Saturday, October 24, 2020

Week #3 of Inktober 2020!

 Week #3 of Inktober 2020!







Saturday, October 17, 2020

Week #2 of Inktober 2020!

 Week #2 of Inktober 2020!








Saturday, October 10, 2020

Week #1 of Inktober 2020!

 Week #1 of Inktober 2020!










Thursday, September 24, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Compositional Weight

Just posted this text / video lesson called "Compositional Weight", discussing how to balance your paintings visually using contrast to draw the eye. Hope you find it helpful! 

http://www.neilblevins.com/art_lessons/compositional_weight/compositional_weight.htm

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

What Is A Pitchbook?

Had a bunch of people over the weekend asking me what a Pitchbook was. So wrote an article on the subject. In short, it's a book with images and words you use to sell an IP to a film or videogame executive. The more detailed answer: 

http://neilblevins.com/art_lessons/pitchbook/pitchbook.htm

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Megastructures Lowres Buildings

A bunch of low res futuristic buildings I made as background elements for various "Megastructures" images.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

New Photobash Pack from Utah

Added a photobash picture pack from Arches National Park in Utah to Artstation and Gumroad. Great for concept art, matte paintings and general reference. 

http://www.neilblevins.com/art_assets/photobash/Soulburn_PhotobashAssetPack_UtahArchesNationalPark_1.htm

Used these photos extensively for many of my "The Story of Inc" artwork.

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

What is a Tangent? And How To Solve Them

A tangent simply is an area where two things in an image are nearly touching or actually touching, and in doing so create a visual mistake that the human eye doesn't like. It can lead to confusion in the viewer, like it can draw the eye to a part of the painting that's unimportant, it can just feel wrong or strange, or it can confuse the viewer as to the relative depth of the two objects. This lesson explains in more detail what a tangent is, and the best ways to fix them in your own artwork.

http://www.neilblevins.com/art_lessons/tangents/tangents.htm

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Wrting A Concept Brief

A Concept Brief is a document that a client / art director makes for the concept artist to explain what they'd like them to design. It includes information like what the object / character is, what format the art should take, reference images, etc. Watch or read this short lesson on how to write a good concept brief, or if you're an artist, what things you should expect from one.

http://www.neilblevins.com/art_lessons/writing_a_concept_brief/writing_a_concept_brief.htm