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God Emperor of Dune by jubjubjedi God Emperor of Dune by jubjubjedi
A painting of one the most complicated characters in Science Fiction, Leto II from Frank Herbert's God Emperor of Dune. A version with the vintage title font from the old Dune books can be seen at my blog: jacobatienzaart.blogspot.com
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014   Writer
Great work; this looks, to me, like the pivotal scene in the novel in which Leto II allows his assassination, thus becoming The Divided God.  Really wonderful.  This is one of the few images I'd consider to be an "authentic" Dune-inspired image.  Frank Herbert would be proud!  I love this.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Hey, thanks for the kind words!  That's definitely the reason why I painted this scene... the fact that it's a sunset is also mean to illustrate that pivotal event.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hwi Noree is the person next to him, or Moneo Ibn-fuad Sayefa Atreides?
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Hwi Noree!
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
"The sleeper must awaken"
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Iceey23 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just wiki-ed EVERYTHING
I really like the concept of this character. It makes me both curios and terrified. 
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
LOL!!  Yeah... he's quite... complicated...  Stare 
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Myrethy Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
...So many people are praising this character, I need to read the book! I've only read Dune, and that... that was almost too much to comprehend, but I loved it so much.
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ideosynk Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Take your time with each novel. EVERY choice and action by Paul and Leto II have lasting effects millenia down the road. The characters are as good as they come.
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, Dune was a great read... although for some reason I remember drum sand more than anything. Odd.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Well, to tell you the truth, it only gets more complicated LOL!  The later books take place waaaaay into the future that was in the original Dune trilogy...
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IAstartov Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Definitely looks great!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thanks!!
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IAstartov Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
You're welcome!
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ideosynk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Complicated is a superb description of Leto II. So much was set in motion by him generations before the events actually occurred. You've done an excellent portrait of him in his final stages.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Thanks for the kind words!!
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mindscapebd Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great work! Leto's expression perfectly portrait his sacrafice, which his father was afraid and unwilling to take. One of the most complex and amazing characters in the books! God Emperor of Dune is by far my favourite chapter of the Dune saga.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I agree, though it's hard for me to say what my favorite Dune book is, lol.
Thanks for the kind words regarding my art!!
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Spice must flow!
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Asrath Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing! Leto II is indeed one of the most complicated, and interesting characters I've ever read about. He is awesome, terrifying, amazing and horrible, all at the same time!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I completely agree!
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American-Emperor Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Oh that is just glorious, fantastic job!
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thanks for the kind words!!
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emprahsque23 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
whats with all the impractical clothing, what is it with feudal futures they should turn into semi-feudalist star empires with capitalist corrupt corporate executives as leaders
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Um... yeah... O_o'
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emprahsque23 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
or maybe they change their culture and way of governing to be like Plato's Republic
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Kosiarztp Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutly amazing work ;D
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thank you!!
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Donrem Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice! Keep going.
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beltminer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
i just noticed the dreaded atriedes hawk battle flags. man it's time to read the books again!
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beltminer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
this is the only image i have ever seen that captures the otherwordly alieness and tragic nature of this iconic character, and some great ones have tried. the expression on his face captures his sacrifice so completely. majestic is the word. may i ask ,who is the woman on the right? her gown is simply perfect. i'll bet mr. herbert would love this piece.
all the best. george
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Thanks for the kind words! This was fun to work on as I was trying out a new painting technique on photoshop. Just to let you know, there is some minor symbolism in the image; the spear/banner shafts are meant to be reminiscent of prison bars (Leto II is a prisoner of fate/prescience), and the shape of the doorway they are emerging from is meant to be like a wave (you know, like the overwhelming quality of history blah blah LOL). The women on the bottom right is the Ixian Hwi Noree, and they are surrounded by the Fish Speakers.
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beltminer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
thank you sir for this wonderful piece. i knew it was rife with symbolism. this is one of those images that unfolds as you look at it. layers upon layers of meaning. like a great film, the more you see, the more you see! that look on his face man! the weight of the world, or i guess worlds. to me though the best thing is it reminds me how a master can tell a story in a static image. i don't know that iv'e ever been more inspired. thanks especially for that. i'll be watching! george
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ArtbyBones Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow... Superb.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Thanks! :)
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master109 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
i really would love to see leto meet the god emperor from the 40k series
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
LOL, yes, that would be interesting... it seems that Leto's prescience is much more powerful than the Emperor's.
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master109 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
they would have so much to talk about
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Lots of awkward silence... :D
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master109 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
leto: so your a god emperor to
Emperor: yeah
leto:.......
Emperor:......
leto: so got any good stories
Emperor: oh hell yeah there was this one time
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
leto: I already know what happened
Emperor: oh, that's right
leto: .....
Emperor: .....
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master109 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Leto: want to go conquer the universe together and be awesome
Emperor: do you even need to ask
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MincedGinger Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Lol awesomesauce XD
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Crazygoblin21 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I love this :)
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
:D :D :D
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INSERTA Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I almost tought the talkative fishes were men!
I really like Hwi Noree's dress,yet it seems like something the Princess of Naboo would wear.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
LOL, yeah I don't now... there's absolutely no reference out there for what the Ixians wore, so I just made something up. Now that I think of it, it would probably look very tech-y, since technology is such a big part of their civilization... damn, why didn't I think of that weeks ago LOL...
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
It would suck to be a giant worm...
This is great. I know the focus is on Leto II, but the men hokding the flags and the lady are equally great.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
LOL! Yes it would suck, especially if you are stuck that way for centuries. And those are gals holding the flags btw, Leto's "Fish Speakers", his all-woman army.
Thanks for the kind comments :)!!
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