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Smaug the magnificent by Strecno Smaug the magnificent by Strecno
...it's an old colored sketch (which I really don't like anymore) form J.R.R. Tolkien book “The Hobbit”

Smaug the Golden, one of the last great dragons of Middle-earth and a real badass. (I like him! ^^)

In the Third Age in the year 2770 Smaug attacked the lonely mountain, home of the dwarves of Erebor. He destroyed the dwarf kingdom, the nearby town of dale, and claimed the huge traesure buried in the dwarves mountain for himself. Two hundred years after destroying the town of Dale, Smaug was slain by Bard the Bowman of Esgaroth, with a little help from Bilbo Baggins, of course…

"I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today. Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong, strong. Thief in the Shadows! My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!"
-Smaug-


I hope the Smaug in the new movie will be good…

Done with color pencils

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:iconwikkier:
wikkier Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
This scene is my favorite part of the book. I just love how smug and confident Smaug looks here.
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconactianauthor:
ActianAuthor Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Writer
Nice job on this, especially the colors!
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:iconleoj95:
Leoj95 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awsome!
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job! :)
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:iconbighosshackworth:
BigHossHackworth Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
That's a robust Smaug. I think the one in the upcoming film will be more "snake" like.
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!
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:icontheobsessor:
TheObsessor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Smaug is going to be played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Bilbo is being played by Martin Freeman.

They also work together in BBC's Sherlock.

Look it up!
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:icondeathnotefan88:
deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, Smaug looks awesome, and I love how you drew Bilbo
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:iconelfofme:
Elfofme Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
What do dragons do all day once they've accomplished to destroy a town and take their treasure?
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:iconfarriwe:
fARRIWE Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Love it.
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:icontheonepistol:
TheOnePistol Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thats a good book, they should make a movie from it. :XD:

Very nice by the way. :D
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xXBlackiiXx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
They are making it a movie right now:)
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:icontheonepistol:
TheOnePistol Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I know, I just recently heard! I cant wait! :D
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Shurtugal-Raevyn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I can just see Bilbo giving his list of fabulous names while shaking in his boots...uh, I mean hairy feet. That's one mean-lookin' dragon! Is that space in the gems below his neck supposed to be where Bard shoots him?
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lizarfan1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
i love this dragon but i would sugest: make your dragons with snake tonge instead of a lizard one
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:iconjungle-fire:
Jungle-Fire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow good use of colors!
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:iconjean-moss:
jean-moss Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
amazing, my favourite book of all time :)
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TenthDoctor34 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Student
aww man now i really wanta read the hobbit lol. awesome pic
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Glorious, man! =D
You, human, scram! This is a dragon´s nest, not your treasure!
XD
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:iconelziler:
Elziler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
WOW!! that is sooo good!!! i always loved smaug alot but i love him even more now!!!:D
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:icondrageline:
Drageline Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Amazing details, love the scene :D
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:icondragon-lover15:
Dragon-lover15 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
awesome picture:D

the story sounds cool
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
What can I say? You're amazing with dragons! :D
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehehe :blushes: Thanks! :D
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Any time :)
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pikachoo08 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
dear god i just started reading that book in class X3
nice job!
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya :)
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:iconsueanoi:
SueaNoi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
from what you described him, I think he's so cool! XD
I love him already.
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, he is! :) And if u don't have time for reading the book, wait for the movie ^^ (hopefully they don't mess it up)
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RicSimane Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art! Smaug like real :). Just like from the book. Poor Biblo. Luckily he will manage to escape ^^.

Just one stupid question. Why there is a ladder to urn? I mean, who used it? Rather not Smaug :P.

Generally good to see You’re back. I hope You solved the problem with the home somehow :).
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the ladders are from the dwarfs. I've seen this on a picture that Tolkien drew by himself --> [link] and he have to know it :D

Thanks!^^ I hope i can solve my problems soon, too :(
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:iconricsimane:
RicSimane Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
łoł... Sorry then ^^'. Guess Tolkien had some reason to put it there :)
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Selinelle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
This chapter is my favorite of the novel:clap::clap:
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, mine too :D
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:iconselinelle:
Selinelle Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
I hope it gets adapted greatly into the new film.
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great work :)
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ur welcome :)
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:iconlotrfn:
LOTRFN Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
That is absolutely amazing! Smaug is one of the awesome-est dragons in a novel ever!!!! I hope they pick a good voice for the movie.
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope so, too!

Thanks :D
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:iconlotrfn:
LOTRFN Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
you're welcome
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:icongriphass:
Griphass Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe bilbo... ;)

nice ^w^
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes :XD:
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:icongriphass:
Griphass Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
movie is coming ^w^
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Demireius Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I knew I read something about him somewhere but I didn't think it was The Hobbit. Still, very nice art. He's so conceited, isn't he?
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:iconstrecno:
Strecno Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes, he is!
Thanks^^
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