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Dune - St Alia of the Knife by Gorrem Dune - St Alia of the Knife by Gorrem
St. Alia Atreides at age 17. I imagine somewhere between Children and Messiah when she is beginning to adopt her role as a religious figure among the Fremen.

I wanted it to be a sort of classic portraiture of her, which I rendered first, and then I later thought it would be cool to frame her with a window shaped like a rising sandworm.

If you're wondering why she is so colorful, it is because my readings of Herbert's Dune has always used color very symbolically and very vividly to describe clothes.
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JynxedDraca Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
There used to be a video of you drawing this with commentary and, honestly, I love watching that video.  I can't seemed to find it though on the site that it was on.  Is there any place I might be able to watch it?  Or is it down for good?
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Gorrem Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm unfortunately I didn't keep that vid around, it's pretty old and I've done other process-paint videos since then. I can't even remember what I said! I probably wouldn't upload it again since my methods and thought process have changed so much.
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JynxedDraca Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
That's fair, I'll probably go find your other process videos then.  I didn't know you had more than the one.  Thank you for the response.  :)
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ada-arts13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017   Traditional Artist
Stunning
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DaiDreama Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
You've so perfectly captured my personal picture of Alia. Is there any chance of this being available as a print?
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ada-arts13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017   Traditional Artist
I second that about the print
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Cymeshy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Your Alia looks awesome.
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Poppechild Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Precious artworks. :D
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artmikah Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
she's gorgeous
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Quadeus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning. Absolutely stunning
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tamaranorbust Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
One of the most convincing pics of Alia I've ever seen - amazing!
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Ambient-Vibe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant. Stunning work. :) More Dune, please!
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Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!  I especially like the iridescent colouring on her robes.
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bachterman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
love the gom jabbars.
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riverotter7 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent. Alia has "the Look" down pat. It's a shame really that she went madder than a dozen or so March Hares.
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Hank-Farshy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She reminds me of Azula
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arkozo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Gom jabbars? :3
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clockwork-madness Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so awesome!
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iSignIn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Alia is a babe! A terrifying babe. You captured that well.

The posture and expression reminds me of certain portraits of Elizabeth I of England.
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jamlebrilla Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing. You really projected the "Fear Me" aura that Alia is supposed to have. 
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KidXister Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful, I have to show my husband Dune is his all time favorite book.
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MissArisu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm interested in her story, this is the first time I've ever heard of her.. Very nice painting! The details and colors are simply amazing! The shadows are too! And the smoke!
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
[link] <-Your work has been featured here :3
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AquaLenin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Oh, i finally found you - the author of this image:D
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kawashima Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love it. Alia was always my favourite Dune character, and her descent into madness always kicks me in the feels. I love the colour, and the intricate many-layered robe. GLORIOUS!
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Janphil Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
This... is... just... GORGEUS!! After watching your draw I can't read the books without imagine her like this. I love it!
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Cannibal713 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Wow, very cool portrait of Alia. She isnt bug-house nutz yet, but kinda gives off a menicing vibe. I paticulary dig the detailed attention to style. The use of Egyptian and middle-eastern elements really works well & of course is in keeping with the books.
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
:DDDDDD

COLORS!!!!
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Utao Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Absolutely incredibly great! :faint:
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jaime9526 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And she wears the green of House Atreides. ;)
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bwahaha yes you noticed
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jaime9526 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bowed to peer pressure and am reading them for first time now. I have mixed views xD
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dunklesa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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profoundium Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Would you take a commission to do one of me and my sister as fremen?
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tigrisssilvery Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY NICEEEEEEEEE XD XD :D
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TheJLArts Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Wow Amazing piece of work!
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The-Nalkiahn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Awesome. Love that Dune
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KatieDickson Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFGFJAIDFWEIOFIONVDKLSNDSNDSSNDNDS

Alia. I LOVE HER. This is so lovely, I just peed a little.
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The-Bails Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
AMAZING work!
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defaultking Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like that you really went all-out on the costume detail here. Any particular influence there? It looks Asian and Middle Eastern at the same time.
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kissimurra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAMN THIS IS SO GOOD
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deshune Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
hve to find the rest of these books
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BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Do it, you won´t regret reading them :)
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deshune Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
yea i just finished dune messih i dont know what book is next...?
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BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
After Dune Messiah the next should be Children of Dune!

On wikipedia you can see every book which belongs to the series ([link])
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deshune Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
ok i got it cool an um thanks
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BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
You´re welcome! Have fun reading =)
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starrynightdream Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
nice.^^
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domcabral Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastico o tutorial deste trabalho aprendi com ele a usar o cinza como base.
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MrKelzack Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the process on vimeo. Makes it even better to see how it's done and what inspired the design
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