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Grayskull by NathanRosario Grayskull by NathanRosario
I've been so inspired by the artwork of Beksinski lately. What a painter! If you know his work then you'll see his influence.
Here's another try at Castle Grayskull from "Masters of the Universe". I'm having so much fun doing these.
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TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
I like this take on Castle Grayskull, it has a certain epic fantasy Lord of the Rings kind of vibe to it, but with a sort of dark twist that is rather interesting. The sense of massive scale is depicted well here, also! Truly magnificent work. A definite fave! :D
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wanderingillithid78 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of my top 5 favorite Castle Grayskull artwork.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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MikazukiMAN Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Beautiful!!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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vicsnaggletooth Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
fear lurking and dark. 
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GABaker-Author Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist
this is magnificent.
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Lockslie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Brings back the memories ;) Nice piece.
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jmart-art Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very well done thanks for sharing!
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TimKelly Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do and i see, and i love it. The texture in the sky!
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the8thwinter Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
All I can say is wow..this is beautiful!
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Excellent!

Even as a child, I preferred the darker aspects of Eternia, such as Castle Grayskull, the dragon Granamyr who never lost his menace despite being stuck in an '80s cartoon, the many tragic one-shot characters,and the frequent appearance of ruins and lost civilizations. One had the impression that Eternia was a dying world with a horrific past that it was somehow recovering from. The popular fan-speculation where I lived was that the Sorceress was trapped in Castle Grayskull as penance for having once been a horrific villainess who was partially responsible for the failed genocide that resulted in such a meager population of humans and sapient non-humans in Eternia, and that her sponsorship of both He-Man and later She-Ra was part of her efforts to make up for her past crimes. (I do not recall if there was ever an official backstory given to the Sorceress in the cartoons or the comic books.)

All that made He-Man's sunny optimism admirable by contrast -- which kept him from appearing to be just one more generic '80s child-friendly do-gooder.

It also made Skeletor's incompetence seem to stem less from his being in an '80s cartoon and more from his being the last failed member of a diminishing lineage of villainy, the inept wanna-be villain who had to realize on some level that all the really effective Evil Magic and Evil Artifacts had been used up long before he was born and all he was left with were comedically wan left-overs of evil power.
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CoolCat0001 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this picture. It's totally Epic!
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Jotunares Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Now *that* is epic!
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Mephiles-Dark-Reaper Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic I love it heheh :devilish:
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VincentJAlcarese Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So freak'n epic, way to go!!
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crshh Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Who's the person in front of Grayskull?
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jfreak85 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
wow! real grayskull!
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batman19951 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist
you did he_man a justice
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JaeDub003 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Daaammmnnn!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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BlastAttak Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
WOW!
This is what Castle Grayskull is all about! Mystery, creepines and overwhelming sense of its power and secrets... Statues are nice touch. Simply perfect!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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InuyashasRealWife Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My dream castle
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
=D
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deathtap Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Wow. That's badass.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Now THAT is Castle Grayskull - ominous, ancient and frickin' huge! I don't really even miss the fangs on the skull because of how well the fully human skull actually works and evokes the question if it's a sculpture or an actual skull of an impossibly large giant.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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fossiil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful picture.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kakumei-Tifa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
very nice, great colors.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ian-obscura Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) - i was never scared of Castle Greyskull as a kid, but now...
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Shane186 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really ominous, I love the style of the castle. It looks worn down and old. The angle the castle is standing makes it feel like this huge structure staring down at all who dare to pass. You captured the atmosphere of the castle and surroundings perfectly. It brings back a lot of memories of Masters of the Universe, thank you for this piece.
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NKourk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bow my friend!Incredible work!!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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RoninSensai Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One word: Epic.
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BlackZarak Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
by the power of greyskull.... you have the power!
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childersart Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome!!
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dhaga Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice!
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Wonderful take on Grayskull. I spent hours with that plastic play set when I was a kid.
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auraming96 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is FREAKIN AWESOME!
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makthedragon76 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have the Power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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saintsolitaire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
OH shit! castle grayskull. you are the boss for doing this. seriously, we should all be bowing down right now
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IRON-VULTURE Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Dig it, love the darker mood and extra texture
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BarvckStudios Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
NICEST!!!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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