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Published: March 8, 2015
© 2015 - 2019 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
Image size
616x1205px 1.01 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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very artistic and abstract, great work
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ariya-saccaStudent General Artist
Love it!
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areeyaliaHobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!! I love Sauron,and this is so amazing!!!
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LalailokenHobbyist 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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akinearStudent General Artist
Definitely fits into the Tolkien aesthetic. :) Looks like something out of Kalevala. 
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NelyasunHobbyist Artist
somehow it is rather creepy....
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Great symbolism, very iconic and expressive, great drawing.
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YsydoraHobbyist General Artist
Doge  Impressive, very impressive! 
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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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NayhedStudent General Artist
nice colors! i love the shading!
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KashyurioHobbyist 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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*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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AEonViciousHobbyist 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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ZI-PAProfessional Filmographer
Thanks! :>
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FangsAndNeedlesStudent General Artist
really cool, love how the hair looks molten
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A-Parliament-Of-OwlsHobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! this is incredible - the hair flowing down into molten gold is particularly amazing :) 
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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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ZI-PAProfessional Filmographer
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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QuantumPhysicaHobbyist General Artist
Strange, unsettling, perfection! The melting hair is glorious… 
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MidnightExigentHobbyist Digital Artist
Das sieht ja toll aus. :)
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GoldenLionofRaStudent 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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