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Sauron by ZI-PA Sauron by ZI-PA
About this cruel fella

For his design I choosed The One Ring itself. Thus his hair is literally made of gold, flowing on the black stone.
The eye in the background is based on Tolkien's minimalistic illustration.

Sauron © J.R.R Tolkien
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:iconkingofcopper16:
KingOfCopper16 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2019
very artistic and abstract, great work
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:iconariya-sacca:
ariya-sacca Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Student General Artist
Love it!
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:iconareeyalia:
areeyalia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!! I love Sauron,and this is so amazing!!!
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:iconlalailoken:
Lalailoken Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It took me some time until I realized that there's a person on that rock, but as soon as I did I shivered. That one detail makes the already very creepy drawing even more so! Wouldn't want to be that person...
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:iconakinear:
akinear Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Student General Artist
Definitely fits into the Tolkien aesthetic. :) Looks like something out of Kalevala. 
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
somehow it is rather creepy....
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:iconzi-pa:
ZI-PA Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
Good~
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
yeah
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:iconsoft-boiled-egg:
Soft-boiled-egg Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Great symbolism, very iconic and expressive, great drawing.
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:iconysydora:
Ysydora Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Doge  Impressive, very impressive! 
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:iconkoehari:
Koehari Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Thats an imposing and scary Sauron yet so beautiful creeping closer to that poor little person on the mountain.That hand.. Brrr! So well done!
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:iconnayhed:
Nayhed Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student General Artist
nice colors! i love the shading!
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:iconkashyurio:
Kashyurio Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap this is one of the most beautiful pieces featuring Sauron I've ever seen :O The idea of molten gold hair is wonderful. I want it in my room
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:iconp4thogen:
P4thogen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconsketchevrywir:
Sketchevrywir Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
*takes deep breath* ooooooooh my god... 
fantastic representation, the hair is really amazing and the small person there just tops the entire thing. :love:
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:iconaeonvicious:
AEonVicious Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing work; I love how it captures more of the dark, foreboding nature of Sauron. That coupled with the small figure in front it gives one a sense of the grandeur ( whether they be good or evil ) of an Ainur's power as compared to any other beings and reminds the viewer of just what the peoples of Arda were up against. Awesome!
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:iconzi-pa:
ZI-PA Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :>
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:iconfangsandneedles:
FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student General Artist
really cool, love how the hair looks molten
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:icona-parliament-of-owls:
A-Parliament-Of-Owls Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! this is incredible - the hair flowing down into molten gold is particularly amazing :) 
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:iconcameosis:
cameosis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
one of the greatest heroes of middle-earth, who liberated the realms from the looming threat of the westerlings, and the elf and hobbit abominations to ensure that trolls and orcs could live peacefully and prosper in mordor and beyond. the destruction of the deceiver tolkien was an instrumental step towards achieving that goal. awesome drawing.
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:iconzi-pa:
ZI-PA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
hehehe~
Well said, well said.
Could pretty good imagine if someone - servants of mordor - would write this down beside the part with tolkien.
Thanks for this amusing interpretation.
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:iconquantumphysica:
QuantumPhysica Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Strange, unsettling, perfection! The melting hair is glorious… 
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:iconmidnightexigent:
MidnightExigent Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das sieht ja toll aus. :)
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:icongoldenlionofra:
GoldenLionofRa Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Your use of colour is absolutely amazing! What kind of materials did you use to create this? Is it colored pencil or something else?
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:iconzi-pa:
ZI-PA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
To create this I used 0.35B mechanical as well as 8B graphit pencil and farber castel colored pencils. The exact colors called raw umbra and burnt ochre.
For last editing I used photoshop cs6.
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Dethb4dishonor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the textures.  The emerging forms and foreground background relationships are kick ass, I think it could of used a bigger foreground with the figure looking at sauron.  
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rayedragon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I haven't read Tolkien's books but his is amazing! Great use of pencils (That looks like what you drew with) and the color choices of good. 
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:iconarcadian-skies:
arcadian-skies Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconsobbing-jester:
sobbing-jester Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I can’t stop looking at it
The pose and flow of his hair is so good
Really wonderful work, and I like how he seems
to emerge from the eye~
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:iconzi-pa:
ZI-PA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
Not just from the eye but from the deepest darkness. :3
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:iconaronkamo:
AronKamo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconpoison-and-the-rose:
Poison-and-the-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning *-*
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:iconsleeplessmuse:
SleeplessMuse Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the hair melting is amazing! I really like the colors you used for this, too. Great job!
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:iconzi-pa:
ZI-PA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
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