Aug 2018

The Spice Must Flow

A Dune mural, based on the first book. I tried to capture Paul’s visions of past and future in the psychedelic way he experienced them. It was described as a “new terrain of available paths” and the parallels between his visions and the desert sand dunes were just so delicious!

How many references can you spot? I spy with my little eye…

  • Paul Atreides
  • Fremen
  • Baby worm
  • Muad'Dib
  • Spice
  • Crysknife
  • Alia Atreides
  • Single combat
  • Dust storms
  • Harkonnen ships
  • The Emperor's throne
  • Thopters
  • Guild navigator
  • Jihad
  • The test
  • Worms
  • The Bene Gesserit
  • Water
  • Terraforming
  • The shield wall
  • Spice factory crawler
  • The water of life
  • Arrakis

The last book tribute I did was my Neuromancer triptych, and I’m trying to keep it going with some more large scale story-telling pieces. It’s a blast visualizing scenes from a book and coming up with a composition that can cram hundreds of pages into one!

I’m not sure how this is jiving with the obnoxiously-colored illustration style I’ve been developing, I think it needs more work! Maybe something halfway between this and the more muted color palette I used for Neuromancer. It’s also really hard to keep a disciplined rendering style with busy pieces like this!

Next up I’m thinking Lord of the Rings!

Dune art
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Dune art
prints & more!
Dune art
prints & more!