an outstanding job with the light and shadows, your awesome landscape and of course Mr. Bison. hehe Brilliant work! I think your getting this down to a science! hehe Whoo Hoo you nailed it! Love this! :iconlovesqueeplz:
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome! :) Happy Friday! :iconyeeplz:
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UnHolyOska Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Simply stunning...
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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gerberc Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Superb!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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wuruhi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Love the grass and fur :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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wuruhi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
You're welcome.
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