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Sauron- Aule's Forge and Numenor outfits by RivkaZ Sauron- Aule's Forge and Numenor outfits by RivkaZ
I needed some outfit variations for Sauron in my comic. (I also just wanted dink around with Arda fashion and hopefully get my character design to look less like a tan Sephiroth... >-> )
They came out quite colorful! D: Maybe too colorful? The Forge Master outfit is so bright because it’s in Aulë’s colors. Maybe in the future he’ll wear something simpler (though I do like him in the red leather apron…)

The grey outfit is what I imagine he wears in Numenore as high priest. I have him wearing kohl makeup for a smoky evening look REASONS. I imagine that when he’s first taken prisoner by Ar Pharazon he looks a little more slender and prettier so that he’s less intimidating, and then as he gains power he gradually shifts back to his more imposing self. XD That’s my excuse for why he looks the same in both outfits, anyway. (Also, hammer? Because.)
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Brunild Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
I really love your style and the way in which portay this characters! ! :heart:
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! :excited: I'm really honored. I love your work! <3
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Brunild Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
In truth I am your fan;) :heart:

Even for me it's an honor to know that you appreciate my work! Thank you !!!
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Zlukaka Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
There is something really cutesy and old-fashioned about the way you draw particular kinds of footwear.

Worry not, he doesn't look like a tan Sephiroth one bit!

Aule colors look great on Sauron, let him be colorful! He's got ages of being a dark lord ahead of him, where his fashion choice will be pretty limited.

Really good job designing both outfits! I totally admire how you can do such awesome clothes-design.
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
During the day I figured why he has that hammer in Numenor - it must be that hammer signed by Melkor the Celebrity, he simply takes it everywhere XDDDD
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
MELKOR THE CELEBRITY. XD
(Hey Sauron can I touch your hammer? I heard it was signed...)
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
MELKOR THE EVERYTHING XDDD
(Yes, it's signed all over the hilt baby XDDD)
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
*blushblush* :
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. I like the designs and that they feel different from the movies (even if I love them too)
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
I love the movie designs as well (John Howe did a lot of the concept art for the LotR movies and his work is astounding).
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Sixwing Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to wear that Numenor design.

The colors on the Forge Master outfit aren't too much, I don't think. I like it. :D Hooray for gigantic gloves and boots. It's amazing how many people design crafting characters and then don't give them any protection against accidents.

It does not matter what he's wearing, the first thing I see regardless is those eyes.
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
I know right! XD I watched like a million videos of random blacksmiths on youtube and one of the things that I remember clearly was someone saying that you have to be careful with your gloves/boots because A) don't want to get sparks on you, but also B) you don't want sparks to get lodged in the top of your gloves. XD So I tried to keep that in mind with this design-- the gloves cinch at the top, the top of the boots are covered by the apron, he has pockets for his tools, and his hair up so that it doesn't get in the way of hammering and it's not likely to get in his face. But his arms are bare because...reasons. U\\\U
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Each single of your designs literally kills me with feels and freaking perfectio /fans herself
He's so manly and ar the same time so well dressed, will be staring forever at those outfits and at his hair and at the angles of his jaw, I just don't know what to say, I think I'll have to tear some old pictures from the wall and make a shrine for your and Ash's pictures of Sauron and Melkor, I am seriously considering that XDDD

The details are just fantastic and the whole blacsmith's fancy apron is just unff, with those tools sticking out of the pocket and that belt with that careful knot, so awesome <333 I am in love with that apron. Also the colors are great! And I also imagine the Numenorian outfit/Sauron himself version rather ashen, I mean he wouldn't want to outshine his majesty 'Ar-Pharazon the Golden, the King of Overblown Ego' would he now XDDDD Now that we decided to split that Sauron chapter from the fic into two parts, I think there will be room for more attention to such detail in the Numenor part of the story X3 The very idea Sauron was a high priest is so precious and monumental and epic. ust what is he doing with that hammer in Numenor? XDDDD Killing Elf-friends brought to the altar by bashing their skulls in or using altar as an anvil every now and then? XDDD

And woah, I love the fact he has eyeliner, nice touch, makes it look egyptian and Ar-Pharazon always sounds like pharao to me so yeah, Numenor always makes me think of Egypt a little XDDDD

All in all - please never stop, I need so much more X3333 asjhdkahsdj <3333 Your designs are best <3
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
LET ME LOVE YOU. *_*

No picture-tearing though! I would cry if you tore up Sauron pics! ;_;

I was seriously inspired by your drawings of Sauron! The way that I had been drawing him up until now seems a little too generic or anime-inspired. And I just love the bigness and squareness and furriness of your Sauron so much! I felt like I had to pay homage to your version a little bit. (I am still not 100% happy with the way I draw him either... how do you draw a shape-changer just once??? XDDD ) I feel like these pictures still haven't quite captured the sort of aloof cruelty that I'd like him to have, but it's close! TIME TO DRAW MORE THINGS!

I like the idea of him wearing things like heavy, complex knots and stamped leather; things that are ornate without being 'frilly' or too delicate. I imagine his armor is also like this-- beautiful but practical, where it's beauty comes from the craftsmanship and functionality of the armor rather than the elaborate fluting or decorations. He has a much more modern, minimalist aesthetic than most of the folks on Arda, I imagine. XD After all, on some level he is supposed to represent industrialization and modernization, things that Tolkien hated. (( I figure Sauron would be totally at home in a modern city. XD like, he'd be all into skyscrapers and suspension bridges and stuff...))

"King of the overblown ego" lololololol XD
Yeah that's a good point. I imagine there are some 'royal' colors like gold or purple or deep red or something that only the most noble Numenorians can afford to wear, and Sauron would probably go for a more austere look. Also you wouldn't want all that blood and soot to show on your robes!
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
LOVE ME THEN, I ALLOW THEE. XDDD

Oh no, I'd never tear pictures, I'd only tear them down from the wall (I call it tering because they're attached with that sticky gooey white thing and it sometimes demands a lot of physical effort to accomplish taking them off after few years XDDD but they are usually unharmed, contrary to the walls XDDD) and I surely didn't mean pictures of Sauron because I don't have any on my wall yet, I just want to put them up XDDD Ours and yours together, it'll look awesome X3

Oh my my square Sauron was an inspiration, LET ME LOVE YOU NOW INSTEAD XDDD :hug: I do spy the beard and the bulkiness, I think it serves him right <333 SO AWESOME. And I in exchange borrowed your Numenorian clothes design for the fic, sort of XD Dressed him in gray and silver. I hope Ash gets around to reading the fic out to the both of you X3 Because we'd love to hear whay you guys think about stuff and about Glorious Ar-Pharazon the Golden King of Everything XDDDDD But also we'd love to know your opinion on all our twisted interpretations of Sauron's deceptions XDD So GO FREAKING READ IT OK? OK. XD

By the way, I think your forge master Sauron for some reason has more aloof cruelty than the numenorian version XDD But I am in love with this forge master design. Totally hot. Melkor'd tap that (because you know, he likes hot things XDD) XDDDD

I love your ideas for Sauron practical fashion, it's very in character. And I also am pretty sure he'd not even be surprised by the modern world, he'd just understand it and then turn everything to his advntage XDDD While Melkor would be like 'woah, what is this big shiny thingggg, oo, i can see myself in it : O Sauron, do I look glorious?' (to the skyscraper XDDD)

Yes I think Sauron as a high-priest should have dark robes, even darker than just gray probably, but in the initial years of his whispers into Ar-pharazons ear from behind the throne, he'd probably just wear something fitting to the court as far as the style is concerned, but not shimmering and glimmering like all the others. Austere is a good word here! X33

and ajshdjkahsd next chapter is on Zlu so now i can REALLY get on with my life. Unlike last week when I thought I could and then it turned out that the next chapter is this monstrously long thing that ate my week XDDD By the way, I'm uploading my version of Annatar tomorrow hohoho xD
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
LET THERE BE LOVING IN ALL DIRECTIONS. :heart:
Good, good I am glad you are not mean to your pictures. <3 I would be honored to share space on your walls!

Lololol Melkor, you are scaring the office workers. If anyone lets Melkor near tumblr, we will never hear from him again. XD Meanwhile Sauron takes over literally everything and rules the world as a head of a multinational business empire....

ASH STARTED READING THE NEXT CHAPTER TO ME but then he got his tongue twisted on all the Tolkien-names, so now I have to go read it myself. XDD I am excited for Numenor timesssssss!!!! *3*
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
XDDD THE LAWN SPRINKLER OF LOVE (i mean, it goes in all directions XDDDDD)

Oh geesh I can totally imagine Melkor and the office workers XDDD I told Zlu about this idea of Melkor and skyscraper and she was like: imagine how much havoc and destruction he'd wreak without even noticing, stepping on cars accidentally, exploding things, seeing there are little children of eru inside those metal boxes on wheels too XDDDDD But yes, Sauron would soon become the head of some evil multinational corporation that has the world under its feet and he'd make I don't know modern Mordor Inc. XDDDD

Woo, poor Ash, did he get his tongue twisted on the numenorian rulers by any chance? There's many of them because we have a conspiracy theory there (each following one did something worse than the other, actual book facts XDD) XDDDD But finally! You're such a lazy ass really, writing fics but having them read out to you instead of reading, like to some queen 8P Some reading will be healthy for you XDDDD And omggg tell us what you think later X33333 Because we hear impressions only from Ash so far and you're being mysterious XDDDD
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeeaaah I'm spoiled. *lounges on a pile of silken pillows* XDDD But on the other hand, I read the Silmarillion aloud to Ash because he won't read it all on his own. BUT YES I will go read your fic and leave you sexy and/or grief ridden comments!!
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Yeah and I've read somewhere on tumblr once (if i didnt hallucinate it) that Ash made you a melkor crown too, so ok, you're royal indeed, you belong on the silken pillows XDDD I mean, you're a prince and all too XD By the way, did you take any pictures of that crown?

And <3333, we're awaiting your feels then XD But take your time, it also got busy for us now, I'm starting the new semester at university this weekend and classes are from 8am - 8pm plus 1 hour drive each way so weekends will be killer from now on XDDDD
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Yessss! I would have taken a picture of the crown already but Ash claims it is not finished yet. XD We have to get some better Silmarils first...
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