Sauron - As He sat the One Ring upon his finger


As soon as Sauron set the One Ring upon his finger they were aware of him; and they knew him, and perceived that he would be master of them, and of an that they wrought. Then in anger and fear they took off their rings.


Finally I finished this drawing that I’ve been tinkering on and off on for a couple months now. I think I started it shortly after Christmas if I’m not totally mistaken… And I absolutely looove it!! Seeing that it’s my first successful iPad painting I could not be more happy with it! Drawn in Procreate on my iPad mini with a pencil 53, and I recommend anyone used to tablets and photoshop to use these, as they fulfil very well the needs of a digital artist on the go! ^^

But yes, this is Sauron, and I love that the quote fit so well, however totally accidental, I do see this as kind of him showing his true self after forging the ring. His malice and lust of power reflects perfectly as I wanted in this drawing.

Seeing that the original traditional drawing was a very quick and rough one, I had to go slightly away from it anatomically, especially his facial features, and he is now much closer in resembling Benedict Cumberbatch, whom I grant perfect for my vision of Mairon/young Sauron! I hope you agree and that you appreciate the painting. It was very experimental, and do let me know if it’s too dark. I have only my iPad screen for judgement, which turns out to be a lot lighter than my phone so who knows… However I love the high contrast ratio!!

Please tell me what you think, and if he agrees with your vision of him! ^^