The silver warrior

The Silver warrior

Piece description from the artist

"The Silver Warrior"

On the plains of the American Wild West, a lone white horse wearing red war paint stands on a grass covered hill.  It's sunrise  and the sun bathes the scene in a golden light. 
Meanwhile, the wind blows across the prairie, picking up the mane and tail of the Indian pony.

For this one, I was inspired by the horse Silver, the trusty companion of the Lone Ranger.  I watched the show quite a lot as a kid, though I barely remember now.  There was also a movie I saw a few years back, but it was not very good and quite forgettable.  Anyhow, I don't watch a lot of TV these days, but when I do, my television has to take a minute or two to boot up the internal computer so I can watch Netflix.  During that time though, one of the local on-the-air channels is on showing old TV shows from the 60's and 70's.  One day, it was showing the Lone Ranger, and I though it might be fun do create an image of Silver.  To make the scene a bit more interesting though, I decided to give him some war paint.  Also, to make the horse appear more "silvery" I gave him more grey accents in this mane and tale and added a bluish bounce light. For some reason I reversed the image and liked it better, so I guess whomever painted this horse was left-handed.

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge

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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.

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