But looking at the design we also find precursors to the design in the works of Jim Henson.
Unfortunaely there is very little footage available from The Land of Gorch. I never broadcast in the UK as far as I know, and has
Scred was designed by Michael K. Frith, who did illustration and design work on much of the early Muppets and Sesame Street, an original sketch of Scred:
|Skeksis concept art | Brian Froud|
|Brian Froud Ur-Ru|
Alan Lee had of course collaborated with Brian Froud in the late 1970s, on the best-selling fantsy art book Faeries, and I'm sure Alan would have been aware of his later feature film design work. The hunch, the snout, the mouth the ungainly arms, all hallmarks of the Scredling, even the colouration, although I think at this point Alan Lee was doing a lot of work in this palette.
|Paul Bonner | Dwarves and The Mystic|
|Paul Bonner | Fimir | White Dwarf #102|