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Meeting the Emperor by NicholasKay Meeting the Emperor by NicholasKay
So, as some of you may know, I'm a huge Dune fan. I've been working diligently at improving my style, especially in regards to color, perspective and narrative.

I thought I should practice on something I feel passionate about, something which has some real drama and background to work with.

Anyway, this is a piece I did inspired by Leto II, God Emperor of Dune. If you haven't read the series, I highly recommend it!
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DanielPekenike Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Mavaron-666 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Great work, especially on the floor because it looks freaking amazing!
Foxw1ns Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Work of magic. =]
Blue-Marcus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Very Nice.
hamo1701 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
how the hell did you make the floor look so awesome? I'm pretty decient with photoshop myself, but damn dude! the patterns disappearing to a vanishing point, the reflections, just wow.
Sintelias Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I a frankly speechless at your work, I like the setting, the colors and the scene for itself.
God-Emperor was always my favorite Dune book.
sarzfang Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I made an account just to comment on this. I too am a huge Dune fan. I agree with the other comments, this is the best rendering of Leto I've seen. The style, colors, and textures are very similar to how I envision the world of Dune. I'm not sure if it was on purpose, but I absolutely LOVE that you put the Fish Speakers in uniforms strangely reminiscent to (what is considered in their time as 'ancient') stillsuits. In the time of this scene in the book, we know Dune will once again become a desert planet. It seems obvious that Leto would dress his army like this, perhaps to ready the Fish Speaker's descendants of things to come. I don't know, I'm obviously way into this shit. I'm going to school for fashion design and I plan my first complete line to be very Dune heavy. Which I find a bit ironic since in 'Dune Messiah' faux stillsuits start cropping up as a huge fashion/social statement all across the empire. I hope you continue the amazing work. More Dune please!
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pentegass Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Artist
well i watched the movie and the mini series leto was about to be transformed into a sand worm. is it a tribute for that or did i misunderstood the series?
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a tribute to the novels, on which those series were based.
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