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For CHOW#117 - Smaug at Conceptart.org.

I suppose most people know who Smaug is, but for those of you who don't he's the dragon in The Hobbit. I don't really know if I caught his character at all, but I did kind of rush it. It's safe to say I'll never draw anything on a heap of gold again.

Made in Photoshop CS2.
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:iconjumpscarfoxy:
jumpscarFoxy Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  New Deviant
It looks like a giant worm with wings.
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:iconlongzhengdragon:
LongZhengDragon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
You drew so beautiful that I want to report it in a Chinese website! Could I?
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PercyJackson7 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Awesome! The books says that he radiates heat and he's literally glowing. I think you captured that really well. :D It looks like he's hugging his pile of gold XD

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Linkzilla Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
A Dragon will guard his Horde for as long as he Lives.
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shadow1308 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Nice!  I especially love the glow that Smaug gives and which seems reflected off his mound of gold.  And his expression is just scary!  I wouldn't want to be alone in his lair with him. O.O
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iKoiKoi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
no, not Smaug, I will complain to all Smaug "artists" he is lion faced, furry cheeks and fur down his spin, missing a scale on his chest, VERY red, cat eared and has an under bite.
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shadow1308 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I dunno, man, this Smaug's got quite an under bite, is very red, and the part of his chest where the scale is missing is not showing so that seems irrelevant. 
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einen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds like a very valuable use of your time. I liked the part where you subtly implied that I'm not a real artist for not drawing Smaug the way you like him.
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
they werent kidding either, they really did post this same stupid comment on very nearly every single smaug painting on deviant (committed anyway)

beautiful take on smaug BTW, I've always thought so.
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Letmebecowgirl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!!! 
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist
WOW awesome!
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Steve11111111 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I AM SMAUG! My armor is like ten full shields. My teeth are like swords. My claws SPEARS. The shock of my tail A THUNDERBOLT! My wings a HURRICANE. And my breath DEATH.
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therealqueenofhell Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I especially love the detailing along his jaw line.
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kevindemen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Through him go banks bankrupt. You drawed him very well! What a heap of gold.
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:iconruacharl:
RuaCharl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Truly remarkable and the glare of gold on the body marries well the details that would otherwise be overlooked.
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:iconcyndraxian:
cyndraxian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
now thats smaug..oh god
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
That's really awesome. :D I love how smug he looks, it's very appropriate for him, and the shading on his body is fantastic!
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ChrisoneKrux Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
He loomks menacing ^^ I love it!
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:iconcaffeinatedmusing:
caffeinatedmusing Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how thick you made his head and neck- he looks very gluttonous on top of his greedy nest of gold.
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:iconlespai1337:
lespai1337 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
`My Breath. DEATH!` Sniff... sniff 0.0 sniff sniff sniff sniff x.x
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gleeklainechriscolfe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, I knew it was Smaug the second I saw this :o
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Sagittarius1992 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
you won´t get no money from him ;)
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cacoart Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
a large dragon for a great book, it seems to me, made by a great artist ... congratulation:love:
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DomesticHeart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow! You caught his character perfectly, so there's no need to worry about it! :D
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pendragon693 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Writer
Holy crap, it's spectacular!
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waggabiggadoo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
yes very nice
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AzaleaWynters Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Writer
The lighting is amazing, I love how the gold glows.
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WOLVEN25 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
epic, epic, epic
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:iconnarataree:
NaraTaree Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Writer
he's just adorable
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:iconadorety:
adorety Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work. Well captured.
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:iconanarloth:
Anarloth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Waw! What an awesome work!
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henrik9470 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
as descived in the book
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Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I second buckymncasty's thoughts as a fellow LOTR nerd.
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buckymcnasty Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   General Artist
As a huge LotR geek, I think you did capture Smaug's looks and personality well...he looks like he's planning dinner...
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racyrowdyrocket Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
within two years he will come a live! the hobbit filmatization is on bitches :D
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StormTrooper95 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
God, this picture rocks!
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Self-Hater Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
:+fav:
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:iconcoora:
Coora Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
all hail Smaug The Magnificent!
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joanne-zeehond Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoy it^^
EVenthough he looked a bit different in my head when I was reading the book...
But I love how this turned out :D
Well done
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jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So Beautiful Art :p
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Student General Artist
Love the great Smaug you've got done here!!!!

Nice but to be frank, it looks kinda like the Fell Beasts of the LOTR movies.
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LstC3ltacorn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Yes heaps of gold are a pain!
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Digital-Twilight Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! This is a great picture of Smaug. It's almost exactly how I saw him in my own mind while reading. I love this book, it's nice to see others do too [and not just LoTR. I personally like the Hobbit better than the trilogy. XD]
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Dwaoviel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I've featured this picture here: [link] :3
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magnusatthva Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
great job:)
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Excellent work :D
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Rasper29 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I really love it how you did the character of Smaug. (I just love that book!!) It's okay if you don't draw anymore pictures with mounds of gold, but you should do more dragons!! :D
Anyways, a very wonderful job! :)
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Bafa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
My eyes are burning!!! From over amazingness!!! *.*
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
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Glaurung-II Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No wonder you decided not to draw anything on a heap of gold again. This had to be difficult!!
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