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Buffalo Charging Through Snow

By deskridge
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Breathing steam and kicking up snow, a great beast charges out of the fog.  This is the bison, the great American buffalo that once dominated the plains of the west.  This one is covered in frost and snow as if the prairie landscape itself has come to life to challenge you.  The massive animal lowers his horns and stampedes strait towards you...better run

Buffalo, of course, are one of my favorite animals to depict in art.  This particular work though was actually inspired by an image of a train, specifically J. M. W. Turner's "Rain, Steam, and Speed",  I like the way a powerful thing was emerging from the fog and mist towards the viewer.  So, I decided to make my buffalo image with a powerful creature doing just that.

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Daniel Eskridge
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PetoriusRexHobbyist Writer
I really like your Americana pieces...Native Americans, buffalo, etc.
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Has a ghostly feel 
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the fur render is perfect.
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Wonderful! :)
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Amazing work
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I can't imagine being on the receiving end of this animal will be fun  
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Powerful image, Daniel. 

Make me wish I knew enough about North American History to write a story about werebuffalos.    
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Beautiful creature and beautiful piece of art!
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very nice indeed
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What a fantastic creature.

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Fantastic !
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This reminds me so much of a scene from one of my favorite movies, "The White Buffalo".
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Such immense power! Brilliant!
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