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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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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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MoseyHosey Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
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 General 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 Traditional Artist
This is amazing. You really projected the "Fear Me" aura that Alia is supposed to have. 
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