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Smaug the Terrible by WretchedSpawn2012 Smaug the Terrible by WretchedSpawn2012
I had been wanting to make a more serious Smaug piece for quite some time but never got around to it or got something I was really satisfied with. And I didn't just want to replicate a still from one of the movies or picture on the internet because in my opinion that cheapens the credibility of the artist (and the art itself). Well after sketching this dragon in several different poses I ended up with this.

I fought through an annoying cold making this uucckkk but it was worth it so I can make prints of it now.
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Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
This is really cool, such great artwork!!! :) 
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WretchedSpawn2012 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017   Traditional Artist
My pleasure! 
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SarkaSkorpikova Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks even better than in the movie. This Smaug is somehow more realistic and magnificent :)
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WretchedSpawn2012 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You think so?? There are some few minute details I missed here and there actually. The only thing I did differently was put more spikes on the hide of his tail tbh
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Saij-Spellhart Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. Simply breathtaking. 

The lighting in his chest and mouth is done quite well. It really lends that glow feel. The background is superb. Not too detailed, so it doesn't distract or detract from Smaug. But it's also beautiful and breathtaking in its own simple way. Giving the wyvern a solid setting. 

All the little detail work on his belly scales and spikes are impressive. and your shading technique really gives the dragon some depth. It really is a beautiful piece, all the textures make it feel akin to a traditional painting. 

My only critique would be that his wings feel lacking. Their angle is off, and their shading is doesn't quite fit. I fell like the wing on the right side could have used some deeper contrast and more shading. The highlights make it seem like the wing is reflecting some of the light from Smaug's mouth, but given the angle and that the wing is farther away it could have used some darker shadows. As it is, the wing feels very stagnant, flat. The arms in the wings are also very thin, almost skeletal. His arms should be muscular because they have to lift the entire weight of the dragon. Powerful looking instead of frail. 

But aside from the wings I simply love the piece. You are a talented artist and this is once again, gorgeous. 

Smaug is by far my favorite big screen Wyvern. 
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SciFiLover2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
BEAUTIFUL picture of Smaug!! :D I love the bright, pale light leaking through his scales up his neck into his mouth, I love the deep bloodred colours you've put on him, I love the way you've drawn his hind-claws, and I LOVE his picture flying here, about to breathe fire, with his huge tail twisting and coiling like that!! Also, really good dark blue-grey background with beautiful mountainous scenery, on which Smaug stands out like a living lantern who happens to be a murderous flying death-machine!!! :D
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WretchedSpawn2012 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
THank you! Quite the adjectives ya used there
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Random223 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hy, would you create your own Smaug for us? Please?
I want to see this guy in silver armor - with that small gap in it where Bard struck it once
I want to see it coming fast down on the city like a fireball as Tolkien described it.
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eWeMad420 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
awesome :wow:
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LSSJOrangeLightning Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!
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WretchedSpawn2012 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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KitsuneUdonNoodle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
He's a Beautiful dragon Bendy Icon 

:music:he's so shinyMoana-Tamatoa Shiny gif 
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Prex-the-swordspony Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Shut Up And Take My Money 
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! :love:
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dopepope Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Fantastic! 
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