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Dune - Fedaykin Death Commandos by Gorrem Dune - Fedaykin Death Commandos by Gorrem
Finished this while waiting for Simcity to download, but of course Origin refuses to give me my product 2 hours after midnight... THANKS, OBAMA.

Anyway, these guys are sort of like sand ninjas that have been training in the harshest environment in the known universe, making them the most deadly warriors on Arrakis. In the first three books, these guys wreck everything. Their Krys knives can't be sheathed once drawn unless they are coated with blood, and they don't leave their dead behind in order to preserve the water of their bodies. unadulterated bad-asses.

I figured that they would need protective sleeves for their arms and legs more than regular stillsuits- not for fight protection, but just from regular climbing and stumbling over rocks and sand and riding sandworms in their spare time since Fedaykin are so active. They wear inscribed clothing since they are raised in a very religious culture (much like muslim and christian warriors used to) as protection or blessing, and the round water counter-like jewelry. Fremen gotta 'frem yo.
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GrayatDawn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Wonderful concept. The fully clad figure is menacing and badass at the same time just as you would imagine a guy who lives in harsh and unforgiving conditions.
Hannibalpjv Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Do you have that big character as an separate picture? It is very nice!

Nice picture!

I would like to ask, if you would give me a permission of using this picture in a fan made expansion to Dune card game?
If you do, what artist name do you prefer to use? 
Like previous, I most likely would put some desert background to it, but I would sent a final version for your approval.…
Luneskah Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool :)
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
steam4power Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Artist
adam-ant2 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
He must have been the Dance Commander!
Raven-Gold Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
I'm on my 3rd re-read of the 1st three Dune books and then I stumbled upon this beautiful piece. I've loved Dune and the idea of the Fedaykin desert warrior has always been facinating to me. This is an excellent piece of work, I love it!
MagyarEagle Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally someone who managed to get Fremen right!! You've captured the utilitarian aspect of the book, and the personalities perfectly. This is beyond amazing, it is exactly how I pictured them.
medievallass Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic concept work for these guys! :clap: Man in full kit he is really intimidating!

Hayley :floating:
Myrethy Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconilavplz: Gorgeous designs!
Hevonv42 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's Perfect!!!
shaharazade85 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
i really love your concept in Dune's world figures. i'm an old fan of herbert's books and your works led me back in memories. wow  saying that i seem a lot holder, anyway... great work!
Gorrem Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, that's why I'm makin' this stuff so people that read the books could appreciate it and to interest new people in reading.
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really liked it ! It remembers the first books of Herbert... *sigh*
It's very impressive, the muslim / zensunni religious part is well rendered in your art. Maybe the krys is not like I imagined it.
Xenalith Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Dude, very unique work, I think you found a niche, and it's fab.
They look like they have water built in their suits so they have a supply of it in hot desert environments.
gph-artist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
RagnAruk91 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the dune character :D so do you actually work for a company or do they contract you out?
arkozo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Finally!!!! That's a FEDAYKIN!!!!! F*in AWESOME!!!!!!!!
jaymendoza Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
had waited so long for a good desings dune
turbosuo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I like how your stillsuit design is a quasi-armor kind of thing.  Something I always felt like they would be.  And like you said, not just for combat.  The battle was against the planet as much as the Harkonnen.  You really brought these guys to life straight out of the book. Great job!
iSignIn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Yep. Every bit fits the lore and looks extremely badass.
Meursaultlol Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I've seen a lot of stillsuit designs on here but I definitely like yours the best. great work.
JoelWhite Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
These concepts are awesome. I love the designs. 
YBourykina Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
really awesome design, love the color palette :)
mindscapebd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great concept! :)
lauraorganasolo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Love the minute details.
Heavenzdead Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
looks Nice, i really like the design on the suit,
blackstar707 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :wow:
RyanMeader Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Pure awesome.
neil115 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
very cool
thevampiredio Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work!!!!:D
and all those other varients are beautiful too!
junweise Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That jewel certainly helps build a distinct silhouette for him :heart: I love this guy
Somaritan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
The best one I've ever seen. Bravo! Now to see them in some gruesome action against Harkonnen or Sardaukar - That would make me or any Dune fan very happy indeed. Thank you very much, great job!
Le-mage-bleu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello Gorrem, I just loved this concept for Dune, would you mind if I try to Sculpt it?
Gorrem Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! go right ahead :)
ghostcapi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Great work!!! I like very much the world of DUNE...
orod Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kazmosis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your dune concepts are hands down the best i've ever seen
ht743 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool.. loved the final costume! Fantastic!
ToonLink93 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, he looks pretty badass! *.*
Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I love the design, I may have had the arms a bit more unencumbered ( a bit too many belts and braces for knife fighting ) but I love your work.

I especially like the maker hooks
invalids Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I loved your design so I posted it on reddit. [link]

Someone said this:

How many more stillsuits are we going to see before we get one that isn't covered with greeblies and tubing? It's ARRAKIS for crying out loud! Sand, dust, wind-borne particles! Herbert himself points out that machines do not last long in the desert because of sand and dust getting into everything. A stillsuit needs to be SMOOTH (or at least a single, flexible covering, like the one in the Dune Encyclopedia) No, it doesn't look as interesting, but it's a hell of a lot more practical.

Do you have anything to say to that?
Gorrem Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
IE: The Stillsuits are essentially life support systems for the dying. They are not free.
Gorrem Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. Oh boy. Thanks for sharing my work though. :)

He said it himself, it doesn't look as interesting. I don't think I need to argue about the practicality of people living on a desert planet inhabited by giant sandworms that produce mind-altering space heroin. I'm pretty sure cacti and horny toads get along fine in the desert without being smooth. Also, Imagiscience tells me anything is possible.

And why do people always design them with tubing? It's not just because they think that's how the suits work... the image of a man, covered in what resembles exposed muscle and veins, is a strong image. They rely on the suits to survive, otherwise they will perish. The Fremen are a race on the brink of death, they are fragile and soon to become extinct in their old ways. They are the walking dead, and the suits are a visual metaphor for this.
invalids Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thank you for your prompt, thorough, and thoughtful response! I seriously love this answer. I think I just found my new major: Imagiscience. Great example with the toads and cacti. And I like the thought process behind the tubing: "they are the walking dead, and the suits are a visual metaphor for this." Do you mind if I quote you in a response to that comment? I promise I won't bother you with further updates (especially if they insist on being over-analytical, lol.)
Gorrem Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, go ahead. I would be getting ahead of myself to say this is exactly what Frank Herbert was thinking, but it seems to me that the idea that the Fremen represent is "the preservation of the old ways." By the time of the God Emperor's death, their culture has been completely outdated and their descendants are shadows of the past, relics. Only some of their traditions remain as vestigial homage, which is all they had to begin with. "Life support systems" is definitely the theme I was going with. My two cents!
invalids Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Makes sense! I love reading the thought process behind character design. Thank you for being open for discussion :)
DreadHaven Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
It would be cool if you made a fish speaker sheet like this :D
These look awesome in any case.
alzartz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Reaver-8-0-8-0-8 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent designs. This is how I imagined the Fremen when I read the books. Brilliantly realised characters :)
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