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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Brian H. GillMale/United States Recent Activity
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Art and photos, mostly in one or more of these collections: Nature Up Close; Imagined Nature Up Close; Dragons; Landscapes; Cities; Architecture; Interiors, Tech; Space.

Newest Deviations

Holidays, Speculative Fiction, Life with the Lemming, and more: or less.


Dockyard by chevyhax

This reminds me, in a general way, of Edward Hopper's paingings: Lighthouse at Two Lights, and Gas, for example. I think it's the subje...

Sunset at Saint Lawrance River by RenZeyu
by RenZeyu

My first, quick, impression from this image's thumbnail was that it was a photograph. Color is spot-on: a very convincing imitation of ...

Waiting for Christmas by Norski A question about Waiting for Christmas reminded me that I haven't rambled on about how I make these pictures for at least a few weeks. Probably longer, and that's another topic.

I've compared what I do to studio photography: with an unrealistically enormous studio.

I do some of my own model-making, but mostly use or modify commercially-available models I've accumulated over the years.

For example: Waiting for Christmas is set in Daz's Redhouse Christmas Carol and R.C. Expansion Pack, set plus odds and ends from other products.

The customer is CDI's Kioki (Capsces Digital Ink), the girl is Daz's Laura (Millennium Kids - Young Teens), her dress is by karanta. Hair for both are Daz products, as (I think) is the customer's dress.

I adjusted the customer's and girl's features, set up the poses, tweaked surface textures, and rigged lighting to make it look like a shop interior lit by incandescent light, set up the camera - - - and then went back and went through the process again when the render didn't look right. That happens quite a bit. Sometimes the tricky bit is getting what's seen in reflections to show what a 'real' camera would pick up.

Rendering was in DAZ Studio 3.1: freeware I started using quite a few years back. I occasionally use Daz's Hexagon and Bryce to make models and landscapes.

Ideally, I'd do all my own modeling, develop the software, build the computer, maintain the Internet, leap tall buildings in a single bound: who am I kidding? I'll gladly settle for making legitimate use of what others produce, adding what my time and talent makes possible, and sharing the results.

Like Isaac Newton said, I'm standing on the shoulders of giants: and that's yet another topic.
  • Listening to: The ringing in my ears
  • Reading: this screen (what else?!)
  • Watching: this screen
  • Playing: Hooky
  • Eating: Not much at the moment
  • Drinking: Never at work


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Brian H. Gill
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I mostly write and make the occasional bit of digital art.

I'm fascinated by three things: that which exists within the universe; that which exists beyond; and that which might exist.

One of my kids graduated from college in December, 2008, is helping her husband run a factory, and both have a two-year-old keeping them busy; another is a cartoonist; #3 daughter is a writer; my son works at a discount store, and is developing a digital game with #3 and #1 daughters.

Current Residence: Earth
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Human
Print preference: Legible
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: One that works
Shell of choice: Oyster
Wallpaper of choice: faux spackle
Skin of choice: healthy
Favourite cartoon character: Donald Duck
Personal Quote: 'That's interesting.'


It's been a crazy week, and about to get more - interesting. I'll be offline for a few days: Friday through Sunday, most likely.

Surprisingly, I got Sunset in the Clouds ready in time.
100 views today: May 28, 2016. I think that's a record high number for me.

Thank you, everyone who stopped by today. I'll have something of mine ready for the Gallery by next Friday - I hope - and add to my Favourites daily.
It's nice to be back online - and pretty much caught up. The task at hand is thinking of something for Friday's picture - and that's another topic.
I won't have Internet access again until late Sunday. (March 6, 2016)

I'll start catching up then, or maybe Monday morning. That's the plan, at least.

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Norski has started a donation pool!
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Your reason for donating points - - - is something you must decide for yourself.

Maybe it's the warm feeling you get when giving. Maybe you think encouraging me is a good idea. Maybe your reason is something completely different.

My reason for wanting points? Eventually, I hope to have enough to purchase a print from's Marketplace.

Why 2,001 as a goal? "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) is among my favorite films: and it seemed like a reasonable number as a goal, for now.

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Gatesigirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the faves! =D
Norski Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A pleasure!
donnatello129 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the faves Brian!! :) :happybounce: :hug:
Norski Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) My pleasure, donatello129! Nod 
JuanChaves Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016   Photographer
thanks a lot my friend for the fav! :)
Norski Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! Nod 
parallel-pam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016   Photographer
thanks for all the :+fav:s :-)
Norski Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A pleasure. :)
Leehon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you veeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry much for the watch. :)
Norski Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. :)
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