Concept Art From David Lynch’s Dune

Many consider David Lynch’s Dune to be a messy adaptation of the books, others see it as a visual masterpiece. It is dark, epic and sprawling. And if you watch it enough times, you’ll see that it is carefully painted in layers, with a depth that you won’t find in most Sci-Fi movies. Is it good film? That’s up to you and your own experience with it. It IS a work of art in it’s own right however. I loved the sheer alien-ness of the film back in 1984. It was all just large and foreign and new to my eyes in the way that Star Wars had been years before.

Author Ron Miller was the production illustrator for the film, and has a large collection of sketches, production paintings, and photos of spacecrafts and sandworms and much more. Here we can glimpse a bit of that collection in some concept art and behind the scenes photos.

dune concept art

dune concept art

dune concept art

dune concept art

dune concept art

dune concept art

dune concept art

via The Verge

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