Aragorn & The Ringwraith

Here we see two stages in the life of a single painting. The version on the left shows Aragorn from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. I liked this painting, but when I displayed it nobody paid any attention to it. I decided to give the public what it seemed to want: evil and degradation. Therefore I repainted it to make him into a Ringwraith, a Nazgul, or specifically, the Ringwraith Aragorn might have become, had he fallen. When I hung the revised painting it won a big award and sold for a bit of money. Go figure. Which version do you prefer?

Image copyright by Joe Bergeron.