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…
The Emperor's throne
The Bene Gesserit
The shield wall
Spice factory crawler
The water of life
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! Although I’d be basing it off the movies rather than the books (I know I know, I’m a heretic!)