All right. So maybe I was exaggerating a little. Whenever there's an image of Sauron without the helmet its usually this really great looking guy with flawless skin, beautiful glossy black hair, etc. I rarely ever see an image of him as he was like in the book. Sometimes those artists do something to remind me of various different people.
But I really like your picture.
He looks...wow. Honestly he looks a lot more frightening than what I had imagined him to appear. I wish I could draw that well, but as it is I'm really more of a writer than an artist.
This is wonderful! I'm very happy to see something which doesn't look like an evil, twisted version of Camui Gackt or Squall Leonhart from FF8. Strangely enough, I don't find this picture to be very disturbing at all. It's more sorrowful than disturbing. I love the way you did his eyes, the folds in the skin, the neck--everything is absolutely wonderful. This is definitely going to my favorites folder.