My last #sketchbook #illustration WIP is finally complete! Again this is an imagined scene of Curumo and Mairon (as Maiar of Aulë) discussing Melkor, circa the time of the seduction of Mairon (from #Tolkien's classic #Silmarillion).
Watercolor pencils and micron pens on 6" x 8" sketchbook paper.
I tend to imagine that, during the seduction of Mairon, the Maia in question would sometimes discuss the ideas of Melkor with Curumo, since they were both high-ranking Maiar of Aulë, setting the stage for Curumo’s fall to Mairon (as Saruman and Sauron, respectively) millennia later, as established in LOTR proper.
I’m thinking of changing up my concept for Mairon’s face a little bit for the next installation in this series (whenever that next one happens, that is haha)... Though note that I do intend to remain faithful to the relatively popular choice of fiery-haired and -eyed features for him!