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Guild Navigator by NathanRosario Guild Navigator by NathanRosario
My versions of a guild navigator from "DUNE". Kinda went with the description from DUNE Messiah of Eldric. I wanted to maintain that essence that the navigators are kinda nasty to look at.
Guild Navigators spend their lives in micro-gravity tanks filled with an orange gas created from the spice. From this exposure the navigators have mutated to have webbed hands and feet while most of the rest of their bodies are atrophy and useless. The navigators use the spice in the space travel technique of spacefolding.
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ridley100 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For a man/creature that spends all his time floating in a tank, he's pretty jacked about the shoulders.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You don't know it but he has a workout machine in that tank of his!
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Seraphoid Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
l like iris posture , a Floating, whimsical pose
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Seraphoid Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
damn pen tablet - *his posture
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mymorticia-ones4me Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
creepy!
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Amazing work !!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
WOW!!! Awesome Work!!! Love the Wicked Smile!!!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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MagnumInominandum Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Sorry to double-post, but rewatching Lynch - I can just see this chap saying 'We have just folded space from Ix. Many Machines. Many Machines on Ix. Better than those on Richese.'

5* Great stuff.
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MagnumInominandum Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Sinister and somehow far more hideous than Lynch's slug affair, which is pretty tame to my mind, and a wonderful refinement and alteration of the standard book illustration.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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CheshirelCatt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That is creepy as hell and awesome!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely a sinister looking navigator. Good job.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Not how I pictured him, but that's the glory of books.

I must say, when I pictured him he wasn't even slightly scary, but your view of him makes him quite terrifying.

Absolutely awesome :D
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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Terror-and-Love Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
It is pro work.

I am a huge Dune fan. I like your interpretation of the Guild Navi!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's personal work. There's so little art out there from dune that I wanted to try my own interpretation.
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LeeSkinner Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Great interpretation... Not exactly how I imagined them however ;)
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Bagrada Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
I really like this. The withered arms and legs... maybe the head should have been more bulbous... just a thought.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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poignant123 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
I remember when I read those books, loved them. Never could picture the Guild Navigators properly, so I really like this picture.

I though they had gills or something though...
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The Dune books are great.
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
doesn't look/ terribly atrophied, but pretty unsettling nonetheless
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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Tyrus88 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Freaky! Love that grin. Nicely painted, photoshop?
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I painted it in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet.
Thanks!
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Tyrus88 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Okey, good work :)
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great pic but personally this guy has too much humanity left for a Guild navigator.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm...so you think he should have been more alien/fish like perhaps? I won't say I disagree with you because finding a way to depict the Guild Navigator took a few sketches, this being one of them. I think for this one I wanted to show that he was once a human and not just an alien but I have to say that you've given me something to consider. Thanks for the comment!
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dypsomaniart Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
freaky and awesome. love that face :)
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Ciepher Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
He's fascinating, and I too have had a go at drawing my version of a Steersman. Mine are a lot less professionally drawn though. XD
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I checked yours out, it's funny because we kinda took the same approach with the steersman.
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QuantumSuz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
I love the Dune series. A very fitting tribute, looks great! :)
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Suz! They are great books!
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russell44 Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Sweeet!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ChrisMcJunkin Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
man, this is damned sweet here. I mean, yeah, it's hella' creepy but man, its just GOOD!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Chris. Creepy is good!
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parallel-shift42 Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
sweet rendition! I find your depiction far more realistically believable than either of the major film versions. Although those were certainly respectable, they always seemed too far-fetched. I've read the first book. I look forward to reading the sequals. Again, well done.
-cheers!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Alzirr Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YUCK :D Have you seen the '300' film? Looks like the deformed dude, Ephialtes, as far as I remember :P Awfully great job, looks really creepy :O
:#1: Nathan! :rose:
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Yeah I saw 300, great movie BTW! Someone else had commented that he looked like that dude. You know it never occurred to me that there was a resemblance but hey I don't mind. :D
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lukenugent Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Photographer
fantastic
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Digital Artist
Kick ass Nathan!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude! :D
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