Rough spaceship painting. Tried to keep it rougher than my usual rough, but it's always just too temping to add more and more details and tweaks. Inspired by a tree hopper insect, the spaceships of star wars, and a half moon.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
A giant robot I designed for a short film code named "Smash" my wife is working on. The simple 3d model was passed to her to begin previs / layout, then I painted this concept of the final modeling and texturing of the robot over top of the lowres 3d model. When the film reaches a point where it'll need a final model, I'll replicate the concept in full 3d. Inspired by the original transformers, many older animes such as Mazinger Z, Gundam, Patlabor, and of course the more modern Pacific Rim.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Second book review of "The Story Of Inc", this time in 3D World magazine. They also gave it 4 out of 5 stars, saying it's "beautifully constructed" and "the art is stunning". Check out the latest issue of 3D World for the full review (a million thanks for including us!), in bookstores now!
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018
Thanks to ImagineFX magazine for the first book review of "The Story Of Inc". They gave it 4 out of 5 stars, saying it's "well produced" and "the high quality of the story absolutely matches the quality of the artwork". I've actually had a subscription to the magazine for years, as it always has lots of interviews with inspiring concept artists and tons of tutorials, so we're honored to be included in their 164th issue. Check out the magazine at your local bookstore, and grab a copy of the book if you haven't already: http://www.neilblevins.com/books/inc/inc.htm
Thursday, August 16, 2018
For anyone who lives in or around the Bay Area, I will be teaching a course at the world-class Sadie Valeri Atelier on my process for making digital concept art. The 6 week class (once a week for 3 hours each) will focus on mixing simple 3d, photobashing, and hand paint techniques to make compelling digital imagery. There is 1 last slot open in my class of 12 students starting September 20th, so come join me, it's going to be tons of fun! And check out the other classes and workshops in traditional painting and drawing offered at the school, some fantastic courses to take. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
So Lorin Wood has gotten the band back together and is releasing the 4th "Nuthin' But Mech" book. Robotic artwork from dozens of professional artists, and I am lucky enough to have a new piece included in the collection. Pre-orders here:
Thursday, July 26, 2018
As some of you may have noticed, the Megastructures project now has a new logo, lovingly crafted by typography addict Susan Bradley (http://susan-bradley.com/), with whom I had the pleasure of working at Pixar years ago. We were hoping to channel some of that 70s-80s scifi logo spirit, while still remaining modern.
As this project transitions from a personal art side project to full fledged book, expect to see others join the project as we move forward, and lots more news as the details of the book get worked out. In the meantime, thanks Susan for your awesome work on the logo!