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Leto Atreides II, God Emperor of Dune by Gorrem Leto Atreides II, God Emperor of Dune by Gorrem
More Dune art. This character is a little deeper into the story; about the fourth book Leto becomes a God. He is an immortal who can see into the future, and using his power has taken control of the known universe by-- guess what?-- controlling the Spiceeeeee! Unfortunately as a side effect he has mutated in a hideous worm creature and can no longer have relations with women. If you're getting a uncomfortably pornographic vibe from this, just ride with it. Dune is about conquering giant worms, what kind of metaphor do you think that is?!

I wanted a design that fell in line with his description from the books, but I did take liberties to make a more impacting silhouette. With all my dune concepts, I try not to over-design these characters because they're so classic and influential. That being said, all my adjustments are to benefit describing the character out of context for people who might not know the story and still get a feeling for what they're about. I have recorded most of the process of his painting throughout several videos on my livestream channel if you're interested: www.livestream.com/gorrem
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cocoaberi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness!!!  I read this series so many years ago and your bringing it back to life for me.  It is a book that in my opinion can not be dated, it works just as well today as the many years ago it was written.  Great Work!!!!
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Nenadior Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I love your work! Do you have plans to do Darwi Odrade too? The Internet lacks a truly epic visual representation of her, and based on your skill so far I infer you could do her justice. Also Murbella.
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I do have plans for them! Thank you
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
All the trufans like this one. Frank Herbert wrote more than a few novels and even trilogies [Destination Void* et seq]about how something apparently divine or God like could be instantiated.

* en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jesu… . There wasa lso another 'franchise universe' altogether a called the Comsentiency aegiandyad.deviantart.com/gall… .
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Gorrem Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
His other work is also great! Thanks
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Zagardal Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God I loved this one, easily my favourite Leto representation.
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QuimBa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
I love dune, this piece capture Leto II in an amazing way!

Awesome!
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Crazymagritte Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
He looks like he's sitting on a throne.
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
disgusting, but great! :p
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