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[Fan Art]  Smaug the Terrible by Ulario [Fan Art]  Smaug the Terrible by Ulario
I kill when I wish!
 I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields!
My teeth like swords!
My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt!
My wings, a hurricane!
And my breath, death!


Hobbit fanart from me is actually long overdue since the book was one of the two things that got me into fantasy when I was very little.  (The other being the Lion. the Witch and the Wardrobe...)

The scene where Bilbo encountered Smaug was what stuck with me the most.  And even at ten years old, I had a crystal clear image in my head of what Smaug looked like.  While I do enjoy seeing other interpretations of the character quite a bit, I do kind-of-sort-of hate his designs for the movies.  So with the final Hobbit movie coming out this week, I figured I'd draw my own interpretation of what has been in my head for all these years.  :)

Tools Used: Photoshop version CS4, Paint Tool Sai
Time Taken: Unrecorded 
Soundtrack: "Battle for the Mountain" - The Hobbit:  Battle of Five Armies Soundtrack

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MonocerosArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is really cool! Have you seen any of Jessica Peffer's art? You'd like it a lot! She has a DA account, but she doesn't have much art on here.
Lady-Abbington Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
Oh, he's beautiful. Wonderful, wonderful job. I despised how he looked in the movie (wyvern, anyone??) but this is marvelous. :clap: Fan approved! :la:
Xendria101 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That is a great alternative to drawing Smaug!
CruppyASF Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
please lord Smaug let me serve you
BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Great job!
Johayna474 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awesome! To be honest, I did like Smaug's design in the movie, but I love your interpretation here, it looks a lot more accurate to his original design in the books! Well done!
qxvw198 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
I like this appearance better than the movie version.  I like my dragons to have 4 legs AND 2 wings.
VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now THIS I can see as being Smaug!  :D  The movie turned him into a wyvern. >_> *grumble*  While it still looks cool, he's NOT a wyvern! I like your version better. ;P
SwitchetO Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest I like your design better! They made him a freakin wyvern in the movies, not a dragon. He's a big scaly prehistoric bird or hawk creature in the movies, not a good old fashioned six-limned, fire breathing, DRAKE as he should have been!
VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right?
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Oh, no, that's quite a good picture of Smaug! :)
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Cool.                                                                                                            :golddragon: 
Saberrex Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"you have nice manners for a thief and liar!" 

Smaug is definitely the greatest dragon ever brought to the screen, no matter how he looks. Benedict Cumberbatch was definitely the right choice to voice and portray him. he gave him such character, and really made him a bit sadistic and vengeful. 

My definite favorite evil dragon. 
RyantheLionKing Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
I prefer Smaug with four legs and two wings...though I did like the claws on his wings in the movies. 

Though I wish some of his lines were more like what you wrote...and with my own interpretation too. 

My armor is like a wall of iron tenfold shields! 

My teeth are sharp like swords! 

My claws are like great spears! 

The shock from my tail is like a thunderbolt! 

My wings are a hurricane! 

And my breath is death! 
nightmares06 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Those are the same two things that got me into fantasy :) still two of my all time favs
SilverFlight Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the black lining his wings and the sails. Really awesome!
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