Muad'Dib

It's been a while since I've been able to update! I've been busy with Shark Cat orders and a few other projects that are under wraps at the moment. I did want to quickly share a new piece I completed last month for a local show. 

Muad'Dib, Teacher of Boys - Visions of Arrakis show - Pencil & Gouache

Muad'Dib, Teacher of Boys - Visions of Arrakis show - Pencil & Gouache

I had the pleasure of being included in a show that focused on the science fiction classic, Dune. Visions of Arrakis features work from an amazing list of artists and was coordinated by Justin DeVine. For my piece, I focused on a small creature that eventually becomes the chosen name of our hero, Paul. The Muad'Dib is a small hopping mouse that inhabits Arrakis. There's not too much  of a description of this creature's appearance in the book. There's debate about whether or not the mouse is a native species or something imported by the Fremen. I imagined it as the later but perhaps adapted a bit. I decided to create an original piece to hang in the show. I created the image above with pencil and gouache. I've included a small time-lapse of my working below. I thought it was fun. :) 

The show is still up at Bergeron's Books and if you're in the Oakland area, I highly recommend checking it out.