I've been creating 3D renders in Daz Studio as a hobby since 2011 and I've been posting them here since 2014. 3D art is a bit of escapism for me, and an outlet for the characters, scenes, and stories that pop into my head. I enjoy writing and receiving comments, and I welcome any suggestions for improvement.
In "real life", I'm a middle-aged mechanical engineer with a wife and several kids. I have no training or background in art or photography, but I have tried to learn what I can about photographic lighting and composition here and there from articles, tutorials, and other artists.
I use the name "Thoreandan" at Daz3D and Renderosity, but somebody else was using that name here at DeviantArt. So instead I chose The Other Thoreandan.
Thoreandan comes from a name mentioned in a tavern song in Alternate Reality: The City, a mid-80's RPG video game. Of course, the lyrics weren't actually sung in-game, this is 8-bit computing we're talking about. But the words would appear on screen and get highlighted with the music in sing-along fashion, which I thought was awesome at the time.
Let me tell you 'bout Thoreandan
The man who bit off the dragon's hand
No blows from his sword ever did land
So he bit off the dragon's hand