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Toysoldier Thor
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I am Toysoldier Thor. This is the name I go by within the 3D virtual world of SecondLife and even throughout the online communities that I participate in.

SecondLife is an amazing huge virtual world with 10's of thousands of lands and millions of residents. You exist as an avatar. From this world I take photographs of the amazing 3D creations around me. These photographs are not unlike photographs in real life where camera angles and lighting and all those aspects must be taken into consideration. Then I create photo art from these raw images.

I have also expanded my recent addiction of creating art (since April 2010 spawned in SL) to experiment with Real Life photography, 3D art, and mixed media art. As you see from my gallery, I have gotten into everything. I love to learn within each type of art.


Riviera Maya 3 - Cote Attack by ToysoldierThor
Riviera Maya 3 - Cote Attack
This is a family or pack of Cote that came out of the forest to our hotel patio wall when they found out we had a pear.  LOL we did not see or hear any sign of them until we threw a small piece of pear to this other lonely animal.  They came up and put their hands up and grunted - wanted more!  lol
Riviera Maya 2 - Splash by ToysoldierThor
Riviera Maya 2 - Splash
During out Jan 2015 vacation in the Mayan Riviera, one day was very windy and the ocean waves were rough.  I wanted to catch this anger of the seas and the splashes hitting the shoreline.  This one caught the spray.
Riviera Maya 1 by ToysoldierThor
Riviera Maya 1
In January 2015 I went on a Mayan Riviera vacation.  It was amazing.  Took several photos while there.  Just one of a few I liked and wanted to show.
Zahra Forest Fairy by ToysoldierThor
Zahra Forest Fairy
This is a virtual world photo capture of SecondLife Artistic Dancer Zahra Ethaniel during her dance last night (Fri Dec 5 2014) at the ever packed and popular Guerilla Burlesque of SL theater.  Capturing her as she danced - not knowing her next move - and in a crowded laggy sim was lucky enough.  But for her to be fully rezzed and in the right angle, position, and lighting... I was happy.  Then I applied a lot of post processing to transform it into more of an artistic photo art.

I used my own textures as well as my own shot of the subject.
Murder Of Crows by ToysoldierThor
Murder Of Crows

This is an artwork created from a photo that was taken back in 2011 within the Humanoid sim in SecondLife and was sitting in my "unfinished photos" folder. I finally decided to tackle this photo.

I wanted to focus on the Crows in this emotionally dark photo. It was a much larger photo of the crows flying through the trees over an old church ruins and ceemetary.... but I loved the crows in the trees the most. I had to figure how to add more emphasis to the darkness and ominous nature I saw. I decided to used the blacked out eyes of a masquerade mask I have and photographed a couple years ago.

I feel the shadows of the eyes speak and the crows emot the feeling of darkness and something ominous.

A group of crows is called a "murder" so the artwork title was quite simply : MURDER OF CROWS


Yesterday I got a surprising email from the D.A. Administrator congratulating me for making a sale of one of my artworks to a real live art loving customer of D.A.  This might not be big news for some Deviants as they are long time professional seasoned artist that actually make some or all of their living on selling their art.  But.....

For me, this announcement was a milestone!  Next week I celebrate my 3rd year of being a Deviant and this sale that happened on May 17, 2013 and was finalized yesterday is MY FIRST EVER DA ARTWORK SALE!

So now you are asking... What was the artwork that was bought.  It took me time to find the actual transaction details on the site (not easy to find), but the sale happened May 17th and it was a 24" x 36" print of my CHICAGO BLUEPRINT Photo manipulation.  I don't know if it was a print, or canvas or stretched / non-stretched.  It would be nice if D.A. would provide more details - even generally where the customer was from (not specifically but at least the country/city).

Here is the Deviation that was bought...
Chicago Blueprint by ToysoldierThor

Considering it was such a large print of the image (24x36), I was a bit concerned that the max resolution of the image would be good enough at the calculated 125DPI.  For my own real life art website I use a minimum of 200DPI.  But I know a lot of printers will use DPIs at or even below 100.  Since D.A. calculates the DPI and determines the maximum printable size, I feel comfortable it must be good enough to meet D.A.'s standards.

Anyway.... I am a happy clam about this!  And if you are the customer that bought this artwork, thank you very much for being my first ever D.A. Art Sale!  If you feel comfortable doing so I would love to know if you were happy with your print that you received from D.A.


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RavensSpell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav & watch!
ToysoldierThor Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pleasure is mine
PreciousBliss Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Congratulation by kmygraphicHappy New Year by kmygraphicWith LOVE by kmygraphic
ToysoldierThor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hugssss :)  Happy New Year to you as well @@@
wiseSandalwood Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey sweetie! Seeing as how this is our last long weekend of the summer thought I'd give you a very early HAPPY BIRTHDAY as I won't be home during the weekend to send my wishes on the actual day. ;) ENJOY it and hope it's amazing. Miss ya.
ToysoldierThor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwww thanks!!!!! yes I am 50 today!!!  big hugs!!!!
wiseSandalwood Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
>3 xoxo
wiseSandalwood Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ooops ... meant <3
Angelgirll23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
thank you for the fav!! ♥
ToysoldierThor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome :)
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