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Glaurung

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After many tries, I came up with this design for Glaurung's head. Someday I'll make a full body representation, looking for something robust but not too clumsy, lizard like but not too stylized, with a evil look that inspires fear but also respect... you know, is not easy to do justice to this awesome dragon =P


Technique: ink and graphite pencil

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RodgerHodger's avatar
Not a bad design for Glaurung's head. I love the live-action details on the scales and texture, but the beady eye and mouth do look a bit dull and non-expressive to me, compared with what I'd usually expect of Glaurung. I rather like how Glaurung's head has a dinosaur look but isn't just ripped off from a tyrannosaurus' skull shape, and the way he has spikes behind his head. I also like the reptilian flap under his lower-jaw like Smaug in the 'Hobbit' films, and the smoke pouring from his mouth (which for me emphasises his fire's power). :) :)

Not a bad picture for the Father of Dragons. :) :)
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gabbycat17's avatar
I'd lose my mind drawing all of those cracks and scales! You have quite the talent! :D
gabbycat17's avatar
You're welcome!
tpallier's avatar
Like the massive amount of detail in this drawing :-)
The-Misfit's avatar
I really like this design. I feel like glaurung being the father of dragons would look sort of prehistoric and dinosaur like, much like this. I think the body of a monitor lizard or komodo Dragon would suit him. Agile and yet strong. But not quite alligator like.
Mikartturi's avatar
This is amazing. Wonderful details.
Deepcore1's avatar
This is a really cool looking dragon! Great details and shadowing. I like it A lot! 
Kanuky's avatar
El diseño de Glaurung de Jonh Howe es de mis favoritos, pero debo decirte que este dibujo tuyo es también de los que mas me han gustado.
Me gusta mucho la forma que le has dado a la cabeza y como has detallado todas sus escamas dándole un acertado y real toque reptiliano, pero también imponente.
dlambeaut's avatar
He estado echando un ojo a otras representaciones de Glaurung en deviantart, y esta es, sin dudas, la mejor. ¡Y eso que sólo es la cabeza!
dlambeaut's avatar
Grandioso trabajo. Es curioso como, con sólo la imagen de la cabeza, podemos intuir un ser enorme, pesado, poderoso, cruel, y hasta un tanto tosco o primitivo (al fin y al cabo fue el primero de los dragones...) Para mi gusto, el blanco/ negro refuerza esa impresión. :fear:
Ahora, como tu dices, te queda la tremenda tarea de un retrato de cuerpo entero; tremenda por el precedente que sienta este dibujo, que coloca el listón de las espectativas por las nubes.
Me encanta...
BrokenMachine86's avatar
Wow, gracias, fueron demasiados cumplidos juntos!! jaja, no sé si será la mejor representación en deviantart, pero la verdad hasta ahora no he visto ni un solo dibujo de Glaurung que realmente le haga justicia, ni siquiera el de John Howe, que para mi es hasta la fecha uno de mis favoritos! Hace mucho tiempo que he querido dibujarlo, los primeros bocetos e intentos de hacer la escena del primer encuentro entre Túrin y Glaurung, viéndolos mucho tiempo después, son nefastos jaja. Por eso entonces busqué un nuevo look que diera justamente esa impresión, de una criatura grande, fiera, primitiva, draconiana pero robusta y reptiliana. Hace un tiempo hice una versión de cuerpo entero para un proyecto de un corto animado que están haciendo unos alemanes, y me pidieron participar con el concept art de Glaurung gracias a ese dibujo, pero terminé haciendo bajo sus instrucciones algo que no me gustó mucho y no era lo que imaginaba realmente, así que me quedé con todas las ganas de hacer mi propia versión. Algún día vendrá, ojalá este año :p

Gracias por tus palabras!
dlambeaut's avatar
De nada; es un placer.
Yutyrannus's avatar
This is by far the best representation of Glaurung ever! Please make a drawing of all of Glaurung sometime soon! Also can you draw Ungoliant? Their aren't enough good pictures of her. And please check out my version of Ungoliant, it is in my gallery.
BrokenMachine86's avatar
I have to draw Ungoliant sometime! I've been doing some sketches, but maybe in the upcoming months I'll be doing a full drawing :)
Yutyrannus's avatar
I can't wait to see it :)
Yutyrannus's avatar
Also, I forgot to mention that when you do draw the full picture of Glaurung remember that he is elongated and has a smooth and slimy underside :).
MicmonJorensFigs's avatar
Nay! At least you are valiant. Beyond all whom I have met. And they lie who say that we of our part do not honour the valour of foes. See now! I offer you freedom. -Glaurung
Libra13's avatar
I LOVE your pencil work, you're great with textures.
tonio48's avatar
Muy bueno !!!
Saberrex's avatar
very well done. i this is the best representation i have seen of glaring since i read John Howe's "Forging Dragons." many dragons are simply not menacing or heroic anymore. this is one of the most dangerous-looking thus far. keep up the good work.
BrokenMachine86's avatar
Wow, thanks so much for that! :)
Saberrex's avatar
you are most welcome. the spirit of the dragon runs through your artwork.
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