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Paul Summons a Worm by kunkkunk Paul Summons a Worm by kunkkunk
Paul stands alone, thumber clenched in his hand, about to either prove himself to the Fremen, or perish.

It's been a while since I've submitted. I really need to get better...

Sorry so wide. Tried to capture the feeling of the vast wasteland and anticipation of the future/unkown.

A couple thoughts. I tried to keep very close to the palette of my previous Fremen submission. Maybe too close. My next Dune work will have to be different. I am so pumped over the thumper. Summoning Shai-Hulud always seemed like it should be religious for them... a sacrament... so I styled the thumper to be ceremonial and a sacred device. I can see some Fremen hand crafting that staff from some alien wood, polishing it until it gleems.

It's funny how many happy accidents happen during this; the haze on the dune feeling like a sandstorm about to blow in... the odd oily look on the water pouches in his still suit... the dark shadows in his cowl... none of it planned, but spots that I enjoyed once the process was done.
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Sir-Pounce-Alot Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
This is truly amazing, I think this is the best part in the book, I really do love this.
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kunkkunk Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Thanks! Rock on!
It's a pretty crucial point in Paul's maturing. All the other points of conflict it seemed like Jessica was there to pull him out. But when he was waiting for that worm, he was alone for, what seemed like, the first time. Very similar to the Box, but even there, I felt like she was right outside the door, just in case.
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Sir-Pounce-Alot Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I agree, since finishing Dune and thinking back to all those moments, Jessica was there to pull him out of the trouble, and I thought the worm was one of the only moments he was actually alone, though I don't think even Jessica could get a worm to back down. Still though I'm hoping the other books have many moments where Paul has to do things on his own and rely on only himself to survive.
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THOMAS-COVENANT Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
great attention to deatil! you even got the pure blue eyes!
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THOMAS-COVENANT Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
a great piece
awesome job
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two-smokes Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Also a great dune pic. I LOVE the thumper design.
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Raephen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
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My-Catch-22 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

Prolly what first popped in my mind when i saw this pic
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