At long last, the Skeksis court color version is here!
I am a bit disapointed myself with the way the drapings to the background came up...I expected themt o look more realistic and shady, as to give the whole thing a greater depth...but I simply couldn't manage to get it the right way.
I hope that error is not enough to take the whole picture down...
I still like how the different colors and patterns of each Skeksis garments look...
Well...all said, lets get into it!
Since there will be some more drawings on these guys in the future, this picture is intended to be as well as an exercise in their anatomy and clothing, a small guide to "WHO-IS-WHO" in their court.
Let's get to it!:
To the far left and back, The fat skeksis with the rounded neck frill is SkekAyuk, the Gourmand His face relaxed and with a numbly smile He's likely hungry. The one who is beside him, to the front, and hogging attention by displaying his luxurious garments is SkekEkt, the ornamentalist. Right behind him we can see a bit of the head of a Skeksis holding a bag full of money. This is SkekShod, the Treasurer (who will hate me for making him so unnoticeable). Beside him, continuing to the right, is SkekSil, the Lord Chamberlain, showing his permanent trademark smirk, and possibly whimpering (when is he not whimpering?).No wonder he's staring at the emperor with such loving eyes, since he desires to be the next in line for this power position.
At the center of the picture, is SkekSo, self-acclaimed as the Great Emperor of the lot. By his side we can see SkekUng, the General and Garthim master, scowling and crossing arms in a fit of anger, which is not unusual in him. Behind him, the one eyed and a- hook for a left hand- SkekNa, the Slave master, grunts at his surroundings...probably trying to figure if any slaves off the picture are not doing their choirs.Even further to the back we see SkekTek, the scientist. He is coldly watching as he tries to figure out what the cammera is while we take the group picture. Strutting to the front to his right, there appears SkekZok, the Ritual Master, his pose and gesture as magnificent and hieratical as he can get it to be. He loves being thought of as a oath-worthy priest. Last but not least (This until you ask the other Skeksis, who consider him a small weakling) There is the multiple glass wearing SkekOk, the scrollkeeper and scribe, his arms full of papers and notes, scrolls and maps. He is trying to hold a quill to denote he's paying attention, but he's likely to fall asleep as soon as the true burocratic work starts.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed drawing it!
*Disclaimer* All skeksis, personal traits and design belong to Jim Henson , Brian Froud and his team of workers who created them for The Dark Crystal*
I highly reccomend all fantasy movie lovers to watch The Dark Crystal. It is a masterpiece of fantasy!