Triceratops in a forest

Triceratops In a Forest

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Three triceratops, ceratopsian dinosaurs from the cretaceous period, graze through the fern covered primeval forests. Rays of sunshine illuminates these three horned huge reptiles.

Generally, I tend to favor carnivorous dinosaurs for my paleoart, but the mood occasionally strikes me to show one of the herbivores. I image that dinosaurs such as the triceratops would be almost as dangerous as the predatory ones, much as a rhino or hippo is a dangerous animal in the wild. So, really wanted to make these guys look quite threatening. To to that I positioned them in an an arrow formation pointing at the viewer and went for my usual low angle view as if we are hiding in the underbrush in front of them.

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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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