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Dark Crystal pinup by solipherus Dark Crystal pinup by solipherus
So ~ChibiMaryn has finished the first volume of the new Dark Crystal manga! I'm really excited. Can't wait to see it. :omfg:

Just like with the Labyrinth manga, editor asked if we wanted to do pinups for this Hensen book as well.

The manga is an all-new story about new gelflings, but since I don't know the story yet I went with the pair from the movie. Now, usually when I do fanart I itch to redesign character outfits, but I luff their outfits so much I tried to make them as correct as possible. Lol well I tried anyway, think Kira had leggings.... friggin' puppets that never showed below the waist X3 X3 :heart:

Copyright Jim Hensen and Tokyopop! :D!!
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gothicbelfry23 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
One of my all time favorite fantasy movies. Your art is so lovely thank you so much for sharing it. i love Jen and Kira!
Silvermoonlight Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's funny because I was doing a reading bridge and reading myths of the dark crystal volumes 1-2 followed by the Dark Crystal manga vol 1-2 and I saw this and it reminded me of a tail in creation myths in that aughra gave one of the female gelfling wings after her body was damaged and the wings helped heal the rest of her body to heal and she returned to her people who accepted the wings and they became the norm for all female gelfling and this image captures that side of the myth beautiful as its about the flight of freedom, and other worldly.
SeraPhinaLockHeart Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a veiry stuning piece sweety bravo keep it up
tenderheartedthorn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
This is so amazing!
Zecon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is such an awesome pic! I wanna draw like this!
queenmedesa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I have that manga,and I say yours is the most beautiful guest art in there! I love it,specially that intricate pose!
Zecon19 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
I prefure to do things in black and white since doing colored pics take a lot more money and time. how do u make urs so cool? I never seem to get mine to look clean enough or bold
sugar-sweet-bebe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
i've always wanted to fly it must feel great
Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool, Kira is looking fairy awesome. Jen is very wicked.
Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh, sorry forgot to ask, can i display it overhere >>> [link] with a link back to here?
suatre Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional Artist
Yay!! I love your art and this is awesome :D
LumMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I know I was soooo excited when I saw that they were making a manga of Dark Crystal! When I was little I broke the casette we had of it cause I watched it so much but now we have the DVD and I've watched it 37 times, I counted to see how badly I needed to watch it a lot, apparently I'm obsessed with Jim Henson because I also have Labrynth, the first three seasons of Fraggle Rock, and the first season of The Muppet Show
Angel-Meiru Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
She looks very pretty. Like the wings.
hehthur Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
ahhhh! i love it!
Redmagesalyre Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
I love the Dark Crystal and the new movie's coming out in 2009! So awesome!

That's a great composistion of the characters and it's so awesome!
CoffeeKarena Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is awsome work! I simply love your style. I like how you draw your chracters espically Mica...he is just to darn cute, but this drawing just shows just how good you truly are!
LoverLuLiz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
so pretty ^^ love the expressions
Windmagician124 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
i am so fascinated by this drawing... i could stare at it for hours. it is so beautiful and full of life! i wish i could be there having fun with them ^_^
artisticgamer07 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Wow. That's beautiful. I love how you did it in black and white and all the wrinkles in the clothes. I can almost feel as if I'm free falling with them.
Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
A gorgeous representation of the characters. Excellent composition and design, as well. Lastly, by keeping it black and white, you really pulled off the duo as being the main focus of the image, rather than allowing the sky or land to act as a distraction. Wonderful job.
QueenLeaShanneen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
So freakin' awesome! It's gorgeous! :D
Pechan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
quick! suck out their essence so that we may regain our youth!! D8

awesome pinup. i miss puppet movies.
Sydney-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The Dark Crystal kinda tramatized me....but this pictures nice :D
davidadge Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I know, right?  I had so many nightmares, but it still continued to be a long time favorite. I like how this is so super playful and happy-go-lucky instead though. Looks like they are super high up and just don't care.
katymoon05 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
love love!!!
helina Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
That's a very cute composition! Great expressions! Can't wait for the next Azuri book to come out. :D I got all of my friends hooked. e_e
driany Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
I think that we're fans of jim henson's work huh???

so, it must be a automatic fav here xD
happybullet15 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
very nice shading!
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, super awesome and cute. :D <3 Love it.
SylphiEngel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Hooray for Gelflings!

Wonderful dynamism to the picture.
Ninja-G33k Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Beautiful work, as usual!
HimeRikkina Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! I think it looks perfect! They look so happy in the air! :D I can't wait for this manga either!
ElanaWarlord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
I remember that awesome movie from way back
Excellent work Solipherus, and I can't wait to see your next Sea Princess Azuri Book!
Very inspiring, hopefully I'll put more time into my own art.
ChibiAirFaerie2425 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Thats hot!!
u rock at this
check out my work sometime
RocketShoes Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Artist
Super cute, Erica! I love the pose!
Sun-face Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Beautiful! The clothing designs are really original and intricate and the poses are just utterly obscure! This looks fantastic and unique! Good job!
Beertree Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous. Love this.
KC-Whitestar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Dark Crystal! :heart: that was one of my favorite movies. Great work on this you really captured them really beautifully :D
AprilMcGuire Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007   Digital Artist
just look at those WINGS! They seem to sparkle. I'm envious of your talents <333 this looks fabulous. :heart:
Hyper-piston Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Most excellently done! I love this a lot, how they're flying and so happy. I like to see him happy since yanno, he's not a great deal in the movie cept around her XD
... I also like your style with them, though, it fits their characters and designs very well!
WitheringDeath Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
amazin, the work is so clean and so happy
i love that part of the movie when Jen finds out kira's got wings ^^ tis so funny ^^

HeidiArnhold Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional
Woo-hoo!!! FAVED!
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