Nazgul Week continues here with my second study. This one is quite different, and I was thinking more about greed, appetite, and lust. I have never been too interested in the overly specific, slavishly faithful representations anyway and I wanted to start pushing these in different directions. Still, I am not sure how well I think this one works. There is something there, yes, but it's not quite right. There might even be a bit of Tove Jansson's Groke in here, which was unintentional and a bit surprising. I suppose that's what a study is for though. In the end, I still like this piece, I am just not yet sure where it fits.
Title: Nazgul Study #002
11 inches by 14 inches
acrylic paint, ink, metallic ink and pencil on watercolor paper
November 22, 2012
And, the metallic ink of the ring. I really like the way I've got the ring in this one. I'll be exploring that further.