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You have nice manners, for a thief... by sugarpoultry You have nice manners, for a thief... by sugarpoultry
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So many layers.... so many hours... *dies*
Worth every second? YES!

My tribute to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. A MAGNIFICENT movie! And seriously, Smaug is the star of the show. Benedict Cumberbatch's voice.... AND facial/body movements.... seriously could you ask for more?! HE WAS PERFECT. The most perfect dragon film has ever seen, yes I dare say it, he beat Draco (at least for me, which says a lot). 

If you haven't seen this movie, GO SEE IT. You will not be disappointed. ;)

I was overly picky in my depiction of Smaug. Those who saw my WIP  on my Facebook saw I struggled back and forth all over the place finding accurate references to paint him. Being that the movie isn't out yet on DVD, I don't have screen shots, only little snippits of gif sets that people (thankfully) captures from inside the theater. Their illegal footage was my gateway to painting him! Haha!

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My other Smaug piece:
Smaug - Full Body Reference by sugarpoultrySmaug T-shirt Design - I Am Death by sugarpoultry

Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos4 tablet, 15 hours or so
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug belongs to Warner Bros
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Atlas231 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Sadly, I was actually majorly disapointed in it, coming from loving the LotR films and liked the Hobbit book. Bilbo was an excellent role played, and Smaugs animations and voice was great, his design was quite terrible though, its not even a dragon there :| The films writing was weird to say the least too, and the fightingscenes just over the top in a bad way.
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yah we don't really care for the Hobbit movies. Smaug was the only treat of the first two. LOTR Trilogy still trumps them! ;) I love his design! 
Atlas231 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Each to their own I suppose. His design it works animation wise, but lore-wise, not perticularly.
Imjustheretoreadmfic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  New member
This is great! Could be official artwork.
Mariecolo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Katiethelegendary Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*violently fangirls*
MiaIsGoodAtArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
This is f*cking awesome
diebitch2947 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"... and a liar!"Satisfied evil smile 
ChrisStarkiller Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Smaug always sends a shiver down my spine. Shocked 
Iovena Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know what to say... I'm flashed. That is beautiful.
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