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Lady Jessica of House Atreides by denkata5698 Lady Jessica of House Atreides by denkata5698
Hi everyone, long time no see.

I'm super obsessed with Dune, I've read all of Frank Herbert's novels (didn't bother with his son's continuation) and I'm dying to see proper Dune adaptation on screen (either HBO or Movie, imma take both, because that David Lynch verson was horrendous, like i can't even, this wasn't Dune whatsoever). For some time I've been working on series of conceptual art posters of some of my favorite Dune characters. First one is Jessica, which is my top 3 from all books. One familiar with Dune will be like "Oi dude, why is Jessica walking without a stillsuit in the desert????" but to you my friend I say "ignore the background, that's just the connective tissue between all of the drawings". This concept depicts Jessica shortly after her arrival on Caladan. I wanted to illustrate her distance from the Bene Gesserit (btw Bene Gesserit is everything, I can draw any character from Heretics or Chapterhouse, because SON, I love them all) by embracing lighter colours. At the same time I wanted her to keep the seductiveness of a typical BG, and look very intense and even slightly demonic. Like people were suspecting Jessica of treason, if she'll be blamed for shit, she might as well look bomb at the time. Overall I wanted Jessica to have almost a "goddess-y" look to her, because let's be real to make Leto fall for her so much, she must have been out of this world. 

Sooo, I hope someone likes this piece of art. In few days I'll post Paul and in some time Duncan and Irulan.
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Hannibalpjv Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Witch! She has same kind of pose and Paul has. Good family potred indeed! ;-)
ChaosFay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Looooove!  Jessica is, IMHO, one of the most powerful characters in the series.  She turned her back on the BG and did as she damn well pleased, taught her son everything she knew, and did everything she could to protect her family.  She continued to fight the BG the rest of her life, in both small are large ways.  Your depiction of her here is spot-on.  Seductive, powerful, and challenging all who stand against her.

I'm a huge Dune fan, and that 1980s film just...needs to die.  I love the three-part miniseries SyFy channel did back in 2000.  Some folks hate the continuation books, but FH worked with his son and Kevin J Anderson so the series could continue.  He had thousands upon thousands of pages of notes in safety deposit boxes for future books.  I strongly recommend reading them. 
denkata5698 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Student Interface Designer
Totally agree with you about Jessica, her choices changed the course of the universe for thousands of years, if that's not a boss I don't know what it is. So you'd recommend I give Hunters and Sandworms a chance? I was dying to see how the story plays out after Chapterhouse but the reviews for those books were horrendous and I was like "ok it ended here"
ChaosFay Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
I suggest the prequels first, starting with the Butlerian Jihad.  The main reason folks are all "nope" about the books is because they're written in a different style.  Different often makes people angry, especially when they're using to things being a certain way.  Personally I prefer the style of the newer books, the story flows more smoothly.  There's also in-between books.  Here's the current order:

The Butlerian Jihad
The Machine Crusade
The Battle of Corrin
Sisterhood of Dune
Mentats of Dune
Navigators of Dune
House Atreides
House Harkonnen
House Corrino
Paul of Dune
Dune Messiah
Winds of Dune
Children of Dune
God Emperor of Dune
Heretics of Dune
Chapterhouse of Dune
Hunters of Dune
Sandworms of Dune

I also recommend The Road to Dune, written by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson.
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing art!!!

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aetheldeviant Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Beautiful. Welcome back!
Vermithrax1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Absolutely GORGEOUS design for the dress!  A wonderful piece of work all around.  My compliments.
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