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Dune: Swordmaster of Ginaz by jubjubjedi Dune: Swordmaster of Ginaz by jubjubjedi
Inspired by the possibility of a new movie version of Dune, this is Duncan Idaho as appears in my imagination.
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zStars Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
sorry, another comment upon seeing this again: omg is it just me, or did you make a point of giving his eyes epicanthic folds?? +1 book accuracy
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
LOL!  Well I definitely wanted him to be "racially ambiguous"... I figure that millenia from now, we won't be so defined by our racial heritage than that, possibly, our homeworld of origin.  But yeah, the look was definitely a homage to the quote from Dune Messiah and the ancient tradition of swordsmanship from asia.
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zStars Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Haha, exactly. Futuristic scifi worlds with the exact same clearly defined "races" that we know today always strike me as funny. And it seems like a lot of artists completely disregard written description--this is the first time I've ever seen Duncan portrayed with the kind of Asian(?)-tinged ambiguity described in Messiah, despite the fact that the shape of his eyes is one of the most specific characteristics given.

Love it. He's one of my favorites and I totally have a literary crush on him whoops :heart:
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
LOL nice, I've gotten literary crushes before!  I don't think it's that strange...
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zStars Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Holy costume design, Batman. This is awesome. It feels just right!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
LOL, thanks!!
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medievallass Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Oh this is fantastic! He's so spot on to how I imagined him in the first novel. I love his costume, and the textures on the mixed fabrics are so life like! :clap: :love:

Hayley :floating:
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Hey, glad you like it!!  Thanks for all the kind words :D !!
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medievallass Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
You're welcome! Gott'a love Dune fanart! :D

Hayley :floating:
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joulester Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yet another great interpretation. Whenever I delve into the Dune novels, I've always pictured Duncan's facial features to be somewhat kindly and soft, like what you've done here. However, what I like most is the eye shape that you've given him. I think it's very unique and fresh, and hard to tell what kind of nationality he's from, just the kind of thing that's needed in visualizing the Dune universe. 

The uniform drawn here is another thing worth noting. Very classy, yet versatile for combat. Love the embossed Atreides Hawk on the shoulder armor pads, and you didn't forget the personal shield generator on his belt! Very well done!
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