Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lake


"The Story Of Inc" is a scifi narrative artbook that centers around a man and his robot trying to survive on an almost waterless desert planet. For more artwork from the book and to buy a copy, please visit http://www.neilblevins.com/books/inc/inc.htm


Monday, June 11, 2018

Oh No!

Oh no! What on earth has happened to Inc? You'll have to read the book to find out: http://www.neilblevins.com/books/inc/inc.htm

Bill Zahn modeled and textured the human model, then I replaced the hooded head with a photo of myself from the back (since we didn't have any hair on our 3d model), and then I made the robot and the environment was painted mostly in 2d.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Inc Alien Meeting 2


From "The Story Of Inc" Book project. A great example of a team effort, Gio Nakpil did the initial creature design, the final alien was modeled and textured by Mohammad Modarres, then I painted the environment, lit and composited the alien into the scene.

For more artwork from the book and to buy a copy, please visit http://www.neilblevins.com/books/inc/inc.htm

Monday, June 4, 2018

Inc Landing


From "The Story Of Inc" Book project.

For more artwork from the book and to buy a copy, please visit http://www.neilblevins.com/books/inc/inc.htm

Monday, May 28, 2018

Megastructure 10: The Bishop Ring

A Bishop Ring is a space habitat similar to but much smaller than a Niven Ring. Instead of being centered around a star, it is orbiting a star or planet, thus has a much smaller diameter.

It was first proposed in 1997 by Forest Bishop of the Institute of Atomic Scale Engineering. The original proposal would have it be 1000 km in radius and 500 km in width, although other proportions would be possible.

The ring would spin to produce artificial gravity using centrifugal force, and would not need to be enclosed as is the case with other spinning space habitats, as it would be large enough for the atmosphere to stick to the surface through gravity and possibly an atmospheric retention wall.

By giving a tilt to its orbit, you could achieve a natural day and night cycle, or illumination could be achieved using mirrors or an artificial sun at its center.





Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Story of Inc On Sale Now!


"The Story Of Inc", a scifi narrative artbook, hardcover, 168 pages with well over 200 paintings by 11 professional artists in the film and videogame industry. A story of a man and his robot trying to survive on an almost waterless desert planet. After a successful kickstarter in 2017, the book is now for sale and ready to ship! Order your copy today!

https://gumroad.com/artofsoulburn




Monday, May 14, 2018

99% of Kickstarter Books Have Shipped

So great news, first off, 99% of the kickstarter books are now in the amazon queue for shipment. Some of them have already in fact shipped and arrived, so there's people out there with their copies of Inc in hand, and we couldn't be happier! Of course, some orders will take longer to arrive depending on what country you're in, so don't worry if it doesn't show up in the next week, it is in the mail and headed your way as fast as the post office can get them there.

You may ask "Why 99% shipped?" Well, it turns out that one country has been particularly difficult to deal with. My home country of Canada! Apparently there's a law that states that amazon is not allowed to ship books to Canada from the US, as it endangers the Heritage of Canada. No, I am not kidding. So to my Canadian friends and family, due to government silliness, I will be shipping these books by hand, which will take extra time, so hang tight!

Once you get your book(s), if there are any issues at all, it arrives damaged, you get the wrong book, the wrong number of books, etc, please don't hesitate to contact us, and we'll get it resolved ASAP. We want everyone to have the best experience possible!

Also, the last item that will be sent via email to those who ordered it is the "Secret Stash", a pdf of extra Inc artwork. Since the artwork contains mild spoilers for the story, we will wait a little longer before sending it out, so you have a chance to read the book first. But it is coming!

Thank you again to everyone who donated to the kickstarter. We are already working on new books that will go on sale in the coming years, so if you've enjoyed Inc, follow along and see what new projects we're up to. We'll also be selling additional copies of Inc starting tomorrow, May 16th, 2018, so if you missed it the first time around, or need extra copies, your chance will be here. You all rock, and we hope you enjoy the book!

Inc Coral Desert Wandering

You can never have enough paintings of Inc and Landis traversing the Coral Desert :) Again, most of my environments start off as a simple thumbnail like this, so I can focus on creating a striking composition, then worry about adding details later in the finished painting