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Eagle Dawn by deskridge Eagle Dawn by deskridge
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A bald eagle sits perched on a bare gnarled tree branch and watches the dawn.  The rising sun is nearly lost in the morning haze, but its light, shattered into thousands of rays by the leafy top of a tree that stands between the sun and the bird, blazes accross the scene.  The magnificent raptor sits with its back to the viewer, yet it turns its head in profile as if to look back over its shoulder at you.

I've made a few images featuring predory birds (hawks and owls), but this image was my first to have an American bald eagle.  Originally, I had not really planned what kind of character I would use in this artwork.  It was mostly about creating a sunrise scene and what I could do with the light.  Once I saw it though, I thought it was the perfect setting for an Eagle.

I made this using digital CGI and painting techniques.  The bird was posed in Poser then exported to Vue for rendering.  The rest of the scene was made in Vue.  I used GIMP and Photomatix to do the post production work.

Resource Links:
Poser: IntrovertArtist.com/Poser
Vue: IntrovertArtist.com/Vue
GIMP:  IntrovertArtist.com/Gimp    
Eagle: introvertartist.com/eagle
Photomatix: IntrovertArtist.com/Photomatix

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge

P.S.

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and, of course, a blog: www.introvertartist.co
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:icontselman61:
TSelman61 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional Artist
Nice Trump's Eyebrows 
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MammothEquine71 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your really good at these!
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:iconschiller142:
schiller142 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015   Photographer
nice, sehr schöne Galerie. 
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner May 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjoepingleton:
JoePingleton Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Filmographer
stunningly beautiful
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconatlantean6:
Atlantean6 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!! :)  I like what you've done with it. 
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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mustakettu85 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Your animal/bird renders are amazing. Whenever I click on an animal-themed image that really stands out from the other thumbnails in the devwatch notifications, it turns out to be your work.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkostakis7:
kostakis7 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love that little rainbow on the corner XD
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015   Digital Artist
:D
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:iconrrommell:
RROMMELL Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconagent36496:
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Writer
Majestic watcher :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjohnashleigh:
JohnAshleigh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Writer
Just incredible. You are a talent. 
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjohnashleigh:
JohnAshleigh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015   Writer
:)
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:iconsimonjm:
SimonJM Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Oh that is wonderful! :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconk-raven:
K-raven Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
so splendid my friend
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkachinadoll:
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great job Daniel! :)  Love the light beams! :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkachinadoll:
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome! :)
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the sun!! the sun!! and the sunglare... impressive.  *I have no voice *
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'welcome
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
excellent
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkittenwylde:
kittenwylde Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. what more can be said.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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