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About Varied / Professional Core Member lavinia gandolfiFemale/Argentina Groups :iconthedarkcrystalgroup: TheDarkCrystalGroup
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A very skeksis valentine by SkekLa A very skeksis valentine :iconskekla:SkekLa 110 44
Haiku cellebrating the Dark Crystal
A story full of wonder
Once made me dream, imagine and create
Now it brought me friends.
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LOYALTY page 2 by SkekLa LOYALTY page 2 :iconskekla:SkekLa 28 31 SkekAyuk- Canon Character chart by SkekLa SkekAyuk- Canon Character chart :iconskekla:SkekLa 28 37 LOYALTY page 1  by SkekLa LOYALTY page 1 :iconskekla:SkekLa 38 49 Mowls Adoptables by SkekLa Mowls Adoptables :iconskekla:SkekLa 30 40 skekLa :  Skeksis Fan-Character Chart by SkekLa skekLa : Skeksis Fan-Character Chart :iconskekla:SkekLa 60 29 skekEkt Canon character chart by SkekLa skekEkt Canon character chart :iconskekla:SkekLa 36 37 Merry Christmas with SantAughra! by SkekLa Merry Christmas with SantAughra! :iconskekla:SkekLa 39 50 skekSil canon character chart by SkekLa skekSil canon character chart :iconskekla:SkekLa 50 47 Ask the skeksis, gone skeksis second version by SkekLa Ask the skeksis, gone skeksis second version :iconskekla:SkekLa 28 36 Pranksis-  Payback Time by SkekLa Pranksis- Payback Time :iconskekla:SkekLa 34 65 Pranksis dark crystal comic strip by SkekLa Pranksis dark crystal comic strip :iconskekla:SkekLa 47 50 Zurebunny sketch (commission bonus: head sketch) by SkekLa Zurebunny sketch (commission bonus: head sketch) :iconskekla:SkekLa 17 14 Tanya  - commission for Azurelazuliblue by SkekLa Tanya - commission for Azurelazuliblue :iconskekla:SkekLa 12 14 Happy 2018 Halloween  by SkekLa Happy 2018 Halloween :iconskekla:SkekLa 23 44


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The Dark Crystal is one of the most influential movies AND fandoms I've ever been related to! HERE, the galleries of my fan-arts about this amazing "realm"!……

SkekLa- Visual refsheet by SkekLa The rite before the Hunt by SkekLa Schosi, the gelfling InkMaker by SkekLa
Skeksis Propaganda by SkekLa May I have this dance ? by SkekLa


Sculpts, figures and characters HERE:…
READY SkekSil painted2 by SkekLa Centaur sculpt by SkekLa RAAKUL the defender sculpt by SkekLa

And handcrafted accesories of all sorts, HERE:…

New Fantasy Tdc Baroque Charms by SkekLa The Seeing stone magic crystal charm by SkekLa How'd they look when put on you?... by SkekLa


Do you like the Lord of the Rings?
Take a look at my extensive gallery of LOTR fanart! HERE:…

*Especially if youre a Gollum/Sméagol fan! *

PRECIOUS THING by SkekLa GIANT SPIDER strip by SkekLa Bless us and splash us my precious by SkekLa

Amazing gifts from my friends !

SkekLa by Ashiria by ArlenFram Happy Birthday SkekLa! by raposavyk Happy Birthday skekLa! by ZureLazuli A nice, small talk by AgataCzerw Commission: SkekLa by raposavyk SkekLa and SkekSil Commission by x-Celebril-x Skekla Fanart by helen95
Commission: SkekKel and SkekLa by raposavyk Happy Birthday, La! *hug* by ZureLazuli Happy Birthday SkekLa :D by Xomy Commission: SkekLa and SkekSil by raposavyk Happy Birthday Dearest SkekLa! by ShaperOfThings SkekLa the Illustrator by Feusus A little bit of SkekLa by ArlenFram
Curious SkekLa by ArlenFram Commission: Skekla by raposavyk Ready to work by AgataCzerw Allow me... hmmm by ArlenFram Friends of the court - Skekkel Commission by queenmoreta SkekLa by weasel-girl La by ArlenFram
SkekLa doodle by SugarTabby72600 Birthday SkekLa by ArlenFram Happy Birthday Skekla by Uitinla It was supposed to be a cake... by weasel-girl:thumb620973018:
I drew SkekLa by What-if-Writer SkekLa and SkekSil in the Gardens by ArlenFram The Gift.- Birthday  Present for  SkekLa by charmsp1 SkekLa's Super Awesome Power Nap Dreamtime! by Chernabog71
SkekLa: The cure for artist block! by Chernabog71 Happy Birthday skekLa! by Dracoravebird The Artist *BDay Gift* by weasel-girl Happy Birthday SkekLa! :D by Xomy B-day Hugs by XenoTeeth3 Skeksis Tea Time (Birthday Gift) by Chernabog71




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lavinia gandolfi
Artist | Professional | Varied
*Profile picture drawing made by AgataCzerw*

Commissions: OPEN Button by ButtonsMaker
Requests: CLOSED Button by ButtonsMaker
Gift Stamp by Oh-Desire Gifts by choice only stamp by Sheshin

I'm a self-taught drawing artist and artisan crafter from Argentina.
Though I've never been instructed in any art fields, by effort , love, and lots (decades!) of practice, I have managed to make a humble living doing the things I love! ^^ .

I enjoy almost any form of art, as well as I love books, movies, history, horror stories, biology, epics and mythology.
Any kind of interesting creature or story will surely wake my curiosity...

Smeagol/Gollum, from The lord of the rings :iconsmeagolsmileplz:
and the gorgeous Skeksis from The Dark Crystal Beautifully Ugly by SkekLa are my favorite fictional characters and have always been an endless source of inspiration for my works of art ( inspiring me to do extensive fan-art pieces and echoing in the aesthetics of my original works.)

Within Tolkien's world and Jim Henson's The Dark crystal-with it's wonderful cast of puppets who seemed to be living and breathing creatures- there were born and still lay my first and dearest inspiration sources!
I grew up watching over and again the wonderful Storyteller, also brought to us by Henson, and along with the Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and many animation movies and old books featuring mythical and fascinating creatures, such as Tolkien's Lord of the rings and many others by Poe, Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany and Ciruelo Cabral, I breathed and lived fantasy and strangely wonderful creatures since my first years. My love for them has remained the same ever since.

After spending many years of my younger days striving to become a paleonthologist *and miserably failing at raising funds for the career ^^; * I found myself more in love with working in sculpts and crafts than the love I felt for digging (and believe me, that is a lot to say!)...
Since then, this love has grown to be a profession: nowadays I live on selling what I craft and sculpt.

My biggest and most heartfelt passion still lies, however, in Illustration, drawing, and comic-strip making!
UrSkek: sprite by Chernabog71 Team Sil Stamp by charmsp1 SkekLa: Sprite by Chernabog71 SkekSil: sprite by Chernabog71 SkekKel Attack: sprite by Chernabog71 Skeksis fan stamp by queenmoreta SkekLa's Peet Peet Bird: Sprite by Chernabog71 Rainbow Aura Quartz by Komodo-Fisher [F2U] Pink Crystals by WhotchaBerry Crystal - Pink [F2U] by FluffZee Quartz Crystal Pixel 8 by Nerdy-pixel-girl Crystal by Arichy
Beautifully Ugly by SkekLa Smeagol stamp by SkekLa Traditional artist stamp by WhiteKimahri I Support Imagination stamp by c3ph31d .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot
I Don't Always Reply - But I TRY To! by ElaineSeleneStock All Art can be Creative Stamp by racingwolf For Many Reasons by XxDiaLinnxX Friends Appreciation (non-DA theme) by XxDiaLinnxX
Professional Dreamer Stamp by ArlenFram Weird Stamp by Kojima2087 Dark and Cute Stamp by bezzalair Self taught artist - stamp by Eirene86 I Respect All Art Stamp Revamp by Sinister-Starfeesh
Friends stamp by Meddle689 freak Stamp by zilla774 Fan Character Stamp by queen-of-pie I Root For Chamberlain by ArlenFram Whimper by SkekLa .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot Be Kind Stamp by Southrobin Stamp: Words of Encouragement by Southrobin Christopher Robin Stamp by Mel-Rosey Introvert stamp by wyldraven Anxious and Paranoid stamp by CheerfulPerson Both digital and traditional art stamp by CheerfulPerson Being rude stamp by CheerfulPerson Stamp: I can and will by PrincessSkyler A true fan can see faults by Faeth-design I talk to my cat by Krissi001 Equivalent Exchange by CorruptTempest Wonderful Weirdos by CorruptTempest Amazing Person by SparkLum 71 by s-k-i-e-s Born in the Wrong Century by Perytiion Inkblot-Love Stamp by brainsister
Realistic OCxCanon Stamp by bumblebot96 the truth stamp by manic-pixie DA Stamp - Not Good VS Evil 01 by tppgraphics in every person by thebluemaiden In every dream by thebluemaiden Not everything is as by thebluemaiden An Artist's Tip by DJ88 Useless knowledge by paramoreSUCKS 45 - Asexual by Stu-Pixels More time... by prosaix Act Your Age by alaska-is-a-husky I Sniff Books by MademoiselleGrief My oc... by Atlanta-Hammy Always tired... by prosaix Immortal by AssClownFish DA Stamp - Obsess Responsibly by tppgraphics Not Ignoring the Facts Stamp by Spikytastic stamp by Yacio It's Just Unique by mylastel Art is Stamp by ultravioletbat DA Stamp - So Many Ideas... by phantompanther Smile Stamp by Tibb-Wolf Fantasy Stamp by DesiredAdoration
*Pixel art by :iconchernabog71: :iconwhotchaberry: "Amazing person" stamp by :iconsparklum:… and other stamps and pixels by many other talented deviants! due credit: given! ^^*

I´m currently at need of funds, so I was pondering ...Low priced adopts paid through Western Union only? Would you be interested? 

15 deviants said I can´t/ don´t know how to use Western Union
12 deviants said I´m interested in buying adopts
8 deviants said What kind of adopts? *will make a new poll about it if you´re interested*
4 deviants said I´m not interested
2 deviants said Depending on the price

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I´m following the cute prompts from site dedicated to spread the love, and here I´ll bring up 5 deviations about a topic I adore!! <3 

Yes, you all guessed right: it´ll be THE DARK CRYSTAL! 
The Dark Crystal is probably the fandom I appreciate most out of the very few I´ve  belonged to: it has allowed me to meet beautiful people, kind friends, and  have some of the most intersesting conversations and topic discussions! 
All of you, my friends from the fandom: you know who you are! ;) I´m proud and happy to have met you through our mutual love for this beautiful classic movie and its creatures and characters (especially skeksis! ;) ) , and I hope we´ll keep always having the amazing talks, pleasant debates and sharing this awesome fandom love !

here they go: as the topic requests: 5 pictures I love inspired by the Dark Crystal! :

1-   Golden-age Skeksis Sketches by ZureLazuli  I just can´t get over with how awesome the skeksis look in this  art concept redesign made by my friend :iconzurelazuli:  In short words I. Love. Them! 

2-  The Dark Crystal by ChrisOzFulton - I really love the delicate colouring and details on this piece, I think it´s a precious homage to the Dark Crystal and it´s evident that it´s been drawn by a true fan ^^

3-  Legends of the Dark Crystal SD by HeidiArnhold- I truly enjoyed the manga Legends of the Dark Crystal, and as a fan I think it´s the best and most underrated of the recent  official creations related to the Dark Crystal! This small set of chibis by the talented Heidi Arnhold, who was that precious manga´s artist, has always left me going "awwwww!" ^^

4-  Chamberlain Skeksis from THE DARK CRYSTAL by Skulpturen - Because Skulpturen, who made this awesome drawing, is a hearthy fan-and also it´s no other than skekSil! My favorite skeksis! How to resist? ^^

5-  skekUng, The Garthim Master by BMacSmith - I´ve always felt in awe before this artist´s ability to capture mood, emotion and realistic textures, his art is breathtaking! also, his art based off the Dark Crystal (mostly the skeksis) is some of the most amazing I´ve ever seen! ^^ 

I hope you´ll all like my selection! ^^  And YAY for the Dark Crystal! ^^ <3



I'm currently taking commissions!

SaZuulZuul on his star throne-comm for Chernabog! by SkekLa Sylen and Kay, commission for Charmsp1 by SkekLa Wind and Frodo at Weathertop by SkekLa The Howler- Commission for AzureLazuliBlue by SkekLa Durn in the swamp by SkekLa CROZS Commission for Sarfiaholic by SkekLa
Gurnin-Commission for Charmsp1 by SkekLa Hans and the Princess  by SkekLa Clevos- Commission for Azure by SkekLa Darkmoon commission for Charm by SkekLa Just A Harmless Sapling by SkekLa SPOOKS design commission for Azure by SkekLa Young Derin by SkekLa

If you like my art and are interested into commissioning me, please feel free to check my art and see fullsize examples of my commissions here:…

Price chart here:…

you can also just roam my gallery to see more of my art and get an idea to how your commission might look like in my drawing style! ^^

Please remember I'm available for lots of different subjects and types of art, which are clarified at the Terms of Service ^^ I wish to get commisioned for varied at and subjects, so feel free to ask me for whatever you want if it's comprised there at the description! ^^

Only Western Union Icon ultra by linux-rules payment accepted by the time being ! ^^

**If you have comissioned me already, and want to know about the progress on your commission, check out my journal entries! updates on commission progress will be listed there! ^^ **


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CelticMultiverse Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Student General Artist
do you have any memories of being an ur-sek?
XenoTeeth3 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiya SkekLa :D (Big Grin) 
I was wondering , what do you think of this dragon? Dragon  The Master of Water and Fire 
It stands as a animatronic in a dutch theme park and it resembles a Skeksis so i'm curious whatcha think:D (Big Grin)  
ZureLazuli Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
SkekLa's neighbourhood (at least 5 streets if not more) are currently experiencing a problem with their electricity due to the recent heatwave there causing their power supply to overheat and breakdown. This has been ongoing for some days and she is uncertain when the power will return, but I want to assure anyone worrying here that she is safe and well, and should hopefully have access to dA again anytime now :)
SkekLa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Professional General Artist
Thanks a whole lot for having sent this shout-out, my dear friend! :huggle: 
I was afraid someone would worry about my dissapearance, you were an angel to do this! ^^
I hope such a thing as nearly a week without light will never happen again! :la: 
ZureLazuli Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, La :huggle: Really I should have done it sooner, I didn't think to ask (I hadn't thought it would go on for so long! I thought maybe a few hours maximum, then it stretched onwards into days), I hope that your elecltricity will remain stable forever more :huggle:
animatedrose Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's good to know. I was just poking around since I hadn't heard anything in a while and was worried. I'm glad to hear that she's okay. Hopefully they get power back soon but as long as she is safe, that is all that matters. :)
ZureLazuli Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I will be sure to pass this message on to her today, Rose :aww: Though hopefully her power will have been restored by now and she will be able to greet you herself. It's been days, I can only be glad this happened in summer there rather than bitter winter, poor La.
animatedrose Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. And thank you! :)
XenoTeeth3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey , Skeksie . I was wondering , are you excited for the ''Dark Crystal'' tv show?
Probally a reccuring questionCrying With Laughter Emoji iOS Ver 
SkekLa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Professional General Artist
Hi there pal! ^^

It´s a fair question considering the huge TDC nerd I am! :highfive:

I actually have torn feelings about that incoming series XD
**I am hyper eager to watch it, and hope with all my heart that it´ll be amazing!!---but at the other hand, the recent official comics and novels (especially the comics!) have truly left admittedly resented and angry due to all the incongruences, blatant disregard of old canon, frankly misleading and wrong character portrayals, and some plot decissions they made (nearly all plot decissions, lol XD )
so...yes, I am super eager to see it, but I´m also worried that it might be terrible if it´s anything like those last comic stories ^^; I hope the series will be nothing like them, and if it were, may it at least have great visuals awe can still enjoy! :highfive: 
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