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ASK THE SKEKSIS SPECIAL 2 -The voice by SkekLa ASK THE SKEKSIS SPECIAL 2 -The voice by SkekLa
ASK THE SKEKSIS HAS A NEW SPECIAL FEAT!!!

This strip was drawn because I had no option XD
After talking with someone about "the chance that some of the skeksis did recall what it had been like to have certain abilities and talents they had more developed when they were whole"...I thought they might!...
And well...
Since our dear old Chamberlain is my favorite amongst the court, this came out of it...

Poor Sil...he's hopeless. :giggle:

Please, leave a comment, if you liked it! ^^

I'll be back soon with more Ask the skeksis (There are a kajillion more strips to come! Questions keep coming, and I still have lots of delays!!! :^^; )

Soon, next strip on how would skeksis court or woo one another, question by :iconblackshadowbutterfly:



*DISCLAIMER*: I do not own the skeksis, the gelflings or the world of Thra,it's flora and/or fauna. 

Everything related to the Dark Crystal is property of Jim Henson, Brian Froud and Frank Oz.
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:iconcharmsp1:
charmsp1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
I actually haven't seen this one of yours, I found it when I showing my brother some of your comics.   I actually have Skeksil still been able to sing in my variation of events just not wanting to admit that he can! until his daughter came along Aryia and she had some musical talent  which he is quietly proud of.
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
In your fic SkekSil had a daughter then?...that is so cute! ^^
Heheh in fact I will still mention -in my more serious plots and stories- that SkekSil, even having lost his UrSkek voice in my version, still is capable of producing certain entrancing or reverberating notes when he sings... ;)
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:iconalexrichardon:
AlexRichardon Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2015
I bet that when he was younger his voice would have sounded like Jon Anderson of Yes (which is my guess.)
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:iconlittle-snowbird:
Little-Snowbird Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Oh dear.  Too bad it was only a dream.  I often suspected that SkekSil had a musical talent of sorts.  I planned on exploring it a bit more in a Dark Crystal project I am working on.
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
OH YES!!! If you are working on a Dark Crystal project I'd be more than  happy to read/see it!...
It is very likely that he did have still in him some kind of musical talent...when he was an Urskek he was a musician, so...his whimpers might not be the only thing that remained!
Perhaps, a good chance given and a bit of luck, he might get some really good sounds out of that scrawny throat of his! :nod:
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:iconlittle-snowbird:
Little-Snowbird Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
I'm sure you might like it.  It originally started out as a way to explain why SkekSil and SkekUng hate each other so much, and then it took on a life of its own.
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
NOW YOU MADE ME WANT TO READ IT EVEN MORE!!! I need to know what conclusions you drew for that hatred!!! O.O
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:iconlittle-snowbird:
Little-Snowbird Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I could send you a note if you want to find out more.
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:iconskekla:
SkekLa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
I DO WANT TO READ MORE! :nod: Please!
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:iconlittle-snowbird:
Little-Snowbird Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Okay.  I'll send over a note right away.
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:iconskekla:
SkekLa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! ^^ You are most kind!
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SkekKel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Sil! HOw he had to feel when he woke up!
Mmmm, what Ung is doing in his chambers, hmmm? This is worth checking!
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
HORRIBLE, considering in dreams he was reaching enlightment!!!

What indeed...what do you have to do into another's bedroom??? MORE EVEN IN YOUR ENEMIE'S????!!!  Nasty Ung, get off there right now!... 

Ohh by the way, considering you like SkekSil as much as I do...I can't recall if I mentioned this to you, but I wrote a story where he's the protagonist!...
HERE!
All 12 chapters are nested in this folder, with their related art...in case you want to take a read! ^^

smeagolisme.deviantart.com/gal…
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SkekKel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, YAY! I will read it with pleasure! :meow: More SkekSil!
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:iconskekla:
SkekLa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
YOU LIKED IT!! I'M SO FLATTERED!!!
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:iconskekkel:
SkekKel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I LOVED it! You are very good with words, descriptive and somehow even poetic haha ^^ I will be back to read it once again :)
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
THANK YOU! ^^
It's flattering that you think so!
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weasel-girl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes SkekUng, what are you doing in SkekSil's bedchambers, hmm? :XD::XD::XD:
Heh, I wonder if this dream is trying to tell him something or what. 
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hmmmm...It would be good if it is indeed trying to tell him that he could get his old abilities back without becoming absorbed..."Urskekked" so to say!

And, yes...WHAT WAS THE GENERAL DOING THERE, I WONDER...:plotting:
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Micho-Michito Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no odias cuando tienes uno de esos sueños fabulosos y viene alguien que salvajemente te despierta XDDDD
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
SIIIIII...Y ahora el chambelan tambien lo odia...XD
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Micho-Michito Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
JAJAAAA cualkiera D:< 
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Fuiron Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Well, that brings up an interesting question. Just what the heck would their succeeding mean? To put it another way, if the Skeksis won, what would be their ideal form and world? Knowing, even subconsciously, that one is missing something one would seek to remedy the situation.
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hmmm...For some odd reason, I always had the horrible feeling that it wouldnt have been THAT BAD as they painted it...I mean, I think just the same as you: knowing there were lacking pieces within them...would they have just subsisted like they were to the day?...Or perhaps they would have gained, along with power, new serenity?...Think that as official Henson sources say, they were not originally EVIL, but the passionate/hedonistic sides of the Urskek...so, we had in the first times some bunch of hyperactive, brilliant and colorful landlords who were unsufferably whimsical and prone to fit...but not DIRECTLY EVIL...Not until they started to get bald, rotten and crippled by age...so...what if they were once again young, beautiful and healthy?...would that necessarily mean they would be EVIL-er?...I bet not!...I bet if they did feel actually fine, they would have reverted to their not-so-bad former state of mind!...
Hmmmmmmmm
What if I turn this question into a comic?...would you be ok with it?
I still must draw a lot before that, I'm very late with the replies...but I'd love giving it a try! :nod:
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:iconfuiron:
Fuiron Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
I'd be honored if you drew it. ^^ Certainly, I will consider writing something about it, myself!
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
OOOOO I would like reading it!!! OuO

I'm going to draw that comic! :nod:

I hope some day you'll write that story as well! 
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Merry christmas everybody Christmas Dance Christmas La Christmas Carol Two Christmas- Deerling :xmas: My next avatar 
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grazatt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
That is actually quite haunting. Where did you get the script that SilSol is speaking in?
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:iconskekla:
SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :bow: it was supposed to be!
Oh!
That script is called Dscript, and you can find more about it here 
dscript.org/

It was exactly how I would imagine the Urskek's form of writing...in this particular case, what it says on those stylized characters is a constant thing on the line of "we are one, come back to the light, take my hand for it is also yours" and so on, while the Urskek speaks...SkekSil speaks later when he adopts his (let's call it "higher state") says something along the lines of "all hear me, come back into the light, return to the innocence you once knew, follow my voice into the light" and such...
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DarkStormSeeker Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jajajajaja, malditos sean te despiertan en un buen sueño D:<
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:iconskekla:
SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
SIIIIII...Cuando todo esta tan genial, no se les ocurre nada mejor que ir a zamarrearte!!!
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DarkStormSeeker Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D; Yo a veces miro con cara de odio mortal D8< (miradas que matan) jajajajajaj xDD
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
JAJAJA QUIEN  NO! XD
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Tauchawee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awh, poor SkekSil! If only....

Simply stunning detail and colour, as always!
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
True...poor guy...if only...if only.

Thanks so much! I am glad you liked this one!
These short ones, the specials, are experimental in a lot of levels...thought I have scripts for a lot of strips of my own with this cast of characters...let's see if I can start making them too, between the "ask" pages and the other drawings! :fingerscrossed:
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:iconblackshadowbutterfly:
Blackshadowbutterfly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD, oh my, I would be upset if someone went into my bed chambers to. Poor Sil. :)
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
WHO WOULDN'T?!

 POUTY SIL-gif by smeagolisme  -General?!...WHO SAID I WANTED YOU HERE?! SCRAM, THIS IS A PRIVATE ROOM!!!!!
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l-liminglaeva Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014   Digital Artist
HAHA, In my dreams I look like errol flynn and sound like Dean Martin. Then I wake up and smack myself! Clap
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l-liminglaeva Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Sugar smacks, lmao!
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:iconskekla:
SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
Not so different from him, apart from the fact that he was smacked by another one!
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LyletheRooster Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Skeksil reaches Enlightenment.
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
*Angelic chorus sounding in the background*
POUTY SIL-gif by smeagolisme  -why did the General have to wake me up when I was so close to perfection? HMMMPH!!!!
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yoyonah Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Poor fellow.
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Truly...poor thing!...:no:
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queenmoreta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooooh I love the way you did his younger look! it's exactly how I would picture a youthful looking Skeksis 8D.
I love the close up of his eyes and his face on those different shots. I just love how expressive you draw them!
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
YAY!!!! :chairdance: 
You made my day!!!
Many people has told me I do them too "hairy" or too "feathery" when depicting them as young, but I actually think of them like that! 

I think I'll soon do a drawing of the whole group...as young ones...in color. I hope I'll manage everyone alright!

It's a honor for me that you find these good...and that you appreciated the looks and expressions in them! :happycry: thank you!
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queenmoreta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I have seen different takes on their "young" looks, some even humananized which I didn't go for. Now I'm not against human looking Skeksis as there is an artists that drew them human looking and they look so awesome! I just love their style!. but yeah your rendition of their younger looks so far is my favorite from what I have seen and fits my own belief of what they may look like :).


no problem, you are very very welcome, thank you for sharing the picture for us all to see!.
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
YAYYY I MADE IT!!! :dance:
WOOHOO!
Alright, you just made my day!
Truly, I had many complains from close people here that they looked too bright and such, for what they were afterwards...but they had aged a thousand years for the movie time! We could only expect them to be a thousand times more fadely, greyed and rigid...while young they would have to be -as the refs say- bright, flamboyand, energetic and beautiful to look at!
I have but followed what the refs say (what Henson and Froud said)

Awww thanks to you for your kindness! comments like this are what keeps me drawing! :happycry:

Let's see how the group of young skeksis ends up looking then! I'll give it a go! :nod:
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queenmoreta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing is I read they are decayed.. so I see them having faded colours a lot like zombies or I guess mummies in a way. How humans start out with pinkish hues for their skin and then when they become a zombie those colours go very greyed and not so vibrant.

Again you are most welcome!, I'm interested in a lot of things but most of my other fandoms have plenty of artists but The Dark Crystal seems to be more obscure with not that many artists, so I just love finding people who share their arts <3.

Ooooh I'd imagine SkekZok to look quite handsome with those lovely blue eyes of his <3 Though I'm also interested to see how SkekShod would look too!.
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
YES!
Hence why I imagine themhaving vibrant color pallettes to them when younger...if we consider them decayed, almost mummified in life, they ought to have changed quite a LOT!
P.S: How can anyone not get the motivation behind doing most ANYTHING to avoit rotting or drying and crumbling to pieces while alive???
I wouldn't justify the podling essence sucking, but...I DO UNDERSTAND IT WELL...

True. Happens the same to me...this fandom is small and the fans are sparse. It is great to be able to talk with another about those things only you seem to like, right? :nod: For me it is beyond awesome!

Hehehe...you'll see them both soon enough...I've already pencil-sketched the whole group posing in their pre-golden era days...so, not entirely attired like they ended up, but dressed in a sort of classic greece/egyptian/medieval/atñantis sort of robes...they have a combination of all that, mixed with their usual self aggrandizing devices. AWWWW I THINK THEY LOOK CUTE.
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queenmoreta Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
See now that topic, I imagined if I met SkekZok I'd want to ask him "how do you feel about your current physical condition, decaying" I'd imagine it being quite scary, decaying and there is very little you can do about it.

They want to live their lives and not become one but don't want to die either.

yes definitely! it is excellent finding and talking to people and hearing their thoughts and interpretations of the Skeksis <3.

eeeeee! :happybounce: sound fantastic! I can't wait to see them!
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