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Smaug Visualization Correct... by happycdjohnson Smaug Visualization Correct... by happycdjohnson

This was taken with my phone and although a good phone it doesn't do too well in dark rooms while taking video. For those who saw my visualization of Smaug, I'm happy to report that I was correct on knowing what Smaug looks like YAY:) Here you can compare my drawing with the pictures and see that he is a wyvern and VERY beautiful.

For those who were hoping that Smaug would be a four legged dragon? very sorry, but don't worry. Dragon, wyvern doesn't matter, he is still a great fire breather on screen, and I'm very critical when it comes to accuracy in games and films. You will be pleased on how they made him. Also he sounds a little different than in the trailers, but still very good.


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:icongirthaedestroyer:
girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pictures? Of me?! How thoughtful!!!!!
(but seriously this is cool.):D (Big Grin) Hug 
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Night-Fury777 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sighs* I love Smaug, he's so gorgeous and yes I agree with Grevious-fangirl he is sexy and badass! XD
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:icongirthaedestroyer:
girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! That's very kind of you to say.:squee: 
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Night-Fury777 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime! :D:D:D:D:D
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girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconnight-fury777:
Night-Fury777 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww::blush:
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:icongirthaedestroyer:
girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Handshake High-five! 
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:iconnight-fury777:
Night-Fury777 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:handshake: :glomp:
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:icongirthaedestroyer:
girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wanna be friends?
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Grievous-fangirl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Please don't hate me for this, but I think this is a lovely tribute to the badass and sexy eye-candy of the entire Hobbit trilogy.  


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akainu0 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
I was originally disappointed when I saw he was a wyvern, but it quickly grew on me.  I mean that snake-like design, and the way he did not so much walk as he did slither.  It just sucked me right in.
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godzillafan11 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
It was the same with me to. They changed it I think to match with the motion capture that was made and recorded. They have said that the made Smaug resemble not only with the European culture, but Asia culture as well. I think they also said that J.R.R. Tolkien's stories mention dragons as having the title "worm," so that matches with the design to. 
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Fictioncreatorartist Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not exactly a wyvern. Wyverns don't have claws on their wings.
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akainu0 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
That doesn't change the fact it still looks great.
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Fictioncreatorartist Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree more
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masonday Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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happycdjohnson Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
imspiritoffire.tumblr.com/post…

this should be the link to the video on Tumblr
I'm uploading this from my phone so I'm not sure it will look.
if it does... Enjoy
if not then I'll upload it when I have a computer.
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Sserenita Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for posting this!
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:iconnarendramartosudarmo:
Smaug is the most awesome character in the entire trilogy!
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:iconazzurgil:
Azzurgil Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the pictures, since I saw the movie I search for Full-Body-Pictures of him, but even the Artbook had none, so thank you very much.
However, I was more then disappointed, that Smaug is a Wyvern. I know, there were a lot of signs, BUT there were still a lot lies they told us.
Why is he a Wyvern, when he was a Dragon in the first movie? Sure they changed some scenes in the Extended Edition, but there are still a lot, that are making no sense now.
For example grabbing the entrance, how he is suppose to do THAT as a Wyvern, with his hind leg? (I would love to see that, I've to admit)
Now about the lies, well on the movie posters you could clearly see a four-legged-dragon (The Smoke of Gandalf). On Thorin's Map you can see a four-legged-dragon and Weta (plus other shops) are selling pins and necklaces with four-legged-dragons and sometimes even call them Smaug!
He was the greatest Wyvern, I've seen in all my life, no doubt. However, I do not like how they handled it. Not to mention, that EVERY live-action-movie has Wyvern nowadays.
It would've been a pleasure to see a four-legged-dragon after all these movies, especially Smaug. Peter and Weta even described him as godfather of the modern dragons, more the godfather of modern Wyvern now.
No offense, this is of course just my opinion.
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Drangu-Shur Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
You are perfectly right! I went through that scene back and forward in slowmo and especially where Smaug tramples over all the dwarves you don't see any forelegs. JUst his head bobbing into the screen briefly from above. So what you see have to be his forepaws. Aside from the fact that these ought to be his forepaws just from the way they look with that thumb-claw.
I mean I felt totally in love with Smaug, but I agree with you here. Smaug should be a four-leged dragon and no wyvern.
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Azzurgil Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to hear that! I am really. Most people don't care that they changed Smaug into a Wyvern, but he was never meant to be.
He even was a four-legged-Dragon in the first movie and to change it after one year is just nonsense. Not to mention, that some or even many people will never own the Extended Edition.
Smaug IS awesome, but it's a big movie mistake that they made two versions for the same character in the same trilogy.
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unusedusername111 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Same thing happened with Bolg. You see one version of him (briefly) in An Unexpected Journey (Dwalin headbutts him in the Battle for Moria) and now his appearance has changed for Desolation of Smaug
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Drangu-Shur Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Yeah, I mean by no doubts that Smaug appearance on the screen left me awestruck with wet eyes and skipping heartbeats several times. But this sudden appearnce change was really unnessecary, imho. For I agree with you, there are already so much wyvern shaped dragons. I guess it's just easier and more convenient to make a 4 limbed creature than a 6 limbed one.
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Karingan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Answer: Those weren't his front leg, they were his back legs. Wyverns are dragons too, they belong to the same family. European dragons are greedy, yes, but mostly with themselves, while Wyverns were known to be cold killers and hoarders of death. Making Smaug a fire drake and a Wyvern was a great choice, because Wyverns have longer necks and slither, which is more sinister than a bulky european dragon stalking around. I think they made the right idea.
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Azzurgil Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, but I disagree (I made a Journal with Gifs, where you can see it a lot better).
Smaug was drawn by Tolkien himself as a four-legged-dragon, on his map, which was used in the movie, he is also a four-legged-dragon
and most important, he WAS a four-legged-dragon in the first movie. They only changed it in the Extended Edition.
So I'm not complaining about the Wyvern!Smaug, but how they handled him. Seeing four-legged-dragons on posters, merchandise and in the first movie makes you think that you can expect on in the second movie aswell.
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Karingan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
While it is true that the dragon on the map and original drawings were four-legged, it can be said that fear twisted the image. Smaug was not seen very well, nor for 60 years since the desolation, so I cut them some slack. It's certainly nothing to be too obsessed over anyway.
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Azzurgil Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, I smiled while imaging this.
~While drawing the map. "Eh...Do you remember if Smaug had forelegs?" "I'm not sure...Just draw him some, nobody will check it."
Haha! No offense. It just was so tempting~
Still, some scenes in the first movie doesn't make sense anymore, it just feels weird.
Well well, can't change it...
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Legendary--WARRIORS Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
can u send a link to the tumblr video please? 
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happycdjohnson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Just uploaded the video version on Tumblr. Now you can hear him speak and watch him move. It is very dark and quality is bad,but in the movies you can see everything.

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Warlordsbane Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
SMAUG WAS AMAZING! 
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happycdjohnson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Taken on 12/13/2013
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