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Smaug the Magnificent by Norke Smaug the Magnificent by Norke
NOT FINISHED

I saw 'An unexpected Journey' yesterday and I must say I loved it!

I started this long ago, but I couldn't wait to post it. I will finish it, but in the meantime, you can critique it if you want to.

Soo, this is Smaug.
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:iconrenagaderexrider:
RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely magnificent.:love:
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:iconchotabear:
chotabear Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Beautiful dragon !!! And I love the detail in the background with the person standing.  Super !!!
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:iconcolindyjones:
ColIndyJones Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Dear Norke:

This is Indy!!! Greetings from Canada!!! I hope this finds you and yours well.

To try and quote Benedict: "I've been publicized as 'voicing' Smaug. My voice, my body--I worked my ass off creating that dragon."

Not finished, you say? If this is unfinished, I'd like to see one of your works in progress!!! Anyway, the red and gold have always worked well together. In this piece, you've shown what a powerful beast Smaug is. How Bilbo got so close to him without getting barbecued, I've got no idea. All that's missing is the cheekbones. ;)

Might I put this in my faves gallery--PLEASE?

Keep up the good work, kiddo!!!

                                                                                        Believing in Sherlock Holmes always,

                                                                                          Indy.
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:iconnorke:
Norke Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for taking the time to ask, but no need to. Glad you like it! :)
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great colours and lighting :)
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:iconmgraphicdesign:
MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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:iconiggyseymour:
IggySeymour Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm a professional commercial Kaiju sculptor and I think this is epic! :nod: If a professional Kaiju sculptor like me can't convince you? I don't know what else can elevate this already epic piece! :)
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marseille-b Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Man i love it! you absolutely took Smaug's essence on your drawing! I'ill wait for the finished part, but, i must say excellent work!
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:iconaznanimevietboi:
aznanimevietboi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
DAMMMM.....DAMMMMM...DAMMMMMMMMMMM!!
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:iconjanematurin:
JaneMaturin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I love Tolkien, and I must say your drawings really capture the spirit!
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:icondazmar:
dazmar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconjosechacur:
josechacur Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GREEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!..... Awesome, awesome... love it!
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:iconthylacinee:
Thylacinee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow that is nice Smaug!
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:iconsnashyle:
Snashyle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! The warm foreground contrasts nicely with the cool background, keep up the good work! :thumbsup:
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:iconreallyangry:
ReallyAngry Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That my friend, is a lot of gold coins, I don't think I have the time to count them, otherwise I would!
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:iconvya:
vya Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
oh wow, this is so cool!<3
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:iconthorinswife:
ThorinsWife Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. I can't believe that a person can draw such wonderful art. I especially love how you have drawn the gold and the background with Bilbo. The colors are so fantastic and the look of Smaug... Thank you for sharing it!
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:iconreflectom:
Reflectom Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
"My precious!" :) great!
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:iconavolkov:
avolkov Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
the way youve drawn it, it must have a tiny brain. however, smaug was very smart...
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:iconthedawnovtime:
Thedawnovtime Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Amazing :)
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:iconeyecicle:
Eyecicle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Why are dragons so interested in human currency? Do they intend to destroy us economically?
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:iconthedawnovtime:
Thedawnovtime Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
It's shiny! Or it's a disorder. Either way haha. <3
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:iconmareishon:
Mareishon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:star: Featured here :[link] :star:
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GentlemanChogath Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Wow so detailed!! im going to the movie tomorrow and i did read the books, this is prettymuch how I imagined him. sorry for my bad english lol.
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Kinky-Slingy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
What a rich and handsome dragon! He's probably getting lots of ladies.
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:iconcolindyjones:
ColIndyJones Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Dear Kinky:

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!! I hope this finds you and yours well.

Of course, he's getting ladies for he is portrayed by the one and only Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch!!!

                                                                 Believing in Sherlock Holmes always,

                                                                 Indy.
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Kinky-Slingy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey Indy!
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RobertCopu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work, I love those coins! (Sooo much work you had to do there.) I would say perhaps have some blue light reflecting off of the dragon at the top, from the cave entrance, other then that, excellent work!
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:iconjoriz2:
Joriz2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Great movie, great work!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
not finished?! :iconstaredanceplz:

This is looking awesome, I really like how you managed the transition from the warm foreground to the blueish cave :nod:
Also it looks like he is hugging the gold :giggle:
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is simply magnificent!
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:iconevanatt:
Evanatt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Smaug sure looks already really awesome here :D.
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:iconscebiqu:
Scebiqu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice One! I love it!
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:iconaidanasha:
AidanAsha Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat, I really like the design of the dragon, and I love the way you added a tiny Bilbo and Sméagol ^-^
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Shien-Ra Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's really awesome <3 I love the face
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AbigailMunoz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh I adore the color scheme you have used, and of course the detail is just beautiful.
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow! :wow: If this is not finished, I can't wait to see what the finished version looks like!
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Hooded-Warrior Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! This is the colour I always imagine Smaug. That glowing-fire-embers golden-orange-red. I think of him whenever I look into the heart of a dying fire.
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CheeTree Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student
needs more glow on his eyes, but other than that beautious!
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rainbowxwalrus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Oh my God I'm so excited!!!! It's premiering here tonight!
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:iconfluffyspiderz:
FluffySpiderz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, it's already out!?
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:iconnutshell:
nutshell Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work there Norke - maybe add some skeletal remains for those unfortunate souls that tried to get the gold!
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:iconraz-xion:
Raz-Xion Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks fantastic so far :lol:
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:iconprikp:
PriKP Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
o.O u have to finish it????
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:iconlmih:
Lmih Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just saw you wrote it's unfinished, what, how and WHERE??!
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:iconlmih:
Lmih Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooooooooow. Its... Amazing. I want it as a poster nao?

The glowing gold is so eye catching i could stare at it for ages.

Smaug looks amazing. It's just....... Wow!
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