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Dune - Fedaykin Death Commandos
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Published: March 5, 2013
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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's avatar
GrayatDawnStudent 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's avatar
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.

www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/9…
Luneskah's avatar
LuneskahHobbyist Artist
Very cool :)
ArtbroJohn's avatar
ArtbroJohnProfessional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
steam4power's avatar
steam4powerStudent Artist
This is MAGNIFICENT
adam-ant2's avatar
He must have been the Dance Commander!
Raven-Gold's avatar
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's avatar
MagyarEagleHobbyist 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's avatar
medievallassHobbyist Writer
Fantastic concept work for these guys! :clap: Man in full kit he is really intimidating!

Hayley :floating:
Myrethy's avatar
MyrethyHobbyist Writer
:iconilavplz: Gorgeous designs!
Hevonv42's avatar
Hevonv42Student Digital Artist
It's Perfect!!!
shaharazade85's avatar
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's avatar
GorremProfessional 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.
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RevealedFromtheVoyHobbyist 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.
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XenalithStudent 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.
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gph-artistProfessional Traditional Artist
Fabulous.
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RagnAruk91Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the dune character :D so do you actually work for a company or do they contract you out?
arkozo's avatar
Finally!!!! That's a FEDAYKIN!!!!! F*in AWESOME!!!!!!!!
jaymendoza's avatar
had waited so long for a good desings dune
turbosuo's avatar
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's avatar
Yep. Every bit fits the lore and looks extremely badass.
Meursaultlol's avatar
I've seen a lot of stillsuit designs on here but I definitely like yours the best. great work.
JoelWhite's avatar
JoelWhiteProfessional Digital Artist
These concepts are awesome. I love the designs. 
YBourykina's avatar
YBourykinaProfessional General Artist
really awesome design, love the color palette :)
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