#Inktober Drawing: “Dune”


Day 13 of #Inktober2020 brings the cue word “Dune.” #Inktober.

Unlike all the other nerds drawing stuff from Frank Herbert’s masterpiece when they saw “Dune,” I drew a Tusken Raider spotting, from a bluff, some pesky Jawas making a break for the Dune Sea on Tatooine

I mean, this stuff has been a part of my imagination for my whole life. Star Wars as George Lucas conceived it is indelibly a part of me. Part of it is age, part of it is culture, but it is 100% just ingrained in me.

It’s not about being a fanboy. There are plenty of things that I loved when I was younger that I grew past. It’s not about nostalgia. There are plenty of things that I readily acknowledge as candy-coated indulgences from memory lane.

Star Wars endures because it grew, too. I have high hopes for its future direction as the creatives steering it now seem to have a clear vision of what makes it different and what makes it work. I don’t want Star Wars to be like other things. I want Star Wars to be its own thing, and when I go to see something else I want it to be its own thing.

I rejoice in the idea that we have a wide range of possibilities for different stories and storytelling traditions. I don’t want to live in that hipster bubble that envisions everything as just a giant pot of gumbo from which anyone scoops. It’s OK for entertainment to have its own style.

And so long as Star Wars knows what it wants to be, I will rejoice in it.

Anyhow, the usual disclaimer continues: If you like it, great. If you don’t, that’s fine too. I’m just trying to put it out there for the sake of putting it out there. I stuck with black and white but might need to check out Prime Days to see if I can get some additional pens.

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