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    Castle Grayskull By Ken Coleman

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    This is my first version of Castle Grayskull. I created from about 200 photos from my stock photogrpahy and using a model skull as well as green screen shot of motuc He-Man and Battlecat.
    I went for a 200x style mixed with my own ideas as i love the green vegetation from that series.
    the next version i want to create will depict the spine like filmation style .

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    This is beautiful. Awesome work there.
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    Amazing

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    WOW!! I'm going to use as my wallpaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Princess Adora NJ View Post
    WOW!! I'm going to use as my wallpaper.
    me too ,it's amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Princess Adora NJ View Post
    WOW!! I'm going to use as my wallpaper.
    No prob . Work away .. I'm glad you like it. Almost finished my snake mountain piece
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    wow there are he-man and battle cat

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    Wow! That's pretty darn awesome! The only thing that I don't care for is the 200X "H" symbol on the skull (wasn't a big fan of that on the 200X playset either), but otherwise this is really incredible.


    I do like that you gave the sky that dark, cloudy look. I always liked in the Filmation cartoon, how it was always dark with lightening, etc, happening around the castle (regardless of what the weater was like elsewhere). That's something that I really wish had carried over into 200X.

    It definately gives Grayskull a more realistic feel while still staying true to the essence of what it should look like. If a MOTU movie ever gets made, something like this would be a good choice for how Grayskull should look in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamo of Eternia View Post
    Wow! That's pretty darn awesome! The only thing that I don't care for is the 200X "H" symbol on the skull (wasn't a big fan of that on the 200X playset either), but otherwise this is really incredible.


    I do like that you gave the sky that dark, cloudy look. I always liked in the Filmation cartoon, how it was always dark with lightening, etc, happening around the castle (regardless of what the weater was like elsewhere). That's something that I really wish had carried over into 200X.

    It definately gives Grayskull a more realistic feel while still staying true to the essence of what it should look like. If a MOTU movie ever gets made, something like this would be a good choice for how Grayskull should look in it.


    Thanks for the feedback .. I have a second version with different classic head piece and bigger eyes. It's an older version but I'll find it and post it
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    Quote Originally Posted by kencoleman View Post
    No prob . Work away .. I'm glad you like it. Almost finished my snake mountain piece
    I was about to write back saying I would love to see you do a Snake Mountain.

    I just put it up as a wallpaper and I just noticed you have He-man on Battle Cat on the picture. I completely missed it on the first time I looked at your picture. I didn't even read your description. (I didn't have my coffee this morning) I love your sense of scale on this painting. Castle Grayskull is massive as it should be.
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    Very nice illustration, conveys a great sense of mood & atmosphere!!
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    WOW I would like to have one like that for my figures!!!!
    Great job. I like it.

    And now I would like to see too the Snake-Mountain.
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    Love it! As already pointed out, it's got a wonderful sense of scale. Further, it manages to look both intimidating and abandoned--something that was key in the original MOTU mythos. Great job!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telkan2 View Post
    Love it! As already pointed out, it's got a wonderful sense of scale. Further, it manages to look both intimidating and abandoned--something that was key in the original MOTU mythos. Great job!!!
    Well for anyone who wants to see how the snake mountain project is coming together I posted photographs of the landscape I built in the motuc displays forum or here is the photobucket link

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    Excellent work! An imposing iteration indeed.

    The realism of the skull & the placement of the * symbol are well done. The greenery gives it an organic feeling, as if the stone has a skin. The asymmetrical towers suit it too.
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    Wow! I love it. Good job. Love the scale and coloring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bskcase View Post
    I was about to write back saying I would love to see you do a Snake Mountain.

    I just put it up as a wallpaper and I just noticed you have He-man on Battle Cat on the picture. I completely missed it on the first time I looked at your picture. I didn't even read your description. (I didn't have my coffee this morning) I love your sense of scale on this painting. Castle Grayskull is massive as it should be.
    The scale you used is my favorite part. I want Castle Grayskull to be HUGE.

    Nice work!

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    this is the Classic version i was working on but i personally preferred the other face. any other opinions welcome
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    The classic one is cool, but I agree on the other face. I do like the "angry" eyes better. It would be cool to see a cross between the two (the 'angry' face with the forhead design on this classic one).
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    OOOOOHHH....man, I missed the original posting! Just to comment on the new pic: I agree, the angry eyes look better.

    In general, though: WOW. Very well done! Reminds me of some covers to the Lord of the Rings. Epic, mysterious, and solitary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexx View Post
    Epic, mysterious, and solitary.
    Good description! I disagree about the eyes though. The "not-angry eyes" are anatomically correct. To me, they look haunted, almost sorrowful - yet imposing, threatening.

    Still, a "hybrid" version would be interesting - let's see more kencoleman!
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    both are absolutely awesome but I agree the one in the first post is a little bit better
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    This most certainly qualifies as necroposting but I just wanted to say that during a search I found your art work here and also decided to use it as a desktop background. Love it!! Beautiful colors and composition. I went with the first (the 200x style) as well, but both look quite nice.
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    Nice job! But I think the first pic would look a lot better without the 200X "cross" symbol.

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