Piece description from the artist

A pirate ship sails the open seas late on a sunny afternoon. Suddenly, the calm waters become choppy. On the horizon, an impossibly huge form erupts from the water. It's a humpback whale breaching, yet this is no ordinary creature of the sea. It is dozens of times larger than any humpback should. Perhaps, these high seas marauders have brought the wrath of the sea down upon themselves, and it has thrown the god of whales against them.

This one was inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series. I've always rather liked the idea of high seas pirate era fantasy. It's a refreshing break from the more common medieval type.

To create this artwork, I used 3D rendering (CGI) as well as digital painting techniques.

Other works by Daniel Eskridge

About Daniel Eskridge

Marietta, GA

Daniel is a forty-something living in the Metro-Atlanta area, and he is one of the few people who was actually born and raised there. He is also married and has two sons and a daughter. By day, he works as software engineer at a small company. By night he is an artist producing realist works depicting scenes of American wildlife, farm animals, fantasy scenes, extinct animals, and images of the "American Wild West":

Daniel has dual degrees in computer science and fine art from the University of Georgia. Given his education, it would seem only natural for him to combine the two by producing art using a computer. Daniel practices a new form of art called "3D Rendering":, a form of virtual sculpting with a computer. This form of art is utilized by film studios for special effects as well as animated movies, but it can be used to make stills as well. "Check out this video of Daniel creating a 3D rendering!":

Daniel’s interest in art began when he was young. As a fan of science fiction and fantasy novels, he became particularly interested in the works of the illustrators that appeared on the covers, such as "Frank Frazetta": and "Michael Whelan": In college, he discovered the work of the "French Realists":, the "Pre-Raphaelites":, and the "Hudson River School":, which further influenced him and put his work on a course where nature was the dominant theme.

See Daniel's portfolio here

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