Well, I definitely get an "Image of the Fendahl" vibe from this. Jonathan looks like he's fighting a battle of wills against that thing. The bokeh background gives me the impression he's in some kind of mindspace or alternate dimension while he's holding the skull. The shader of the skull itself is great, especially with the added detail of the scratches on the surface. I'm regarding Jon's expression now, and I'm not sure, but that determined look in his eyes... I think he's winning.
"Ach armer Yorick! - Ich kannte ihn, Horatio ..."
Also entweder übt er für eine übersinnliche Aufführung für Shakespeare's Hamlet, oder dies ist wieder mal so eine äußerst geheime magische Zeremonie, die man unter keinen Umständen bekleidet durchführen darf. Aber was auch immer es ist, er sieht klasse aus!
Doctor Who, the Tom Baker years, a series of episodes by the same name. An archeology team uncovers a fossilized human skull dating back a few million years before we evolved. One of the researchers studying the skull is slowly hypnotized and taken over by the Fendahl, a powerful, Ancient entity that may have guided our own evolution.
A delightful homage!