Warriors of the plains

Warriors of the Plains

Piece description from the artist

An American Indian brave holds his spear aloft as he rides his war horse over a grassy hill. Both the Native American man and the pinto coated mustang are warriors and wear brightly colored war paint. The man and his spear are both decorated with eagle feathers to represent courage, strength, and freedom. The horse also wears elaborate trappings. The heroic pair kick up a shower of rock and dust as they charge through the dark morning beneath cloud filled skies which threaten a stormy day.

As an artist, I very much enjoy creating scenes filled with action and movement, and, being from the U.S., I like subjects that are distinctly American. So, I find that scenes of Native American warriors usually wind up as my favorites in my gallery. "Warriors of the Plains" is no exception.

To create this artwork, I used digital art techniques: The horse and rider were posed in Poser 10 then imported into Vue 2015 where the rest of the scene was constructed. Final rendering was also done in Vue. Next, I used GIMP to do some additional painting work. Finally, I used Topaz Adjust to enhance the colors.

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":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.

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