okay finally posted
( i haven't since i first signed on shamefull yes)
But at least my breaking in was for Dune. I covered the costumes and charecters part of the project with Sammy.
The following are in mixed medias: pencil, marker, water color, acrylic.
Oh yeah some are fashion portional so nine heads keep in mind and some are sketches in media other than pencil.
Explianation of Interpritation of fremen:
In the theatrical versions of the book “Dune” by Frank Herbert, there were mainly two representations of the still suit. One directed by David Lynch the suits seemed to be inspired almost by crustations or perhaps a species of desert beetle. There outsides were hard and plastic like where the internal structure of the catche system was represented only by foamy bulk in particular areas. When it came to representing the actual working components to the systems it was a visually a little vauge.
In the made for TV version of “Dune” the still suits have more of a baggy militaristic feel. The suit is hanging off of the skin there is nothing holding to the skin save, for the occasional wrapped faux leather around waists, arms, ankles ecta. In the book “Dune” Frank Herbert described them in a conversation between kynes and the Duke Leto Atriedes.
“He felt under the robe for the shoulder seals, speaking as he examined the suit.” Its basically a micro-sandwich-a high efficiency filter and heat-exchange system” He adjusted the shoulder seal.” The contact layers pourus. Perspiration passes through it having cooled the body…near normal evaporation processes.” The next two layers”… Kynes tightened the chest fit”…include heat exchange filaments and salt precipitators. Salts reclaimed”.
The conversation continues, Which I find to be an extremely important part and seemingly looked over in both of the theatrical versions” Kynes studied the underarm seals, adjusted one.” Motions of the body, especially breathing” –“ and some osmotic action provide the pumping force”. The body hugging fit of the suit described above makes this part of the suits function capable. Which in turn means that the material of the suit should be able to move with the wearer. It reads on to say “ He loosened the chest fit slightly. “ reclaimed water circulates to catch pockets from which you draw in through this tube in the clip at your neck.”-“ Urine and feces are processed in the thigh pads,”
-“in the open desert, you wear this filter across your face,”
This particular part seems to have been placed aside for reasons of character development. Having to watch something that shows only the charecters eyes could be seen as dull and no way having a relation between the audience members and the cast. Yet if the development team were to look at this as not a negative but a challenge to have the suit itself describes part of the person. Consider the flight jacket during the nineteen fifties and up to today where our armed forces drive vehicles with insignias and sport these hand painted designs on there jackets. Enforcing thier bond between their “weapon” and there ability to live.
Kynes then further explains, “Its importance the tube in the nostrils with these plugs insure a tight fit. Breathe in through the mouth filter, out through the nose tube. With a still suit in good working order you won’t lose more than a thimble full of moisture a day…”Kynes pressed a finger against the suits forehead pad, said; this may rub a little…I could slit patch it a bit tighter.” This last statement about patching up his suit is another sign of the suits ability to be worn in and then repaired by the wearer. It leads the reader to believe that individuals with experience help preserve the suit. Most likely this being the wearer him/herself. This in turn shows how it can be adapted to the point where the suit personifies the individual inside.So throughout the sketches and studies below I tried out different versions of how this could be shown…nothing is finalized and I hope to continue working on the freemen because I feel like I have perhaps finally developed a basis to work from.
If anyone actually read through that I would be surprised so...long....brain...numbing...
Some images of Fremen, way out there and some I hope to develope further:
Saw the baron as bieng less visceral than in the cinamatic representations. More so of affluent society. Man of money and power slyness, cunning, "wolfentine" behind 18th century charm and style
Bennegesserits, less is more,
Althoughthe garments are interesting from the movies they were to much and took from the actual prescence that they were supposed to have as bennegessirts. Idea went to something bracade ( embelshimant ontop of a garment) didn't work so fell into this sort of late 17th century english conservative garment.
thanks for veiwing this, will post more from project and start this as my sketch book so come back and crit i need lots of itmore and more i need everyones help!!! Darn toot'n.