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Dune book cover

This is a piece I did a while back now. The main reason I did it was that two friends of mine named Andreas and Brad, who don´t know eachother, separately told me they wanted to see my take on a Dune image. So one sunday as I was suffering from a hangover (don´t drink, kids) I decided to take them up on their challenge and this here is what came out on that afternoon.

I posted the image on a community (deviantART) and after a while I got contacted by a publisher, namely Gollancz, an imprint of Orion books,wanting to use the image as the cover for their new printing of the book. Ofcourse I accepted. They wanted to adjust it a bit to go with their artdirection and I, not feeling comfortable leaving it in the hands of others, did the changes for them. The publisher was really easy to work with btw, always a pleasure when that happens. Anyways, up to now I haven´t shown the adjusted version online but here it is.

Yesterday I got my grubby little hands on the book and could check out the final result. I think it worked out really well in the end.

So that´s the story of how a piece of fan art went to being an official cover for the very thing it was meant to tribute.


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