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Jeindel Gavil Kunst Flam FOIL (original) by VulnePro Jeindel Gavil Kunst Flam FOIL (original) by VulnePro
The FOIL love continues… here we have another Jeindel machine from the company’s Gavil line. Again the armored fixed head design is prevalent. From the perspective of visual design aesthetics this FOIL is a lot more influenced by the notions of Futurism (the art movment with ties to Cubism) than anything. There are a lot of intersecting sweeps and curves, mostly on the head and torso, all flowing in implied movement a familiar Futurist approach. With the historic backdrop of a foggy past riddled with artifacts and philosophies of design not always remembered from the source the stories setting is visually rich and textured. As I continue to post more FOIL designs these little visual touches will be more and more apparent.

This machine has some history to it and is clearly seen a fair share of combat. I must say I had fun with this fella, worked on him between other gigs and such :) The pilot is one of the secondary characters, a young woman named Kyello March. The FOIL’s name is Mauti. It’s a CAV (Cavelry) FOIL so it does carry a sword but for the sake of the illo I omitted it to focus the attention on the FOIL’s design. There’s a good amount of markings on the machine and text, some in Greek letters and Latin, some English.

One the headcase it says: Ordo Ab Chao in Greek letters. For you conspiracy buffs, Latin for Order out of Chaos.

On the neck cowling it says: F.U.S.O. (Foil Use System Operator) Kyello March for the human pilot and Satta Saecai Mauti for the sendai control entity.

On the rear thrust fin it says: Vulne Consortium Olaso Blid Krieg.

On the pelvic torso cowl it says: Jeindel in Greek letters.

A23 is just the tac number for the FOIL.

The little lightning/medusa/mermaid thingie with the sword was put on the machine by Kyello.

Full Wacom digital painting Photoshop 7.0 and Painter 9.

Realized I forgot to add the site URL to the image so I just did ;)
I also should note the base thumbnail rough that spawned this design is on FOIL Thumbs sheet 7 [link] I often begin the process with a small thumbnail to launch off from.
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JamesMorrow07 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Student General Artist
Very nice! I like the colors, too; they give the machine a hierarchal facade.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :)
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lucasvfa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
nice dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
=D
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Redboy327 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Wow new work I like how shade
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Artist
Man i wont even mind working with you guys even for awhile. I really like the ideas you guys are pumping in the story.

Anyhow the head reminds me a little from 'Brain Powered' mecha anime design but then again maybe not :XD:

Anyhow me and few of my colleagues are designing our own mecha anime story just like you and GP are at doing now.

Cheers and keep the good stuff pouring in bro ^_^.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks again for the support and good words. I’m happy the new stuff has been going over so well and, though I’ve had another DA posting delay with waiting for a new monitor (arrived a week ago), but now I’m back to cranking away on new works.

Just saw Brain Powered actually, well after designing the FOIL though. I thought the designs in that show were rather cool but it was a bummer how much a convoluted mess the story was.

On the idea of contributing to Theos, I’d be very interested in talking to you further (also cool you’re working on some stuff with your fellow co-workers). I’ll contact you in e-mail with more detail. Sorry for the delays in getting back to you, it’s been busy, I imagine for both of us. Good you’ll be around DA more as well we can fire notes and such if need be.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Artist
Dont worry bout the late. I know what you guys going to through. ^_^

I agree brain powered mechs have rather refreshing idea of function of operation, but like you said the story a big mess which is a little too bad.

Hahaha the reason we started in our projects cause a few of my colleague wants to come out of their own and start a company. The project of course will take a while (roughly 4 years of planning) cause we are still gethering ppl. (so far there is 7 of us)

And plus there is still the issue that moddeling the mechs and crusiser in 3d, texturing, rigging, etc. will consume time XD. If im lucky and the project kicks off well and we are able to get sponsors than me and my pals will be able to start our on company.(fingers crossed) ^_^
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Artist
aye thanks ^_^ will regularly check my mail then anyhow i got to end here cause just got hit by another project form the director. XD well not a big on thank goodness but at least i will keep my hand busy and brains working.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Yeah Brain Powered was pretty much a train wreck save a bunch of very cool ideas and designs.

I hear you, start ups take time. Keep at it man, if the ideas are good everything else will hopefully follow :)

Essentially the Theos thing is in that pre-production development stage and my intent is to keep trickling art for the project to generate some grass roots buzz and fandom for the ideas. As much as I post I have not been posting any real secrets in the story, it's a pretty involved tale but one I think would be consumed on a popular mainstream level yet still layered and textured for those who want to dig deeper. It’s simply not going to be a typical mecha deal in any way as mecha are only a part of the whole.

I'll be hitting you with an e-mail in the next two days, take it easy man :)
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
my only gripe here would be the waist area, maybe you could push and pull a bit to get the plates overlapping [allowing movement] rather than interlocked.. because it looks like a articulator's nightmare :D

Cool cavalry series, inspired!
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