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Isildur - No
"No." -Isildur

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August 2012


Isildur - It is precious to me

"It is precious to me, though I buy it with great pain."

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June 12, 2018

'Isildur cut the Ring from [Sauron's] hand with the hilt-shard of his father's sword, and took it for his own.'
"...I will risk no hurt to this thing: of all the works of Sauron the only fair. It is precious to me, though I buy it with great pain."
~ Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

Isildur who took the Ring, but did not destroy it.
Pencil and acrylics, 21x29cms.

A sketch I've been working on sporadically for drawing practise and stress relief.
A proper drawing of Isildur would need more research for armour and all the details,
but for now I just wanted to do a character sketch and attempt the compelling combination of
Númenorean nobility with the burning corruption of the Ring's influence.

A few people kindly messaged me to ask if it would be on RedBubble,
I hadn't planned to, but it is now.
For anyone who wants a glowing (and glowering) reminder about the dangers of jewellery.
The print may be bought here.