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Happy new trine! (Happy 2018) by SkekLa Happy new trine! (Happy 2018) :iconskekla:SkekLa 24 20 MERRY CHRISTMAS from SkekLa by SkekLa MERRY CHRISTMAS from SkekLa :iconskekla:SkekLa 33 51 Ask special -Bonds and doubt by SkekLa Ask special -Bonds and doubt :iconskekla:SkekLa 37 88 Skeksis  Skeleton concept by SkekLa Skeksis Skeleton concept :iconskekla:SkekLa 32 42 peet1 and peet2 by SkekLa peet1 and peet2 :iconskekla:SkekLa 28 28 Old Sil wants a moment under the limelight by SkekLa Old Sil wants a moment under the limelight :iconskekla:SkekLa 23 30 vooky Chart-Bestiary by SkekLa vooky Chart-Bestiary :iconskekla:SkekLa 25 36 Inktober day 31-Fancy dress by SkekLa Inktober day 31-Fancy dress :iconskekla:SkekLa 36 35 Inktober day 30- Flora by SkekLa Inktober day 30- Flora :iconskekla:SkekLa 38 24 Inktober day 29- Creation by SkekLa Inktober day 29- Creation :iconskekla:SkekLa 21 12 Inktober prompt redraw-day 28-Crystal by SkekLa Inktober prompt redraw-day 28-Crystal :iconskekla:SkekLa 18 10 Inktober day 28-Crystal by SkekLa Inktober day 28-Crystal :iconskekla:SkekLa 25 15 Inktober day 27-Light by SkekLa Inktober day 27-Light :iconskekla:SkekLa 16 9 Peet-Peet : handcrafted doll by SkekLa Peet-Peet : handcrafted doll :iconskekla:SkekLa 26 33 Inktober day 26-Darkness by SkekLa Inktober day 26-Darkness :iconskekla:SkekLa 21 16 Inktober day 25-Wonder by SkekLa Inktober day 25-Wonder :iconskekla:SkekLa 24 15


Scruffy Bottock by QueenChinchilla187 Scruffy Bottock :iconqueenchinchilla187:QueenChinchilla187 20 23 Poofy Kitteh by QueenChinchilla187 Poofy Kitteh :iconqueenchinchilla187:QueenChinchilla187 61 12 Rabbit Hole - 74 by Detrah Rabbit Hole - 74 :icondetrah:Detrah 121 17 SkekRe by SkekKel SkekRe :iconskekkel:SkekKel 21 24 Iona by candemarzat Iona :iconcandemarzat:candemarzat 207 195 (Commission) Kel by Gabriele-B (Commission) Kel :icongabriele-b:Gabriele-B 13 7 The Chamberlain and the Shard by Frostedmountain The Chamberlain and the Shard :iconfrostedmountain:Frostedmountain 35 63 Rabbit Hole - 73 by Detrah Rabbit Hole - 73 :icondetrah:Detrah 134 43 SkekSo by SkekKel SkekSo :iconskekkel:SkekKel 25 41 The Lord of the Labyrinth by nuriaabajo The Lord of the Labyrinth :iconnuriaabajo:nuriaabajo 132 10 Hermanos y Detectives by chunts Hermanos y Detectives :iconchunts:chunts 6 17 Lackadaisy Winterling by tracyjb Lackadaisy Winterling :icontracyjb:tracyjb 3,027 95 [+VIDEO]The Wetlands by AgataCzerw [+VIDEO]The Wetlands :iconagataczerw:AgataCzerw 110 22 Bride by Ashiria Bride :iconashiria:Ashiria 15 4
The Dark Crystal: VotSatE: Stars
The Dark Crystal: Visions of the Start and the End
It had been a little over a week since skekHak’s funeral. Nobody had spoken much about the Machinist after the event. skekTah’s alliance hunkered in close to him on occasion, concerned for him. The Note-Taker always carefully rebuffed their concern, reassuring them. “I’m fine,” he would say.
But he was not fine. He was far from fine.
The funeral had given him a brief sense of peace. Keyword being ‘brief’. Soon after, the dark thoughts and crushing misery returned. He was…
What was the Gelfling term again?
Ah, yes. Heartbroken.
He spent many of his evenings outside. He’d slip away after dinner to stare up at the many stars that managed to peek through the clouds that tended to gather over the castle. They distracted him from his worries.
Last night, he’d found a new activity to do involving the stars. If he pretended to draw lines between the stars, like ink blots on scro
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The Dark Crystal: VotSatE: Froze
The Dark Crystal: Visions of the Start and the End
“skekSa! skekSa! Please wake up!”
The Mariner groaned, eyes cracking open. It was dark in his room. Very late at night, if his internal timekeeper was correct. Too late at night for anyone to be waking him up.
Yet there was knocking on his door. skekTah was outside, calling for him.
skekSa growled, slowly rising. He slept little between voyages. The feel of the sea rocking him was his best method of sleeping. Here in the castle, there was only stillness. That made it hard for him to sleep soundly, if at all.
Trudging to his door, he pulled it open. skekTah and a frazzled skekGra stood on the other side.
“Yes?” he prompted, perhaps a little sharper than usual.
“Can you come downstairs? There’s been a…an incident,” skekTah choked, fumbling for words.
“skekEkt got himself stuck,” skekGra added.
“Then get skekUng or skekTek,” the Mariner stated, moving to shut hi
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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*

Commissions - Ask Me by SweetDuke Gifts - Friends Only by SweetDuke Requests - Friends Only by SweetDuke

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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Wed Jan 17, 2018, 10:09 AM
  • Listening to: Enya, Enigma,Celtic music, Blackmore's night.
  • Reading: Anything I can get my hands on!!! ^ ^
  • Watching: Old fantasy and horror movies!
  • Playing: Not now, I'm too busy! *runs holding folders*
  • Eating: Anything goes! I'm a human trashcan lately! XD
  • Drinking: just water ^^

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Just a moment ago, the mailman came by and just dropped me a new modem.
No tech, no nothing XD Even tho I'm n tech-savvy at all, I did try my best to install it myself to replace the *dead* former one.
Looks like I succeeded, since I'm writing you from my same old computer now! :woohoo:
I'm just so happy! If all keeps working well, I'll be seeing ya all very soon with usual notes, comments and art!
Hope to see you tomorrow again, my dear friends! ^^

Squeeeee by SkekLa


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QueenChinchilla187 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your illustrations and crafts are just beyond gorgeous!
Such talent and creativity! :heart:
I'm quite jealous, to be honest. :lol:
SkekLa Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
You're most kind to like my works so much! ^^
Thanks for such a positive comment! Aw, I'm just mostly a fanartist! ^^ I try my best to keep originality at the way I reinterpret stuff, that's all ^^
Oh: you've no need to feel jealous ^^ your gallery has some truly amazing art: the Lion King and Undertale things I'm seeing there are gorgeous, and you have a sense of color and texture (and lighting) which are excellent! ^^
I see you do traditional art, too! :handshake: in my opinion you're doing a great job! ^^
My only advice would be to never give up learning and trying! I've got no formal education in arts, I learnt by reading art books, looking at other people's art for inspiration, and decyphering some techiques through constant practice ^^
I personally think your art is beautiful, yet if there's anything you'd wish to enhance in it , my advice would be to simply try! seek for free online tutorials on whatever doubts you have, and try over and over until things look the most simmilar possible to what you want to achieve! 
You have great quality ^^ I bet you can get your art to look exacty the way you want in no time! :hug:
SkekLa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi there everyone! I'm having a bad issue here: the main electric wire which fed my house+ the two houses next door blew up due to hot weather today :no: a specialused squad will fix it..but their approx time for repair is a week or more. I regret being unable to reply your notes and feedback during this, I hope I'll be back soon with replies, comments, notes and new uploads! Please be patient and don't miss me! 😊 see you all hopefully soon!
SeebeeNaniginsDesign Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Omg I will never NOT watch you, you beautiful creature, SKESIS FOR LIFE I SAY!!
SkekLa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks for such sweetest words, dear! come here for hugs!! :hug:
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
SkekLa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot, that's very kind from you!^^
Happy new year!
Psychodoctor208 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is extraordinary!! I'm so happy that I'm not the only one that is a fan of The Dark Crystal! 
I hope to see more from you in the future! Neko Emoji-28 (Yay sho happy) [V2] 
SkekLa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh, thanks so much for such a kind comment! ^^
I'm happy to knw you think my art's good! 
Ideed you're not the only fan ;) we're few but we do exist! check out the groups which I have tagged at this page, there's a smal happy bunch of other fans around here, I'm sure you'll love their art and stories too ^^

You'll be seeing more uploads from me as soon as I manage anything new (I hope that'll be soon!) happy holidays!
roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
803453ogfoh86yxc by poisen2014 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018 dear friend!!! 798147gy479m9bj4 by poisen2014 christmas time by poisen2014

¡¡¡Feliz Navidad y Muy próspero año 2018 querida amiga Lavinia!!! Reindeer-sleigh-smiley-emoticon by poisen2014
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