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The red dragon Smaug by eikomakimachi The red dragon Smaug by eikomakimachi
I tried to draw Smaug, the dragon from the book The Hobbit. I tried to make him look more like the european dragons, rather than the chinese, serpent-looking ones. There weren't many descriptions about it, except that he was red and gold, with long body and was able to fly.

The original pic doesn't have background, which was made separatly and added with OpenCanvas help.

This is a pic for Raganui Minamoto, from Gaia Online. He won an charity auction and he requested a dragon pic.

The Hobbit (c) J.R.R. Tolkien.
Media: Red pencil.

Edit(2011): just cleaned the image on Photoshop a little, now that I have a good screen for that (back when I've scanned this my pc screen wasn't very good)
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:iconelena76:
Elena76 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful. I love it!!
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valkyriecrazy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I think this is so cute :3
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LLoude Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
nice!
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:iconnotquitewierd:
notquitewierd Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
loving this
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:icongrazhina:
Grazhina Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Wow!
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:iconimoart:
imoart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
A beautiful Smaug!
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:icongemelli:
gemelli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Looks great :D Love the shading <33
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:iconsilnaur:
Silnaur Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the simplicity of this - the way you've just implied grass and scales. :)
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:iconxeerinare:
Xeerinare Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it looks really nice! I love dragons! :D
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:iconalexsanlyra:
alexsanlyra Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Animal!
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:iconsilliad:
Silliad Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, Smaug is one of my favorite dragons and you've done him justice :DD
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silverwaterlady Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
It is very awesome. I love how he is posed.
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks good
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Amane96 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! I like the shading! The red is cool.
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LozzaWaterBender Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful, i havnt read the series but i think i should XD i love the movies
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Asakii Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
:heart: It's amazing; I feel a need to read that series now, haha.
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FeatheredDragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Student General Artist
that was one of my favorite of parts in the Hobbit! I was sad when he died XD
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furi1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Student General Artist
I really love this
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Tassadar723 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
You did it right, he should appear after the fashion of the European dragons, since after all, Tolkien was British.
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SaffyreNeko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Student General Artist
Nice dragon!! I love dragons~ ^_^ :boogie:
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:iconparanoid-duckkie:
Paranoid-Duckkie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
Awesome. I like this version of smog way better than the cartoon's
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:iconpottinha:
Pottinha Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Ahh você leu O Hobbit? *-*
Bem que eu imaginei reconhecer o dragão :B
Muito perfeito, adorei a anatomia e o fundo <3 :+fav:
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UnforgivenFox Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Beautiful. o_o I love the red coloring.
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Sammi-The-FF-Freak Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
wow that is one kickass looking dragon.
I dunno. I always thought Smaug would be....well, ugly. And this one's not. XD
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eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Student General Artist
Poor Smaug is always despicted as an ugly dragon... but I wanted to give him a "legendary looking", because afterall he is a legend for Bilbo, for example. And he is a legend to us, we don't get much description about him from Tolkien.
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Sammi-The-FF-Freak Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
yeah well i like this one better than the ugly one anyway. I'll just keep this image in my head,
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:iconmiyayoshi:
MiyaYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot at it! I like the head, especially.
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arcane-phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! ^^ I think you draw dragons quite well. I really love how you drew his wings; they look so graceful and flowing.
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Student General Artist
Thank you *_*, it's an honor to hear it from a dragon-fan like you :hugs:
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iriza Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Hobbyist
oh *_*
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:icondeeleaf:
DeeLeaf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
yep, very nice, I like the book..=) ..love how the wings came out=D
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torturebunni Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
The shading is gorgeous, I like how you can almost see a hint of scales on his body. I really like the structure of the wings, too.
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Student General Artist
Wings were painfully hard to draw, because they are really big.
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natigaro Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
You're good at dragons. I'm jealous. : ] I rally like this one. :D
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RaquelSumeragi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ficou lindo!! Tá de parabéns!!
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Seireineko Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Awsome I love the colors you used it really brought out the dragon.
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agent-ayu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional
Nicely done!!!
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N0M-AN0R Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
That's really awesome. Don't see anything to critique. It's awesome by the way =D
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Bueshang Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007   Artist
That looks great :D
I love it how you just used the one colour, it bring out the details.
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