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Back to some digital art after quite a while. This is vaguely inspired by the MMPG EVE online, as I always picture the ships' captains to be something enshrouded by mysticism and a somehow religious authority. They are the sole governors of immense ships manned by adequately huge crews who only rarely would see their captain; and also, they're semi-permanently wired to the ship's systems. I guess that would turn them into something akin to gods to the eyes of superstitious space sailors.
And of course, there's always a wink towards Frank Herbert's Dune and the novel's Guild Navigators (hence the title).
Hope you like.
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:iconthaumh:
thaumh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Broody Blilliant!
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
aw thanks
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
love this, like the background and how the colours go
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Terror-and-Love Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
That heavy cape is incredibly sexy.

Always like dune references too. But I'm in really in love with that cape.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Jegudiel2013 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
"Who we are is but a stepping stone to what we can become."
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconn-o-b-s:
N-O-B-S Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Awesome!! The mood of the scene is blasting off it, beautifully portrayed! Background works perfectly with it. Fave of faves!!
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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OHomunculo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is she Norma Cenva? The very first navigator?
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HardToffee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
God i love dune, tha I stumbled upon this is nice. Do you recall how dune's navagatiors begain? With a woman named Norma Centiva. anyway beautif pic.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hay, fellow Dune fan!
Yes! Of course I know, although it's Norma Cenva. I heard Kevin J. Anderson wrote about her in his prequels, but I refuse to read those: not only it's a tasteless commercial operation, but I also know Anderson to be one of the worst writers I've ever read. Possibly the worst.

I'm currently reading Herbert's WorShip series (the four novels Destination:Void, The Jesus Incident, The Lazarus Effect, and Ascension Factor), also very interesting so far.
And if you haven't read Whipping Star, I can only recommend it.
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Director1265 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Beautiful! Just Plain Beautiful! Nuff Said!
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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ColdIronHalo Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why have i just found this now .. . . I LOVE IT . . really good colouring and the background .. wooow
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks sir!
Ahh Denmark! I must visit soon.
And awh... your gallery makes me almost want to play EVE again. Luckily, it's just an almost! Or I would be sucked into that game and lose my real life! Fear EVE! It's too perfect to be a game!
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ColdIronHalo Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, easy to use too much time in EVE.

hard work to stay away.
maybe I got a little job for you later on.
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That'd be awesome! Let me guess. Your EVE character?
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ColdIronHalo Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No a character from a role playing game.

have you drawn any dragons ?
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not in a long time but the idea sounds great :D
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:iconcoldironhalo:
ColdIronHalo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have the money this month. but I have a idea for a picture. So i will get back to you.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime!
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crimsonvermillion Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looking at this again it is awesome. Well done sir.
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Woww that is beautiful!! :D
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks sir! How's life in Pakistan?
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime my friend ^_^ I'm in Chicago these days for my masters. Wish I could go back lol. It's been a little eventful back home but I guess life goes on :)
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Naeran Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really well made work with intriguing story behind. :)
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Butch007 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Really gorgeous metallic rendering here.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Vilabela Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
THIS is the most good-looking navigator I've ever seen! :D
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:iconnewbiealex:
newbiealex Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Make me think about the emperor of WH40K
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the style and the background and the hair and the woman reminds me of Padme or Leia...
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nakedown Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
we are looking for an artist to do our new Album cover black/white only
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm interested! Could you please drop me a line so that we can discuss? A private message would be great.
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nakedown Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for contacting us .....

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Art with lettering that describes the album NAME (WICKED)
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Submit your work as two 500px X 500px images in jpg or png format. Have fun!
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
this is pretty awesome but I have a few crits for you:
her face seems swollen.. the elemnts of her face look more from the side than the shape of the face, like her mouth.
her head+neck+shoulders are a bit too far back
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o0Magnus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Superb !
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
Golden Amarr capsulear / navigator .

Majestic . You bring great honor to EVE and to DUNE . More of such high quality pics in both sci-fi universes would be a boon to us fans .

Any chance you might consider doing some theme pics for the other races in EVE ? For instance a Caldari / Mentat / CHOAM Merchant ?

Love and Fav of course .
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmmmm... CHOAM I don't know, it's not like when you say "Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles" any image springs immediately to m mind. It's not like, say, Tleilaxu aesthetics, or the Spacing Guild... (and I can't come to like the Caldari aesthetics: my favorite after the Amarr remain the Gallente).

On the other hand. Now that you let me think... Ix...
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Yes IX and Caldari , you just might have discovered a great idea there .

When i think of CHOAM ( TY for reminding me what the acronym stands for ) i imagine this super conglomerate of companies . When i think of Caldari i imagine the same thing . True i have no specific design / look in mind .

Tleilaxu Face Dancers / Jovians ?
Fremen Jihadists / Minmatar Freedom fighters ?
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm Ix makes me think more about Gallente. Maybe because the Caldari aesthetics kinda feel retro with all those angular shapes.

Tleilaxu Jovians, yes! Most definitely.
Fremen... hmmmmm. They aren't freedom fighters after all. After becoming followers of Muad'dib, they became the imperial shock troops, so not much "freedom" there...
Besides, they never possessed a fleet by themselves, so I guess they'd just use the imperial ships... Hmmm. And I'm tired of seeing fremen. It looks like all artists can do when depicting Dune is depicting Shai Hulud and Fremen... there's more to it than Arrakis!
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The Fremen ( modification of Free Men ) were freedom fighters at least when they were up against the Harkonnen and the Sardaukar before the Jihad .

You are correct the Fremen did not have there own ships , in fact no one did . The Spacing Guild had a monopoly on all interstellar traffic . ( i am of course not referring to the Butlerian Jihad / Machine crusade period / prequal series ) Factions withing the Dune universe would have system bound ships ( no FTL ) and would load them on guild high-liners to be moved to the target system .

You are correct in the fact that most people only dive in the most shallow of waters / deserts of the Dune series , and as a consequence of only reading the first book of the series are fixated with Arrakis itself in the Paul Atreides period .

Fish Speakers motive / theme and Gallente maybe ?
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well not exactly. Great Houses did have their fleets, but they were mainly transports. What the Guild had monopoly over was heighliner, and foldspace travelling. But for landing on planets, etc., there were private transports.

Fish Speakers and Gallente. Yeah, it feels like the two motifs would blend well, I agree. Or even Fish Speakers and Caldari.
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nicetsukichi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! You did great about her outfit.

The light and background are very gorgeous too :heart:
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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dragonrace Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Very detail:D amazing@!
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:icontaziobettin:
TazioBettin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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dragonrace Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011   Digital Artist
anytime^^
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Har13quin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic. Really evocative.
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