I wasn't sure where this one was headed at first. And after I completed it, I wasn't sure where it had ended up. This is, so far, my favorite of these Nazgul studies, but I am not sure why. I don't know if it's because this is the most defined, recognizable, and humanoid, which both makes the piece instantly appealing but also less ambitious. Also, there are a lot of pieces here which I'm not sure fit. At least yet. It has some Nazgul in it, yes, and sometimes I look at it and think "This is my Witch-King of Angmar." Then a minute or two later I look again and see some Balrog in it and wonder if it is not instead one of those. Much to consider, but then again, that is why these are studies. What do you think?
Title: Nazgul Study #004
11 inches by 14 inches
ink, metallic ink and pencil on watercolor paper
November 28, 2012
And, the metallic ink of the ring...