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So... Smaug the Magnificent! The Terrible... The Stupendous... The King under the Mountain... etc., etc... In other words, another dragon. 
This one is a bit larger than my other dragon paintings, A3. And I tried some gold acrylic.

Process of creation: MY GOLD! - Process Gif

Art (c) RavenCorona
Smaug the Dragon from The Hobbit (c) J. R. R. Tolkien, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Not a bad piece. :nod: :nod:

I love how you drew Smaug's head, getting the dimensions of it and his face pretty well, and you quite recaptured the malevolence and ferocity of his face from the films. :nod: :thumbsup: I also love the piercing bright-yellow colour of Smaug's eye here, together with the illumination-like light tones around his eye, it looks very hypnotic. I also love the detail on Smaug's serrated-looking spines on his neck and how orderly and like blades they appear, and the way you have Smaug's tail looking faraway in shadow and distant from its vast length fits the films and Smaug's sense of scale. :nod: :thumbsup: I also really appreciate and love the gorgeous details of Smaug's wings you went into recapturing. :) I quite like the gorgeous gold acrylic and the pinkish-red paint you used on Smaug, as your painting style with this picture gives it quite a unique and classic-painting look and feel. :nod: :nod: The greyish colours and background hall-shapes in the top half of the picture also have a very Peter-Jackson's-LOTR-films Moria feel to them. :D :thumbsup:

Some constructive criticisms I have are: Smaug's visible underbelly to the right of his head looks quite out of place, breaking the effect that Smaug's wings look different-sized and his neck from a 2D in-front perspective looks short because the rest of Smaug's body is stretching into the distance behind his head and left wing such is his vast size.

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Wow o.o Thank you so much for such a detailed comment!! I'm happy <3

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Incredible. If Smaug could be please by anything, this might be it.

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Heh! Thank you! ^-^

SoulworkerHaru's avatar

"There is something about you"- Smaug, great piece btw

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Your gallery is pure gold, wow, what a talent ♥

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Thank you, thank you! <3

TheKikkaKibaz's avatar

really amazing!!!

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I thought this was digital till I looked at the description.

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looks beautifull! great work x3
Epic and Awesome
Natsu-No-Omoide's avatar
That is AMAZING!!! :O So much detail!
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<div>Wow. I daresay Boris V. would feel...challenged for his Ranking if he saw your art! Simply beautiful. I know you know who Boris Vallejo [I think that is right] is and so if you do, you will understand the weight of the compliment. I am very impressed. Let me guess: next on the To-Do List is Landscapes primarily in pencil and surpass Alan Lee? Okay, I don't know if anyone can do that (for his medium)...but you get the point: You have made it. These are just exquisitely stunning!!
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Oh myy… Thank you for such kind words! I really appreciate it ;v; Never thought that someone would compare me with these incredible artists, really… Still, I'm not that close to their level, honestly. Pencil landscapes are too hard and irritating for me @_@ It's not my thing at all. But again, I'm very glad you believe in me.
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Never Mess With Smaug Treasure Never.
Marathoniac's avatar
This and "Cataclysm" are easily my two favorites from your gallery. AMAZING!
MorbidFedus's avatar
Looks fantastic! 
Livia-Anna's avatar
Now this is amazing
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