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Duncan Idaho by endoftheline Duncan Idaho by endoftheline
Here we have Duncan Idaho from Frank Herbert's Dune series in his Fish Speaker Commander uniform. because I so love Duncan...

I based him off Henry Cavill, an upcoming british actor... who I would cast in a heartbeat as Duncan if I were to make a Dune film. God Emperor of Dune film that is, I wouldn't revisit what's already been done.

this was an exercise in digital painting.. because I'm still not completely used to Painter...
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PMelol Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015   Writer
Reminds me of Kylo Ren.
Antimanele104 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Wow...this is absolutely amazing.
Shane-01 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
This is fantastic.
ihadira Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you read The Butlerian Jihad or any of the House books? House Atreides/Harkonnen/Corrino or The Machine Crusade or Heretics of Dune? Yeah, best books I have ever read. Definitely one of my all time favorite series. Love it! I love your depiction of Duncan. I have not read the Mistborn series, but given your good taste in books, I will have to have a look.
VoxStellaris Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
The KJA/BH books are just glorified fanfic next to Frank Herbert's Original Six Dune novels. I do like this depiction of Duncan Idaho. There isn't much art around that's based on God Emperor of Dune, and this is a very good interpretation of Duncan.
endoftheline Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I actually just finished the Butlerian Jihad, and will probably be moving onto the House books next! I was actually thinking of starting Dune back up after reading Mistborn, because I did really enjoy Mistborn but Dune was just so powerful a read that first time I read it. I had such fond memories of the series as a teen and just remember being totally entranced and blown away by Frank Herbert's writing.

Which is partially why I had never branched out to any of the other Dune books, I was scared that they might ruin my perfect universe. Still, I keep seeing the covers for the Paul of Dune and Winds of Dune books, and they really bring me back and I'm finally decided if I was going to revisit the Dune universe anyways may as well start chronologically now that there's way more material to read! I am enjoying Brian & Kevin's stories. I don't think they have as strong of prose or character/world depth that Frank Herbert was able to create. Again some of this could just be my childhood bias towards the original series. I do really enjoy the tie in to our future and there are definitely things that stick in my mind about the books. So it does have some great imagery. I'll keep going though.

Hope you enjoy Mistborn! I really did like it, not sure its as strong as Dune, has a very cool magic system though. I so wish it were real.. Another good read is the Mars books (Red Mars, Blue Mar, & Green Mars) by Kim Stanley Robinson. I've just started the first book of that series at the suggestion of a friend, and his prose is also very strong and with a lot of depth and thought provoking writing. It reminds me more of Dune, it's more of a slow build with more character depth. Where Mistborn is great but a little more fast paced.
JohnnyZLI Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
are you do others caracters?
endoftheline Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
eventually yes I'd like to revisit the Dune series. It's one of my favorites. But I'm actually reading Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series and it's really inspiring me to work on art related to that right now.
Spleef Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Looking good!
xduncanidahox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Duncan is my alter ego.
Thanks for this one.
I think this is one of the best Duncan's portraits.
Takuna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
This fits him perfectly! I'm not very good at picturing characters in much detail, while I'm reading; I just have sort of an idea, you know?

Now I know exactly what he looks like. Thank you. :] Can't wait to get back to God Emperor of Dune.
SvalaW Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really pretty work! This looks so like Duncan! :D
Ede1986 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He would make such a good Duncan!! ♥
Lovely! :+fav:
Ccarcia3 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Really really awesome. I'd put you in charge of such a movie, for sure!
altrondragon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
This is well done. Kind of what I have always pictured Duncan to look like. Being an advid fan of the series.
Rolta Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Wow. Amazing. This is very close to how I've always pictured him.
lordmagnusen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Writer
Tar-Minastir Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist I can see how the Ultimate Kwisatz Haderach could look like...
Mongward Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Holy crap...I can finally see Duncan, how he should look. Great.
Tchail Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
This is so good! It is exactly how I imagined Duncan!
zakkthewyld Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Ah just how I imagined him! An awesome painting of my favorite character. Good work:worship:
endoftheline Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
thanks. he's my favorite as well.. :)
Attama13 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Exactly how I picture Idaho as well, very nice.
bettiebloodshed Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
This is amazing...looks like a real painting (aka one done on canvas/paper). I have the total hots for Duncan, and you totally made him look as I have seen him in my head.

ArcanaFire Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Student
This...just makes me happy. I can't believe no one's commented on this, yet.
endoftheline Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
thank you for being the first...

yeah i was actually wondering how many like avid dune fans were out there who actually browse for dune art, more specifically duncan idaho...
ArcanaFire Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Student
Heh...I'm not exactly avid, really. I only just finished reading "Children of Dune", but Duncan Idaho is my boyfriend's favorite fictional character and he's read them all. I'll link this to him the next time he logs in.

But yeah, I was surprised how few images showed up when I hit that search. Of them, I can safely say that yours is my favorite. I really like your style.
endoftheline Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
wow. you flatter me. :p
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