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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!
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