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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Name that Bug Mystery! - [Kep Jekura]


What is this bug... I've wondered for years. I live in Michigan. I spotted this bug when i was on the edge of a forested marsh area. It was a flying insect. It appeared to be about the size of a crane fly. I kept seeing these oscillating lights flashing at the tips of wings or whatever it was.

This picture is an animation that approximates what it looked like



If anyone knows what it is send me an email kep@furocious.com

I'll post here again when the mystery is solved. Thanks!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

National Panasonic Updated to the year 2009 - [Kep Jekura]


Here is my latest Project!

Check it out! I installed an MP3 Player in this Vintage Panasonic Boombox.





To find out more check out this page Boombox Project

Or my Instructables Page on it at Instructables

Monday, February 9, 2009

Rediscover - [Kep Jekura]


When you own things like homes and cars... chances are that they kind of own you a bit. I've spent most of this last year fixing up my house and pining over my broken Jeep (which is fixed and back on the road).

And how much time have I wasted on getting the computer fixed or customized just right? (maybe it's time to get the Mac)

So now I'm back to who knows what. After working 62 hours a week over the holiday season now I'm working less than 34 hours. That means more time to do whatever and no money to do it.

Usually in the face of hard times we discover or rediscover what we are made of and what defines us.

So here we go *tips glass* to the adventure that awaits!

hmm...where's that wacom device?



Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tarron Release delayed - [Kep Jekura]


I've got about 3 months of finished material but not enough for me to really release it.  Now if I had full time to devote to working on my publications I could probably keep up but since I work on that in my spare time along with countless forms of recreation I'm sure I'd be behind in say about 3 months.  Let's face it, on the list of priorities Taaron is pretty low right now.

I might however release the opener just as a tease.



Thursday, August 16, 2007

Getting UnStuck - [Kep Jekura]


Well Here's the latest update.  I'm still pretty well preoccupied with the Jeep and haven't gotten much else done.  Here's a video from one of my latest adventure compliments of one of my new Jeepin friends from http://www.offroadjeepers.com



Saturday, July 14, 2007

Jeep Driver's Test - [Kep Jekura]


I've been quite preoccupied with my new transportation these days.  I often find myself daydreaming about my next ride across the countryside.



Yes that is Me in a Jeep!  Not a Stock Photo!


You've heard it said that "It's a Jeep thing..." If you own a Jeep
then just how much have much have you been indoctrinated in the Jeep 'cult'-ure?



Here's a test I made up specifically for those driving Jeep Wranglers


Take the Test


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wolf Sequence 003 is Finished - [Kep Jekura]


It took a while to get this picture just right because of the angle of the pose but I finally finished it up today.

Wolf Sequence 003

Wolf Sequence 003

Now I'm moving on to Wolf Sequence 004 to complete the series.



Monday, March 26, 2007

Latest Print from the FS workshop - [Kep Jekura]


I'm still keeping busy working on several projects.  I was going to work on Wolf Seq 003 today but decided to take a little break and draw this fox.  I haven't done a fox in ages. 

Red Fox HS1
Red Fox HS1

One of my all time favorite works is a painting by Winslow Homer called The Fox Hunt.  That painting made quite an impression on me at an early age.  Hehe, I am no Winslow Homer but it sure was fun drawing this fox.

Ah well, back to Wolf Seq 003.  It's coming along nicely.  I hope you like it when I get it finished.

catcha later, Kep



Friday, February 16, 2007

New Web Site - [Kep Jekura]


A new website has just been released for my up and coming 2008 Web Comic Taaron.

To find out more stop by the >> online Episodes page <<

catcha later, Kep



Friday, February 2, 2007

The new font Furocious_TN - [Kep Jekura]


Recently I've been working on my own fonts for Furocious Studios.  The first two are furocious_TN (tall & narrow) and furocious_wild

Furocious_TN is now available.  But just so you know I will be using it for the furocious trade name.

Furocious TN sample
The File is available here >> Furocious_TN <<

I created Furocious TN because I've wanted a Tall and Narrow font for design use for ages.  It is painstaking work to make clean text for banners and such without the use of a font.


Furocious_TN was made using High-Logic's FontCreator which is available in my Shoppe.

Already you can see I've put the font to good use dressing up my web site. 
Perhaps the effect that was most pleasing to me was the subtle background for the main viewing area.  It looks much better than a blank gray background.

Well that's all for now.  Have fun with the font.

catcha later,
Kep



Friday, January 26, 2007

Wolves in the Forest - [Kep Jekura]


The latest print available is Wolves in the Forest.  I love the painting progressions of these works.  Eventually I'll have to put together a gallery of progressive work.  But for now, here's the progressive work image.

Wolves in the Forest Progression

To see a larger version go >> here <<



Saturday, January 13, 2007

Grand Opening - [Kep Jekura]


Over the last week I've been diligently working to put together the Furocious Studios online STORE where I have several of the software products that makes Furocious ART possible.

I figured that maybe you might want to bring out the artist in you!

Included are a couple of graphics programs (ArtRage2 and MagicViewer) offered at an affordable price to any new and aspiring artist.  Also I have a program that is a Must Have for all computer users (ClipMate7).  It is a major time saver for posting on forums, putting together custom banners, and putting together web design.  These companies have graciously allowed me to sell their programs on my site.

I am greatful that they have made these programs available to us at such a reasonable price!  I'd like to pass along that great deal to everyone who stops by here.  Hopefully that will also help to finance this site.  If you venture on to their official sites please drop back by to make the final purchase when you discover that you can't function without them. Be looking for these and other great programs in my Shoppe!

catcha later, Kep



Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy New Year! - [Kep Jekura]


I wish everyone a great New Year!

I don't really have anything different for a resolution for this year than years gone by.  I'm just always open to growing and becoming a better person overall.

I've got tons of projects to keep on task with.  Who knows, maybe I'll do a better job of keeping up with everything along with fulfilling my every day obligations.

Hmm, maybe you have noticed the nice new holiday themed banner up top for the New Year.  That's one of those many projects I mentioned.

Anyway, catcha later, Kep



Monday, December 11, 2006

The Furocious Chipmunk (TM) - [Kep Jekura]


Found in the secret hidden archives... hehe, I put this painting away for safe keeping, so safe that I couldn't find it for over a month.  My wife found it in a box with some other work.  Sadly it was bent out of shape and had green fuzzies on it.  I cleaned it up and flattened it out (good thing it is acrylic).  Then came the daunting task of scanning it into the computer.  Not wanting to risk losing it in the mail by sending it out to be processed I set out to scan it in myself.  First I tried to photograph it with limited results.  It is too big to scan the whole thing at once so I had to scan bits and make a composite.  It took a couple hours to complete but I'm quite pleased with the result.  I was even able to digitally touch up the finished work to erase years of abuse.

The Furocious Chipmunk (TM)

You can find a preview of the results here.  And you can buy a full sized 16 x 20 print in my DevArt print shop.  >> Furocious Chipmunk Print <<

Well I am quite relieved to have my old painting back where I can see it.

catcha later, Kep



Saturday, November 18, 2006

Site Updates - [Kep Jekura]


Hehe, what am I crazy?  Probably, heh.   All the Icons, , Favicons, Cursors, Avatars and Gifs that I am able to make and I never made one for this site *faints*  Well I have remedied that now.  If you are using Firefox browser I'm sure you've already noticed it.  If you clicked over on a Favorite off of IE you may want to make a new short cut ;-)  Well, here it is anyway furocious favicon it is the furocious.com favicon which is good for dressing up your bookmarks/favorites/shortcuts...er whatever for the Furocious Site.

Furocious Knight Progression

Also new as you can see, I posted an animated Gif that shows the progression of the art work Furocious Knight.  You can find a larger image here.

Well that's all for now...catcha later, Kep



Saturday, November 4, 2006

The Latest Updates - [Kep Jekura]


I added a few simple updates.  I tweaked the format making it a bit more user friendly, added the Furocious Banner, and added some info to the profile page.

On the flip side I've been adding a steady stream of submissions to my Kepster @ Deviant Art

DevArt Gallery.

catcha later, Kep



Saturday, April 2, 2005

Welcome To Thee Furocious! - [Kep Jekura]


Still in the process of setting everything up, but it should be functional in a couple days.