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The Lost Pig by deskridge The Lost Pig by deskridge
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This little piggy looks like he might be in trouble. He's lost in a flooded forest and appears stuck on a fallen tree as the waters rise around him. But don't worry, pigs can swim :)

I actually had no idea that pigs could swim until I one day visited a now defunct amusement park in San Marcos, Texas called Aquarena Springs. They featured a 'Swine Diving' Pig named Ralph that could indeed swim. The park closed and the area is now a research center for Texas State University.

Note: This image uses purchased content. The pig was posed in poser 6 then imported into vue 9 where the rest of the scene was built. Final rendering was done in Vue 9 and took about 2 days on an Intel I5 2.8 GHz with 8 GB of RAM. Post production was done in GIMP.
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:iconmissneku:
MissNeku Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't want him to go home and get turned into bacon bits but I hope Mr. piggy gets somewhere safe and dry.
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Great - it's really nice!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconaliasjjj:
aliasjjj Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Very Nice ...! So Cute Pig..!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arlesienne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I adore this. Pigs are in my humble opinion one of the most adorable animals and this render literally made my day! Actually pigs swim very well and enjoy splashing in ponds and pools of some sort. I think it helps them cool off. This little chap doesn't look worried. In fact, the facial expression says something like "I am the wood-king!" and so on :).

The animal looks very furry. Did you use LAMH plugin? I believe how much work it required to pose the tail. In zero pose my DAZ pig has a very strange one ;). Anyway, thanks a lot for sharing. The more piggies, the merrier!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! I actually just painted the fur on for this one using GIMP. I just got the LAMH plugin working yesterday and am still experimenting with it.
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Briel74 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
aweeeeeeeee absolutely lovely
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BillyKingYeah Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
haha ,this is very interesting
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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BillyKingYeah Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
you're welcome
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:iconupironetopyr:
Upironetopyr Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
trolol this is funny :trollface:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner May 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Uh oh! Poor piggy!! hahaha I find this hilarious for some reason!!
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RoseberriesART Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice pig
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012   Digital Artist
:)
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:iconformatela:
formatela Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Great work :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconstonepainter:
stonepainter Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Isn't the tail of the pig all wrong?
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
It's a funny angle on the tail. It curls around away from the camera.
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:iconnellwilliams:
NellWilliams Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome very awesome =)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnellwilliams:
NellWilliams Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome =)
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:iconevoluzione:
evoluzione Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I 'm still fall in love with your art!
there is life!!
keep your work!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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PeterN64 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D:D:D!!! Amazing, pig on the tree :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheBigB Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
This is really great!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
excellent!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
you're welcome! :)
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:iconklontak:
Klontak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the bark texture and the distribution of the moss on it!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongwasanee:
Gwasanee Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooooooo great! Love the lighting, the details, the and the pic .. wow!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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K-raven Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
look nice! ;D so great new pic
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Digger2000 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor piggy, very nice work.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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gerberc Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Fun image, very well done!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlord-crios:
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, poor pig.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlord-crios:
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YW
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:iconsimonjm:
SimonJM Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Now, if only he could fly ... :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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