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    The Dark Crystal

    I was watching The Dark Crystal the other day and was inspired to do something with Augra in it. I came up with this after a few sketches.... hope it does the movie justice.

    The Dark Crystal

    On a side note, I'm not too happy with my version of Jen.... but oh well, better luck next time.

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    good artwork. There's a book of concept art for the dark crystal and the world it was set in and there's some really amazing stuff in it, not only in the form of incredibly creative and beautiful art, but also in the unique and fascinating mythology and background history set up for it. I'm afraid I don't remember what it's called, but perhaps you've heard of it already.

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    Hey Brutillus,

    Yeah I have that book... it's called The World of The Dark Crystal. Illustrated by a great artist, Brian Froud. He is also the artist that has illustrated the Good Faries Bad Faries book as well as several other books of that nature. Thanks for the comments.... I'm glad you like it.
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    Brian Froud...wait a minute, I have his goblins calender on my wall!

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    heh, that movie was cool.

    ahhahahhah yeh, the dog thing.....forget the name.....ahah....yeh.....LOL.....and watch the labyrinth too!

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    Hey Form-

    FIZGIG!!!! LOL I love the movie, kinda a nut myself aobut it... Best movie Henson ever made. How about the Skeksi's eh? And the UrRu... and the Garthim... shit the whole movie rocked. LOL

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    FIZGIG = NAME OF DOG
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    yeah fizgig wtf how could i forget. Pure brilliance! Lets see some scans of that book pls!! im working on a personal project basically with the intention of creating an entire world. Interested to see how others have approached it!


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    hey form, lol yeah Fizgig was hilarious... I'll pop some scans up tomarrow, any requests? Skeksis, or Mystics... Augra? Concepts of the Gelfling? or maybe some of the misc. animals from the movie....

    let me know and I'll put em up

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    anything that shows how they designed the world - the level of detail included, etc.

    thanks buddy!

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    Here ya go! Sorry if they're a little fuzzy... the book wouldn't fit on my scanner... anyhow... For those who don't know, this is concept art for the Jim Henson movie The Dark Crystal. All artwork below is done by Brian Froud.

    The Dark Crystal

    The Dark Crystal

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    The Dark Crystal
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    The Dark Crystal
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    The Dark Crystal

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    The Dark Crystal
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    The Dark Crystal
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    And Last but not least....

    The Dark Crystal

    The Dark Crystal

    There ya go! The superbley subtle works of Brian Froud. A true genius.

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    thanks man, this gold will keep me inspired for weeks......

    especially those 2 skeksis designs! so much character, fantastic!

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    Hey Form-
    No prob, it's my pleasure to help... that first image of the Skeksi is the Chamberland. I love the scene where the other Skeksi's are ripping his clothes off after he lost the challenge to The General. But truthfully my favorite characters have always been the Mystics. Anyways, glad I could help.

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    how much text is there in that book? i mean how much depth does he go into about the world itself - cultures, creatures, landfroms etc?

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    The book itself really explains the world. It tells the story from Augra's point of view, and explains what the world was like before the appearence of the Skeksis and the Mystics and why there are the two races. It talkes about the Gelflings a little too, and the Podlings. But mostly it focuses on the First and Second Great Conjuntion and how it affects the world. The whole story is told in kind of a prophetic sort of way. If you can find the book it's definately worth it to buy it. I'm not sure how much it is today though.

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    hrm, fantabulous......time to scour ebay. Thanks dyoung

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    no prob form, like I said my pleasure to help.

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    Check out this site for lots of info on The Dark Crystal.

    And thanks so much for those pics!!

    http://habidabad.com/mithra.htm

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    Hey Dreamer,

    Yeah I went to that site when I was researching for this painting. Like I said I dont' think I got the Gelflings right but I like Augra at least. Anyways... yeah that's a cool site.

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    I'm lucky enough to work with someone who actually puppeteered on Dark Crystal...Karen Prell. Jealous??

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    oh yeh, well..well....i have a REAL crystal, yeah!!! and uh....uh

    *gets his black spraypaint*


    yeh biotch!

    /\
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    | |-| | <------ Form's Dark Crystal!! Muahahaha
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    SHIT! the formatting broke my crystal nooooo!

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    smellybug... smellybug... smellybug...

    I am friggin jealous now. Which Character was she? I know she puppeted on the Labyrinth, but I didn't know she did the DC too... wow. Lucky you. Where do you and she work now? They hiring? lol anyways... your fortunate to work with someone so talented. I am very jealous.

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