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Smaug Burns Lake-town

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Smaug coming around for another attack on Esgaroth

As you will see in the WIP my dragon went through a few stages but I wasn't happy with any of them ( the dragons look I was happy with but not the way it moved ). I wanted to have Smaug show his jewel encrusted belly yet still look like he was going to attack Esgaroth. It was only when I decide to look at other artists dragons for inspiration for flight posture I came across this...

[link] ...and used it as a reference posture. So a big thanks to the sculptor Cleyton.

W.I.P stages [link]
Painted in PS2.

Thanks for looking

*Updated some wing and smoke issues
** I am aware that it is an inaccurate portrayal of the scene in the book due to the fact that there are more than one ( and therefore not 'lonely' ) mountains. But for this piece I felt it looked better this way. You could pretend that what you see are mere hills compared to the HUGE Lonely mountain just out of shot if you so wish ;)

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Nice job👍👍
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Thank you :)
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Came here as soon as I saw the LIVE Hobbit Desolation of Smaug event!! Excellent work!
"I AM KING UNDER THE MOUNTAIN!!!"
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Thank you! I am gonna go and youtube it now :)
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The-Rasmus-Raven General Artist
Really awesome!! I love Smaug :D
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AndyFairhurstProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you Raven :)
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The-Rasmus-Raven General Artist
You're welcom :D
You can call me Rasmus ;D
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AndyFairhurstProfessional Digital Artist
Rasmus it is then :)
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AndyFairhurstProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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KKBatorettoHobbyist General Artist
The dragon and the background look amazing!
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Thank you :)
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Thhis is really good!
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AndyFairhurstProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you Helo :)
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Soo amasing ! Great! I love it!
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AndyFairhurstProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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This is one of the best illustrations of Smaug I have seen so far. You got great talent.
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AndyFairhurstProfessional Digital Artist
That is very kind of you :D Thank you Sulathron
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Awesome! I hope you don't mind, but I'll be incuding this on the website www.lotrfandom.net because we love showcasing amazing work like this. Credit and a link to your page here will be displayed as well. :)
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AndyFairhurstProfessional Digital Artist
If a credit and link are provided as you say then I don't mind one bit :D Thanks
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HOLY MOTHER OF GOD :drool:
This is an amazing piece of artwork, my friend! :)
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AndyFairhurstProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Marmion :D
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UmbraAtramentumProfessional Digital Artist
yet another amazing peice! how do you do the water like that!?
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AndyFairhurstProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :) If you look at the WIP you can see how the water is built up :)
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