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Wading Horse

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A muscular brown and white horse with a black mane and tail wades into shallow forest pond and gazes at its reflection.  Perhaps this wild mustang is about to drink or simply is watching the fish.  Maybe it is lonely and looks to its mirror image as a companion. I, however, prefer to think that horse is sort of the equine version of Narcissus, the mythological Greek hunter who was in love with his own reflection (and the source of the word narcissist).

For this image, I started with the idea of a pine forest with a blue glow to it, hence, the background.  It was later that I came up with the idea for the foreground horse after seeing someone riding a horse by a lake.  I liked the idea of reflecting the horse in the water.  Also, in this image, I like the way the brown spots on the horse's coat worked with the blue and green of the environment.

Note: the creation of this image involved the use of purchased products

Tools used: Poser, Vue, GIMP, Photomatix

Thanks for looking!
Daniel Eskridge    

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Chanceszar's avatar
Another beauty!! you have a fabulous eye for talent and detail!
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Tornados-HeartHobbyist General Artist
WOW!!!!! Do you make customs?
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deskridge Digital Artist
Thanks, generally no, with family life and day job, I can't guarantee good results so I'm not taking commissions for the foreseeable future.  I'm sometimes entertain requests though.  Did you have something in mind?
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Tornados-HeartHobbyist General Artist
Well like I have some horses that I wanted all put together with a 15 year old girl with them
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xDarylDixonsGirlHobbyist General Artist
This looks like a horse I saw in my dreams, incredibly beautiful!
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deskridge Digital Artist
Thanks!
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xDarylDixonsGirlHobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Snipercat89Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really really awesome :D
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Thanks!
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KiraMoonstormStudent General Artist
this is amazing! it looks kinda like a game:D lol
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Thanks!
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Awesome!
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beachlegsHobbyist Artist
Stunning looks like a painting :)
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I love it, your work is really good I'd also like to use it as my wallpaper.
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Can I download this and use it as my background?
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deskridge Digital Artist
Sure, as long as it is for noncommercial use.
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Amazing horse and scene !! :)
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deskridge Digital Artist
Thanks!
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K-ravenProfessional Traditional Artist
a very pretty vision
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Thanks!
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Beautiful, thoughtful, as always... :love:
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deskridge Digital Artist
Thanks!
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