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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!

WIPs on my FB Page: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

My other Smaug piece:
Smaug - Full Body Reference by sugarpoultrySmaug T-shirt Design - I Am Death by sugarpoultry
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Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos4 tablet, 15 hours or so
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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug belongs to Warner Bros
Art © me
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:iconjasoncarr:
JasonCarr Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student General Artist
That. Is. epic.

No other words needed.
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjasoncarr:
JasonCarr Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student General Artist
No prob :D
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:iconofthewilds:
OfTheWilds Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Wonderful work! A great image of a great dragon. Smaug needs his own book/movie. A prequel about his early life, or an alt-timeline where they spare him in return for helping fight against Sauron, etc. That'd be awesome.

Great stuff!
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. And that would be awesome!
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:iconmistingwolf:
MistingWolf Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tribute!

I don't think I could love Smaug in quite the same way as Draco (I mean, you still watch that show... and Draco's animations are STILL as good as today... from 1996!), but he's definitely a favorite!

Just wish I could see some love from the 70s version of Smaug, too. XD
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
OH yah I totally agree!

And thanks. ;)
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:iconmistingwolf:
MistingWolf Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:icontrollsngoblins:
Trollsngoblins Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING. I have no other words!
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:iconinfinitedragons:
InfiniteDragons Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes, Bilbo sure does have nice manners, Smaug... o3o

Beautiful piece!
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:icondaydreamprincess:
DayDreamPrincess Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very beautiful!
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:iconfiredrakedragon28:
FireDrakeDragon28 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
did you make this?
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I did. :)
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:iconolekwielki:
olekwielki Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg!its fantastic!
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:iconmajesticdragons:
MajesticDragons Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best Smaug ever!
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:iconcrystal-secret:
Crystal-Secret Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He died like a diva.
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Totally!
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:iconniraz-costello:
niraz-costello Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! So amazing and just like in the movie! :D
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:iconpallasathena7:
PallasAthena7 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Just wow.
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:iconlarrachersan:
LarraChersan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!!!
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:iconelbeno62:
Elbeno62 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm Glad That Peter Jackson Took Us On This Epic Journey.
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:iconheroesrain:
HeroesRain Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That face!!!! Smaug's face is so beautiful and fantastic and amazing! I love this picture, you are amazing already, and then you make this, wow.
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! <3
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:iconthehobbitart:
TheHobbitArt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!
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:iconsdalglish:
sdalglish Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Just noticed the Etsy link sorry.
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No worries. And sadly I'm closed for the holiday season. :( But I'll be open after Christmas!
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sdalglish Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
This is absolutely amazing, it's a perfect representation of Smaug. Your right about Smaug, so realistic and Benedict Cumberbatch was brilliant. Can't wait to see him again on Wednesday when I see a triple bill of the three Hobbit films at the Cinema. Could you possibly make this available as a print? Cause this is one of the best artworks of Smaug I've seen.
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you SOO much. <3
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:iconsdalglish:
sdalglish Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Your welcome, I meant everything I said, your fantastic.
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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.
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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! 
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Atlas231 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Each to their own I suppose. His design it works animation wise, but lore-wise, not perticularly.
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:iconimjustheretoreadmfic:
This is great! Could be official artwork.
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:iconmariecolo:
Mariecolo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING <3
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:iconkatiethelegendary:
Katiethelegendary Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*violently fangirls*
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:iconmiaisgoodatart:
MiaIsGoodAtArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
This is f*cking awesome
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:icondiebitch2947:
diebitch2947 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"... and a liar!"Satisfied evil smile 
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:iconchrisstarkiller:
ChrisStarkiller Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Smaug always sends a shiver down my spine. Shocked 
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:iconiovena:
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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:iconwerecass:
werecass Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Artist
That's so awesome.
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:iconskinny3829:
skinny3829 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! :)
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:icongordhanx:
gordhanx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Awesome! I love the lighting on his belly. And great work on the details, of the scales and gold. I also love the colouring and shading.
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:iconeaglesrock10:
EaglesRock10 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!!
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:iconeaglesrock10:
EaglesRock10 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
i love the hobbit
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:iconeaglesrock10:
EaglesRock10 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The hobbit!!! 
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:iconcollettejellis:
ColletteJEllis Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Woo cool! Thanks!
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:iconorangehuskie:
OrangeHuskie Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
You've just activated my Smaug-feels. This is one of my favorite portraits of him. >w<
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:iconjmillart:
jmillart Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! You've gotten even better over these past two years (well duh I should have figured that). It looks fantastic! Wonder when I'll get to see the Hobbit not I'm back.
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :D Yes, watch these. Smaug is amazing!!
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