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Dies-Gund N'vos Tessai FOIL by VulnePro Dies-Gund N'vos Tessai FOIL by VulnePro
Things seems to be settling down with my Father doing pretty well so now I can get to some backlog of work. This collaboration piece has been sitting on the back burner for sometime so it's nice to finally finish it.

Originally drawn by the ever talented :icontabnir: (Charles Liu) I always loved this unique FOIL design of his. Back when he did this I said I'd do a color version, to which he agreed... unfortunately it kinda got shelved. In any event, now it's done and up it goes :) I did some minimal clean ups to the original illo in order to open it up for color, along with adding digital inks to pop it a bit, but otherwise it remains the design Charles created originally.

Here's the write up of the FOIL also found on :icontabnir:'s original posting: [link]

The Dies-Gund N'vos Tessai CAV FOIL model was jointly developed and manufactured by the Indus based manufacturing corporate entities Dies and the Gund FOILArbeiten plant in the political bloc of Germane. A relatively recent model in the line of FOILs by this collaborative union of two manufacturers (much like the Jiendel Gavil FOILs), the 'Tessai' favors more aggressive pilots with its digitigrade stance and lack of shield. This N'vos Tessai, as shown here, is a stripped down model, thin on armor for extra speed and maneuverability.

This machine is tailored to its pilot, a skilled swordsman with a swift and graceful combat style. The thin armor is a weakness, to be sure, of this otherwise elegant CAV design but an effective FOIL operator can always exploit the advantages over inherent flaws. Even with the thinner armor a CAV FOIL in the hands of a capable pilot and faedi control entity is a dangerous and formidable opponent. The standard, off the factory body, has more armor plates and is a little less maneuverable but still an effective machine.

Original pencil illustration by: :icontabnir: digital inks and color, in Photoshop CS3, by :iconvulnepro:
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:iconwolfgang-111:
wolfgang-111 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Artist
i love all of your designs!
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BlackDema Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive. I want say something more, but...Just WOW!
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job with Mr. Liu's design :D You guys make an awesome team.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Loved that FOIL sketch by Charles. Your colors take it into an entirely new dimension! Really very sophisticated. Love the moody oxidized palette.

And always great to hear updates about your Dad doing well. :nod:
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
My thanks Rob, indeed I always rather dug what he came up with as well so I had to do a color version ;)

Yeah, my Father continues to do well so that's been a relief without question. Again thanks for the asking and the support :)
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Shiva3d Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just falen in love in this character. )
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Well coolio to that :) Mine and :icontabnir:'s thanks!
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FlyinMonkeh Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I recall fond memories of Metal Gear Solid.
I really like this!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Glad you dig it :) Not sure if :icontabnir: was directly inspired by Yoji ShinKawa's work or not as he designed the machine. Overall the design stands on it's own merits as something uniquely it's own thing.
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hunterkill999 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great art:D , he looks like an Eva from Neo Genesis Evangelion:P
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