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"The End of an Era"
by Tom Marlin
As seen in issue #36 of 3D Artist Magazine
|The novel I wrote,
FORKS - A NOVEL OF TEXAS
inspired this image. I've always been fascinated by
transitions in time, when one era ends and another begins. For almost a
century, the chuck wagon provided cowboys with the provisions they needed
on long cattle drives -- the first 'meals on wheels,' if you will. But at
some point, technology passed by these vehicles and they were left out to
pasture. This scene also represents a fond memory: I ventured out into a
field of Longhorns to shoot the background image, despite the snarls and
grumblings of a very large steer.
from Marlin Studios Texture Libraries