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Smaug the Magnificent by felipe-elias Smaug the Magnificent by felipe-elias
Inspired in the original character of J.R.R.Tolkien.
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ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much more impressive that the movie version.
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Smaug had four legs and two wings unlike the awful Jackson rendition.
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, with this composition I preferred to let the imagination draws his secrets. A pair of arms can be hidden on the pile of gold, and the shadows around the head may reveal a longer neck and a more snake-like creature, such as imagined by Tolkien. Or not, who knows? =D
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Khialat Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Wow! Your rendition looks really cool! :thumbsup:
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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theLacertakiin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would of been so awesome of he looked like this in the hobbit!
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I love Jackson's (or Guillermo's? Who can say?) Smaug, but when I look back at this work of yours, it's just a complete different thing.

I love this depiction: the dragon really seems old and ancient, and all these spikes makes him even more menacing.

This is fantastic. Very weird I didn't comment it before, but whatever.

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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm very glad you liked "my" Smaug. I enjoyed the movie version, but I confess that I have a great affection for this work. =)
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Estelven Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorei encontrar, meio que por acaso, essa ilustração linda de um amigo súper talentoso, aqui na deviantart!!! Bom te ver por aqui, Fê! Eu me cadastrei ontem,  porque queria divulgar imagens do protótipo do nosso futuro Smaug de pano, para que outros fãs de Tolkien possam conhecer... :)  Mal posso esperar terminar logo os bichos, pra gente poder trocar nossas artes, estou doida para colocar esse desenho incrível na parede!!! Ah, como paleontólogo, por favor, me tira uma dúvida? Como se chama essa estrutura cheia de espinhos nas costas dos dinossauros e dragões? Qual seria o "nome técnico" para isso? Placa dorsal é só pra estegossauros, né? Barbatana dorsal é pra peixe... mas e dragões, como me refiro aos espinhos das costas???? Bem, o fato é que já estou riscando os moldes e trabalhando ao mesmo tempo em 5 dessas estruturas espinhosas, hehehehehehe... ^_^ Um abraço!!
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dani! Seja bem vinda!
Este é um espaço muito bacana para divulgar trabalhos e fazer contatos!
Eu estou aqui há bastante tempo, mas como pode ver minha última atualização não é lá muito recente...
Tenho certeza que seus trabalhos serão muito admirados aqui, como já o são por nós que somos seus fãs!
Respondendo sua pergunta, você pode se referir a essas estruturas como espinhos dérmicos ou espinhos córneos (quando se refere a eles individualmente) ou crista córnea ou dérmica dorsal (quando fizer referência ao conjunto).

Bjos



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Ebervalius Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Olha o Bilbo lá embaixo!

Demais :+fav:

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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As a lover of "The Hobbit" (both the book and the movie) i hereby approve this Masterpiece!
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! It´s very kind of you!
I´m also a fan and I cant´s wait to see what PJ is preparing for us. =)
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to see "The Desolation of Smaug"!
Here in Italy it comes out on December, what about your country?
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello! I´ve been far from DA for all these months... and what about Desolation of Smaug? Did you watch it?
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, and i loved it! ;)
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Estevam-Bernardis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student
Serio...tá muito bom...acho que essa concepção dele está até melhor do que a que mostraram no trailer do próximo filme...serio tá incrível até a concepção do inteiro de Erebor atras dele é excelente .Muito bom trabalho!!!!!!
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Super obrigado! =)
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giovannag Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, great work on Smaug!!!
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Always an honor receiving such compliment from a great artist like you!
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cynderorangel139 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional
coooool:D
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
nice very good work
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RamenScotch Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work! All that detail is awesome :O
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Dragon-Factor Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent indeed! Lovely job! And so much detail! Love love love it! :3
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KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very cool dragon~ OwO

FuK~u
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Bellumsaur Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I can think of is Smaug boasting to Bilbo about his power and capabilities. Awesome piece.
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
;)
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manaista Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good book, great picture
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Super cool! Love the glow of the gold!
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
And the translucent wing memebranes...awesome!
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Rafael-Albo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Bela "coroa"!
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
One of the most striking representations of the great Smaug ! Ilike the mix between the colorful, almost children book like palette and the heavy detailed dragon. Blown away again !
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very very much!
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
You're most welcome ! :D
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Diamondsnake Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most epic rendition of Smaug, ever.
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felipe-elias Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I´m honored! =)
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SgtAngua Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great detail!
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Crocazill Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Hopefully the movie makes him look half this good.
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O holy amazingly awesome epic!
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raven-amos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:O Beautiful dragon! I love the little hint of the Hobbit in the lower right corner.
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Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Movie's comin' soon! I'll be going to it, you can bet on that.
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Amazing detail with the wings and gold!
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