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Jeindel Gavil Strumgeist FOIL by VulnePro Jeindel Gavil Strumgeist FOIL by VulnePro
Starting out the new month with yet another new FOIL, this one again more futurism inspired in the aesthetics primarily the head and torso (clearly many arcs and intersecting sweeps on the head. This one's very heavy with that vibe) . This is pretty much complete but I prob will go back and add more little details.

It has a big sword and stuff, and it’s sharp and pointy, but I digress.

I dig this FOIL a lot, really got into it. I showed a few WIP process previews to :icongenocidalpenguin: and he lovingly named it Zoolander due it’s haughty fashion pose, I found that amusing and apt. The markings on the left leg armor say Gavil and Jeindel respectively in Greek letters and the FOIL has 10 duel kills indicated by the little red swords. I should also comment on the armor plates on the shoulder and leg armor, those are reactive style explosive armor. On Cav FOIls the pilots use them actually more for protection in duels (to deflect sword blows) rather than projectile fire so these are custom add-ons by the pilots. This machine has a rather confident sendai control entity and probably a seasoned veteran human pilot. Cheers!

Full digital Wacom paint, Photoshop 7.0 & Painter 9
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JamesMorrow07 Mar 5, 2009  Student General Artist
I truly love the blend of the samurai and medieval knight with the exotic, if not alien-like, design of this FOIL. I don't know anyone else who has taken on a different approach to mechs other than you or :iconnumioh:. You're one of the most respected mech artists ever on dA, or just about anywhere.

Truly awesome!

:salute:
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VulnePro May 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Wow, some very, very kind words. Thank you very much! Sorry for the slow reply, it's been crazy busy and I'm behind on messages. I appreciate the comments though and recognition of the work that's put into this stuff. Mecha are a well covered genre so it's worth the efforts to try to find something new to say visually. We all work hard to cover some new ground.

Also know of :iconnumioh:'s work and we both watch one another's galleries. He's been doing some fantastic work.

Cheers.
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The reactive armor would come in handy if some “nut-job” tries to blow your legs or arms off with a RPG… It’s head and torso are so odd I over looked them. :lol: I wouldn’t mind getting behind the controls of this FOIL.
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VulnePro Aug 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Aye, reactive armor has a few application in this setting but primarily is there to deflect sword blows in bladed duels, and yes projectile based attacks as well :) It is an odd looking machine indeed but the aim to to shoot for strange yet elegant following a sense of flow with the design while retaining a sense of classic mecha look as well. Thanks for the comments man!
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:iconochichi:
Wondrous piece. Love the protruding midsection, most suitable for the ramming maneuver, I suppose. Strangely enough, this piece reminds me of a certain nun I had as a teacher in Catholic school. Anyhoo, truly enjoyable. :handshake:
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VulnePro Jan 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
My thanks for the kind words :) From you gallery (fantastic stuff) I see you're clearly a fine artist so I imagine the flourishes of Futurism and other art movements sprinkled in these designs are not lost on you. I appreciate the comments a great deal!
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o-o.........................................................................................................barely speaks english
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VulnePro Nov 28, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Well thanks, I'm guessing you dig it? There are others like it floating around the gallery if you poke around. Cheers!
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varnavas Aug 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hey nice drawings but your greeks its wrong its ΘΕΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ and means god and war
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VulnePro Aug 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the comments man :)

Yeah that's something I have been aware of for awhile and had tried to do further research to determine if Ke in usage for "and" had any validity at all. Originally I got Ke as a usage for the word and in an English to Greek textbook at the bookstore I used to work at. That was how I ended up with the original translation. Years later as I did more research it was clear kai is the translation for the word and but I saw ke pop up here and there as well related to it. I've been so crazy busy I simply haven't had time to update all the art and change it. Being you are from Greece (surprising how rarely I ran across anyone from Greece who could comment on the translation and the one person I did encounter did say it was still translating as God and War but clearly kai should be the accurate translation from what I can see) what does ke, if anything mean in Greek usage? I have run across it referred to "and" but I don't know if there's specific structure usage to determine that or if the source material I had seen was simply plain erroneous. Thank you again for commenting on it, I appreciate it.

Cheers!
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