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Inc Aliens Warp Gate 1

“Once on the bridge, I looked out the view screen to see that we were flying past what would seem indescribable.”

To order your copy of “The Story of Inc” hardcover art book for $20 (gone after June 6th), please visit

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Ship Jumper Starship Hallway 1
A test for my Space Jumper project. Decided to give myself a little challenge and try and create a full environment from a few equal sized blocks. I made 10 tileable greebled flat surfaces, 3 catwalk pieces, and 5 smaller greebles, and then assembled the pieces into the hallway you see above. Think of it like a more high tech minecraft. A lot of fun to make and figure out how all the pieces can link together to make larger more interesting patterns.

See more renders at www.artstation.com/artwork/arn…
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That's right, The Inc Book Project will be coming to Kickstarter on May 2nd! For those of you who have been following us know, we've been working hard to get the book through the publishing stage of the project. We've learned a lot from this process, but after too many delays, we've decided that the audience has waited long enough, and its time to get this thing printed and into your ever patient hands.

The book has 3 parts, Part 1 is an illustrated novel, which tells the story in the form of a journal with paintings of all the key moments in the story. Part 2 is the World of Inc, which shows off all the main characters, environments, vehicles and aliens of the story in the same format as any art of book. Part 3 is the Making of Inc, which contains tutorials showing how much of the artwork in the book was made. Also included is a link to over 2 hours of video tutorials. The 184 page book contains well over 200 paintings, sketches, and 3d renders. 12 Amazing artists and writers contributed to the book.

All the art is done, the writing is done, the book has been laid out, the only remaining tasks to do are to print the book and distribute it. And that's where you guys come in.

When you print a book, you pay an amount per book. The more books you print, the less you have to pay per book. And its not like a small discount, it's a huge deal. If you print 1000 books instead of 50 books, the difference in price per book can be 5 times cheaper.

We need to sell a minimum of 1000 copies of the book to make the math work, and get the price of the book down to the $20 sale price. We have already chosen our printing company, and have set up our distribution network, all we need now is the money to let us pull the lever, get the book printed and release Inc to the public. And we hope you will be a part of this goal!

As well as buying the book for the low price of $20, there will also be many reward tiers, stretch goals, incentives, all of the stuff you know and love from the kickstarting process. After the month long Kickstarter, if we fund, it'll be a quick 3 month wait to get the books printed, shipped to our distributor, and then shipped directly to you.

We'll post more details in the weeks to come leading up to the kickstart day, but in the meantime, I hope you're as excited as we are, and if you have any questions as all, please feel free to comment, we want to hear your feedback so we can provide you the best experience. Thanks for waiting patiently for us, we're biased of course but we feel it'll be worth the wait.
Spiky Alien Landscape 1 Rough
My good friend the Spiky Alien Landscape has been getting a lot of grief lately, and I wanted to add my opinion to the chorus of people discussing the subject. The main reason its getting poo-pooed is because if your goal is to make a portfolio that will get you hired as a concept designer, filing it with Spiky alien landscapes won't get you very far. They don't really have much in the way of design. They can show you know how to paint or photobash. They can show you know a thing or two about light and atmospheric perspective. But as an actual IDEA goes, they tend not to be very deep. So I agree completely that a portfolio filled with these things is not going to get you that dream job as a designer. But that said, for practice, for fun, for relaxation, for sheer visual joy, the Spiky Alien Landscape is just what the doctor ordered. So don't stop making these landscapes, they have their own place in the world of art and I do enjoy them dearly. But just remember, design is about ideas, its about coming up with a new take on subject while still grounding it in reality, it's about function and how that affects form, and there are many many other subjects that show off these skills far better than the Spiky Alien Landscape. Use our Spiky friend wisely. This landscape was inspired by a painting I saw in the Louvre on my recent trip to France.
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Starship Hull 17
One of a number of starship hull test images. I made these images to explore variations in greebling and hull plate shapes and configurations. The tests are a little less practical and a little more abstract, but they have been really helpful, and should be a great source of inspiration and practical experience the next time I decide to make a full fledged 3d model of a starship, space station or even a mechanized planet. 90% of this is painted in 2d inside photoshop, some pipes are rendered from 3dsmax and then photobashed into place to create more complex configurations, and many patterns were inspired or produced by Darktree, Bercon Noise and Filterforge procedurals.
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Neil Blevins
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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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That's right, The Inc Book Project will be coming to Kickstarter on May 2nd! For those of you who have been following us know, we've been working hard to get the book through the publishing stage of the project. We've learned a lot from this process, but after too many delays, we've decided that the audience has waited long enough, and its time to get this thing printed and into your ever patient hands.

The book has 3 parts, Part 1 is an illustrated novel, which tells the story in the form of a journal with paintings of all the key moments in the story. Part 2 is the World of Inc, which shows off all the main characters, environments, vehicles and aliens of the story in the same format as any art of book. Part 3 is the Making of Inc, which contains tutorials showing how much of the artwork in the book was made. Also included is a link to over 2 hours of video tutorials. The 184 page book contains well over 200 paintings, sketches, and 3d renders. 12 Amazing artists and writers contributed to the book.

All the art is done, the writing is done, the book has been laid out, the only remaining tasks to do are to print the book and distribute it. And that's where you guys come in.

When you print a book, you pay an amount per book. The more books you print, the less you have to pay per book. And its not like a small discount, it's a huge deal. If you print 1000 books instead of 50 books, the difference in price per book can be 5 times cheaper.

We need to sell a minimum of 1000 copies of the book to make the math work, and get the price of the book down to the $20 sale price. We have already chosen our printing company, and have set up our distribution network, all we need now is the money to let us pull the lever, get the book printed and release Inc to the public. And we hope you will be a part of this goal!

As well as buying the book for the low price of $20, there will also be many reward tiers, stretch goals, incentives, all of the stuff you know and love from the kickstarting process. After the month long Kickstarter, if we fund, it'll be a quick 3 month wait to get the books printed, shipped to our distributor, and then shipped directly to you.

We'll post more details in the weeks to come leading up to the kickstart day, but in the meantime, I hope you're as excited as we are, and if you have any questions as all, please feel free to comment, we want to hear your feedback so we can provide you the best experience. Thanks for waiting patiently for us, we're biased of course but we feel it'll be worth the wait.

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AleaIceSoul Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Working at Pixar is my dream job... Keep up the amazing work!!
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ArtOfSoulburn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Alea!
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AleaIceSoul Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You're very much welcome! :D
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Happy birthday.
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Happy Birthday by KmyGraphic  
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Happy birthdaaaaay! :D
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happy birthday.
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For he's a jolly good fellow... For he's a jolly good fellow...

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Happy birthday
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Hameed Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my! I had no idea you were on here, you have amazing work, and your 3dsmax scripts, are very very handy, thanks so much for those.
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