An interesting and original depiction of Orthanc and Saruman! I think I have never seen anything like this - Isengard as seen by Orthanc with both Saruman and Gríma.
The wild colours of the picture fit really well with Saruman who forsook his white for the "many colours". Also good job at portraying his coloured garment and staff.
The picture is all very dynamic and full of motion – the wizard, flowing flags, burning fires, swirling smoke. It doesn't let your eyes rest. Also I like the flow of the flags, together with Saruman's beard and cloak.
I think maybe there should be more contrast between foreground (Orthanc with both characters) and background (all the smoke below). At the first glance it is difficult to understand what is going on and the black flags stand out more than the characters. Although perhaps this confusion and disarray add to the overall dynamic impression of the whole picture.
But I certainly like the expressions of the characters, they are interesting and fitting for them, Saruman looks powerful and prideful but also brooding and uneasy, while Gríma is just scared.
It is certainly a great depiction of interesting chacters and setting.
thanks for the critique!
It's picture for anthology, so I was trying to do some scene that is not so often portrayed ( I was thinking about drawing Saruman in Hobbition at first, but I have no nerve to draw this scene )
but I really like drawing Saruman of many colours- this version is really nice for picturing him as oil stain, as something than brings pollution. ...
Also I like his character- he is this kind of "human evil" that I'm able to draw, unlike Sauron, that is in Lotr portrayed more like"untouchable evil force"