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Sauron forges the Great Ring, and celebrimbor realizes his deceit. Rushed at the end... lol

Sauron, Celebrimbor © J.R.R Tolkien
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Oh, did you like that mountain Aulë? Was that your favorite mountain? Oh gosh I’m so sorry I promise I won’t knock down any of the others you painstakingly built up over the last eon WHOOPS THERE I GO AGAIN, BUTTERFINGERS.


Only one more page to go before I start a new arc and switch to a less time-consuming style! Telling a story at the speed of my coloring skills is just not going to get me through another six pages. *wobble*


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I had a dream about the origins of Sauron/Mairon the Maiar, and his time spent in the service of Aulë the Smith. Now I am trying to put some of that dream-material into a comic.

I want to explore some of the empty margins in the history of these characters, simply because there is a lot about Middle Earth theology that frustrates me a great deal, and I feel like the motivations of a lot of the 'dark' characters are not explored in the books at all (or at least, not to my satisfaction). So this is my sort of self-indulgent, mini "Paradise Lost" for the Silmarillion. XD


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Ilustracion para la revista "escuela de magos".
Digital.
Por Carlos.
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*gollum
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I loved learning from the Hobbit Art & Design book that Nori was the “bad boy” of the brothers Ri! Ori came along on the adventure because he’d never felt home and Dori because he would be so worried about his brothers! Haha.


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This is my take on Tolkien's orcs, judging by what little detail is described in the books. Tolkien describes orcs as having many different breeds, bred for different purposes by their masters. He doesn't really differentiate between orcs and goblins like later fantasy fiction does, but "goblin" is mostly used about those in the north of Middle-Earth. These orcs are also a bit like mongrel dogs, as they've lived on their own literally for ages, which is why they're smaller than most of Sauron's orcs from Mordor.

The most prominent of all breeds are the Uruks of Mordor, as well as Saruman's own Uruk-Hai. Saruman's creatures are described as larger than most orcs and even taller than the older "model" of Uruk. I've tried to make the Mordor Uruks look more primitive and ugly than the Isengarders on purpose, to make both more distinct from each other. The same goes for their gear, which for the Uruk-Hais is described as being more like that of humans.

It is implied that there is a breed meant exclusively for labour, except when Sauron gets desperate enough to send them out to war as well. These "snaga" are the troops that Frodo and Sam travel with briefly.

There is also a small tracker-breed, called a "snuffler" in its sole appearance in Return of the King. They're described as having over-developed sensory organs, especially their noses.

The "common" orcs aren't described very well, but I reckon they'd look like a very mixed bunch, with a wide variety of skintones and features shared with the more distinct breeds.
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Now we all know, why Celeborn desired so much to speak with Gandalf... ^_^

Now that the Hobbit is comming up, I'm all hyped again!

LOTR @ J. R. R. Tolkien, New Line Cinema, etc.
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Thorin - giving Majestic insight since 2012...

The Hobbit (c) J. R. R. Tolkien , New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson and crew. etc...
This is ony a parody made for entertainment purposes only.
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Hi there people!
Here is my take on what almost every illustrator in the world has done, a representation of "The Hobbit"!
So, instead of the usual choices i didn't want to represent any monster or epic moment of the tale, i just wanted to show the only moment of the novel in which every character seems to be playing along with the others and they really think like a group.

It is placed when they are going to the Black Forest, after being in Beorn´s place.

Hope you like it!

PD: Thanks a lot for the DD and all the wonderfull comments!
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was making some brushes.. and a bit later found myself doodling the witch king of angmar. apparently he too, like the spanish inquisition was...unexpected...


ba-dum-tchhh!
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