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Leperous Distilment by neffinesse Leperous Distilment by neffinesse
Sauron the Deceiver advising Ar-Pharazon the Golden, king of Númenor. The king's got a sort of Aragornish thing going, which is on purpose; they are distant relatives and all.

From Tolkien's Akallabêth (the last bit of the Silmarillion), and it's awesomely awesome because of Sauron being a sneaky fucker. He's good at that.

Title is from Hamlet, where the elder Hamlet speaks of his murder:
Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole,
With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial,
And in the porches of my ears did pour
The leperous distilment


omg spoilers!!1
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SorisSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Writer
I love Sauron's smile. The fact he's looking at the viewer suggest he wants us in on it, or he knows we can't stop him from being a troll and telling the king pervy jokes.
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
an Sauron very ambiguous with Ar-Pharazon, i like it !
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Bagramon-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
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Elfhild Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! I love this! This is sooo awesome. You have perfectly captured these two characters, especially Sauron's sneakiness. Well done!
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
His eyes are so creepy looking, Sauron's that is.
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045-lucky Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
nice :) I like the snake eyes thing that looks like the one ring
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045-lucky Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
lol I mean I like the how the snake eyes look like the great eye which he becomes later on
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the first picture where Sauron (in human form) is together with someone else. I like it :)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love the background and the poses and Sauron's eyes and the king. Brilliant!
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karatechick13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nerdy fucking awesomenesss!!!!!! :D This is fucking AMAZING!
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Kitt-Otter Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A good sneaky fucker indeed! I love those eyes of his. ;)
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Celerana-chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaah! :eager: This is very very great! Nice that someone has drawn Ar-Pharazôn :w00t:
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Nerwen20 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Ohh when I first saw that picture, I thought, "Gríma and Théoden!" But then I saw the black hair and said, "Can't be" :D
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marisoly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Love the expressions on both their faces.
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marienoire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
When I saw the thumbnail, I thought this was your version of Grima and a younger Theoden. Same idea, different age, huh? I love your artwork. The detail is wonderful and the adore the coloring!
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fegie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Sauron, paving the way for horrid people like Grima since the Second Age...

The only nitpick i have is that their hands look a little too small for their heads. But i really like the poses, & Sauron's scheming look. And also the connection to Aragorn through Ar-Pharazon's looks.
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VivianeLeFay Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
That's a really awesome picture. ^_^b

Your skills at depicting fabric are impressive .... I always end up distressed when I try to do that. ^~^°

And Sauron-darling is absolutely HOT!!!!
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Yay for more pictures! =3
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0palesque Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
I loved the Silmarillion, and in particular, Akallabêth. That section and the tale of Luthien and Beren were probably my favourites :)

Wonderful interpretation of Sauron in human form! And Shakespeare = :heart:

:D
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neffinesse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
The Akallabêth is just plain awesome in written form. Of course, I may be biased. But yeah, one of my favourite parts of the Silmarillion, along with - as you said - Beren and Luthien, and the tale of poor Túrin.

... man, that whole book's depressing now that I think about it.
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0palesque Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
It is isn't it! But truly majestic. I like Turin's story too but it is a more enjoyable read in The Children of Hurin. It's more of a narrative there and has better details seeing as the whole book is dedicated to a story that had just a small section in The Silmarillion.
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neffinesse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Alas, I've been more invested in getting a hold of 'History of Middle Earth' than 'Children of Hurín' up until recently. I am looking forward to finally getting it, though. One of my favourite stories in an extended version? Hey, yes plx. :heart:
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0palesque Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Hehe :) With gorgeous new drawings by Alan Lee as well, throughout the book!
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XLessOrdinaryX Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
This is gorgeous. I love their faces... and the colors are quite charming too. You convey so much in a fairly simple picture... great work.
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neffinesse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Thanks! :D
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BlinkPink Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
You utter nerd. :heart:
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neffinesse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
YOU SHUT UP, IT RULES. :noes:
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BlinkPink Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
SHUTTING UP NOW, MADAME.
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