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MOTU- KING HISS by nebezial MOTU- KING HISS by nebezial
okay so hordak is easy, but making king hiss look dignified and badass , cinematic and still have all of his recognizeable elements was a bit of a challenge. so with him i went kinda inspired with the terror and foreshadowing they did with the new series they did. he is ancient, terror of old times, a master sorcerer, so i decided to make him look visibly older, full of malevolent wisdom.. and added some grey hair, i gues on some level it was a bit inspired by the image of lenoge from sephen kings storm of the century

also...bill nighy anyone? mmm i can allmost hear those strangely accentuated ends of words
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TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great take on King Hiss you've painted here! Not the usual versions of him I've seen elsewhere, that's for certain. And best of all, he's not derivative of Thulsa Doom or any other baddie, which is refreshing since I've seen ones like that before and found them too Death Adder-ish. Yes, I am a total Geek, I admit it! Anyhoo... had to fave this cool art. :D
Grigori77 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, I could totally see Bill Nighy here ... but also yes, you're right.  Storm of the Century's Colm Feore would work impressively well too.  He brought such dignified gravitas to a potentially hammy role as Lord Marshal in The Chronicles of Riddick, after all ...
ZalMan1976 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super perfect
nekrosith Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, all your MOTU art looks like movie concept B-)
art-by-mike Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I have to say if they ever do another live action movie the costumes should look like this!
Samihameha Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I can imagine how something seems to squirm and crawl just under his skin when he is really angry or something :)
That's so awesome.
SlimJimLongfoot Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Bill Nighy would be great as Hiss....that was the best thing about the 02 He-Man, finally in a cartoon.
Dewdropz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I really love this re-design of King Hiss. I think you achieved exactly what you set out to do: he is dignified and terrifying at the same time. He's practically oozing that 'I could crush you without even batting an eye' feeling. In fact it looks like he's about to do so. You have evil villain down pat.

This is an amazing picture - and I know that's been said before, but it can't hurt to say it again.
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
This King Hiss is all the villainous bliss.
paddavis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
paulrich Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did I miss this one?! So perfect....
paulrich Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Especially the snake helmet with the little snake head...
arcwest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
wow gorgeous work! honestly great work.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Awesome work
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
AlessandroConti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
CerealGuy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
dimodee Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student
Cool textures..! Wish I can be very skilled to draw like u. :)
telloli Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I think they'd better pick YOU up as a main artist on a possible MOTU movie... your redesign is so amazing... I can do nothing else but drool...
happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OK you made King Hiss's 80's costume look awesome. Not sure about the hair... makes him look a little Elfen, but I love the redesign of the Snake staff!
Montross Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bill Nighy would own that role. Great job, man!
BBMacToma Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAAAAT!? LMAO! Bill Nighy would be awesome for this. He has quirks with every character he plays though, if you haven't noticed. He does a snort if he chuckles. He points and/or taps his middle finger quite often. But man is he have great depth in his acting, his charms, and personality.

LOVE the belt. I was always horrible at making big jewels look epic. Of course, you nail it on the head.
orabich Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

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Empkin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional
great job
jeanmarie95 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Bill Nighy would be perfect! :D
Umbraserpent Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Love your work this is brilliantly done
purgatoryboy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Love it!
exocolumn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
DrMarvelous Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
0.0 my heart just skipped a beat because of all the badass-ness (i know that's not a word but i guess it is now) great work!!
AngelVallarte Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hajinmon-Mugen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
nah, this guy looks more like the dude who played magneto in the 3rd X-men movie =D
wallbie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
As always, really cool work. If I were casting the heroic-looking King Hiss/Hssss like the toy, I'd go with Paul Bettany. It's obvious you probably had someone like Bill Nighy in mind, but I'll throw a curve at you given your design: how about Matt Frewer (Max Headroom, Quicksilver Highway)? His facial structure compliments this design, he's a well-established character actor and I'd be interested to hear what his snake voice would sound like.
mirlinthloth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this and was like why is Raistilin wearing armor?
But after seeing you say Hordak I realized he was a heman villain.
Granamir30 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
WoW!! EPIC!!
weremoon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Artist
Cool lightning, also love his helmet.:) And those green hues.
fedupN Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Wow...thats...magnificent! Well done!
hal0fanboy311 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
bill nighy..he's the elder vampire from underworld right? the one selene kills?
deianira-fraser Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
YA YA YA! BILL NEIGHY!!! :mwahaha:
dracohalo117 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Wow, this is one of the best fanarts of King Hiss ever, I am serious...damn, just, do you do art lessons? I have used your own artwork as a base to try and improve my own (which bgy the way is incredibly difficult) and it has inspired many ideas in my stories and images...damn...
Balambao Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, now THAT is a BAD-ASS snake staff! <3 Great job Nebezial!
ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He-Man and the masters of the universe :)
Tin-Man89537 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Love your art, this and the hordak, and the older pictures of he-man and she-ra against all theri enemies respectively. Really makes me sad the 2002 series got canceled... that show was really fun.

And yes I love Bill Nighy, when I think of him, I see Victor from Underworld, but hear Davey Jones asking, "Do you fear death?" And I can imagine him as King Hiss, especially with this artwork, great job.
raccato Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
The Thalmor/
thatenglishguy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Oh yes, Bill Nighy would be excellent as this guy :-)
ExileFallen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ArtemisLoki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student
This is an amazing piece of work.
Dawnsknight Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one scary King Hiss... the one I remember was laughable at best.
This is what the lord of the Snakemen should look like.
Bill Nighy... oh yessssss!
cinemajack Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
love the armor (very LotR)
Sors-the-luck-bot Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could never figure out those little decoration/embossing thing , like the ones on the chest. I try doing that and I come up with very repetitive decorations or just lines and circles.
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