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Just A Harmless Sapling by SkekLa Just A Harmless Sapling :iconskekla:SkekLa 70 47 Hans and the Princess  by SkekLa Hans and the Princess :iconskekla:SkekLa 59 58 SPOOKS design commission for Azure by SkekLa SPOOKS design commission for Azure :iconskekla:SkekLa 25 35 Commission Prices-chart! by SkekLa Commission Prices-chart! :iconskekla:SkekLa 20 24 Super Expressive Baby Dragons  by SkekLa Super Expressive Baby Dragons :iconskekla:SkekLa 20 42 Skeksis Carapace Simplification by SkekLa Skeksis Carapace Simplification :iconskekla:SkekLa 34 45 LA meme faces chart by SkekLa LA meme faces chart :iconskekla:SkekLa 29 31 Skeksis Time-Out by SkekLa Skeksis Time-Out :iconskekla:SkekLa 38 59 Waltz by SkekLa Waltz :iconskekla:SkekLa 33 52 Happy new trine! (Happy 2018) by SkekLa Happy new trine! (Happy 2018) :iconskekla:SkekLa 30 59 MERRY CHRISTMAS from SkekLa by SkekLa MERRY CHRISTMAS from SkekLa :iconskekla:SkekLa 34 53 Ask special -Bonds and doubt by SkekLa Ask special -Bonds and doubt :iconskekla:SkekLa 39 96 Skeksis  Skeleton concept by SkekLa Skeksis Skeleton concept :iconskekla:SkekLa 36 44 peet1 and peet2 by SkekLa peet1 and peet2 :iconskekla:SkekLa 31 30 Old Sil wants a moment under the limelight by SkekLa Old Sil wants a moment under the limelight :iconskekla:SkekLa 24 32 vooky Chart-Bestiary by SkekLa vooky Chart-Bestiary :iconskekla:SkekLa 24 36


Skektarus by hintofsilence Skektarus :iconhintofsilence:hintofsilence 4 3 TDC Au - Introducing Kzatka by Xomy TDC Au - Introducing Kzatka :iconxomy:Xomy 8 10 mews by AgentWhiteHawk mews :iconagentwhitehawk:AgentWhiteHawk 102 11 Ice Enchantress by Ashiria Ice Enchantress :iconashiria:Ashiria 19 5 Skeksil sketch THE DARK CRYSTAL 2 COMIC by Skulpturen Skeksil sketch THE DARK CRYSTAL 2 COMIC :iconskulpturen:Skulpturen 20 7 Lavinia by SkekKel Lavinia :iconskekkel:SkekKel 14 25
All about the Skeksis
All about the Skeksis
**WARNING: There are movie SPOILERS a head! Read at your own risk**
Welcome friends.
Today, I'll be discussing my opinions about my favorite antagonists, as well as my favorite Jim Henson creation of all time.  No, it's not the Goblin King and his goblin army my Labyrinth fans. It's about the Skeksis from "The Dark Crystal".
"The Skeksis? You mean those bird/dragon hybrid Muppets? But why the Skeksis? They're not human, so they don't count!"
Because I like the Skeksis, and believe it or not, the Skeksis have quite a huge fan base with TDC fans. I find the Skeksis more interesting than bland pretty boy villains who TRY WAY TOO HARD to be sympathetic.
"But there's nothing sympathetic about the Skeksis. Skeksis are all evil and UGLY monsters that hurt those BEAUTIFUL Gelflings and eat cute little critters for dinner."
Humph! If you want to think that, fine. That's your opinion. To me, the Skeksis aren't really all that pure evil. It's even stated by off
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Hope by Nambroth Hope :iconnambroth:Nambroth 821 38 Id Spring by Uitinla Id Spring :iconuitinla:Uitinla 26 54 Foodies Collection -1 by SeebeeNaniginsDesign Foodies Collection -1 :iconseebeenaniginsdesign:SeebeeNaniginsDesign 2 2 African Pygmy Hedgehog - a sketch by suzie-chan African Pygmy Hedgehog - a sketch :iconsuzie-chan:suzie-chan 5 4 Leeflee by AzureLazuliBlue Leeflee :iconazurelazuliblue:AzureLazuliBlue 11 13 Chisel-toothed Springtail by AzureLazuliBlue Chisel-toothed Springtail :iconazurelazuliblue:AzureLazuliBlue 10 15 Suncatcher by AzureLazuliBlue Suncatcher :iconazurelazuliblue:AzureLazuliBlue 12 13
SkekFer was rubbing her fingers. Detesting the cold, that was. All skeksis disliked the winter times, even more when they were left in the cold courtyard, trying to keep the plants safe - mostly using a special sheets thoughted up by the Scientist. Now her plants slept but their roots and the scarce leaves could be damaged as they slumbered.
SkekFer tucked the carnivourous trap into the protective sheet, the plant didn't move in its sleep but the skeksis knew it will feel better from now on.
How good that SkekTek can invent something, which isn't connected with draining and torment, at last.
Sighing, SkekFer massageg her beak with one hand, trying to rub away tiredness. The night was close, as every time in winter and she dreamed about hot bevarage served by the Gourmand and a warm bed... her chambers were cozy and pleasant, with fire buzzing inside and the slaves bringing her everything she desired, without single move from her side.
She missed the time the slaves were replaced by the
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The Dark Crystal is one of the most influential movies AND fandoms I've ever been related to! HERE, the galleries of my fan-arts about this amazing "realm"!……

SkekLa- Visual refsheet by SkekLa The rite before the Hunt by SkekLa Schosi, the gelfling InkMaker by SkekLa
Skeksis Propaganda by SkekLa May I have this dance ? by SkekLa


Sculpts, figures and characters HERE:…
READY SkekSil painted2 by SkekLa Centaur sculpt by SkekLa RAAKUL the defender sculpt by SkekLa

And handcrafted accesories of all sorts, HERE:…

New Fantasy Tdc Baroque Charms by SkekLa The Seeing stone magic crystal charm by SkekLa How'd they look when put on you?... by SkekLa


Do you like the Lord of the Rings?
Take a look at my extensive gallery of LOTR fanart! HERE:…

*Especially if youre a Gollum/Sméagol fan! *

PRECIOUS THING by SkekLa GIANT SPIDER strip by SkekLa Bless us and splash us my precious by SkekLa

Amazing commissions and gifts featuring SkekLa, from my friends!

SkekLa by Ashiria by SkekKel Happy Birthday SkekLa! by raposavyk Happy Birthday skekLa! by AzureLazuliBlue A nice, small talk by AgataCzerw Commission: SkekLa by raposavyk SkekLa and SkekSil Commission by x-Celebril-x
Commission: SkekKel and SkekLa by raposavyk Happy Birthday, La! *hug* by AzureLazuliBlue Happy Birthday SkekLa :D by Xomy Commission: SkekLa and SkekSil by raposavyk Happy Birthday Dearest SkekLa! by ShaperOfThings SkekLa the Illustrator by Feusus A little bit of SkekLa by SkekKel
Curious SkekLa by SkekKel Commission: Skekla by raposavyk Ready to work by AgataCzerw Allow me... hmmm by SkekKel Friends of the court - Skekkel Commission by queenmoreta SkekLa by weasel-girl La by SkekKel
SkekLa doodle by SugarTabby72600 Birthday SkekLa by SkekKel Happy Birthday Skekla by Uitinla It was supposed to be a cake... by weasel-girl chibis SkekLa and Me by CarmenVE
I drew SkekLa by What-if-Writer SkekLa and SkekSil in the Gardens by SkekKel The Gift.- Birthday  Present for  SkekLa by charmsp1 SkekLa's Super Awesome Power Nap Dreamtime! by Chernabog71
SkekLa: The cure for artist block! by Chernabog71




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lavinia gandolfi
Artist | Professional | Varied
*Profile picture drawing made by AgataCzerw*

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I'm a self-taught artist from Argentina.
Though I've never been instructed in any art fields, by effort , love, and lots of practice I became an artist by will ;) .
I enjoy almost any form of art, as well as I love books, movies, history, horror stories, biology, epics and mythology.
Any kind of interesting creature or story will surely wake my curiosity...

Smeagol/Gollum, from The lord of the rings :iconsmeagolsmileplz:
and the gorgeous Skeksis from The Dark Crystal Beautifully Ugly by SkekLa are my favorite fictional characters and have always been an endless source of inspiration for my works of art (both inspiring extensive fan-art and influencing my original works.)

Within Tolkien's world and Jim Henson's The Dark crystal-with it's wonderful cast of puppets who seemed to be living and breathing creatures- there were born ans still lay my first and biggest inspiration sources!
I grew up watching over and again the wonderful Storyteller, also brought to us by Henson, and along with the Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and many animation movies and old books reeking of mythical and fascinating creatures, such as Tolkien's Lord of the rings and many others by Poe, Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany and Ciruelo Cabral, I breathed and lived fantasy and strangely wonderful creatures since my first years. My love for them has remained the same ever since.

Though I have no documents to certificate it, I'm an art crafter. An artisan.
After spending many years of my younger days striving to become a paleonthologist *and miserably failing at raising funds for the career ^^; * I found myself more in love with working in sculpts and crafts than the love I felt for digging (and believe me, that is a lot to say!)...
Since then, this love has grown to be a profession: nowadays I live on selling what I craft and sculpt...
I am now proud to be called a professional artisan!
My biggest and most heartfelt passion still lies, however, in Illustration, drawing, and comic-strip making!
UrSkek: sprite by Chernabog71 SkekLa: Sprite by Chernabog71 SkekSil: sprite by Chernabog71 SkekKel Attack: sprite by Chernabog71 Skeksis fan stamp by queenmoreta SkekLa's Peet Peet Bird: Sprite by Chernabog71
Beautifully Ugly by SkekLa Smeagol stamp by SkekLa Traditional artist stamp by WhiteKimahri I Support Imagination stamp by c3ph31d .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot Professional Dreamer Stamp by SkekKel Weird Stamp by Kojima2087 Dark and Cute Stamp by bezzalair Self taught artist - stamp by Eirene86 I Respect All Art Stamp Revamp by Sinister-Starfeesh
Friends stamp by Meddle689 freak Stamp by zilla774 Fan Character Stamp by queen-of-pie I Root For Chamberlain by SkekKel Whimper by SkekLa Be Nice Stamp by Mirz123 .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot Be Kind Stamp by Southrobin Stamp: Words of Encouragement by Southrobin Christopher Robin Stamp by Mel-Rosey My Own World Stamp by Mirz123
Realistic OCxCanon Stamp by bumblebot96 the truth stamp by manic-pixie DA Stamp - Not Good VS Evil 01 by tppgraphics in every person by thebluemaiden In every dream by thebluemaiden Not everything is as by thebluemaiden Dream stamp by smilekeeper An Artist's Tip by DJ88 Useless knowledge by paramoreSUCKS 45 - Asexual by Stu-Pixels More time... by prosaix Act Your Age by alaska-is-a-husky I Sniff Books by MademoiselleGrief My oc... by Atlanta-Hammy Always tired... by prosaix Immortal by AssClownFish DA Stamp - Obsess Responsibly by tppgraphics Not Ignoring the Facts Stamp by Spikytastic stamp by Yacio It's Just Unique by mylastel Art is Stamp by ultravioletbat DA Stamp - So Many Ideas... by phantompanther Smile Stamp by Tibb-Wolf Fantasy Stamp by DesiredAdoration Fanartist Stamp by Feniiku


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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 7:42 AM

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Hi there everyone!
As you know, I had been promising to formally open commissions since some time now: well, commission slots are now formally opened! 
I decided to try with tackling a small ammount for the moment, given my scarce time and  my will to make every commission as good as possible!
I'll be taking 4 slots this month, one of which has already been pre-taken by mutual agreement ^^
Please remember to read my Terms of service and  my price chart, and send me personal notes so we can arrange the commissions well! ^^
Terms of service, here: (at the gallery's description)…
Price chart here:
Commission Prices-chart! by SkekLa

Please remember I'm available for lots of different subjects and types of art, which are clarified at the Terms of Service ^^ I wish to get commisioned for varied art and subjects, so feel free to ask me for whatever you want if it's comprised there at the description! ^^
I hope many of you will be interested! See you soon with more art, Asks, and commishes !

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hintofsilence Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Hey you should check out my Skeksis. I am really proud of it, and am actually in the early stages of making it into a costume that’ll stand about 7’ tall.
SkekLa Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
I've just checked on him and I think he looks awesome!
Can't wait to see how the suit will look!
hintofsilence Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
timetravelingDOCTOR Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you don't mind I watched you :) I keep coming back to your skeksis filled gallery :love:
SkekLa Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Of course I don't mind, I actually thank you for it! ^^
I'm flattered to see you enjoy my work ^^
SmeaGollum-Precious Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
I just wanted to say, today I was looking at your Sméagol fan art and I absolutely adored it all! I really like your style and the amount of thought you put into his character! It brought me great happiness :)
SkekLa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for such kind words, it's good to see another Smeagol/Gllum fan! :highfive:
I did work a lot into Smeagol and Gollum, spent years researching about him and drawing him ^^ I'm very happy to know my works about him appeal to you! that's very flattering ^^
I'm glad they made you feel happy! ^^
SmeaGollum-Precious Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
You are most welcome, us fans of Sméagol/Gollum are rare but that makes it so much better when we find each other!
The work you put into him certainly paid off, the artwork is amazing! I also loved the short storylines you added underneath each one.
Just out of interest, what interested you in his character to begin with? :)
SkekLa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
true! ^^ :handshake:
Aw, thank you, really, for liking them so much, I truly did put all of me into those, I wanted to allow the character much more attention than it had ever been given!
Those short hstories and paragraphs under each piece were the fruits of combining my own thoughts on the character with what I could guess out and learn from Tolkien's letters and appendix of LOTR ^^ it was a ride to try and rebuild Smeagol's story!

I never really knew what appealed at me so much about him ^^ 
I just think it was mainly the fact that most people I know (and the book characters as well) are just extremely quick into judging him , yet noone -or nearly so- really tries to understand why Sméagol really became Gollum, or deepened into his past as to guess why he ended up the way he did.
Simply put: noone really cares for him as much as to wonder "why did this happen to him? and "can he be helped?" 
I always thought he was at least 90% redeemable--but due to the absolute or relative  disinterest of the ones around him and his constant relapse  into wrong doings (caused by both the ring's influence, his own cnsuming guilt, and the despise and loathing of others, which created a vicious cycle of others hating Smeagol/Gollum and he instantly reacting with violence or fear) -stopped him from having any real chance.
I always thought that was tragic: a character who could have really proved himself better than everyone thought had his best chances to change for the better spoiled by third parties. I always lamented that and I guess I felt like "avenging" Sméagol a bit by giving him a serious possibility to redeem at a fanfiction would serve well ^^
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SmeaGollum-Precious Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Also, I hope you do not mind but I mentioned you in the description for my latest deviation, as you provided me with a source of inspiration :)
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