Harakkeen

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    Finnian MacManus
     
     
    After losing the city of Arrakeen, the Atreides fled to the desert. The Harkonnen were free to exude their power and dominance over the city- transforming it and bending it to their will. This is the first series out of three for the redesign of Dune.
     
     
     
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  • The city itself- Harakkeen
    I wanted to stress the Harkonnen's power and dominance- their influence spreads like a web over the city, the tendrils from their fortress casting shadows on every structure.
     
     
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  • The Depths
    This is the street view of the Harakkeen city- I changed the tower design a bit since then, but still wanted to give off the opression vibe. There's a curfew at night which makes the streets barren, making the city appear abandoned- though the glimmer of lights through resident's windows remind us that the city is inhabited and the harsh reality they live in.
     
     
     
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    Pheonix Gate
    An unfinished sketch of the final frame- I will get back to this and finish it at a later date.
     
     
  • The Form Language for this project was the Fresnel Lens. Its a very interesting lens that resides inside any lighthouse. its very efficient because of its refracting surfaces, and saves alot of energy when projecting a high focused beam. This form language will be incorperated into each piece in this project- both the physical form and conceptual meaning.
     
     
  • Sketching Phase
    For every piece I always do some rough sketches traditionally before I start, to nail the design sense. While these aren't exactly the finished designs, they led me down the right path to arrive at the finished pieces.
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    Painting process for Harakkeen City
  • Initial Composition sketch
  • Process GIF
     
     
  • Alternate story final
  • Atreidei Ship and tower models in Cinema 4D- using matte painting techniques I inserted them into the image.
  • The Depths Process
  • Initial Composiion thumbnail
  • Initial Color Sketch
  • Painting Process GIF
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  • I hope you enjoy this project!! Watch out for the upcoming Bene Gesserit and Fremen redesigns.