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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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Favourite Visual Artist
Ashley Wood, Craig Mullins, Dale Keown, Daniel Dociu, Dave McKean, Dylan Cole, Feng Zhu, Heidi Taillefer, H.R. Giger, JMW Turner, John Harris, Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, Nicolas Bouvier, Nicolas Ferrand, Zdzislaw Beksinski
Favourite Movies
Bulworth, The Crow, Drunken Master 2, Fight Club, Transformers The Movie, The Matrix, Ninja Scroll, Robocop, Starship Troopers
Favourite TV Shows
Babylon 5, Dr Katz, Samurai Jack, The Simpsons, 60 Minutes, SouthPark, Whose Line Is It Anyways? Goldorak, The Transformers, Tranzor-Z, Lost
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, Fear Factory, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Dream Theater, Suffocation, Origin, Nasum

Megastructures Update #2 Feb 2020

Megastructures Update #2 Feb 2020

Welcome to the second official Megastructure Book Project Update! For those new to the project, Megastructures will be a visual encyclopedia of scifi megastructures, everything from orbiting space habitats to solar system spanning stellar engineering projects. Each structure will include a scientific explanation, followed by paintings and diagrams that bring the concept to life. The project is going well, with a lot of progress since we last spoke. The goal is to have all the artwork done by the end of 2020, and focusing on publishing it the following year. In November, 43% of the artwork was completed. 3 months later, we are now at 62% don

Megastructures Update #1 Nov 2019

Megastructures Update #1 Nov 2019

Welcome to the first update to the Megstructures book project! Megastructures will be a visual encyclopedia of scifi megastructures, everything from orbiting space habitats to solar system spanning stellar engineering projects. Each structure will include a scientific explanation, followed by paintings and diagrams that bring the concept to life. The project started back in 2015 with my first illustration based on Larry Niven's Ringworld. But I was busy finishing my first book, "The Story Of Inc", and so "Megastructures" got put on the backburner for awhile. After Inc was released in 2018, I returned to the megastructures project. 2019 was

The Story of Inc Narrative Artbook On Sale Now!

The Story of Inc Narrative Artbook 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, 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! https://gumroad.com/artofsoulburn

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Fushigi-OkamiHobbyist General Artist
I am curious to know of something if you are working on it. Have you by any chance heard of a birch planet or topopolis?
ArtOfSoulburnProfessional Digital Artist
Both are scheduled to be done for the book. Keep watch, an announcement will be made when its done!
Fushigi-OkamiHobbyist General Artist
^^ anxious to see them. always fascinated with megastructures since Halo.
A suggestion for your awesome Megastructures series: do a "Jupiter Brain", a gas-giant sized supercomputer maximized for computational speed: www.jetpress.org/volume5/Brain…

Everyone is always talking about Matrioshka Brains, but the concept of Jupiter Brains is just as awesome and deserves more love and recognition ;___;