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Sauron: War of the Last Alliance by MattDeMino Sauron: War of the Last Alliance by MattDeMino
This didn't start out as Sauron. But everything is better with some LOTR up in it.

Also, not really happy with how it turned out, but I'm sick of looking at it.

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Seedric65 Mar 27, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
The helmet design is sick. kinda gives me a batman vibe, the fire is really cool too!  
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Thorberg22 6 days ago  Student Artist
Why? This is much more similar to Tolkien's description (from the Silmilarion, since he never appeared in the books except for a very brief moment in the end as a shadowy avatar right before dying). The design in Jackson's trilogy was somewhat rather similar to Melkor. Tolkien based Sauron and Melkor on the devil himself. So he intended to have spikes sticking out of the helmet to make it look more devious.
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Seedric65 3 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Idk maybe the tall pointy "ear" prong things. If you look at just his head it looks like a medieval, demonic batman. He also mentioned that it didn't start out as Sauron so who knows? 
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Thorberg22 2 days ago  Student Artist
Well, yeah. Tolkien based Sauron on the devil himself. Since Tolkien was a Catholic and read the Bible a lot. He saw the devil as a tall being with horns. The movie version of him is somewhat similar to Morgoth's helmet.
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OzzyBlu Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow Thats AMAZING!!!!!!!
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ItsJustMeBro0 Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heaven yeah, I know just one word which describe this work perfectly: EPIC! :D
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Kitt-Otter Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
woaaaw. Epic. Sauron's a badass.
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Nice artwork!  Thanks for sharing it with us.
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:iconamaniwolf:
Wow, that's awesome! Clap 
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ladyarah Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Finale - Tokien's Legacy".  You can find it here: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…  ^_^
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