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Giant Buffalo Attacking Train by deskridge Giant Buffalo Attacking Train by deskridge

A steam train thunders through a snowy mountain pass.  A blizzard has rolled in reducing the visibility to mere yards.  Heavy snow cascades from the sky and blows and the wind.

Out of the fog of winter, emerges a massive beast.  A mountain of horns and dark fur, a giant buffalo charges the train.  This is no ordinary bison.  It's much too large.  This can only be malevolent spirit of the wilderness of the American wild west.  This great monster may just be large enough to derail the locomotive, a great battle of nature versus man.

This is another image where I really wanted the intensity to be maxed out.  I'd been wanting to create an image featuring both a train and a buffalo, but when I kept the animal at natural size it always seemed make the train to heavy in the scene throwing the composition out of balance.  So to fix this, I decided to go with a huge supernatural monster that happened to appear as a giant bison.

I created this using Poser, Vue, and Gimp.  

The buffalo model: introvertartist.com/bison 
The Train model: introvertartist.com/train

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019  Student General Artist
Cool scene :)
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:iconcaastel:
caastel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
fantastic scene :) great composition and atmosphere :)
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:iconderwahrehorst:
derwahrehorst Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Professional Artist
As a number 3 at the train,
I fear, the buffalo was not the winner,

thanks for sharing,
let‘s hope the best for the next generation,
may be about 3.055 after Christ,
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:iconkimi-parks:
Kimi-Parks Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet work! Reminds me of Hell on Wheels ;)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019   Digital Artist
One of my favorite shows :D
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:iconkimi-parks:
Kimi-Parks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you been watching The Terror?
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019   Digital Artist
I read the book, but I haven't seen the show yet.
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:iconkimi-parks:
Kimi-Parks Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember a children's version of the book when I was in 5th grade. I saw the first 2 episodes of the show but that was around the time I was moving so I didn't get the chance to catch the rest.
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:iconjanedj:
janedj Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconjmb200960:
jmb200960 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2019
Reminds me of the movie "The White Buffalo" with Charles Bronson.
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:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019
Me, toó?
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:iconshilohsrising:
Shilohsrising Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
Amazing! :)
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:iconlostbrave:
LostBrave Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Success fella (Reactions) Applaud fella (Reactions) Thank You Fella (messages) 
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:iconaquaticjm:
AquaticJM Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019   General Artist
This looks so great! :D The snowy effect is especially nice~
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:iconryuuexe:
RyuuExe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019   Digital Artist
insane render my friend keep it up ^^
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:iconhairyskeleton:
hairyskeleton Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The size variation between the two subjects is very good, you did a good job on that. I get a great sense of movement from the bison- however from the locomotive I get none. It looks like the locomotive is parked on the tracks. I think some orange sparks on the tracks would have alleviated that problem giving the sense of speed.
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:iconcullyferg2010:
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
The outcome would be a tough call.
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:iconquick-5:
Quick-5 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
THIS IS FOR BY BRETHREN, BITCH! 
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:icondoodle-demons:
Doodle-Demons Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Student Digital Artist
What if the Bison just wants to get on the train? Seems kind of mean to just assume it wants to attack the train.
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:iconrobobreadbaker:
RoboBreadBaker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Well fuck
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:iconntaylor24:
ntaylor24 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
Nature coming to take back what was theirs!
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:iconrobobreadbaker:
RoboBreadBaker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
The train?
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:iconthelokieroogaming:
TheLokieRooGaming Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
No the land the railway invaded.
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:iconrobobreadbaker:
RoboBreadBaker Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Well fuck
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:iconkittyshellzzz:
KittyShellZzz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nuuuuuuuuuuu! :dummy: Not the pretty precious steam engine!! Naughty giant buffalo! ;P
Kinda looks a tad real, sorry, got a bit lost in the story there... and I thank you so much for that! :D :clap:
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:iconthelokieroogaming:
TheLokieRooGaming Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Think of the passengers.
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:iconkittyshellzzz:
KittyShellZzz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, I'm good... thanks tho. :thumbsup:
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:iconzacharyknox222:
zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
i love it!
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:iconzacharyknox222:
zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
i like it!
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:icondentlos:
Dentlos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Punch it Engy!
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:iconsillymeanie:
SillyMeanie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
it's a Bison just saying
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:iconsarkopheros:
Sarkopheros Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He must have some loco motives to fight a train.
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:iconplusmann:
PlusMann Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat A Bigalo
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:icontheidahorailfan:
TheIdahoRailfan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love me good 4-4-0! Wonderful job!
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:iconmichaeljohnmorris:
MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!! :D
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Elsabear47 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconnelson280:
Nelson280 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Red Bull F1 Racing,
"Gives you wings"...
(Although with the HONDA V6-Turbo Hybrid Engine, it will be more like a turtle... :P)
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:icongordonphilbin:
gordonphilbin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
Amazing drawing!

:O
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:iconk58mxp4:
k58mXP4 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
Beautiful
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:iconstefandorfer:
Stefandorfer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist
That's so amazing! Great work!
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:iconheorukz:
Heorukz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super cool ^^
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:iconwilnet1tractor:
wilnet1tractor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
Has a  ghostly feel.
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:iconsnowcloud8:
snowcloud8 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Anyone else reminded of the Polar Express?
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:iconstefandorfer:
Stefandorfer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist
Me too! ^^
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:iconalexianbc:
alexiaNBC Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019
Great juxtaposition of the natural West against the industrial West
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:iconkiwi-martini:
Kiwi-Martini Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the title definitely gets to the point lol
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:icongundamrx79:
gundamrx79 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
reminds me of the Charles Bronson western the white buffalo
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:icondry-designs:
DRY-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
This seems like a good setting for one of those killer animal on the loose flicks, just set in the old west or early 1900's.
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