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Dolphin Rock by deskridge Dolphin Rock by deskridge
Water sprays everywhere as dolphins jump high in the air over a woman in an orange dress standing on a large rock in the ocean.  One dolphin is just leaping out of the water, a second soars through the air above the woman, and a third plunges into the water with a great splash.  The woman, facing out to sea looks up at the playful aquatic mammals as her dress flutters in the gentle sea breeze.  A zigzag trail of rocks leads up to the larger stone upon which she stands.

This one is a bit of a follow up to another work I made several years ago called Whale Watcher (daniel-eskridge.pixels.com/fea…). Like this artwork, it features a marine mammal breaching the surface of the water and jumping over a woman on the rocks.  In that one, though, I featured a humpback whale, but, for this work, I wanted something less grandiose and more playful, so I went with dolphins.

At first, I had the dolphins jumping in an arch that was parallel to the plain of the picture, but I wanted a bit more depth. So, I have
the dolphins jumping in an arch still, but now it's angled a bit more into the scene. 

The woman's dress was white in the first pass, but I decided to give it a color that drew the eye a bit more.  Pure red was too extreme, but hot orange, I though, worked quite well especially since it played well off of the cool blue of the sky beyond.     

Generally, for scenes where I have splashing water, I paint the splashes in during post production.  For this image, though, I actually used 3D models of splashes for the rendering in addition to painting in post.  

I gave it the title "Dolphin Rock" as the idea is that this is a special place were the dolphins are always at play and to where one could adventure to to experience them up close.

I created this image using a variety of digital art applications including 3D rendering and digital painting.

Thanks for looking!
Daniel

P.S. For full resolution downloads and licensing information: licensing.pixels.com/featured/…
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is like a dream.
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DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely! :D I love those rocks, too.  The splashes, and water in general looks so amazing!!

When I finally learn to rig my models, I'm going to try selling my more realistic dolphin and orca. I want to see them in others' art!
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Holy, exquisitely phenomenal! This Ethereal Coastal Oceanscape is stunning, and The Majestic Dolphins and Woman look incredible. The designs, poses, expressions, acrobatic circle, aerial jumps, dorsal fins, lower fins, upper fins, eyes, smiles, tails, water splashes, surface, ripples, waves, interaction, dress, hair, bun, large rock boulders, cliffs, crevices, sky, clouds, sunlight, rays, reflection, gleam, glow, shadows, wind, giddiness, cuteness, movement, flow, effects, realisticness, perspective, atmosphere, hues, textures, composition, concept, uniqueness, lighting, colors, style, and other details are also sensational. Amazingly Beautiful work! :iconfantasticplz:
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018   Digital Artist
Think angling the arch for the added depth worked really well.  The original idea would have also been fantastic but I think this idea is better :)
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anasofiajc Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!!
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Kanji-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Student General Artist
Brilliant work~! 
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caastel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018
beautiful :)
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Mickytroisd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
Outstanding work :wow: 
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colin6969 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
A lovely piece of work ! Nod :) (Smile) 
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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AndrewNader Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Work ! 
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elementalgirl101 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is amazing.
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jmb200960 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
Fabulous !
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dottys-friend Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work!
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theheek Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
very pretty
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Neivn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really pretty! I love how so much space is used in a pretty way.


Your water and shading looks a little off, though. Do you use a mouse? 
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ClaireSea Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional Artist
Wow! 
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SvenWolfstrom92 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This is lovely 
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salyssong Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodbye and thaks for all the fish.
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ObscureFanArtist Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
Lovely and inspiring.
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Children7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
Beautiful!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful!  :)
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JuddyBunny Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
amazing
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RiptideRedPanda Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great!
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Laikapuppy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
Wowie Zingy Zangy Zowie!!! You ROCK!!!!
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Ghost-Studio-Devs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
dolphins
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12CArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Applaud fella (Reactions) 
 BRAVO
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Nathie-Nat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
I like it ! good work !
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BoukouX3 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
:wow:
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beachlegs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Stunning image my friend :)
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curious3d Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is really something!  I think of you as an "old master" of Vue.  Your work stands far above in terms of quality, I can tell you work carefully on composition and color. I've always been a fan!
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Very good, reminds me of something Diego Riviera would paint.
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Conlaodh Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work, Dan!
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Tonto1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
Very creative image. Fantastic work. Clap 
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LapinDeFer Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bit of a Michael Parkes feel to this one.

The red dress makes the picture for me. So much better than white.
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mininessie66 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
precious!
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johnengels Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Stupendous art with such fluid movement!👍😀 Bravo!
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BubbleCloud Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art, it's an hymn to women and nature! :clap:
So touching! 
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ORIGINAL
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louis88 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work.
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SmidA460 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
so cute - thx for showing :O
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bornin2this Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
A very original scene!
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deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ancient--One Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome...  well deserved.
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