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Arrakis by EvaKedves Arrakis by EvaKedves
Arrakis,

a matte painting about Frank Herbert's visionary planet.
My basic idea was to create a wide landscape about the desert planet. I haven't read the novel yet but I saw the old movie and read some description about the planet.
I tried to make the desert look naturally so I modified the colors a couple times until I get the result I wanted: a low saturated and warm desert picture.
Made in photoshop with tablet, 7000 pixel wide.

Most of the pictures I used are from cgtextures.com
but I found stocks via Google, on sxc.hu and 3dTotal.com.

Behind the picture: Layers


This was a practice I was doing in my freetime.
I hope you are feeling well during holidays!!!

***THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL FAVES!!!!***
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:iconrunninfool512:
runninfool512 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
I love you
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oo, thank you! :)
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capn-gary Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Beautifully done!
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstevesea:
Stevesea Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Beautiful!, much better scale than any scene achieved in the movie ( which, in my opinion ,was totally inferior to novel), if you ever get a chance to read it, i think you'll come out w a thousand image ideas
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I'm reading it now :), and yes ideas are coming just my time isn't enough to draw all of them!
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FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
My pleasure :)..enjoy Dune
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darkMyke Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this very much as well, being a fan of his works. I always imagined what that planet must look like...and the people living there. I definitely like the tones of the image. However, as for critiques: I also think that the foreground does not really fit. That has been brought up already. Second, I'm not so sure about the scale of the whole thing, the perspective. The rock formations in the middle seem to be far away (suggested by the dunes, which are usually fairly large and wide), yet their texture looks like it's much closer to the viewer than the rest of the landscape suggests. It'd be much more fitting if they looked like the mountains in the background...that seems about the right distance. At the moment, it looks a bit like a photo-montage rather than a whole, natural landscape...I do hope you get the point. It still is a pretty neat image :)
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EvaKedves Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes, I can see your point. This is one of my first mattes and I did it a long time ago. As I remember I wasn't focusing on the basic elements, I just wanted to do a fitting composition but today I know much more about perspective and scale. In my gallery you can see my artistic evolution through my old images.
Thanks for the comment!
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is fabulous... :O You are very talented, that picture is just great, powerful.
It indeed feels like Arrakis in the tone and the land features.
My only negative remark goes to the couple in the foreground. It's completely out of the spirit for me. They look like nowaday people, like silhouettes we can see on an architectural perspective. This picture would take us much further in space and time with characters with straneg silhouettes, sorts of space suits or desert-tribe dress features. And the cool thing is that it's very easy to change! ;)
In the very same spirit, I've recently made this montage that shows Mars surface as settled by humans : [link]
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!!
Yes they aren't looking like people from the future, I didn't had any good idea when I was creating the image, how to make them look more futuristic, so this is the final version. In the future I will pay more attention to the details like this.
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EmperorIke Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Oh this is great, I'm so glad I clicked on View Gallery!
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!!
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:icongiovanino:
giovanino Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic job , i will do one in vue soon

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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
Your works are really amazing, very nice 3d pictures!
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giovanino Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you , i try hard
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
wow, love the movie, mini series and I do love this
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for the comment and for the fave!
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D4N13l3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow great work!
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconlil-la:
Lil-la Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Gyönyörű *-*
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)köszönöm! :wave:
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:iconwcid10:
wcid10 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Wow, looks like a photograph.
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much:) for the fave too!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning matte painting! Very nice :)
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!!!:wave:
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Saeva-Musica Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!!!
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The details are so brilliant. The sand dunes and the rocks are perfect.
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much, I'm glad you like it!:wave: Happy new year!
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RockhopperVFX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
love this well done
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!! :wave:
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harlan-heuker Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
yes very well seeing this artwork,this is great,wish happy holidays,harlan
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much Harlan! :wave:
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EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well I haven't read the novel yet and don't rememeber every word from the movie, is this a quote? Or a simple question ?:) I guess it's a qoute. Thanks for commenting! :wave:
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Writer
it is a quote :) great work :)
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)thanks :wave:
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:icondeinktvis:
deinktvis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Writer
inderdaad!
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sry everyone it's a reply to =mrnakes 's comment, my mistake!
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that's a painting...Amazing I simply love ti!
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EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for the comment and for the fave! :):wave:
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah man, that is one of the best landscape images I have ever seen. It looks like something out of Star Wars Tatooine or some such
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EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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Digimaree Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Good depiction of Arrakis. The TV series was better than the movie and the books are even better again. The people in your picture will have to put on still suits though, if they want to survive.
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EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm planning to read it next month:) good advice, I tried to paint suits on them but it's not recognizable :) Thanks for the comment!:wave:
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technonaut Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Cool! If you enjoyed the movie at all, you should read the book.
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:iconevakedves:
EvaKedves Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)I'm gonna read it:) Thanks for the comment!:wave:
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PandaJeter Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
awesome pic! :)
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