Recently, I discovered that old episodes of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe can be viewed for free on hulu.com. While watching the old episodes, I got really inspired.
I started thinking about Skeletor. I mean, the guy has a floating skull instead of a head, an outfit festooned with bones, a giant alien-ram’s-head-staff and a grim-reaper-style hood and yet he is a complete buffoon. He is not the least bit scary. He is a walking contradiction. A joke. Judging from his design, he SHOULD be utterly terrifying. But then he opens his stupid mouth.
Anyway, I still love him. And I always will. So I decided to attempt to paint a genuinely scary version of Skeletor. And here it is. I think I succeeded. But I’m interested in your opinions.
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