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Neil Blevins
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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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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Designing An Epic Starship Part 1: Choosing A Form Using Silhouette Sketches

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This multi-part tutorial discusses designing an epic starship in Photoshop, starting with the silhouette, then moving on to refining the shape, and ending in detailing. While the final results look dimensional, 90% of the work is actually done in 2d in photoshop, achieving 3d looking results with only the most minor 3d work involved. Part 1 focuses more on form than function, coming up with unique shapes using a random brush in photoshop, then starting to refine the shapes to create something visually interesting. One of the 8 silhouettes in the video will then be refined in Parts 2 and 3 with a focus on function, refining the design's purpose and tying the look of the ship into its role in a story. Which of the 8 designs gets refined depends on you, so if you have a favorite design of the bunch, please let me know, I'll tally the votes and use it to help decide which ship I'm going to complete.



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Ludez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Neil. You've made a great impact on how I will be doing future ships. 
This was a quick render, but if you could take a peek and pls let me know if I'm heading in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated. 
Have a great day.

Thank you.
TheMrDoodle Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have such an unique style! Keep up the awesome work! :D (Big Grin) 
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you dig my stuff!
TheMrDoodle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np man!
Pilferpup Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
You have an amazing imagination, keep it up!   ^ ^
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Monchiriluv!
Francoyovich Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Super cool style, I love your color palette!
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Francoyovich
BringPierceTheSirens Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome gallery :) Please check out my gallery.
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like my stuff. Seems you're a fan of flower photos :) You should totally get a macro lens and take super closeups of your subjects :)
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