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Smooth Winter Sailing by saltytowel Smooth Winter Sailing :iconsaltytowel:saltytowel 328 66 Moharej  Jinn (Genie OC) by TF-Circus Moharej Jinn (Genie OC) :icontf-circus:TF-Circus 77 1,548 The Cove 14 by IMikeMedia The Cove 14 :iconimikemedia:IMikeMedia 24 4 On the Fifth Day by IMikeMedia On the Fifth Day :iconimikemedia:IMikeMedia 24 9 The Cove 12 by IMikeMedia The Cove 12 :iconimikemedia:IMikeMedia 15 0 The Cove 11 by IMikeMedia The Cove 11 :iconimikemedia:IMikeMedia 9 0 Sunflower in The Evening by CRG-Free Sunflower in The Evening :iconcrg-free:CRG-Free 108 13 Fort Mississauga by RuralCrossroads360 Fort Mississauga :iconruralcrossroads360:RuralCrossroads360 15 0 Bottom of the Rabbit Hole by RuralCrossroads360 Bottom of the Rabbit Hole :iconruralcrossroads360:RuralCrossroads360 14 2 Iron Horse by RuralCrossroads360 Iron Horse :iconruralcrossroads360:RuralCrossroads360 26 2 Suskun bir gok altinda... by fiyonk14 Suskun bir gok altinda... :iconfiyonk14:fiyonk14 66 17 Forest pond by Pajunen Forest pond :iconpajunen:Pajunen 1,178 159 .sentinel by S-Patriot .sentinel :icons-patriot:S-Patriot 265 70 Fun 272 .. by Drag-on2 Fun 272 .. :icondrag-on2:Drag-on2 10 3 TitansGrave - Sky Castle by Hideyoshi TitansGrave - Sky Castle :iconhideyoshi:Hideyoshi 768 17 Pounce by brittanyfay Pounce :iconbrittanyfay:brittanyfay 64 10
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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Cosmic Coffee Cup by Norski Cosmic Coffee Cup :iconnorski:Norski 10 2 Desk Duty by Norski Desk Duty :iconnorski:Norski 6 0 Internet Friends by Norski Internet Friends :iconnorski:Norski 3 1 Happy New Year! by Norski Happy New Year! :iconnorski:Norski 3 3 Do Not be Afraid by Norski Do Not be Afraid :iconnorski:Norski 4 0 We Survived Thanksgiving. Right? by Norski We Survived Thanksgiving. Right? :iconnorski:Norski 8 8 Be Happy by Norski Be Happy :iconnorski:Norski 4 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 5 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 4 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 13 6
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.'


Well, that's frustrating.

The good news is that I'll be online through the weekend. That's what I expect, anyway. The rest of the household is off on that trip I mentioned on Tuesday.

I'm staying home; thanks to health issues, weather, and an abundance of caution. There's no crisis. But I'm in my mid-60s, have health issues, and forecasts say temperatures will be well above normal where we were going.

My wife, bless her, suggested that I should stay put. I think she's right.
This Status Update is letting you all know that I'll drop out of sight for a few days: Thursday through Saturday, June 8 through 10. Maybe Sunday, too.

Meanwhile, I've been getting as much of the week's tasks as possible done during Monday-Wednesday. It looks like reviewing and selecting 'Favourites' here may not happen.

The reason is a happy one for me, since it's to visit #1 and #2 daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. However, it'll also mean that I won't be online. That's no big deal, but I figured a 'heads up' wouldn't hurt.
I've been having an - interesting - few weeks. My guess is that it's my depression asserting itself: unpleasant, but manageable. The result, here, is that it's been nearly three days since I checked it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have posted. :)
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.
Crimzon-Nova 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 Crimzon-Nova.

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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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SelkisFritz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not always, but sometimes I have to come here saying you: Thanks a lot!:) (Smile) 
Norski Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
parallel-pam Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
thanks for the :+fav:s
Norski Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+favs? My pleasure!
Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
Hi there, thank you very much for the fav:)
Norski Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a pleasure. :)
klekettle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for faving, llamaing and watching ^^) :heart: :iconsweethugplz: :iconowocuteplz:
Norski Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) My pleasure.
Tatyana-Sanina Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
flower ~ thank you for the fave 1 FREESTUFF by AStoKo  
Salvia splendens by Tata-Sunny
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