Muad'Dib at a stance with his maker hook. Possibly looking out for the Shai-Hulud from a top of a sand dune.
I wanted to create a sort of painterly slightly gritty look to the illustration to give the feeling of sand and dry weatheredness of the mean Arrakis terrain. There is a suggestion of a caravan of fremen in the background to the right, down in the valley.
I always liked Jago's flying kick and fighting style. Whenever I choose a fighting game character, I make sure it has some good strong kicks because I like jumping a lot (I guess) so connecting long kicks from the air and start combos that way is what I usually do.
As for this illustration, I tried to make the classic NES design (which was quite simple in terms of details) more comic like. So I had a look at some classic X-Men issues I saw around the web and got some inspiration. Gambit's hairstyle was borrowed in some way... haha... I even felt like drawing Psylocke next time... I guess Jim Lee's works are definitely inspiring as for human body knowledge refers... wow! his pencil strokes look really cool. It was hard to find good references for Jago. I didn't really manage to understand what type of shoes, boots or sandals he wears... and the sword... I didn't really find a good reference either. Maybe next time I will try to do a better job.
This work is aimed to be included as part of Killer Instinct Tribute organized by -Game Art HQ - Fighting Games Elite [fighting-games-elite.deviantart.com].
Copyright for the character belongs to Ciaran Dwynvil. Étienne Vignesbelie is one of the main characters in Trails of Love I Crawl trilogy. Information about the book can be found on the author's profile =CiaranDwynvil Copyright for the artwork belongs to =Kuneria