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Adventuring Party by WestlyLaFleur Adventuring Party :iconwestlylafleur:WestlyLaFleur 145 12 Begining by Ambruno Begining :iconambruno:Ambruno 26 30 Closing by Ambruno Closing :iconambruno:Ambruno 27 22 Flower by Ambruno Flower :iconambruno:Ambruno 28 38 Quiet surrender by Ambruno Quiet surrender :iconambruno:Ambruno 26 22 the herd is on the move by sensiblelychee the herd is on the move :iconsensiblelychee:sensiblelychee 5 2 one with the ducks by sensiblelychee one with the ducks :iconsensiblelychee:sensiblelychee 6 0 I liked the bushes by sensiblelychee I liked the bushes :iconsensiblelychee:sensiblelychee 5 0 A little privacy please  by Crimson-Investigator A little privacy please :iconcrimson-investigator:Crimson-Investigator 5 0 Emerge as new  by Crimson-Investigator Emerge as new :iconcrimson-investigator:Crimson-Investigator 5 0 Smells Like Spring Spirit by Unkopierbar Smells Like Spring Spirit :iconunkopierbar:Unkopierbar 307 47 Mirkwood By Moonlight by Holmes-JA Mirkwood By Moonlight :iconholmes-ja:Holmes-JA 39 12 ABBA's Old Haunt by parallel-pam ABBA's Old Haunt :iconparallel-pam:parallel-pam 11 1 Yin Yang by ryky Yin Yang :iconryky:ryky 2,144 75 Transient guests are we... V by Aenea-Jones Transient guests are we... V :iconaenea-jones:Aenea-Jones 325 6 The Krechet spacesuit(Genuine) by Dactari The Krechet spacesuit(Genuine) :icondactari:Dactari 5 0
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.

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Desk Duty by Norski Desk Duty :iconnorski:Norski 4 0 Internet Friends by Norski Internet Friends :iconnorski:Norski 2 1 Happy New Year! by Norski Happy New Year! :iconnorski:Norski 2 3 Do Not be Afraid by Norski Do Not be Afraid :iconnorski:Norski 2 0 We Survived Thanksgiving. Right? by Norski We Survived Thanksgiving. Right? :iconnorski:Norski 5 5 Be Happy by Norski Be Happy :iconnorski:Norski 3 3 All Experience is an Arch by Norski All Experience is an Arch :iconnorski:Norski 3 2 Maze 2016 11 04, solution by Norski Maze 2016 11 04, solution :iconnorski:Norski 3 0 Maze 2016 11 04 by Norski Maze 2016 11 04 :iconnorski:Norski 3 0 Steamworks Halloween by Norski Steamworks Halloween :iconnorski:Norski 4 0 Happy 16th, DeviantArt! by Norski Happy 16th, DeviantArt! :iconnorski:Norski 7 5 Hitched to Everything else in the Universe by Norski Hitched to Everything else in the Universe :iconnorski:Norski 3 3 Young Doctor Mizuno: Newsprint Version by Norski Young Doctor Mizuno: Newsprint Version :iconnorski:Norski 3 2 Young Doctor Mizuno by Norski Young Doctor Mizuno :iconnorski:Norski 2 0 Sunset in the Clouds by Norski Sunset in the Clouds :iconnorski:Norski 9 6 Hangar 7 by Norski Hangar 7 :iconnorski:Norski 4 0
Holidays, Speculative Fiction, Life with the Lemming, and more: or less.


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...

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 business, 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 good to see "keep up the good work" now and then. :)
Many thanks to :
- Talty 
- ErikShoemaker 
- JunkbyJen 
- hosagu 
for your daily hard work as Community Volunteers !
You all helped the community very much and in a beautiful way. (Is very important to have a CV for each gallery)
Thanks for share with us great DD's and journal features , as well during your CV application I've meet awesome and talented artists! Thank you :heart:
Keep up the good work.
Crimson-Investigator reposted a statement about bullying.

I think it makes good points, although I won't endorse the idea that a decision to not re-post indicates a lack of heart.

Here it is: Repost if you're against bullying  by Crimson-Investigator.
I'm still not sure what happened to those turkeys. (We Survived Thanksgiving. Right?)

That's not what I was going to say, though. My "Friday" post didn't happen this week. That's partly because my creative impulses seem to be on holiday, and partly because non-art-related stuff happened: which may help explain the 'holiday' thing.

Next week will be more of the same: or maybe not. We'll see.
Good holiday-season news, after bad news, for this family: HELP, FOUND MY CAT VERY HURT (GOAL REACHED) by Teahaku. It sounds like they aren't "out of the woods" yet, but the worst seems to be over.
I'm still unsure why my 'Notifications' page wasn't showing newer posts - - - but think I've started catching up on your newer work.

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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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