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By EvaKedves

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
but I found stocks via Google, on and

Behind the picture: Layers

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

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EvaKedves's avatar
oo, thank you! :)
capn-gary's avatar
Beautifully done!
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FoolSightBlind's avatar
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
EvaKedves's avatar
thanks! I'm reading it now :), and yes ideas are coming just my time isn't enough to draw all of them!
FoolSightBlind's avatar
My pleasure :)..enjoy Dune
darkMyke's avatar
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 :)
EvaKedves's avatar
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!
Ludo38's avatar
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]
EvaKedves's avatar
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.
EmperorIke's avatar
Oh this is great, I'm so glad I clicked on View Gallery!
EvaKedves's avatar
fantastic job , i will do one in vue soon

EvaKedves's avatar
thank you very much!
Your works are really amazing, very nice 3d pictures!
thank you , i try hard
LordTigeron's avatar
wow, love the movie, mini series and I do love this
EvaKedves's avatar
thank you very much for the comment and for the fave!
D4N13l3's avatar
wow great work!
EvaKedves's avatar
thank you very much!
Lil-la's avatar
Gyönyörű *-*
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wcid10's avatar
Wow, looks like a photograph.
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