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Live by the Sword by VulnePro Live by the Sword by VulnePro
This has been awhile in the coming, seeing some actual FOIL action stuff. I know a lot of you following the TKP work have been waiting to see thing kinda thing so here's the first ;)

This one was a total blast to do. I started it last year but shelved it due to other work. Of course I wanted to finish it so that I did.

Here we have a shot of a Polemon Dies combat FOIL blasting over the jungle haze with a pair of recon/targeting sendai drones. The sky is filling with AA flak and, quite possibly, a few more of those drones just got blasted to bits. The FOIL and the drones Icar drive rings are glowing due to high speed, hight output flight.

Digital inks and cell colors in Photoshop CS3

More to come down the line...

Cheers!
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tarukatheultimate Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so. BEAUTIFUL D,:>
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
The sense of speed in this is fantastic.

I'm also a sucker for cool thruster effects, lol. Can you tell me what those remote units do?

And mechs with swords! That's where it's at!!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for the kind words and sorry for the slow reply, been busier and busier anymore. Glad you dug it :)

The drones are sentient units as well and these are essentially battlefield tactical assessment/ranging/recon drones. These are not armed but some can and are.

Aye, swords were where the story took things so it made sense to explore that.

Cheers!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Live by the sword and live a good long time! - Minsc

Looks great.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks man :)
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cirqueducloud Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
We've been waiting so long!!!

I can't wait to see some FOIL on FOIL combat!!!
Keep up the amazing work!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Aye, intended to get to some of this stuff much sooner but other things often got in the way.

There will be more and likely something along those lines ;)

My thanks for the comments :)
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cirqueducloud Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Sweet, can't wait. ^^
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wunderbear Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks pretty impressive...

...But silly. Why is he using a SWORD of all things?
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks, however I'm surprised you would comment on the sword simply because you've followed the gallery long enough to know that many FOILs use them. Bladed sword, beam sword, doesn't really matter, still swords. Not like mecha with swords are all that strange, it's a pretty common part of the genre. Gundam has it's beam stuff, Theos bladed swords. The story for Theos demanded something different and in the context of the setting there's nothing silly about it ;)
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wunderbear Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess. It's just a lot more obvious in this one, that's all.

Using a sword isn't strange in the context of a mecha show; it's just when you think about it for more than a few seconds, the idea seems strange.

If it's not too much to ask, what is the context for using swords in the fiction?
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SABAHN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
seriously impressive arts :0... This is the kind of work that makes me want to practice like hell on how to effectively use my graphics tablet :D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :) It's a wonderful thing when work can inspire other work, it keeps the wheel of creativity always turning.
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SABAHN Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
indeed it does! and through work, one can discover new skills :D
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is absolutely breathtaking. ^^
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, I appreciate it :)
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome sir. ^^
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xX-Alloy-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Sweet a mech that flys and shanks other mechs :D.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
LOL Indeed it does, thanks :D
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xX-Alloy-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Yw
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JamesMorrow07 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student General Artist
I truly love the cinematic feel that you've given for this piece. I don't know how you managed to do that, but dammit, it works. I feel like I'm illegally looking a screenshot from an animated film that hasn't been released yet.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
And that's precisely the impression it's supposed to have, a screen shot from a pending show ;) Glad you dug it and my thanks :)
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous. I cannot get enough of the drive ring effect; not only is it awesome-looking, it makes me think of Angus McKie's work from the TTA Handbooks. I always loved his work, and this piece strikes me for similar reasons.

I apologize if my praise sounds back-handed; I can't think of any other way to say that this piece is FANTASTIC.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
No worries Newton, referring to TTA hardly feels backhanded to me ;) Funny I wasn't attempting to channel Mckie's work but can see how those drives have a similar vibe the Proximan Sharks drives did :D That's cool in my book and was a rather cool compliment as well man :)

My thanks :D
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. I'm glad I didn't come off as insulting or anything, 'cause that certainly was not my intent.

I look forward to seeing more in this universe. Bit by bit I'm falling in love with it!
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ScarecrowKing Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
And this is the reason I've had my eye on you and Penguin for close to a year. ^_^ Awesome stuff.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a ton man, appreciate it :) There will be more and more throughout the year ;)
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ScarecrowKing Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
That makes me very happy to hear. I've always loved non traditional styled mecha... Especially ones that have a bit of an organic feel.

Though I gotta say, my favorite is Penguin's scary green one with the many jointed arms. (I love everything about it... Except for it's repaint. I think green really fits the beast. XP)
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BlazingChaos Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
nice boosters
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! mecha on action!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Indeedy :)
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sykosan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Totally cool O_O
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man :)
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X-Ray0128 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Awesome, highspeed action, and Anti-air guns. So can the FOILS launch drones of theyre own, or are they launched seperately?
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :D They can carry and launch them on their own and can be launched separately. These were probably launched separately.

The notion of drones like these were always a large part of the setting and common enough that there are many that have nothing to do with FOILs performing specialized functions.
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X-Ray0128 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Interesting, are there any weapon equipped ones?
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reactivator Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student
nice details! :)

but somehow I don't like it the title info, fontype, black framing like that. imho. sorry to say.

but I'd like to say that you've great skills! believe me. :D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks :)

As to the titling, can't please everyone. Still my thanks for the comments ;)
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reactivator Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student
I hope you'll improve your design skills, specially on design title... hehehehe... :D
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genocidalpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
ah yes, design skills. almost as important as people skills ;)
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mikecharles Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
nice scene. i'm digging it!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man :)
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mikecharles Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
ur welcome.
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MarkCDudley Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Dizzying action a good thing.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Danke Mark :) Aye, this one came out as I saw it, nice sense of speed and urgency.
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
I'm always digging your cel-shaded style, Mike!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Kevin :) You'll be seeing plenty more cell stuff so no worries ;)
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flaketom Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
I really like the drones! Not to mention the rest looks also great!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you. Those did turn out as I hoped they would, that extra oomph.
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