Piece description from the artist
"The Long Journey Home"
The winds of the American west gust strong over the prairie. Over a hill, covered in the golden grass of fall, comes a horse and rider. Both the brown and white roan and the Native American woman on its back bend their head in the wind. Exhaustion is evident in both. The horse has no reins; rather, it carries the woman seemingly knowing the way. It trudges on out of a kind of loyalty to its rider, ever continuing the long journey home.
I've created hundreds of digital artworks. It's very rare that I ever order a print for myself, but, occasionally, if I really like a work, I will. This image was one of the artworks for which I ordered a print for myself. In fact, it's the largest print I've ever gotten of my own work at 30"x 40". I've enjoyed it for myself for over a year before making this image public.
How I make art like this: http://fineartbydaniel.com/2017/12/18/how-i-make-art-3d-rendering/
Tools I used to make this: http://fineartbydaniel.com/resources/
Thanks for looking!
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":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Frontier.
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":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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!":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvoSvRhYPr4
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":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Frazetta and "Michael Whelan":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Whelan. In college, he discovered the work of the "French Realists":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Realism_(arts), the "Pre-Raphaelites":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-Raphaelite_Brotherhood, and the "Hudson River School":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River_School, which further influenced him and put his work on a course where nature was the dominant theme.