The sun sets quickly in the middle of winter. This mustang finds herself on a snowy hillside where the shadow of night has already overtaken the ground. Yet it is not so late as the sun still strikes the sides of snow capped peaks in the distance. Between those mountains and the black maned, pinto coated wild horse lies a line of fir trees. She head for a gap in those trees. Perhaps through there she will find some natural shelter from the freezing night.
This work largely started out as an exercise in making mountains. They looked so interesting though that I decided to make a full scene from it. I tried a variety of animals, and finally settled on a horse as the pinto coat added some warm color to an artwork that was looking a bit cold.
About how I create my artwork:
Rather than traditional forms of art such as painting or photography, I use a computer to create my images. It's called 3D Rendering and works like so: I make a scene by sculpting and arranging digital models in a virtual 3D space. After stipulating lighting and atmospheric effects, I have the computer create a simulated environment from which I take a virtual snap shot of the scene. Then, using image editing software and something more akin to traditional painting techniques (via a Wacom tablet), I go over the work adjusting colors, adding brushwork, painting in details, etc. to produce the final image. Software I use includes: Sculptris, ZBrush, Blender3d, Vue, Daz Studio, and GIMP.
Thanks for looking!
January 17th, 2014
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