Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Megastructures 7 Star Lifter

A star lifter removes mass from a star for either raw materials or to change the nature of the star itself. For example, you may remove mass from the star to collect hydrogen or other elements. Or you could remove mass in order to extend the life of the star, to make the star dimmer, or reduce the chances of a super nova.




Monday, February 6, 2017

Art Education and CG Tools Email Lists Moving

So after a successful move last week of my Art email mailing list, its now time to do the same to my Education list and my Soulburn Scripts list.

For anyone who doesn't know about the lists every month or so I send out an email letting people know when I've added new material to my website. I have 3 lists, one for Art, one for Education, and one for Tools. Some people sign up for all 3, some just for 1 or 2.

While social media is great, a lot of social media sites don't show you all of the posts from the people you follow. So the only way to be sure to see ALL of my updates is my mailing lists delivered directly to your email address.

Just visit these pages and put in your email to subscribe. It'll send you a confirmation email to make sure you're not a robot, and you should be all set.

For my Educational Material:
http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/cg_education.htm

For my Tools (3d assets, materials, Soulburn Scripts):
http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_tools/cg_tools.htm

So sign up today, it just takes a minute of your time.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

NeilBlevins.com Art Gallery Mailing List Is Moving!

Yes, after 12 years (May 13th 2005 to be exact), its time to move the mailing list to a new provider. For anyone who doesn't know about the list, every month or so I send out an email letting people know when I've added new artwork to my gallery. While social media is great, a lot of social media sites don't show you all of the posts from the people you follow. So the only way to be sure to see ALL of the artwork I post is my mailing list delivered directly to your email address.

Just visit this page and put in your email to subscribe. It'll send you a confirmation email to make sure you're not a robot, and you should be all set.

http://www.neilblevins.com/artgallery/artgallery_news.html

As an extra incentive, I will be releasing some new artwork on Wednesday morning that will be exclusive to this new mailing list. So sign up today, it just takes a minute of your time.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Monolith Artifact 1 3D Sketch

Another Oculus Medium experiment, our intrepid explorers come across a giant alien artifact, a monolith stuck in the earth like it had been dropped from the sky.

This software has possibilities beyond creatures and characters, it could also be used for previs and sets. The artist can sculpt a previs scene, then invites the director into the vr space. The director looks at the scene, makes comments, the artist can sculpt ideas and make changes in realtime, and the director can move around the virtual set taking snapshots of potential camera angles. Basically, a more flushed out version of what James Cameron was doing on Avatar. The potential for a more collaborative realtime environment is immense.

See turntable here: https://vimeo.com/198149396
See in Medium here: https://vimeo.com/198149005

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Zz6WG

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Inc Oasis Wall 1




 "We cautiously made our way closer to the city built in the shadow of the Citadel. What at first appeared insignificant now seemed impenetrable. Tall walls circled the place, and guard towers served as a reminder that you were watched at all times."

I decided that another painting of the Oasis wall was in order, this time with a more dramatic camera angle to show off the perspective and to illustrate the rough sands blown by the winds. All painted in photoshop with the exception of Inc the robot, which was originally a render that I swiped from another painting then painted over to change the pose and lighting.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Oculus Medium Sculpt 2

Took an old creature drawing from 10 years ago and went to town in Medium.

See turntable here: https://vimeo.com/197845147
See in Medium here: https://vimeo.com/197845444

Monday, January 2, 2017

Oculus Medium Sculpt 1

Sculpted in Oculus Medium in VR, then exported to 3dsmax and rendered in vray.

The Skagin is a small creature that lives on the moon of a distant planet circling a distant star, during the day they burrow into the soft soil to stay hidden, at night they venture out to scavenge from the carcasses left behind by the day predators.




See turntable here: https://vimeo.com/197730091
See in Medium here: https://vimeo.com/197729676

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/wqkv9

Monday, December 26, 2016

Refinery Sunrise Rough

Scifi refinery, people who cross the Richmond Bridge may recognize the bottom 20% of the image

Wishing everyone a great 2017!


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Doomsday Machine 4 Color Sketch

Inspired by the Star Trek Episode of the same name, and a photo of a flower I saw. Both drawn and painted in Photoshop.