Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Speed Painting: Cliffs Of Moher


Quick speed painting, I can't imagine any painting that could properly capture the scale of these enormous cliffs. They were cool to see, cool to photograph, and now cool to paint. Check em out if you're ever in Ireland, they're not to be missed.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Soulburn 3D Education Page Updated Nov 21st 2008

The Soulburn CG Education Page has been updated:

http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/cg_education.htm

* Added a new lesson which gives step by step instructions on how to do Pelt Mapping.
* Added a note about a limitation in my Worn Edges Using A Distorted Vertex Map lesson.
* Added some more details to Converting A Mudbox 2.0 Model To 3DSMax.
* Added another new technique to Removing Brightness Variation To Make Tileable Textures.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

SoulburnScripts Updated Nov 20th 2008

Max script update:

Updated several older scripts, here's the major updates:

attachSelectedObjects You can now successfully cancel out of a large attach operation.
imagePlaneMaker Now has a button to quickly hide or unhide the templates.
wireBundler Will now match material applied to existing splines. Added a new Appearance Type, SplineMesher.
subdivisionAutomator Fixed a bug that caused selection mode not to work.
sLib Added sLibSplineMesherTest

http://www.neilblevins.com/soulburnscripts/soulburnscripts.htm

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Speed Painting: Big Sur Sunset


It's the end of a furious week of speed painting, so I guess it makes sense to do a sunset to close out. This was based on a photo I took while on vacation in Big Sur with my wife, every night we sat on the coast and watched the sun go down. In our busy lives, it's difficult to find the time to watch a nice sunset. Just like how it's difficult to find time for speed painting. But both are worth the effort.

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Speed Painting: Lake Mead Sunset


This is a study from a photo I took back in 2001 during a Lake Mead houseboat trip with blur studio. I always enjoy a really spectacular sunset, this was shortly after the sun dipped below the horizon and all that's left is those crazy saturated oranges, pinks and yellows. Painted in an hour or two, I wanted to get all the detail and richness of the colors in that sky.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Speed Painting: Lausanne


This is a study from a photo my cousin took in Switzerland. Painted in about 2 hours in photoshop. I altered the lighting a bit from the original photo to get a little more drama in there.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Speed Painting: Distant Hills


This is a study from a photo I found on the net. Unfortunately, I can no longer find the original photo, and so I don't have the name of the photographer to credit. Painted in about an hour in photoshop.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Speed Painting: Red Devil


A new image in the style of my Mountain King image, maybe it's just the red color, but this guy feels more sinister to me.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Speed Painting: Eruption


Decided to do a bunch of speed paintings this month, this is the first of a new batch. Got a little crazy with the colors, so I guess this is more an "impression" of a volcano eruption than a real volcano, although you'd be surprised at some of the crazy colors you get when a real volcano explodes.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

NeilBlevins.com Is Updated Nov 8th 2008

First off, a big thanks to everyone who came to APE and visited my booth. I really appreciated all your feedback. And a big thanks to those who supported me by purchasing one of my prints or posters, I hope you really enjoy them.

Speaking of posters, I now have posters available in the Store section of my website, check them out.

Also, added two new mudbox models in the gallery, "High Priest" and "Kyte".

Visit http://www.neilblevins.com to see the new work.