Friday, December 17, 2010

The Spice...


David Lynch's 1984 sci-fi film, 'Dune' might be a crap film on many levels, but it's definitely a unique, surreal experience. It's utterly mesmerizing (not to mention utterly confusing) and the fact that I don't know what the hell is going on half the time is part of it's appeal.

This was a fairly quick ink caricature of Dune actor Kyle Maclachlan, cleaned up and coloured in Photoshop. Done for this week's challenge on Facebook's Caricaturama Showdown 3000.

To explain the blue eyes for those unfamiliar with the book or movie, the character Paul's eyes completely turn blue after being exposed to the spice drug melange on the planet Arrakis.

Also, if you get the opportunity, check out comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz's comic adaption of the movie. Lynch and Sienkiewicz is a match made in heaven.

16 Comments:

Blogger Anders said...

great brush work as usual!

this movie is strangely great but I thought it would have been even more surprising if it was done by Alejandro Jodorowsky as it was meant to be first.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Anders!

I remember seeing some of H.R. Giger's concept art for the pre-production of Alejandro's Dune. Looked amazing!

10:10 PM  
Blogger nico said...

Yes, Giger was in charge of designing the Harkonnen planet, it could have been really scary !
By the way, your rendition of Paul is just great, great style as usual, amazing inking & brush work.

2:26 AM  
Blogger Jemal-Lucién said...

Cool caricature. For those who haven't read the novel on which the film is based, it's a masterpiece, regarded as one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written. Points for the Lynch adaptation: music by Toto and Brian Eno.

4:09 AM  
Blogger MAX WELL said...

... and your twitter account? to follow you.

Good job!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

Jemal- Haven't read the novel. I'll have to one day. Apparently Pink Floyd was lined up to do Alejandro's soundtrack.

MAX- Sorry, I'm not on Twitter.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Craig Phillips said...

Ah I remember that film made me want to throw up. It was kinda disgusting, those fat floating guys...
GREAT sketch though!

1:55 PM  
Blogger Sting said...

Great work, Chris! ;)

1:34 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

An other great work Chris ..!
With your own style..! Awesome...
Wish U Merry Christmas...!!!
;)

9:06 PM  
Blogger H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Happy New Year !!!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Adrian Lubbers said...

Nice work. I know the movie and agree!!! Love the Aniston by the way and I also know how you feel!!

Great work!

3:28 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

woah, unreal !

9:13 AM  
Blogger GOGOPEDRO said...

the spice, MUST FLOW...

Your work is so very very nice... thanks for being an inspiration...

P

10:11 AM  
Blogger Marvin Lorenz said...

Great work here! Love these ink sketches!

10:37 PM  
Blogger Dibumac said...

Read the book! It is really nice. Just the first one, not the others :)

Great work, by the way :)

4:42 AM  
Anonymous Afonso said...

Definitly read the book and beleive me it's hardly a science fiction story it is much more than that. Lynch made a terrible job with it altough it arguable that the book is virtually impossible to adapt without a massive investiment and no t just good but great actors.
It's a book about religion, power of women, the power of language, politics and geostrategy, about environment.You'll be doing caricatures for ages based on frank Herbert's work

12:53 AM  

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