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Smaug Painted Portrait

By benke33
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Smaug
36"x18", acrylic on canvas
Got the big boy wrapped up this morning. This is the largest and most complicated painting I've done this year (19 days - 140-170 hours). Felt like tossing it at some points but I'm really pleased with it and it's very rewarding to get these large pieces through what is at times a very frustrating process. The original is available. Drop me a line if interested and thanks for being patient through the piece:)
Referenced from the digital and CG models from the movie
#Smaug #Hobbit #LOTR #Dragon #fantasyart


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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
8640x4320px 3.21 MB
Make
PENTAX
Model
PENTAX X-5
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Aperture
F/4.6
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Jan 1, 2012, 12:03:10 AM
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Comments244
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JRTHEDEVIANTARTIST's avatar

Incredible artwork!

I love how it almost looks like he's smiling.

hubertberrum's avatar
The firedrake!
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FrancKaiserHobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work
HighPriestSatanis's avatar
Wow, that's impressive!
SirenDrake's avatar
Very nice.
benke33's avatar
thank you :)
SirenDrake's avatar
Thanks for sharing.
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spacexzielHobbyist Traditional Artist
Masyaallah detailnya bikin mabok
benke33's avatar
Thanks so much!!
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SnowInHadesHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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behzadpainterProfessional General Artist
incredible
benke33's avatar
Thank you :)
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SteffelHobbyist General Artist
This is nothing but amazing! I'm in awe of the many details and the great textures. It looks so real!
:wow:
benke33's avatar
thanks so much, appreciated :)
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Crystal-FireflyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, fantastic work. This is crazy awesomw.
You did excelent here. Shading and the details are great! I can imagine how much work you put in here. I drew Smaug as well in graphit DIN A4 (the treasure chamber) and it took me around 30 - 35 hours. You have my highest respect.
benke33's avatar
thanks so much, all the hours are always worth it... just need to swear less during them :)
Daisylilacrose's avatar
Oh my word! This is amazing!
benke33's avatar
thank you :)
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w0rm-is-hereStudent General Artist
It is AWESOME
The dragon's shading is just right, and the drawing is also great so it looks more of a painting.
Real life dragon
benke33's avatar
thanks so much, that's what I was going for :)
benke33's avatar
thank you :)
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DesignbyDavisProfessional Interface Designer
That is damn impressive!
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