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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Brian H. GillMale/United States Recent Activity
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bbblue by sensiblelychee bbblue :iconsensiblelychee:sensiblelychee 1 0 Calm River II by Aenea-Jones Calm River II :iconaenea-jones:Aenea-Jones 340 6 leaves by sensiblelychee leaves :iconsensiblelychee:sensiblelychee 1 0 white flower morning by sensiblelychee white flower morning :iconsensiblelychee:sensiblelychee 6 0 Spectre by ReneAigner Spectre :iconreneaigner:ReneAigner 157 8 Cherry Blossoms by Pajunen Cherry Blossoms :iconpajunen:Pajunen 866 138 Stratosphere Approach by ReneAigner Stratosphere Approach :iconreneaigner:ReneAigner 79 2 Still Life with Coffee Beans by ReneAigner Still Life with Coffee Beans :iconreneaigner:ReneAigner 88 4 Still Life in Shadowbox by ReneAigner Still Life in Shadowbox :iconreneaigner:ReneAigner 57 2 Still Life with Brushes and Paint by ReneAigner Still Life with Brushes and Paint :iconreneaigner:ReneAigner 81 4 360 Akira Panorama by Hideyoshi 360 Akira Panorama :iconhideyoshi:Hideyoshi 216 17 Hawaiian Chili Pepper Blossom by UnbridledMuse Hawaiian Chili Pepper Blossom :iconunbridledmuse:UnbridledMuse 20 1 Pig on a Carousel Pig by mybuttercupart Pig on a Carousel Pig :iconmybuttercupart:mybuttercupart 62 25 Colour Across by Glenn-Crouch Colour Across :iconglenn-crouch:Glenn-Crouch 103 1 MerMay #23 by StormWhiskers MerMay #23 :iconstormwhiskers:StormWhiskers 3 2 Moonlight Garden by Holmes-JA Moonlight Garden :iconholmes-ja:Holmes-JA 64 17
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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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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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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wb-skinner Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
many thanks for the favs Brian! :wave:
Norski Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a pleasure! Nod
SelkisFritz Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: :) (Smile) I am a dummy! Worship 
Norski Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Nod
wb-skinner Featured By Owner May 13, 2017   Photographer
thanks so much Brian :)
Norski Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A pleasure. Nod
KPEKEP Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
:w00t: thanks
Norski Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. Nod 
fiyonk14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
:+fav:s :thanks: :iconflyingheartsplz: :iconoak-elfglitter: 

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Norski Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+favs? A pleasure.Nod 
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