Aztek and you shall receive.
This is just a quick water colour which was again taken out of my sketch book. it depicts the ‘woman in peril’ which is regrettably a standard of pulp illustration. Its a continuation of the damsel in distress idea that can be seen all the way back to medieval romance stories.
Here we see a space adventurer uncovering an ancient Aztec like tomb on a mysterious planet and awakening a living fossil creature.