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For me, one of the main things missing in this piece is texture. Like the rock below the shopping center, it uses the same brush as the...

First off, very cool image, and thanks again for taking my tutorial and running with it. I love the rounded corners on your secondary s...




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A little blast from the past. Before we chose our final logo for "The Story Of Inc" book project, a lot of logos were tested and discussed with the team. Here's a bunch of Logos that didn't quite make it.
Megastructures 12 Nicoll Dyson Laser
Speculative Fiction Reviewer James Davis Nicoll first proposed the Nicoll-Dyson Laser as a weapon where the satellites of a Dyson swarm surrounding a sun act as a phased array laser emitter capable of delivering their energy to a planet-sized target at a range of millions of light years.

The laser could do anything from wiping out the atmosphere on the target planet to cracking the planet in half depending on the focus of the beam (a collimated beam would be the diameter of the Dyson sphere used to generate it, whereas a focused beam could be more concentrated). Other factors that could effect the beam’s intensity include the size and energy output of the sun surrounded by the Dyson Swarm, the efficiency of the swarm’s solar energy conversion, and the amount of time the laser was pointed at the target planet.
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Landis and Inc trying find shelter before the final rays of sun sink below the horizon. Continuing to refine my more painterly style.
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Inc and Landis are unprepared for the wrath of the second guardian. This is a good example of an image designed for a book, where the middle of the image is left mostly blank so that the painting would work well on a 2 page spread.

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Experiment 2 showing potential designs for "Eden Habitat", merging architecture and nature into a future utopia. This island has been built up into a futuristic castle of sorts, a giant ant hill with people and apartments on the outside, and an interior geofront for industrial purposes. Decided to go with a semi cloudy day, the sunlit with cloud shadows look is always difficult to do, hopefully I managed to make it feel natural.


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Neil Blevins
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United States
My name is Neil Blevins, and I've been an artist as long as I can remember. Raised on a healthy dose of scifi and fantasy films, books, and videogames, I started off painting and drawing traditionally, and then got into computer graphics while living in my hometown of Pointe Claire, in Quebec, Canada. After getting a BFA in Design Art at Concordia University, I moved to California to work in the entertainment field at companies such as Blur Studio, Pixar, and my own freelance studio Soulburn Studios, creating concept design and production art for video games, animated and live action films, commercials, TV, and ride films. I have worked on projects such as The Incredibles, Wall-e, Up, The Good Dinosaur, and many others. I primarily focus on alien environments, futuristic robots, and scifi vehicles, but have created art and designs for a broad range of genres and subjects. I also make narrative art books, create digital art tools and write art related lessons and tutorials to give back to the community who's been so gracious at helping me get to where I am today. I currently work at Monolith Productions in the Seattle area.

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"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, including Neil Blevins, Bill Zahn, Stephan Bugaj, Jeremy Cook, Dominic Qwek, Chris Stoski, Jeremy Vickery, Christina Davis, Heidi Taillefer, Gio Nakpil, Mohammad Modarres, and Nathan Fariss. 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!



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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019
A suggestion for your awesome Megastructures series: do a "Jupiter Brain", a gas-giant sized supercomputer maximized for computational speed:…

Everyone is always talking about Matrioshka Brains, but the concept of Jupiter Brains is just as awesome and deserves more love and recognition ;___;
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I'll consider it. One of the issues I'm running into is there are a bunch of structures that are very similar, but with a slight modification, and it's tough to tell when someone deserves a brand new painting or just to be noted in another's text.
Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019
There are way too few pictures of hypothetical Jupiter Brains in the Internet. Like 3 or 4 :-(
capn-damo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
nubeees Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019
Happy birthday!
TerranTechnocrat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :D (Big Grin)
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NewmanD Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
HappY BirThdaY, Neil!
JamesKaret Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nhlaqgor Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!
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