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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...




Half Moon Troop Transport Rough
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.
Smash Giant 2
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.
Megastructures 11 Rungworld 4
Inspired by the photography of ISS astronaut Alexander Gerst, this is a second painting depicting the megastructure known as a Rungworld.
Megastructures 11 Rungworld
A Rungworld is an orbital structure that links together several hundred McKendree Cylinders into a ring that resembles a bent ladder. The ring could float in space, surround a planet, or have a star at its centroid.

Unlike the Ringworld, spinning the entire structure for gravity wouldn't be necessary as each individual cylinder is spinning around its own axis to provide spin gravity to the cylinder's inhabitants. Cylinders could be added or removed from the overall ring as needed, the remaining cylinders would adjust their spacing to compensate.

Each cylinder could be a nation state, with wildly differing landscape and climate, even differing atmosphere if alien races were included. Fleets of spacecraft would travel between and trade goods with neighboring cylinders.
Eden Habitat 1
I've always had a fascination with the idea of a future city that is integrated into nature. Apartments built into cliff faces, gardens on the roofs of skyscrapers, stuff like that. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright explored these ideas in the early 1900s, and Futurist Syd Mead explored how these cities may look as well, both on earth and on giant megastructures in space. So I've decided to slowly explore my own such city, which I have dubbed "Eden Habitat". I will be making a number of drawings, paintings and renders of how this city could potentialy look, and this is my first rough sketch, inspired by Syd's architecture and in an art style inspired by James Gilleard.


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Neil Blevins
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I've been an artist for as long as I can remember. Raised in Canada on a healthy dose of scifi and fantasy films, books, and videogames, I began painting and drawing traditionally, and then got into the computer, making 3d graphics and painting in 2d digitally. Professionally, I've created art for animated features, live action, videogames, TV, ride films and album art for companies like Blur Studio, and Pixar, where I currently work as a Technical Director.

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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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IDBjoshm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Do you do commissions? I'm desperate for someone to draw my Sunlifting Infrastructure!
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the offer, but I'm a professional freelancer and am booked up for the forseeable future. Sorry!
IDBjoshm Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018
Just gotto find another way to get to  you that's all. Heisenburg wouldn't expect any less.
sohighlydubious Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wanted to say thank you- my copy of the book arrived last week and it's beautiful!
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, glad you're enjoying it!
ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Wow I love your gallery! I hope I can achieve expressing the level of the futuristic landscapes the you've established
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you dig my work!
niceLK Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Your page is a dream come true to me :) Really love that "megastrcutures" series, so inspiring!
ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks NiceLK, glad you dig them!
Nhlaqgor Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!
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