The white elk

The White Elk

Piece description from the artist

In a forest alive with the colors of fall, the sun breaks though the autumn canopy illuminating a clearing up ahead on the path. In that clearing stands a rare animal: an all white elk. The forest creature looks back at you from the distance standing proudly with its curved antlers held high.

My goal in creating this was mostly to create a nice fall scene where a path led from the dark shadowy part of a forest into a well lit area, creating a natural dark frame around a light area in the composition. Once I had created it though, I felt it lacked a subject, so I decided to try different animals in the clearing. I haven't really featured elk very much in my work, but I felt it really fit well in this scene.

To create this work I used 3D rendering 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.

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