Gallant Sun
Gallant Sun

Gallant Sun LLC

Gallant Sun is a fractal art company, founded by Dallas DeBruin. Using math and artistic ability, fractal artwork can be created, similar to spirographs. This art form is highly flexible and can be applied to nearly any medium, and because it's math-based, with pixel-perfect quality on every piece.

Gallant Sun is a fractal art company, founded by Dallas DeBruin. Using math and artistic ability, fractal artwork can be created, similar to spirographs. This art form is highly flexible and can be applied to nearly any medium, and because it's math-based, with pixel-perfect quality on every piece.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a Fractal?

In my terms: a fractal is anything that is formed by a repeated process.

In other words, anytime you repeat an action over and over to create something, that's a fractal. An easy example in nature is a fern:

My work comes from the same roots, but with a lot more freedom than nature. Originally, Gallant Sun's fractal art was Spirographs:

These simple art tools use gears to force a pen to draw in a pattern, often like a flower because the gear spins. Early on, it became apparent that a computer could be used to create similar patterns using math, and so chaos math came into the picture. Chaos math is when random data is made to follow a set of rules, or pattern.

The simplist of these to understand is the Sierpinski Triangle:

This triangle is highly patterned and can be "discovered" using a die, pen, paper, and a ruler. First, you place three corners of a triangle on the paper, labeled 1, 2, and 3:

Next, you will place your pen at corner "1" to note your current position. Then you roll the die. If a "1" or "2" are rolled, stay at corner "1". If "3" or "4" are rolled, measure half the distance between your pen and corner "2" and mark the spot. Finally, If "5" or "6" are rolled, measure half the distance between your pen and corner "3" and mark the spot.

To illustrate, let's say I roll a "4", and must therefore measure half the distance to "2". Once I find this spot, I mark it and keep the pen at that point:

From here, using the new point, you repeat the die roll, measuring and marking the next point:

This process repeats as long as you like.

At first, you won't see any pattern, because this is chaos math, and therefore random. As time goes on, however, and you have repeated this process, say 10,000 times:

You are "discovering" the Sierpinski Triangle!

As you can guess, this process is quite slow, and it would be faster to just draw the lines by hand rather than using dots to eventually finish the triangle, and would probably not look right because of measuring issues.

On a computer, however, these issues dissappear. When these Gallant Sun fractals are generated on a normal laptop, the number of repetitions of these patterns often reach is 171,000 per second! This is what makes a fractal "Infinite Quality", because the chaos math "game" can be played for hours on a single computer, resulting in billions of pixels that go into creating your artwork.

In my terms: a fractal is anything that is formed by a repeated process.

In other words, anytime you repeat an action over and over to create something, that's a fractal. An easy example in nature is a fern:

My work comes from the same roots, but with a lot more freedom than nature. Originally, Gallant Sun's fractal art was Spirographs:

These simple art tools use gears to force a pen to draw in a pattern, often like a flower because the gear spins. Early on, it became apparent that a computer could be used to create similar patterns using math, and so chaos math came into the picture. Chaos math is when random data is made to follow a set of rules, or pattern.

The simplist of these to understand is the Sierpinski Triangle:

This triangle is highly patterned and can be "discovered" using a die, pen, paper, and a ruler. First, you place three corners of a triangle on the paper, labeled 1, 2, and 3:

Next, you will place your pen at corner "1" to note your current position. Then you roll the die. If a "1" or "2" are rolled, stay at corner "1". If "3" or "4" are rolled, measure half the distance between your pen and corner "2" and mark the spot. Finally, If "5" or "6" are rolled, measure half the distance between your pen and corner "3" and mark the spot.

To illustrate, let's say I roll a "4", and must therefore measure half the distance to "2". Once I find this spot, I mark it and keep the pen at that point:

From here, using the new point, you repeat the die roll, measuring and marking the next point:

This process repeats as long as you like.

At first, you won't see any pattern, because this is chaos math, and therefore random. As time goes on, however, and you have repeated this process, say 10,000 times:

You are "discovering" the Sierpinski Triangle!

As you can guess, this process is quite slow, and it would be faster to just draw the lines by hand rather than using dots to eventually finish the triangle, and would probably not look right because of measuring issues.

On a computer, however, these issues dissappear. When these Gallant Sun fractals are generated on a normal laptop, the number of repetitions of these patterns often reach is 171,000 per second! This is what makes a fractal "Infinite Quality", because the chaos math "game" can be played for hours on a single computer, resulting in billions of pixels that go into creating your artwork.

How are your images infinite quality?

A Fractal is a mathematically repeated pattern. At Gallant Sun LLC we use these mathematical patterns to create artwork. Because of repetition, this artwork behaves similar to this famous fractal, the Sierpinski Triangle:

Notice how we can zoom in on a part of the triangle, and everything looks almost identical:

With Gallant Sun's art, however, different formulas and techniques are used to create designs. This makes zooming in much more interesting.

For example, in Fiesta, from the permanent collection:

If we zoom in, all sorts of beauty is found:

Because all of these images are fractals, we can zoom in virtually forever. The only limits are computing, and time. This allows all the images you find on gallantsun.com to be scaled to any size and they will never blur. That is what is meant by infinite quality.

If you want to know more about fractals themselves, go here in the FAQ.

A Fractal is a mathematically repeated pattern. At Gallant Sun LLC we use these mathematical patterns to create artwork. Because of repetition, this artwork behaves similar to this famous fractal, the Sierpinski Triangle:

Notice how we can zoom in on a part of the triangle, and everything looks almost identical:

With Gallant Sun's art, however, different formulas and techniques are used to create designs. This makes zooming in much more interesting.

For example, in Fiesta, from the permanent collection:

If we zoom in, all sorts of beauty is found:

Because all of these images are fractals, we can zoom in virtually forever. The only limits are computing, and time. This allows all the images you find on gallantsun.com to be scaled to any size and they will never blur. That is what is meant by infinite quality.

If you want to know more about fractals themselves, go here in the FAQ.

Are these Handmade?

For the images: Not anymore. These images started an early life as spirogaphs, but have since evolved into computer calculated fractals. To learn more, go here

But as for the medium, yes! The prints are personally framed and matted, the canvases are hand-stretched and cut, and even the mousepads are sublimated by hand.

For the images: Not anymore. These images started an early life as spirogaphs, but have since evolved into computer calculated fractals. To learn more, go here

But as for the medium, yes! The prints are personally framed and matted, the canvases are hand-stretched and cut, and even the mousepads are sublimated by hand.




Is all your artwork signed?

Every piece of art I make is signed. Canvas and prints are signed so that they can be hung horizantally or vertically. Mousepads and other fabric kinds of items are digitally signed (so the signature doesn't wear off).

Every piece of art I make is signed. Canvas and prints are signed so that they can be hung horizantally or vertically. Mousepads and other fabric kinds of items are digitally signed (so the signature doesn't wear off).




How long does shipping take?

Shipping depends on multiple factors:

1. Product Creation time: If you are purchasing a 5x7 print, this takes time to be printed, shipped to Gallant Sun, and then signed. This can take up to two weeks during busy shipping seasons.

2. Shipping Destination: We are located in Ohio, so if you live in California, your shipping time will be longer than say, Illinois.

3. Shipping method: Different items are shipped differently. Prints are often mailed with USPS, and canvas with UPS. These companies have different shippping and processing times.

4. Time of year: A lot of orders come in during the run-up to christmas, and that can cause delays.


Taking all these points together, it is easy to see that shipping might take a while for some products. Because of this reason, an estimate must be given that will hopefully satisfy your question:

All items will typically arrive within 2-4 weeks.

In addition, all orders will recieve an email within days after placing the order confirming shipping address and giving a more accurate estimate of shipping time. Often, items will arrive sooner than 2 weeks.

Shipping depends on multiple factors:

1. Product Creation time: If you are purchasing a 5x7 print, this takes time to be printed, shipped to Gallant Sun, and then signed. This can take up to two weeks during busy shipping seasons.

2. Shipping Destination: We are located in Ohio, so if you live in California, your shipping time will be longer than say, Illinois.

3. Shipping method: Different items are shipped differently. Prints are often mailed with USPS, and canvas with UPS. These companies have different shippping and processing times.

4. Time of year: A lot of orders come in during the run-up to christmas, and that can cause delays.


Taking all these points together, it is easy to see that shipping might take a while for some products. Because of this reason, an estimate must be given that will hopefully satisfy your question:

All items will typically arrive within 2-4 weeks.

In addition, all orders will recieve an email within days after placing the order confirming shipping address and giving a more accurate estimate of shipping time. Often, items will arrive sooner than 2 weeks.




What about sales tax?

Sales taxes are included in all prices if you shipping to Ohio. If you are shipping to outside of Ohio, Gallant Sun does not collect sales taxes.

Sales taxes are included in all prices if you shipping to Ohio. If you are shipping to outside of Ohio, Gallant Sun does not collect sales taxes.

Can you do rush orders?

Absolutely! But it will cost more and both time and cost varies by the product being ordered. If you need something as soon as humanly possible, I can typically get you any product in under 5 days, and some as little as 1 day. If you are looking for this kind of shipping time or just a slightly faster shipping time, go ahead and place your order and then reach out with your order confimation number at support@gallantsun.com, and you will be responded to as soon as possible.

Absolutely! But it will cost more and both time and cost varies by the product being ordered. If you need something as soon as humanly possible, I can typically get you any product in under 5 days, and some as little as 1 day. If you are looking for this kind of shipping time or just a slightly faster shipping time, go ahead and place your order and then reach out with your order confimation number at support@gallantsun.com, and you will be responded to as soon as possible.

Can you make [item idea] as a fractal?

Yes! Just go over to our custom orders page, submit what you are thinking, and we'll get started.

Yes! Just go over to our custom orders page, submit what you are thinking, and we'll get started.

Can I use these as a phone or computer wallpaper?

This artwork is digital and so protecting the rights to it is extrememly important, so for any images you find on this site, No.

But, I can do a custom order for you and make a new image just for you to use as a wallpaper! When you place your custom order please tell me what devices (product names) to design for. Typically, I will make the image to fit perfectly for that device's screen resolution and digitally sign the image. Cost will depend on the image you want, but typically will run about $25-50, because it is a custom image.

A word of caution: these wallpapers are for you (and your family/friends) only. At no point is this image allowed to be redistributed or sold.

This artwork is digital and so protecting the rights to it is extrememly important, so for any images you find on this site, No.

But, I can do a custom order for you and make a new image just for you to use as a wallpaper! When you place your custom order please tell me what devices (product names) to design for. Typically, I will make the image to fit perfectly for that device's screen resolution and digitally sign the image. Cost will depend on the image you want, but typically will run about $25-50, because it is a custom image.

A word of caution: these wallpapers are for you (and your family/friends) only. At no point is this image allowed to be redistributed or sold.

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Where is Gallant Sun Located?

Gallant Sun LLC operates out of Dayton, Ohio. If you need to mail us something, just reach out at support@gallantsun.com to get a current mailing address.

Gallant Sun LLC operates out of Dayton, Ohio. If you need to mail us something, just reach out at support@gallantsun.com to get a current mailing address.

Who is this 'Dallas' character?

From Dallas:

I am the Owner and Founder of Gallant Sun LLC, and am the creator of all the artwork, the website, and everything else Gallant Sun LLC is:

I am from a small Organic Dairy Farm in rural southern Ohio:

It was my lack of internet access there that ironically led to my interest in computers. I also credit the lack of internet (that, and good parenting) with my interests in music and art in general. I played with spirographs as a child and later heard about these things called "fractals". So, naturally, at school (in careers class) the next chance I got internet access I started learning all I could about fractals.

By summer 2012, I had learned how to make fractals and created what would become my inspiration for Gallant Sun LLC:

Once I saw this piece in a 6' by 8' wall mural, I knew I had to get my art out to others in the world.

As for other things about me, I graduated from the University of Dayton with two bachelor degrees: one in Entrepreneurship, and one in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology (what a mouth-full). I love riding my bike, dancing, ice skating, playing piano, and dabbling in programing games/projects.

If you want to learn what else I'm up to nowadays, just go here to see.

From Dallas:

I am the Owner and Founder of Gallant Sun LLC, and am the creator of all the artwork, the website, and everything else Gallant Sun LLC is:

I am from a small Organic Dairy Farm in rural southern Ohio:

It was my lack of internet access there that ironically led to my interest in computers. I also credit the lack of internet (that, and good parenting) with my interests in music and art in general. I played with spirographs as a child and later heard about these things called "fractals". So, naturally, at school (in careers class) the next chance I got internet access I started learning all I could about fractals.

By summer 2012, I had learned how to make fractals and created what would become my inspiration for Gallant Sun LLC:

Once I saw this piece in a 6' by 8' wall mural, I knew I had to get my art out to others in the world.

As for other things about me, I graduated from the University of Dayton with two bachelor degrees: one in Entrepreneurship, and one in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology (what a mouth-full). I love riding my bike, dancing, ice skating, playing piano, and dabbling in programing games/projects.

If you want to learn what else I'm up to nowadays, just go here to see.

What other projects are you working on?

From Dallas:

As an entrepreneur (and especially an inventor) at heart, I have always had 'too many projects and too little time'. Luckily, I have gotten a lot better at making them a reality lately, so I have a few different things I can share with you:

First, I have started a "Sink Business". Yes, as in the kitchen or bathroom kind of sink. The company is called Brun LLC and the product is the Brun Triad. I won 1st place for a pitch competition back in 2017, got some extra funding through the University of Dayton, and made several prototypes currently installed at Dorothy Lane Market in Oakwood, Ohio. The company website for Brun LLC is still a work in progress, but you can find it here: https://brunsinks.com/

Second, I have started putting some of my music up on streaming sites like Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music. What is there already isn't amazing by my standards, but I'm working on some great stuff, so be on the lookout!

In the meantime, you can find my music by searching "Gallant Sun" on your favorite music streaming service (pretty easy right?) If you can't find me, just use this link to spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/Gallantsun

From Dallas:

As an entrepreneur (and especially an inventor) at heart, I have always had 'too many projects and too little time'. Luckily, I have gotten a lot better at making them a reality lately, so I have a few different things I can share with you:

First, I have started a "Sink Business". Yes, as in the kitchen or bathroom kind of sink. The company is called Brun LLC and the product is the Brun Triad. I won 1st place for a pitch competition back in 2017, got some extra funding through the University of Dayton, and made several prototypes currently installed at Dorothy Lane Market in Oakwood, Ohio. The company website for Brun LLC is still a work in progress, but you can find it here: https://brunsinks.com/

Second, I have started putting some of my music up on streaming sites like Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music. What is there already isn't amazing by my standards, but I'm working on some great stuff, so be on the lookout!

In the meantime, you can find my music by searching "Gallant Sun" on your favorite music streaming service (pretty easy right?) If you can't find me, just use this link to spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/Gallantsun

I don't see my question here

Sorry about that, feel free to reach out at support@gallantsun.com and you'll get a response as soon as possible. Who knows, your question just might make it to the FAQ :)

Sorry about that, feel free to reach out at support@gallantsun.com and you'll get a response as soon as possible. Who knows, your question just might make it to the FAQ :)