The staring contest

The Staring Contest

Piece description from the artist

It's a cold winter morning in the North American wilderness. You find your hike interrupted. You hear a low growl carried on the wind and turn to find three gray wolves gaze intently back at you. They stand atop a rock covered hill where snow lays on the ground around the boulders . The dawn sun adds a gentle glow the animal's fur making them stand out against the deep blue sky. As each wolf stares at you relentlessly, you may feel a bit unnerved.

One of my recurring themes in my art is that it looks back at you. Sometimes the compositions is roughly shaped like an eye. Other times the characters in the scene have their eyes directed straight out of the scene. For this one, I went with the latter.

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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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