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I came across this painting by JRRT of Sauron...rare!


Nov 7 2013, 2:39pm

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I came across this painting by JRRT of Sauron...rare! Can't Post


Do you think the Necromancer flash appearance is pretty close? Not far off in my mind. Printed in J. R. R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator (1995).

" Tolkien noted that he was of a "far higher order" than the Maiar who later came to Middle-earth as the Wizards Gandalf and Saruman."


(This post was edited by Eruonen on Nov 7 2013, 2:44pm)

Lost Hobbit

Nov 7 2013, 2:57pm

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By the way... [In reply to] Can't Post

...this comes from Professor's sketch for dust-jacket for Rotk. :)


Nov 7 2013, 5:33pm

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FYI - I placed this in The Hobbit film section for comparison [In reply to] Can't Post

to the Necromancer scene in AUJ.

Ziggy Stardust

Nov 8 2013, 1:36am

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Wow [In reply to] Can't Post

That is spooky. Was this a drawing of Sauron when he lost his fair form?

Werde Spinner

Nov 8 2013, 3:21am

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I never knew he drew this! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow! That's actually pretty good! Now I wish he had draw some more characters so that we wouldn't be fighting over what they should look like...

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."


Nov 8 2013, 4:17am

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Pick up the book JRR Tolkien Artist and Illustrator. [In reply to] Can't Post



Nov 8 2013, 4:25am

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Yes, very evil and no longer the attractive version. [In reply to] Can't Post

He is now the black shadow of Mordor. It derives from Book 6 Chapter 4 regarding the huge shadow with lightening and stretching out...


Nov 9 2013, 10:45am

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Great Catch! [In reply to] Can't Post

I think you're on to something! There's definitely a resemblance, or at least an inspiration. I hope we see more in TT!

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I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!

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Nov 9 2013, 3:46pm

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Nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks or sharing! Smile

"Why, to think of it, we're in the same tale still! It's going on. Don't the great tales never end?" -Samwise


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