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Electric Boogaloo

This post has been pending for awhile now, it's simply been a matter of finding the time to sit down and compose it, post, and cross-post it.


A year of dead zone for updates and no new works since July 1st, where be the arts, where be the Vulne 'o' Pros dudes?  I have posted about this in the past and, again, I'm dropping an update to give a somewhat brief overview of what I've been up to; taking care of my Father as he embarked on 'The Magical Medical Mystery Tour part 2 Electric Boogaloo'. Yes, the latter half of 2013 was pretty busy with the lead up to another surgery, left carotid artery (70% stenosis) endarterectomy. His surgery was last month (the 22nd) and, once again, went well (he had a great surgeon, the same as in 2011) save one complication... he had some cognitive impairment that led to an extended stay hospital inpatient (normally you're discharged in 24 hours for this procedure) and additional extended care/physical therapy for 21 days. His surgeon was not completely sure if he had a TIA (mini stroke) or possible anesthesia hold over, however he was very positive that my Father would recover cognitively pretty quickly though and we'll get to that. So it's been a lot of driving back and forth for pre-op appointments, hospital and extended care visits and making sure he was doing well, etc, etc, etc.


This is the gist of it.


I have no intention to post endlessly (as I echoed the last time I posted updates of this kind in 2011) about all this because I was never big on the whole "tell everyone what you're doing 24/7 social media phenomenon" (not to denigrate anyone else from doing so) and, also, it would just be exhausting to post about it with regularity. I care deeply about how my Father is doing otherwise I wouldn't be doing all I have to make sure he comes though all this but I'd rather post about the work you've all been following than an endless drone about this. It hasn't been some kind of non-stop terrible experience anyway (ups and downs sure but things have, for the most part, been significantly better than they could). Being it's not terribly fun to post about this kind of stuff  I'd rather just do overview updates when it seems I should so here we are. I would have liked to get to it sooner but there simply hasn't been the time.


 My Father was discharged from extended care Tuesday, the 18th, and is now home. The assessment was he would have a lot of issues with basic tasks such as going to the bathroom but I was never sure if I completely saw that was an absolute certainty. It seems I was right because once he got home he has somewhat fallen back into his routine (he is able to get around on his own but I keep an eye on him as he's still not 100%) and the first thing he did was use the bathroom all on his own, no problems (the door was open so I could make sure he was alright). He also has some home care for a time to additionally help but he seems like he needs it less than expected (pretty much all he has for Family to help is myself and his brother who lives up north of us in Davidson MI). It's typically better for a patient with any degree of dementia or memory issues to be at home in a familiar environment so hopefully the trend will be his returning to a comfort zone of routine. It's too soon to tell how things will be but it's looking like he'll be back to his old self or enough so that he'll be reasonably self reliant. None the less I still watch him like a hawk but I'm seeing that's he's adapting to the familiar home environment quickly.


Obviously, this is why there hasn't been any new works or posts for some time. Although it's been a hectic time I actually have been reasonably productive considering what I just reported. Last year I had been involved in a live action pitch project that may or may not see the light of day and I had continued to work on TKP materials whenever there was any time to do so.  Indeed there's a bit of a significant pile of TKP works waiting to be posted, it's just a matter of getting around to all of it (actually a peek at some of that work was previewed on my Facebook page but you can expect to see it end up here soon enough). We'll see how the landscape looks as things settle down for my Father but I expect I'll be able to get back to posting and sharing new works soon.


I don't mind sharing this overview of what's going on but unless things go south any future updates on My Father will be likely brief and hopefully positive. We certainly do appreciate any well wishes but I'm not actively seeking sympathy, we're doing well and the best we can. Again it's gone pretty well considering. As always I deeply appreciate the interest in Vulne Pro's works and Theos project. Any comments, Deviant notes, email, etc that were unanswered now you understand it wasn't willful ignoring of anyone on my part. I'll see if I can get to some replies to those comments as I can.


Thank you everyone and you should most likely see some new stuff this year so stay tuned!

Cheers!

  • Listening to: SPC ECO
  • Reading: Various drafts and such for pending post-a-thon
  • Watching: Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones
  • Playing: GTA V / GTA Oline
  • Drinking: Juice
Vulne Pro GYMKATA KAT powers activate!

Transmission 2013 begin>>>>

Well, here we are... 2013. Well, well, well Mayans, we're all still here. Your UFO fleet ain't so doomy now is it? Suck on THAT overlords of doom!

OK, joking and friendly ribbing against Mayans aside it's the New Year and that's often a time of renewal in the eyes of those who put stock in such markers of time. I was cagey and quiet with work last year, producing in ninja mode and posting occasionally. Though it might have seemed like little work was produced in 2012 that isn't actually so. There's a lot of stuff to post so let's get to that, shall we? What is coming? You'll all just have to wait and see, we have a whole new year ahead.

Indeed behind on the messages here due to the sheer volume at this point. I'll try to catch up a bit but please take no offence if I miss your message, there's a lot to go through. As always my thanks for the support, favs, watches, and all the birthday wishes.

Happy 2013 everyone! Let's bust ass to make this a good one and keep the graphite and Wacoms groovin'.

Cheers!

mode continue>>>>
  • Listening to: Stateless 'Stateless'
  • Reading: Various drafts and such for pending post-a-thon
  • Watching: MST3K, LOTS of it :)
  • Playing: Iron Brigade
  • Drinking: Juice
Ola everyone!

The summer has been... hot, absurdly so, at least here ;;;@_@;;; Although I haven't posted since June I've been busy much of the summer. The record breaking heat slowed things down at times (power brownouts, lots of them, due to the awful power grid in Shelby township) none the less lots of work is kinda piling up so a postin' we shall. Should have some new TKP small arms to drop soon, along with other spiffy stuffs. Thanks to everyone for watching!

Stay tuned...
  • Listening to: Dead Can Dance 'Anastasis'
  • Reading: Internets
  • Watching: Van Damme kick people... he seems to do that.
  • Playing: Mass Effect, finally
  • Drinking: Iced Coffee
The new monitor arrive this morning; a Dell Ultra Sharp U2212HM 21 inch wide screen. I never minded the old Samsung being a 19 inch but it is rather nice having the extra visual real estate with the Dell. It doesn't sound like much going up to 21 but it's pretty significant being so used to the old one. I'll have to pick up a new calibration tool because the old Colorvision Spyder 2 doesn't get along with LED back light so I'm not even going to try. The Dell is reasonably calibrated out of the box so all good. I'm happy to get the damn CRT brick I was running, in the interim, off my desk finally. Good God that thing is hyooge and the color totally shot. Well, back to work! Good deal.



I just wanted to drop in a quick post noting that my monitor (Samsung 931c wide gamut LCD) croaked out last week and I'm currently awaiting it's replacement (Dell Ultra Sharp U2212HM IPS screen and also wide gamut).  It had been acting up since last month but it wasn't clear it actually was the monitor at first (video card also was a suspect but it's fine). This has been causing causing problems here and there as it was in it's mysterious death rattle. Now that it's done-for no color work until the new monitor arrives. I'm running my old CRT right now so I can respond to messages and surf but this thing is bloody shot for color it's utterly useless.

I'll be back to posting soon. Thanks for the support always and enjoy the Memorial Day holiday!

Cheers!
  • Listening to: St. Vincent... a lot lately.
  • Reading: Various TKP materials and blog drafts
  • Watching: South Park
  • Playing: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas XBOX
  • Drinking: Iced Coffee
Addendum 4/30/2012: I just posted the second part of the discussion about the evolution of the design of Gumbinnen Sems from the first original sendai concept into his updated 2012 TKP version: www.vulnepro.com/2012/04/evolu…


Last DA journal post was December of last year... we've been busy ;)

I just dropped a rather extensive post on the vulne pro blog about the origin of the very first sendai design, you might find it rather interesting to discover what it is.

www.vulnepro.com/2012/04/origi…

Feel free to drop in and comment there or even here if you like.

Obviously it's been awhile since I last posted a journal here, though I have been posting work since we rolled into 2012. We have some interesting things planned for this year though they require time to suss out the logistics and simply do the work.  Though it's not time to reveal, fully, what these plans are the work related to them will be showing up here and on our various other internet haunts. The Theos material is still moving along with new stuff in the pipeline.

As those following the gallery here know the most recent posting was a combat taedus named Gumbinnen Sems. He's a pretty important character for a number of reasons that will be clear if you explore ALL of what this post offers. While I was working on the update of Gumbinnen into a 5th gen aesthetics driven TKP design :iconnidaram: and I were also discussing and working on another combat taedus Gedai Ya'eel: fav.me/d4sbywx

When :iconnidaram: created his most badass "Black Taedus" design fav.me/d2ykj8n I noted it reminded me of a more angular, hard surface Gumbinnen (taedus) and it would be a fantastic fit for the character Gedai, who is Gumbinnen's friend, protege, and another skilled I.P.I.O. taedus use system. Nick and I have discussed Gedai extensively in the last month or so, and while I was working on the update for Gumbinnen Nick has been working on Gedai. Gedai is still a work in progress but, overall, the foundation is sound and what's there is pretty much what he'll be, save tweaking and such.

Also discussed was Gedai's human use partner Treighe Cignie, an enigmatic young blonde I.P.I.O. (Inter-bloc Private Investigations Organization) detective who's also a Genuaä native along with the rest of the Badan Song characters vulnepro.deviantart.com/galler…. Nick will be posting, at some point soon, a really cool piece featuring Treighe (based off the current designs of her I provided him) and Gedai. The WIPs I had seen of the piece really looked fantastic. The work I did on updating Treighe's design will appear here soon as well but Nick's version will likely drop first (it's close enough to my design but his style is there as well). Nick and I are also working on other stuff and, :icongenocidalpenguin: will turn up with some new material as well (his computer has been giving him some problems).

So, though the posts have been somewhat sporadic the work has been trucking along. Expect stuff to drop as we go and I imagine the frequency will continue to increase.

Always my thanks for the support, comments, watches, favs, etc. Don't be afraid to comment, if you wish to, I do try to read them all though it's getting more difficult to keep up with them so any I miss is never intentional. I try to respond to as many as I can.

Keep on drawing and keep on creating!

Cheers!
  • Listening to: The wind
  • Reading: Various TKP materials and blog drafts
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Grand Theft Auto 4 mad automotive mayhem
  • Drinking: Coffee
Howdy everyone and Happy Holidays!

Dec 22

As of tonight there are 4 FOIL prints up on DA for X-mas and the holidays. I don't know how long I'll have them up, just depends on how much interest there is (which will also determine if more go up).

Here are the 4 FOILs offered:

Ileman-Loch Aetarius www.deviantart.com/print/24093…

Ileman-Loch Auaris SOMR www.deviantart.com/print/24094…

Oshen-Dies Kharma Actura www.deviantart.com/print/24094…

Oshen-Dies Nal-Farbute www.deviantart.com/print/24093…

Dec 21

I've been thinking about giving the DA prints thing a try for awhile now and today seems a good time to kick things off. I know many of you have asked for TKP prints/products before so this is just to test the waters. Suppose this could be considered a TKP Christmas kinda offering delio being so close to X-mas ;)

We're going to start with some mugs. Some of the image art pieces looked like that would make cool coffee mugs (hell I think I'll have to pick up one or two myself) so here's the 4 offered:

Theos mugs

Bloodwake fav.me/d391tni

Live by the Sword fav.me/d2magfd

Echos fav.me/d1vmlw3

And the Signal? fav.me/d1f26u3

I'll be putting up some FOIL prints later tonight or tomorrow as well. I'll update this post when I do. If prints and TKP goodies interest you guys I'll roll out more but for now we'll just have a select few to start out. I know there have been some of you that asked for prints of the Transformers work I did with Dreamwave but I don't own the rights to that stuff Hasbro does so there won't be any TF related prints. I just wanted to make sure anyone that didn't understand how that works knows why I won't be putting any TF prints up. Theos fans will be in luck though, that's 100% Vulne Pro's I.P. ;)

I hope everyone's having a great holiday season.

Cheers!
  • Listening to: Dead can Dance 1981-1998 box set CD 2
  • Reading: God Emperor of Dune
  • Watching: Ridley Scott's Prometheus trailer
  • Playing: Halo CE anniversary, Gears of War 3
  • Drinking: chai tea
Another day another year, more work to come, plan to keep busy. Continued thanks to everyone for the comments, favs, watches, and support, it's always greatly appreciated and humbling.

Best everyone!
  • Listening to: SNL
  • Reading: God Emperor of Dune
  • Watching: SNL
  • Playing: Halo CE anniversary, Halo 2
  • Eating: Pasta Alfredo
  • Drinking: chai tea
Had a week offline due to the power supply croaking on my PC so, naturally, I had to order a new one. It actually arrived sooner than I expected but i was still a week dark so after some much appreciated help from :iconmarkcdudley: in his dropping over to install the new power supply we're back up and running once again. Time to get back to work and get to some of the messages that piled up since I last posted.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
  • Listening to: Coast to Coast AM
  • Reading: God Emperor of Dune
  • Watching: Alien Anthology Blu-ray (jaw dropping set)
  • Playing: Halo CE anniversary, Halo 2
  • Drinking: chai tea
As of today the Vulne Pro blog is now www.vulnepro.com. I finally got the DNS records sussed out with my domain host (Hostway) and we should now be running smooth on Googles servers with the domain name still with Hostway. Took awhile to sort this out because of Hostways limited functionality in the dashboard for editing DNS entries (it only allows one DNS A record and Google requires 4 entries when you transfer a www domain over). So the old Vulne Pro site, that was terribly neglected with any updates or makeovers, is gone and the blog is now the official home of our Vulne Pro domain name. Also the old vulnepro.blogspot.com URL should forward to www.vulnepro.com now so everything should be a smooth transition. It's been a crazy year but expect renewed activity soon.

If anyone is getting a 404 error please chime in. It seems to be working for me, and everyone I have sent the link to but there still might be some kinks to work out.


Cheers!
  • Listening to: Jorge Reyes/Steve Roach/Suso Saiz 'Forgotten Gods'
  • Reading: Masamune Shirow's Dominion Conflict 1
  • Watching: Patlabor TV
  • Playing: Gears of War 3
  • Drinking: tea

New work be on the way...

Mon Oct 17, 2011, 2:41 PM


I just wanted to drop a quick update seeing as I've been AWOL for a few weeks.

It's been a hectic and rather busy month so sorry for not getting back to folks right away with messages, I'll try to rectify this today.  Thanks for the support everyone, always.

Though posting has been slow we've been busy so there will be new stuff dropping soon (likely some today). We have a few projects cooking but they'll have to wait on any discussion or reveals. For now expect more designs and goodies to trickle in ;) I hope everyone been well and busy artin' themselves.

Cheers!

  • Listening to: Elbow 'The Seldom Seen Kid'
  • Reading: Masamune Shirow's Dominion Conflict 1
  • Watching: Screen
  • Playing: Gears of War 3
  • Eating: Turkey burgers
  • Drinking: tea


Karl :icongenocidalpenguin: just dropped a short post on the Vulne Pro featuring a peek at some of the work he did for the new Thundercats cartoon on CN. Karl did some rather extensive work on the show doing the designs for the lizardmen mecha, their weapons, catapults, etc. Good to see him post some of this work as it was a really cool gig for him to be a part of. As any of you that follows his work knows, he's a mad talented polar punching Swede.

vulnepro.blogspot.com/2011/08/…

Also, I forgot to note that we ended up creating a secondary Vulne Pro tumblr account so we could have a group blog there. At the moment, myself and :iconnidaram: have been posting stuff there. Apparently with tumblr you have to make an entire new second blog to get a group going. Weird, kinda dumb, but fine. So we have a more laid back studio tumblr account here:

vulneprostudio.tumblr.com/

The Vulne Pro Visual gig will feature work from us and various things we dig or may go WTF at. Right now it's got arts up there.

More work is coming to DA (blog, tumblr, etc) as well. It's been a pretty chaotic year but things are finally getting somewhat back to normal and, yes, my Father is doing rather well now. Expect a lot of stuff in the coming months, so long as things go well.

Cheers!

  • Listening to: Slowdive 'Souvlaki'
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
  • Watching: Screen
  • Playing: Reach
  • Drinking: tea


For all you tumblr and TKP fans we've dipped our TKP peanut butter in tumblr's chocolate for something cool and new, a Vulne Pro peanut butter cup 'o' awesome.

theos-ke-polemos.tumblr.com/

Amusement aside tumblr seemed a good place to do a Theos specific visual blog because tumblr seems to have a stronger focus on visual presentation than the typical blogging format. We'll continue to post here (soon new stuff will drop), on the Vulne pro Blog, and now the TKP Tumbler (with new stuff there and never posted hi-res versions of work we've posted as batch presentations). Been busy trying to get things cooking again so there is a lot of stuff in the fire. Hold tight as we'll be posting new works soon enough. Also there's a new post by :iconnidaram: on the blog about his submission to the :iconudoncrew: Megaman Tribute Book. Feel free to check it out too ;)

Cheers!

  • Listening to: TV
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
  • Watching: Falling Skies on Tee Vee
  • Playing: Reach
  • Eating: Donut holes
  • Drinking: tea


Gradually picking up steam with getting work rolling again. My Father's doing well and though I still take the time to visit him every day, in extended care, I'm getting work cooking again. He'll be discharged on the 8th and on the way to full recovery it seems. So, hopefully, we'll have things getting back to full productivity, or something close to it. I don't expect smooth sailing, as you always should be prepared for anything, but it does look like things are a great deal calmer now.

With that said new work is, indeed, coming and the first peek is up on the blog right now:

vulnepro.blogspot.com/

Those of you following Theos KE Polemos might recall several posts of characters and vehicles with the additional title of "Badan Song'. More work from this TKP project will be surfacing in the coming weeks so stay tuned :)

Cheers!

  • Listening to: Coast to Coast AM
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
  • Watching: Puter screen
  • Playing: Just Cause 2
  • Drinking: tea


UPDATE 5/21/2011 It looks like this may be one of the last updates regarding my Father's surgery and recovery for awhile.

Firstly, he's doing really well overall. The bad news, if you want to call it that (really it's not), is I had to put my Father in extended care, on the 19th, directly after his discharge from the Hospital. Unfortunately he unknowingly picked at (and picked out a few) his incision staples a couple of times, while in the hospital, thus making the healing of the wound a little more complicated and delicate. So really it's only bad news in the fact they he would have been home otherwise. Amusingly ironic is the comment the doctor that performed the surgery dropped on me that in his 20 years of doing surgery my Farther is the ONLY patient that picked at his incision like that... just what I wanted to hear 9_9

As grave as this might sound the incision is healing well with no problems of infection, and he's doing well overall, however he needs a more professional hospital environment for extended recovery than being at home. The incision is wrapped in a binder now so he can't get at it (though I don't see why they didn't do that immediately after the fist time he picked... apparently not). There's also the issue of extensive post surgery water retention swelling that has extremely impaired his mobility. I had hoped they would have gotten that swelling down at the hospital but he still has a little ways to go. So he's also in extended care for physical therapy, which is actually rather common for post surgery of this magnitude.  All said, he's doing great and I expect him to recover fully. What this means for Vulne Pro is, finally, I have some breathing room and time to get things rolling again. I have had no problem, what so ever, with helping my Father through all this at all but, now, I really do need to get things back on track. The studio is a business after all and we really need to get back to work. Expect activity from Vulne Pro to gradually ramp up once again. My deepest thanks for the support from everyone through all of this.

Cheers!

UPDATE 5/11/2011 My Father's surgery apparently went really well with no problems to speak of :) To say that was a relief is an after statement but, oddly, I seemed pretty calm today. I just had a good feeling about it going well. he's in ICU under observation but that's expected to go smoothly as well. Just taking it as it comes. Thank you, sincerely, everyone again. I really appreciate the kind words and support. Now... I shall crash (time for some sleep).

Cheers!


Cross posted from the Vulne Pro blog:

I have kept posting about the situation with my Father's medical issues to a minimum because it would be draining to do so in any frequency matching the continuous weekly developments.  I also imagine it wouldn't be much fun to read on a daily basis as tweets, blog posts, etc. Sure I have noted it in various posts as a factor in delaying or slowing work on some of our projects but details I've tried to keep to a minimum. Naturally it's more fun writing about the work we're doing and sharing it with all of you than posting about endless doctor visit tedium. That said, of course what's been going on is deeply personal and of obvious concern to me so I felt another, more substantial, update was in order.

It's been a Magical Doctor's Fun Club roller coaster ride since my Father fell and broke his arm Thanksgiving eve (which has healed up just fine). That unfortunate event led to future doctor visits discovering an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) which, in turn, led to his admittance into the hospital for just short of a week. All considered the news from the parade of various doctors, during his time in I.C., was continually rather good. Having come through that relatively well the doctor visits continued, along with a truckload of medications including the happy fun-time drug coumadin (blood thinner). Ahh the joys of coumadin with its exciting weekly INR blood tests as part of the package. Blood thinners... making simple cuts potentially more problematic or a fall even more serious than the potential injuries you may incur, 'cause blood takes longer to coagulate being... well, thinn-erd and all.

As these doctor visits continued an ultrasound was scheduled to check my Father's kidneys for possible renal failure. This was scheduled because his blood pressure had dropped to unsafe lows (due to being put on, apparently 3 blood pressure medications which were dropped immediately thankfully). Instead of any problems with his kidneys they discovered an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This led to more exams and a CAT scan. Unfortunately it became apparent surgery was the recommendation so he's scheduled to go under the knife, next week, May 11th. Since the date was set there have been further appointments, exams, and tests including a cardiac stress test in order for him to be cleared for the surgery to occur. The good news is he passed all those exams and tests with flying colors. Prognosis, low risk for surgery so I'm hoping it all goes well.

So it's been a veritable circus of modern medicine excitement (I won't even go into the absurd bills and costs thus far or pending. I imagine anyone familiar with our super awesome health care system knows all too well). The whole thing has been rather exhausting and time consuming for me just simply playing the part of chauffeur and, more or less, care-giver (which is getting off easy as my Father has to endure all the medical issues not me). Now am I complaining? No. I'm glad I'm here to help out my Pop and he's doing better than he would otherwise for it. Sure a situation like this can be disruptive and time consuming but I'd rather my Father be doing well than worry about how much art/freelance I'm getting done. At the end of the day we're just drawing toons and robuts and cool sci stuffs while hoping to spin a good yarn around them and that can wait until time permits. Real life is far less exciting than the fictions we can create but far more important to gracefully face during situations like this.

This blog's focus (along with the DA journals here) is the work, ideas, and observations of this little indy studio Vulne Pro, a studio that had, and has, a lot of plans for 2011. At the moment, more important things have been commanding my time but I, and we, do not plan to quit working away on what we love to do, nor will we stop sharing the work with you. We had started some pretty cool stuff last year and much of it has been delayed or slowed due to the events laid out above. It's been difficult, though not impossible, to take on contract work because of the rather unpredictable schedule at the moment and posts have been sporadic from me personally (or more sporadic than was planned) as I can only work on stuff during moments of calm throughout this storm. I know you folks out there are more than understanding so I'm not worried, none the less I wanted to address this. There's a lot of cool stuff on the way, just sit tight. I expect things to hit a more even keel at some point in the future and work will continue to trickle out until then.

As to my Father's pending surgery, I've noted before that any positive vibes, prayers, well wishes, kind words, etc, I imagine can't hurt so if you wish to extend any, by all means please feel free. I appreciate all the support. As much as it sounds like, "holy crap dude that's a lot to deal with!" I'm pretty sure he'll come through this just fine. My outlook has been pretty positive through all this as well (save the disgust at some of the absurdity in medical costs, especially prescription drugs) as I see little point in not doing so. As overwhelming as all this may seem my Father's been coming through all of this remarkably well so my hope is the surgery, though serious, will follow suit.

Note to folks on DA here: I plan to try to catch up on some of the comments. As you can see a lot has been going on so I haven't had a lot of time to get to that stuff. I enjoy communicating with you guys so thanks for the comments, watches, favs, etc.

My thanks for reading.

Mike

  • Listening to: Mononke-hime OST
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
  • Watching: Ghost in the Shell 2; Innocence Blu-ray
  • Playing: Just Cause 2
  • Eating: Chili
  • Drinking: tea


I just posted a new TKP FOIL line art the Oshen Atha Dharma RES-CM on the Vulne Pro blog. This one is a fierce looking 5th gen machine with a dash of mutant TKP deco. Again the line art will be up on the blog, for awhile, before I post it up here as well. The design is another collab, of sorts, between myself and :icongenocidalpenguin: (he did the head, explained in more detail on the blog post).

vulnepro.blogspot.com/

It's been a really crazy few months with my Father's continuing medical issues (he's still doing well but faces some new issues. More on that later) so my thanks to everyone for the favs, watches, comments, and support and apologies if I miss folks or am slow to reply. Unfortunately it's been unavoidable but I want to always impart my appreciation none the less.

More work to come...

Cheers!

  • Listening to: Jane's Addiction 'Nothing Shocking'
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Dune Messiah
  • Watching: The internets
  • Playing: Just Cause 2
  • Drinking: tea


I just posted the line art of a brand new FOIL collaboration, the Harma Bhatra, by :iconvulnepro: and :icongenocidalpenguin: on the Vulne Pro blog.

vulnepro.blogspot.com/

It's a rather extensive post disusing the evolution of the new design which was based on Karl's original creation to be found here fav.me/ddr9e0

This post, and the finished design, has been delayed several times, mainly due to the situation that arose with my Father's medical adventures of late. Time has been a precious commodity anymore (this can be said for most of us though) so I'm happy things seem to have been calming down enough for work to move forward again. For now the line art of the Harma Bhatra will remain on the blog exclusively, to be posted here at a later date. A full color version of the FOIL will see it's way here in the future as well :) I also blogged an entry today discussing the unintended coincidence of sendai in TKP having the same name as the city Sendai, in Japan, terribly scarred by the devastation  of the recent tsunami.

More work to come...

  • Listening to: Rain outside
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Dune Messiah
  • Watching: Gundam Unicorn episode 3
  • Playing: Just Cause 2
  • Drinking: tea


Waking up to the news about the tragedy in Japan wasn't the way I, or anybody, would want to start their day. I had to take my Father to a doctor's appointment (he's doing pretty much fantastic) and it was hard to focus on that with this news coming out of Japan.  I've heard directly from Jeff Lilly (Close friend and studio mate of mine, hatrax on the Vulne Pro blog. Jeff lives in Japan and he may weigh in at some point as well on the Vulne blog) and seen posts and tweets from several other folks I know in Japan hearing they're all OK, however that doesn't diminish the tragedy and loss for those who were not so lucky.

Just hearing, literally now, about an 6.6 earthquake in Nagano Japan O_o


Our hearts go out to those in Japan who are weathering this disaster and those that have been lost. May you be safe over there and best with the road to recovery. Rest in peace to those lost :( Unfortunately this doesn't look to be over.

Nature can be an awesomely frightening and cruel thing at times :(

Edit: I found myself at a loss when I posted the initial update earlier... and I'm still, rather at a loss right now. I've been glued to CNN, BBC (web feed), and Twitter, social networking, etc since I got home from my Father's doctor's visit. What strikes me is the surreal, yet devastating, nature of the footage that is all too real. This isn't some stupid Hollywood disaster flick. The weather has been chaotic, as the planet has been changing, and it can be awe striking in it's cruel raw power. Japan is a country well prepared for such disasters but this one is beyond forecasted estimations. We can only be so prepared and so vigilant. With daylight arriving in Japan the true scope of this disaster will become apparent and I don't expect it will be any less heartbreaking. Again our hearts go out to those in Japan during what will be a terribly rough time.

For those that can, you can donate to the Red Cross for disaster relief here: american.redcross.org/site/Don…

  • Listening to: Various news outlets
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Dune
  • Watching: CNN and BBC web feed
  • Playing: Just Cause 2
  • Drinking: tea


I just posted the line art for the Oshen-Dies Kharma Actura on the blog along with some discussion (of which there will be many related to TKP materials) about 5th gen FOIL design philosophy. Coming very soon will be an extensive blog post featuring a brand new FOIL collab by myself and :icongenocidalpenguin:. The FOIL will be going up there first but no worries, I'll drop a quick update post here when it does. These FOIL line art posts will eventually go up here on DA as well but, for now, are only on the Vulne Pro blog. More goodies to come, stay tuned ;)

vulnepro.blogspot.com/

Monday Feb 28: New FOIL step by step post by Nick Maradin :iconnidaram: posted on the blog. It's a very cool peek into Nick's process for his first post. Please, by all means, go check it out :) Gradually we'll be picking up steam with the blog so expect more to come. Thank you always for the support everyone!



Best!

  • Listening to: Steve Roach and Robert Rich 'Soma'
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Dune
  • Watching: This screen
  • Playing: Just Cause 2
  • Drinking: tea


Ileman-Loch Aetarius and Auaris SOMR line art posted on the Vulne Pro blog. More to come very soon, and, yes, more posts to DA as well ;)

Thursday Feb 24: posted the line art for the Nas-Farbute and Stumgeist 5th Gen EVO foils on the Vulne Pro Blog. I also offer some insight into why I have presented the TKP art in the manner it has been thus far. Those of you who are old school fans of classic anime will likely understand right away. The new line art presentations will be on the blog for awhile exclusively, then end up on DA and Pixiv. More and more the blog will be the place a lot of first peeks and previews will end up so thanks, always, for the support and enthusiasm for our work.

Tuesday Feb 15th: posted a series of process images for an older Theos KE Polemos image art piece 'And the Signal' on the Vulne Pro blog. I had intended to post it on DA, back when I created the original piece but that got sidetracked.  I think the blog is a great place to share this first. As I noted in the previous journal posting here we intend to post a lot of work on the blog not featured here so if you're following the Theos work it might be of interest to check it out from time to time.

vulnepro.blogspot.com/

Cheers!

  • Listening to: Elbow, 'Cast of Thousands'
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Dune
  • Watching: This screen
  • Playing: Just Cause 2
  • Drinking: tea

Vulne Pro official blog

Tue Feb 8, 2011, 7:25 AM


Although I still have a part of my time helping out my Father continue doing well (have to take him to doctor later today in fact) things have calmed down enough to get back to work on all things Vulne Pro. There's a lot of work I hope to post in the coming weeks so I have dusted off the poor neglected Vulne Pro blog and drug out the paddles injecting new life into it's visage. So with that I wanted to announce it's, more or less, live again and welcome anyone following what we do to drop in, drop a follow, sit a spell, etc. The blog will be manned by :iconnidaram:, :icongenocidalpenguin:, my long time studio collaborator and friend Jeff Lilly, and myself. We'll be tweaking the dedicated menu pages as we go but, at the moment, there's a page for Theos Ke Polemos with info and a small glossary of terms and, also, there's a page for EBEJEEBEIS, our short run web comic we did for CoasttoCoastAM.com. We plan to post a lot of work not featured here, along with any number of other interesting things we come up with relating to TKP (peeks at process, possible tutorials, variations on the art, etc) or otherwise.

Vulne Pro Blog: vulnepro.blogspot.com/

I also plan to get back to posting work on Pixiv so for those of you on Pixiv our gallery is here: www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=45…

And, lastly, those of you with twitter might want to follow my twitter account (found above) if you're enjoying the Theos project as I tend to post short updates there regarding pending work and posted work as well. It's not the most uber exciting twitter stuff, just straight forward updates so there you have it.


The kick off to 2011 has been a rather bumpy ride but I can see this as being a good year. I can't thank everyone enough for the support and kind words regarding my Father's adventures with modern medicine. He's still doing quite well. A big thank you, as well, to all the new folks who have dropped by, dropped watched, faves, and comments in the last few months. The support is endlessly appreciated :) More work to come folks so stay tuned and keep those pencils a movin'

Best!

  • Listening to: Colbert Report
  • Reading: Frank Herbert's Dune
  • Watching: Cat beating up a #2 pencil on my desk O_o
  • Playing: Just Cause 2
  • Eating: oatmeal
  • Drinking: tea