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Smaug by Isvoc Smaug by Isvoc
I don't post traditional art often nowadays. Nice change!
To be honest, I started to sketch this one without paying much of attention. At the beginning I didn't thought I'll color or finish this piece.
Happily ~enigmaticworld gave me his brushes [my whole brush-box got destroyed... sadly. One of a reason why I don't post much of a traditional stuff] and I decided to finish it. This is fully colored with watercolors and brushwork! I don't think I ever did watercolor-only colorwork before. It was fun and I want to do it again soon! In big part it was inspired by *Mystalia's artworks.

That's partially my vision of Smaug. Design is a total mishmash, I'm not fully happy about it. In fact, it was an effect of mindless sketching. There are some parts from book descriptions I really wanted to follow - colors, gem armor, ears and snake-ish, curly body... but rest is just made up without thinking. Against everything I really wanted to add horns.

In the end - I like it a lot! I really feel like rebuilding my tools and supplies to make more traditional art. I realized how much I missed it. Especially when it's not rushed.

Painted with watercolors over pencil sketch.
12"x18" / a bit bigger than A3.


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IHanakoI Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome
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This is one of the best Smaug designs or any dragon design I have seen. I Love it! Especially the design of his face and head. I'm glad you added horns because I think dragons look better and more fierce and powerful with them. His face reminds me a bit of the Red Dragon from Dungeons and Dragons. Is this art inspired by that at all? I think it would be awesome if you did this through digital art and other view angles of this.
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like my own twist on character. I didn't directly use any inspirations, but I see where Red Dragon could fit! I personally love them, they are visually my favourite dragons from D&D :) Thanks a lot again!
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Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really cool!
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Thank you again!
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iKoiKoi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
no, not Smaug, I will complain to all Smaug "artists" he is lion faced, furry cheeks and fur down his spin, missing a scale on his chest, VERY red, cat eared and has an under bite, you got the red right though, but ew, he's not that muscular.
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
You are free to disagree, but as I said in description - that's in big part my own vision loosely based on Tolkien's artwork [ www.hobbit.ca/Smaug-Tolkien2.j… ] and only general directions from books. And most important - I didn't even try to follow version of his design from animated movie.

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DecepticonSeeker Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning! :wow:
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Isvoc Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Thank you!
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DecepticonSeeker Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome :D
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