The Voice of Isengard
oil on panel, 20" x 40"
©Fantasy Flight Games
A covetous Saruman the White and Grima Wormtongue standing in the foothills above the Wizards Vale, looking out towards Rohan. I've been waiting to show this one for a while. The Voice of Isengard was done for box of the latest expansion set of The Lord of the Rings -The Card Game, published by Fantasy Flight Games.
Where they're standing. The client wanted Fangorn to be seen on the extreme right, and the tower of Orthanc had to be a bit more prominent so that it would show up on the box, so the geography was condensed a bit.
Digital sketches of my initial idea, which focused more on the view of Rohan. I tried to work in a rainbow somewhere in the image to hint at Saruman's eventual transformation into Saruman of Many Colours. In the final image, it's in the prism on the end of his staff.