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The Sandworm Riders by IsraLlona The Sandworm Riders by IsraLlona
First of all, I want to dedicate this drawing to Jorge Poyato, who showed me the world of Arrakis, and many others...

"Dune" is a science-fiction novel (and a book series) written by Frank Herbert, some people say that the best science-fiction book. It is based in the far future in the planet Arrakis, also called Dune. There is no precipitations on this planet, and it is almost covered by a great desert, where live giant sandworms. The water is a valued thing, so people who lives there are dressed with special suits that allow to store and not to lose the corporal humidity.

There are a film and TV series about the books, I hope you like my own version, don't fear to comment, please...


En primer lugar, quiero dedicar este dibujo a Jorge Poyato, que me mostró el mundo de Arrakis, y muchos otros...

"Dune" es una novela de ciencia-ficción (y una serie de libros), escrita por Frank Herbert; algunas personas dicen que el mejor libro de ciencia ficción. Se basa en un futuro lejano en el planeta Arrakis, también llamado Dune. No hay precipitaciones en este planeta, y está casi totalmente cubierto por un gran desierto, donde viven gusanos de arena gigantes. El agua es algo valioso, y la gente que vive allí se visten con trajes especiales que permiten almacenar y no perder la humedad corporal.

Hay una película y serie de televisión sobre los libros, espero que te guste mi propia versión, no temas a comentar, por favor ...
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fnaimi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Very elaborate design for the stilsuit. I love the depiction of the fremen!
anakantus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
...buen trabajo gusta un monton...esta de PM...lo que me hace gracia un poco es la nariz de la mascarilla digamos...un caballero del desierto deberia parecer un poco mas severo...segun opino yo...lo demas...ninguna pega...
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it !
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
otra vez! algo de phenomenal!  esto es un muy Buena diseno para un libro hombre!  bravo! mas por favour! :)
SPRSPRsDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

gggcoffeemaker Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Awesome! :D
maloran Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
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alan-mcmillian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing I love about this is the green kerchief: the symbol of all who belong to Stilgar and Sietch Tab'r. The Fremen called it "Bakka, " the weeper. It's a lovely little detail from the books that almost never shows up in the artwork.

Nicely Done.
jason-haynes Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen many other riders of Shai-hulud, but this is bar the best. I'm a long time lover of the Dune series (I've read them all by Frank and his son.) Great work on the still suit as well. Gotta have a good reclamation system in the deserts of Arrakis. He's got the maoula pistol, maker hooks, crysknife and literjon. Very well done.

Critique: I'm not able to critique this. It is by far, much better then what I've made as of yet. If you were going for consistency with the traditional description of a Fremen then the only thing I'd say is that the crysnife was at the waist. Hell, that's all I can think of.

Two questions. I can't remember, but does the green scarf symbolize the color of a Naib?
Did you have any certain Fremen in mind when you created this character?
JohnnyZLI Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Vermithrax1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
That's an incredible image! Wonderful work!!!
Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!
dragonbutt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I must say. Fantastic!
angaloth215 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
I am currently reading Children of Dune now.... absolutely amazing. I think I would be one of those people who think it's the best written science-fiction series of all time.... (Dune is the sci-fi as LOTR is to fantasy ;D)

Your rider looks great.... but your sand dunes look amazing. I love the detail in the ripples in the sand, the dust in the air, and especially the halo around the sun.

Is it just me, or does it also looks as if we are seeing this man through a lens? I like the effect in any case.
Brokenpattern Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is the best stillsuit I have seen yet. It is exactly how I imagined it. very good job!
alan-mcmillian Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Nod to the "Bakka" kerchief around his neck. Not many people would catch that detail.
ancient-warrior Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
WOW, you have an incredible gallery !
Your work is unique and awesome !
75justin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Love this picture, Thinking of getting this as a tattoo :D !!
technonaut Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Nice work, many excellent touches. I can see the water caches in the suit, the blue eyes, riders on the worm in the background, the suit perfect camouflage in the desert. Just a couple of touches of color - nice!

I would have liked to see more of a toothy-maw on the worm, but it's terrific as is!
An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent drawing of Dune. Well done!
LANihilus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Writer
Hello Isra2007 This image is truly amazing! I'm doing some work for my youtube channel doing videos using HQ artwork from different sources... Can I use your image to illustrate a video with the song "To Tame The Land" from Iron Maiden, a song based on Dune Universe? you will be fully referenced and cited! :)
Amazing, I love the Stilsuit the fremen is wearing... looks like a junction of David Lynch's film and Dune serie stillsuits... but somehow something completely different...

IsraLlona Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Of course! I will feel very honoured! Please send me the link to the video :-)
IsraLlona Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Good work! Thanks a lot! ;-)
LANihilus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Writer
Ok the video is done :)


I'll keep an eye in your gallery because I love all your drawing and painting style and art. I have yet another video I want to do with another song based on Dune... "Traveller in Time" by Blind Guardian, but It's difficult to find decent artwork close to the masterpiece of Herbert soo I'll be around and maybe one day you made another perfect artwork about Dune that I maybe able to use and match with Blind Guardian's song :) Keep up the good work :)
LANihilus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   Writer
Ok I'll be working on the video. It's a simple video but I want the lyrics to be on it soo It will take some time to match the time... To see some already done you can see this one:
They're all in HD if you choose the option and It's like this the video with your image will work :)
They are very simple videos actually, but in the end they are interesting to watch and lyrics keep people interested and aware of the meaning of the image and song! :)
kispalaborz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I've read the first book, saw all the films the one directed be David Lynch and the mini series to. And I have to say your drawing is the closest, to the one I have imagined. All the details are correct, and i like that you payed attention to the knife, the green scarf, and the hood, but i have one question, don't you think the firearm looks a bit outdated? just a bit... :)
IsraLlona Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Probably it does, but the universe of Dune has this "old smell", maybe because it's a sci-fi novel without laser-pistols, robots, computers... Anyway I have to say that I don't think that this is a so faithful representation, Fremen wears clothes on their stillsuits, but I wanted people to see the design of the stillsuit... thanks for the comments, I read ALL of them!.

Other thing, the design of the worm. I really like the worms of the film, they're perfect, but they're not the worms of the book. The worms in the novel have "round giant mouths", not that mouths star-shaped...
boneyardphotos Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
This is the most perfect depiction of Muad Dib I have ever seen. Complete with the Hawk insignia, the green scarf of mourning (or the House Atreides color), a badass stilsuit and the wrist sheathed crysknife. Just incredible. Do more please.
boneyardphotos Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
This is the most perfect depiction of Muad Dib I have ever seen. Complete with the scarf of mourning (and the Atreides house color), the Atreides hawk emblem and the crysknife. You are an incredible artist and I hope you do more Dune.
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rm2kking Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
You continue to amaze me. First Elric, now this? I've never seen a Fremen depicted with such badassery and perfection. Is this Paul Muad'Dib or just an unnamed Fremen sandrider?
IsraLlona Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Thanks a lot for your comments: he is what you want him to be; but if you need a clue, look for the red falcon, symbol of the House of Atreides... ;)
rm2kking Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Ooh, nice touch there! I actually did notice that, but for some reason it's significance failed to register. Once again, awesome picture!
luminstyle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
outstanding work
TheDeadManWalking Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Great picture!!!
Shardanic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love how you added the neck scarf to mark him from a sietch. Fantastic level of detail. and very true to the source material!
behunked Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I love it when artists tackle Dune. Out of all the Dune art I have seen, and I've seen a lot, this is the best take on a stillsuit, bar none. Superb.
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This beautiful work is featured here [link] :pat:
IsraLlona Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thanks again, pal!!
lwwwl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
pauladaruk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Great job! Amazing colours and details!
PaTXiNaKi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Si seņor, esos libros me marcaron, y tiene la ilustracion toda su esencia, me encanta tio
DasArmin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Great. It's....i have no words. Just great. *nods* 'nuff said.
drtysnchz7 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
VERY well done. As someone else commented, "meticulous"!
As both an artist and a life-long Dune fan, the highest praise I can think to give. Absolutely beautiful...
Scheherazade2c Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010   Digital Artist
I loved the Dune! I watched the movie when I was a kid and when I learned that there is a book I read it. :XD:
Raddar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Man I'm glad I found your work, this stuff is amazing.
ALINAFMdotRO Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Featured here! [link] :la:
IsraLlona Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Thanks a lot!!!!! :heart:
leywad Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
wow great work! love the fremen ;)
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