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Dune - Ride the sandworm by leywad Dune - Ride the sandworm by leywad
My first digital painting, inspired by a novel of Frank Herbert named DUNE.

(no pen tablet)

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wysinwyg Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This looks really awesome . Could be a tribute to the original sand-rider.
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JOHNNEMO Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
what a great idea.... beautiful work
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Well done, thats the size I always imagined the great worm would be
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
That's actually much too small to be a sand worm of Dune. A baby one, to be sure. The sand worms of Arrakis can eat a harvester in one gulp. A harvester has a crew of almost 30. That thing's mouth isn't large enough for two men. Much less thirty and the giant machine they rode in on.
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Good point. Its a worm, just not an adult. It was always a bit of a stretch for me to believe the fremen could ride the giant makers using the hooks
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
You know, I've wondered that too. How can something large enough to eat a Spice Harvester have its scales peeled back by a person with a hook? You'd think the scales would be much too heavy for them.
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I agree. The worm would be too large to even care its scale was pulled back a few inches even if it was possible. I loved the book but the Fremen just cound not tame the adult makers.
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Ah yes, but with all of the other amazing things Frank Herbert put into that book, we must overlook such a small error.

Or maybe, there's something we're missing?

(Dun dun DUUN!)
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
It was a minor detail and the whole concept of how it was done was a bit vague. It was just always a bit of a stretch for me. Not an error
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mast3rlinkx1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's likely that the Fremen spent hundreds of thousands of years riding the worms, to the point where they might have shared some sort of psychic link with the worms. The book is very clear that psychic potential exists within the setting, so who's to say that the Fremen don't have some sort of mental link with the worms? If that were the case, the hooks would merely be for holding onto the worm, or possibly a way for the worm to know one of the Fremen were there.

As Uber says, the actual method of maker-riding was left pretty vague. There are many possible explanations as to how the riding is possible, though few of the plausible ones directly involve the hooks as anything but ways of hanging onto the worm.
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