So let's talk about the elephant in the room--Sauron. He's a dragon, and he has no armor. I can defend my choice of character for each role fairly well, but with Sauron, my only explanation is that my pony version looked atrocious. And the lack of armor? I couldn't get it to look good. Trust me when I say that this armorless version looks better than the armored version.
You'll also notice I tried something a little different with this one with the panels, and I think from now on, when I need to use panels, I'll stick with traditional, straight-lined boxes.
One (maybe two) more pictures planned for the prologue stuff, and then, what I've been looking forward to for months now (wow, really, has it been months since I started?), the Shire! I'm so excited to draw all those little filly-hobbits!
Fun times ahead!