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Just call me "Dan"
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Midnight Solo

Midnight Solo by TheOtherThoreandan, visual art

In the Mood

In the Mood by TheOtherThoreandan, visual art

Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • United States
  • Deviant for 6 years
  • He / Him
My Bio

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

Favourite Games
Video: Alt. Reality:The Dungeon, The Bard's Tale('85), Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Realms of the Haunting, OOTP Baseball, Portal 1&2, Skyrim, Factorio, Crusader Kings II&III. Board: 7 Wonders, Carcassone, Forbidden Desert, Scrabble, Clue.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
DAZ Studio, Iray, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Color Efex Pro 2 (free version)
Other Interests
Primarily making sure my kids have more varied interests than I do.

100 Watchers Celebration

Thanks to all my watchers!

100 Watchers Celebration
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Don't worry about it, do nothing with it at all.
Take it out of Featured, but otherwise keep it where it is.
Move it to Scraps so people can still find it if they want to.
Move it into Storage, or delete it.
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I saw Valzheimer posted this collage: So I thought it would be fun to do one, too. I started playing around with Daz Studio in 2011, but didn't post the results except in rare cases until 2014. The 2011 renders (and some of the 2013 renders) shown here have never been posted anywhere before, so I thought it'd be neat to show a few from that time period. (Mostly to make myself feel better about my progress since then!) I gave up on rendering in 2012, and then came back to it in fits and starts in 2013 (you can see a few early drafts of my demoness character Delaroxxa along the way in 2013/2014). The first few in 2011 are 3Delight, then I used Reality, and then Iray starting around the end of 2017. The "Village Ladies" in 2014 was one of those "Random Runtime Roulette Render" challenges in the Daz forums, where you pick several items in your library with a random number generator and then challenge yourself to use them, which is why it's a little weird, even for me.
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Thank you greatly for the fav. I'm very glad you like my pic.

Stay safe and healthy! :)

Thank you for all of the favourites!

You're welcome, and thank you for your faves and for watching!

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Many thanks for the fav. Have a great day. :)

Thanks for the fave !