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Saruman by suburbanbeatnik Saruman by suburbanbeatnik
Here's another one from the vaults-- I did this waaaay back in 2003, when I was going to Art Center. I was majorly into LOTR fandom then-- I painted Saruman, Grima, Eowyn, Arwen and Legolas. Grima and Eowyn are still on my official website (though deep in the back), but Arwen and Legolas were sold to a woman in Germany, and the only record I have of those paintings are some rather washed out photographs. But I was able to scan in the others, and piece them together in Photoshop (they were originally painted on masonite). I realized that I had taken Saruman and Galadriel off my website, so I figured I'd upload them here, for old time's sake.

This is the companion piece to Galadriel. I am very glad to see that Christopher Lee has also been cast in The Hobbit films-- it just wouldn't be the same without him.
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Andrew-avyx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist
Did you seriously think a hobbit could contend the power of Sauron?



#Sarumanisnotarumanandissodamnamazing
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :) 
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Andrew-avyx Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist
Do you think Saruman is so corrupted that the ring can corrupt him no further?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Not sure, I would have to ask him. Hey, Saruman... 
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ChristinePresley Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done !!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ChristinePresley Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!!!
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
perfect i like it !
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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danieldenta169 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RIP Christopher Lee
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Godsceligirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This guy is awesome!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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RainyBreath Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God, I think it's one of the best artworks with Saruman, if not the best one, haha. :D
Awensome like a hell.  La la la la
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I like to think it's very metal. XD
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RainyBreath Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is. lascroll  And you're very, very welcome. :D
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! This is just beautiful!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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The-Black-Panther Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
The technique is just amazing. Brilliant use of colors! I like everything - his expression, robes and the background. Just magnificent :)

And I was also glad to see again Christopher Lee as Saruman in The Hobbit, not bad yet, although being very sceptical one.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks! Not bad for a painting I did back in 2003. :)
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The-Black-Panther Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Not bad? It's excellent! I know, usually when one looks on own old atworks, one finds a lot things which could be corrected but I think here it's not the case :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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fyr-draca Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
WOW!:D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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fyr-draca Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
You're welcome!:D
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Amazing work! Christopher Lee = WOW.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! He is an amazing actor.
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
He really is! He plays the best villains. Even in the utterly terrible Star Wars prequels, he was good. (He was one of the few things that was.)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, there wasn't much good about those films, was there? So weird to think the LOTR films came out at the same time...
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional
These are great! I'm a big LOTR fan...
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Lora! :D
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I love the shading on the hair.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Nephthys9 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous (I'm speechless)!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
As Saruman would prefer you to be, no doubt! :XD:
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riek92 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow wonderful! :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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riek92 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
This is some badass shit right here.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Saruman is totally metal, isn't he?
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