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The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins Faces Smaug

Type: drawing Uploaded: 2015-01-06


My version of Bilbo meeting Smaug for the first time in his "cave".


  • L0n3Gr3yW0lf 6 Jan 2015

    Interesting perspective

  • AnetteDani 6 Jan 2015


  • codymarmon 6 Jan 2015

    To be honest, I had a rough time figuring out how to draw Smaug. I wanted him to be my own creature, not like the one everyone remembers from the Ralph Bakshi cartoon. But I wasn't used to drawing something so up-close and personal, so I went through different big cats and compared them to different ideas for an original dragon. It took about three and a half months to draw and finish. I finally went with a lion and dragon combo, which made it pretty unique, I think. And I don't even want to talk about the shading, that was torture to get right, or as right as I was going to get it! HAHAHA! Thank you, everybody!

  • Sorrowquinn 6 Jan 2015

    Nice I like the way the shading makes it look like it has a furry texture.

  • snakedaemon 6 Jan 2015


  • Anonymous 6 Jan 2015

    Interewsting style of shading.

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