The Sand Worm  

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The Sand Worm
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The Sand Worm was created in Mandelbulb and PhotoShop.

The thought of sandworms came to me via Frank Herbert's novel, "Dune." For my piece, I added the space between Sand and Worm.


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03/01/11 1:51 AM GMT
No matter what you try, you always seem to pull it off with exceptional vigor and work. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
03/01/11 2:13 AM GMT
this piece is lost on me, mainly bc i don't remember dune but your creativity is very noted.
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03/01/11 2:23 AM GMT
Well slap me silly, and call me crazy...but I don't see a worm or sand. No worm I have ever seen looks this purdy or fancy. I never heard of "Dune", but I have heard of Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies. LOL.
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03/01/11 3:06 AM GMT
I never read the novel Shads but I heard much about it. I think they made a movie as well. Seems to me that Sting was in the movie so I would watch out for the stinger on the sand worm.
Beautiful work per usual.


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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
03/01/11 3:45 AM GMT
Gorgeous John!!! You're showing me up! I'm so glad to see you using Mandelbulb. You can really pass the time away with it!
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03/01/11 4:19 AM GMT
The 3D formations are fascinating. Brilliant work, John.
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03/01/11 4:33 AM GMT
Very pretty and I love the ambient lighting and color scheme.
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03/01/11 5:07 AM GMT
Nice work!
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03/01/11 5:32 AM GMT
I read the first series of Dune novels, gave up after that. A great rendering of the sand worm. Love the 3D look of your beautiful creation John. Gorgeous colours and details, I like the lighting. A wonderful job and thanks for sharing.
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Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see. - Philip Guston
03/01/11 6:47 AM GMT
Totally awesome piece John!!
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03/01/11 8:13 AM GMT
I like this John...Colours like this do it for me...R.
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03/01/11 10:55 AM GMT
This is really great work, John. The 'worm' is very creative idea and very well formed. But most importantly this work has a really great background. The colors of the subject and background match perfectly. Well done, my friend.

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03/01/11 12:32 AM GMT
Very wild creation. I like the movement and lighting. Colors and energy seem appropriate for the Spice and terrain of Arrakis.
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03/01/11 5:31 PM GMT
Wow!! Fantastic design and colors! Very interesting piece:)
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03/01/11 9:03 PM GMT
WOW,John.This is so Exciting and so Gorgeous work.
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03/01/11 10:38 PM GMT
Simply fantastic!.
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03/01/11 11:29 PM GMT
Nice color on this...Faved...
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03/02/11 3:48 AM GMT
The movie Dune was an expensive and misbegotten vanity project for a lot of Hollywood talking heads. It's an interesting failure that never should have been given to the crew that made it. The predictably grimy director David Lynch throws mud on Frank Herbert's masterpiece and Magnum Opus, the novel Dune. That being said, your fractal is gorgeous in it's organic complexity. It parallels some of the recent 3D models of viruses with their baroque surfaces and weird attachment mechanisms. Fascinating stuff.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. W.S.
03/02/11 8:07 AM GMT
And let me be the next person to say this is gorgeous... and yes evocative of Herbert's Dune. It's really fascinating to look at... You done it again, John!
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"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." -- Katharine Hepburn
03/02/11 10:44 AM GMT
I am not familiar with 'Dune'.
I am enjoying this for its warm and lovely colours and the object does not look at all worm-like to me.:)
Nice work :)
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust . . . . The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress." ~ Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
03/03/11 4:33 PM GMT
Creative work for sure...with amazing colors.
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For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, His eternal power and Godhead;... Rom 1:20
03/05/11 9:09 AM GMT
Oh my god, what a fairy image, I really love the colors you used, it make me think a lot of thing. First a detail of a splendid tapestry of Aubusson (one of the most important luxurious tapestry producers of the world). Nothing to see with your Dune's idea, but this creation is for me, extraordinary.

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03/06/11 12:09 AM GMT
A marvelous work of Arrakeen art, John! Evocative, with beautiful desert colors and a faint scent of melange. A stunning creation that would not be out of place in the royal palace. I'd swear you have a bit of Fremen blood running through your veins, John. Outstanding work!

- Steve
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03/06/11 4:21 PM GMT
Fabulous creation and love those colours John, way to go
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03/29/11 9:18 PM GMT
What an amazingly good creation!
It looks stunnigly good!
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If you can't find the words, you may as well shoot it...
04/19/11 2:04 AM GMT
Creative and unique. KEEP-PAH!
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