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Smaug the Magnificent by Scatha-the-Worm Smaug the Magnificent by Scatha-the-Worm
Added 12/21/12

Here's my "Welp, not dead. "picture.

I promised myself I would finish it today if I was still here, so...here it is!

....Not really. I just felt like it, because I am excited to see the Hobbit. No, I still have not gone. Waiting for people to go with. I tried to get a little closer to Tolkien's own drawings for this one.

Enjoy and shit!

Smaug (c) J.R.R. Tolkien
Art (c) Me
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:icontitanroar:
titanroar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Love the red on this dragon, the angle you chose is really cool too!😊
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:iconfeathery-blue-otaku:
feathery-blue-otaku Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweeeeeet!!
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NakamuraXAkira Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent truly is a good word for this piece!
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:iconscatha-the-worm:
Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Haha, well thankya! :D
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:icontrottingperyton:
TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like those spines on the back. You did a good job overall.
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:iconscatha-the-worm:
Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Thank you kindly! :D  i'm glad you like it!
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:iconhauntedcake:
HauntedCake Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Have ya seen the desolation of Smaug trailer :-?
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:iconscatha-the-worm:
Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I have! :D  It looks really good.
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:iconhauntedcake:
HauntedCake Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
The Dragon is just badass :)
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:iconbluedragonofthewest:
BlueDragonoftheWest Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Smaug the Magnificent, done magnificently, I say. You're really skilled :D
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:iconscatha-the-worm:
Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Haha, well thank you much! :D Glad ya like it!
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:iconlynus-the-porcupine:
Lynus-the-Porcupine Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
The good old Smaug... It seems a nice creature, but... :iconifyouknowhatimeanplz:
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TyrantisTerror Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Oh yes, this is magnificent. I assume it's at least partially based on the Conversation with Smaug illustration Tolkien did?
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Haha, well thanks, TT! :D Glad ya like it!

Very heavily based. I took a look at most dragon drawings he did, but when it came to most of it, I looked at that drawing the most.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Awesome work here
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:iconscatha-the-worm:
Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thank you! :D
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SirReddo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Hobbit was a good movie...and my friend cannot wait for the sequel with Smaug.
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:iconscatha-the-worm:
Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
It will be pretty cool to see him. :)
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RenDragonClaw Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. I'll echo DH's commentry and add that it's a fine interpretation of Smaug's original depictions. Hypergojira mentioned he wanted to do something similar.
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thank you much, Ren! :D Hyper is actually the one who got me to do this. I can't wait to see what he does.
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hypergojira Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Well I'm glad I helped push you to make this fine (should I say magnificent) Smaug. I really like the pose, proportions, the powerful jaws, the tail and the layout and detail of the wings. Very nice. My only critcism is that I thought he had no eyes at first (which was very disturbing), then realized they were glowing read. I might suggest a bit more contrast.

Anyway, I not having much luck with my Smaug. I did a couple roughs, but nothing is sticking yet. Hopefully your great calamity can inspire me. Thank you for sharing!
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I'm always irritated by those eyes. I know he said that they were red in the books, but it's very hard to illustrate without them blending into the rest of his head. That's why the black is there around his eyes, but it doesn't seem to help that much. I'll get it down one of these days, though.
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hypergojira Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I missed the black, but don't sweat it - it is a great Smaug. I didn't realize they where supposed to be red, I think that is something I will omit if I do a color version of the old longwyrm.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Well done. :)
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thank you kindly, Let! :D
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Most welcome. ^^
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Rexarkingdino Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Revenge? You?! HA!!! .. I... am... SMAUG!!! I kill when I wish! For I am strong... Strong.... STRONG!!!! My armour like 10 fold shields, my teeth are like swords, my claws SPEARS! The shock of my tail... A thunderbolt! My wings.... Are HURRICANES!!!! And my breath......... DEATH! ... Well? WELL!? Where are your riddles now?"

"Very, very impressive. However, I uh... I have always understood that dragons were soft underneath, vulnerable... Especially in the region of the chest."

"You have heard wrong. I am armoured both ABOVE. And BELOW."


"Well, I don't know about that"

"You don't know about that... I shall SHOW YOU! Look. What do you say to THIS!? Rare and wonderful eh?!"

"Dazzling! Marvelous! Perfect! Flawless! Staggering! Mag- Oh fool... There's a patch in the hollow of your left breast as BARE as a snail out of it's shell..."

"Huh? What's that? Below riddles?"

"No my riddling is done.. I really must not detain your magnifence any longer. Sorry you could not find me, but a fine burglar takes expert catching! Ha ha ha!"

"Burglar!? BUUURGLARRRRRRRRR!!!!! BREAK!! FIRE!! BURGLARRRR!!!!"
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you got him greatz!
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thankya, Toshi! :D
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsavageplz: your welcome ^-^
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:iconrexarkingdino:
Rexarkingdino Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Seenit. I will not spoil eet.
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:iconscatha-the-worm:
Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thank you. :)
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool! That dark, rusty red looks really good on him and I love the way you handled his tail. Definitely reminiscent of Tolkien's old drawings, but with a deadlier, more organic look. Nicely done!
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thank you very much, DH! :D Glad you like it!

The tail I was sorta waffling on. I wasn't sure if I wanted it the normal way I do Tolkien dragons, or if I wanted to try this way. Glad I did it this way, as it does look nice.
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KingShisa08 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I AM SMAUG!

MY ARMOR IS LIKE TEN FOLD SHIELDS, MY TEETH ARE LIKE SWORDS, MY CLAWS SPEARS, THE SHOCK OF MY TAIL A THUNDERBOLT! MY WINGS ARE HURRICANES! AND MY BREATH DEATH!!!

SMAUG IS AWESOME!
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:iconscatha-the-worm:
Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thank you! :)
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:iconrattlerjones:
RattlerJones Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'll bet that Smaug will appear on the next part of The Hobbit.
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:iconscatha-the-worm:
Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Yeah, probably.
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:iconakitymh:
AkityMH Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Oh Smaug the Magnificent: The chiefest and greatest of calamities~"
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Hehe. He certainly is...well, in his time, lol. ;)
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