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05 May 2006, 02:50 PM
Rob note:
For those who dont want to draw a DUNE topic ... there is this thread:
CgTalk Daily Sketch 709 THE 30 MINUTE SKETCH: "Sinbad" (

What is Dune?

The DUNE challenge? Illustrate this Intro....

"In the beginning"

Princess Irulan:
(audio >>LINK (<<)

A beginning is a very delicate time. Know then, that is is the year 10191.

The known universe is ruled by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam the Fourth, my father. In this time, the most precious substance in the universe is the spice Melange. The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness. The spice is vital to space travel. The Spacing Guild and its navigators, who the spice has mutated over 4000 years, use the orange spice gas, which gives them the ability to fold space. That is, travel to any part of the universe without moving. Oh, yes. I forgot to tell you. The spice exists on only one planet in the entire universe. A desolate, dry planet with vast deserts. Hidden away within the rocks of these deserts are a people known as the Fremen, who have long held a prophecy that a man would come, a messiah, who would lead them to true freedom.

The planet is Arrakis, also known as Dune.

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Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
They can be done on any medium.
If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
You can post an entry at anytime for the topic presented on this thead BEFORE the voting thread for THE WEEK has been posted.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
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(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them).
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05 May 2006, 02:58 PM
:thumbsup:Omg, Sting is in the movie^^ I love Sting, although, red hair does NOT suit him...

05 May 2006, 03:18 PM

Keep in mind, the movie DOES NOT do justice to the book. But the movie is a great way to visualize the book.


05 May 2006, 05:41 PM
"Keep in mind, the movie DOES NOT do justice to the book"

Actually, it is I who's not doing justice to the book :D
~ 1 hour

05 May 2006, 06:48 PM
Oh well, neither first nore best but dune is a favourite so I doodled away a bit while working on other things. Photoshop, about half an hour.

05 May 2006, 07:34 PM

Mine looks like poo, but oh well first shot at it. took 30 min in photoshop. Would spend longer but have to go to work. hope you guys like the idea.

05 May 2006, 11:12 PM
This is great theme to do for the daily sketch, a brilliant book and probably my favorite sci-fi book ever.
Good work so far people. This took about an hour and was done in painter.
I'd like to more dune pics as the week goes on but i'm getting a bit stressed about finishing my journey begins pic in time!

05 May 2006, 04:31 AM
Never read the book, probably never will since I have dislectic problems.

But I did saw the movie which inspired my piece. (

Wacom+PS CS2, 90 minutes

EDIT: forgot specifying Photoshop

05 May 2006, 05:33 AM
2 hours Painter IX and Photoshop CS

In the begining...

05 May 2006, 07:23 AM
hey guys, this wasnt done 4 the sketch but i was hoping i could sneak it in, it was for an assignment, i had to do a movie poster . i chose dune and had the idea of having 2, one for harkonnen 1 4 atredies, i just wanna get some feedback from u all and c what u think of it.

time limit. - i did it slowely over afew days so i dunno exactly how many hours. photoshop and wacom

sorry about kinda not posting an actual daily sketch :p

05 May 2006, 08:54 AM
One of the things that I remember from the movie (space navigator and that big door into the spaceship)

SB + PS 50min

Some facts:
-It's like 10 years ago that i watched that movie and read the book.
-The first dune movie is as old as i am.
-Patrick steward hasn't changed a bit. Scary!

05 May 2006, 11:33 AM
I liked the bald lady.. So I drew her^^

Edit: I did it agaaaain.. Photoshop ca.30-40 minutes..

05 May 2006, 03:18 PM

I loved the first 2 books and I quite enjoyed the film, so I had to enter :-)
Here is my entry:

Done in 1 hour.
Bye all.

05 May 2006, 07:04 PM
I am another devotee of the first film, the extended version, the SciFi channel miniseries and of course, all the books (which I got through to Children of Dune)

Love it!!
25 mins, photoshop, Intuos3

Please don't stop the Dune themes - this is awesome :)

05 May 2006, 08:14 PM
Unfortunately never read the books...just saw the movies. So, what I remember of the beginning of the movie is something like this (about 1.5 hrs Painter):

05 May 2006, 10:43 PM
I like a lot of these works.

Labyrinth, your work got a nice 'texture' feel to it, as if you can touch it. It does look a bit cold though for a Dune planet (because of all the blue I think)

I never watched the movie because I found it too scary when was I kid :)

05 May 2006, 10:05 PM
hi all. my effort: 1.5hr, sorry a bit big...looks better as a thumbnail really!

05 May 2006, 10:59 PM
Okay, I tried to warm up the sky some -- here is the update:

05 May 2006, 06:16 PM

Painter and Photoshop 3 hours. Now that i look at it... i feel that it somewhat does not depict the title of the thread very well. I'll wait for the other Dune related threads to improve. Great idea for a thread subject by the way! :D

05 May 2006, 02:15 PM
nice work ribaman, sandworms are so cool that its hard to resist drawing them though isnt it?!
I fell for the same temptation of not dojng an introductory piece but instead drawing the sandworm. I think the thing for me was about doing a quick sketch for a book cover so i thought about the most dynamic image in the dune universe(i i wasnt the only one), basically sandworms are cool so you shoudnt need to backpedal!

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