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Smaug the Golden by christopherburdett Smaug the Golden by christopherburdett
Smaug the Golden
Fantasy Flight Games
The Hobbit: On the Doorstep
Art Director: Zoe Robinson
Digital

Months before my work on the Battle of Lake-Town Gen Con 2012 LotR deck I was asked to design and illustrate Smaug for the second of two Hobbit themed expansions to the Lord of the Rings card game. These were incredibly fun pieces to work on.

2013 Fantasy Flight Games
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:iconforcedlactationlover:
As a Tolkien fan for many years, I can say that this is one of the two best drawings of Smaug that I have ever seen. The detail and the colouring are superb. As to the number of limbs, that's never detailed in the book, so....
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christopherburdett Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondoctor3uk:
So much better than Jackson's screw up.
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christopherburdett Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I REALLY like the Smaug design in the Hobbit film and feel it was executed beautifully. I would have much preferred to have been able to present my Smaug with a much more realistic and anatomically believable four limbs, but the game company this was created for wanted to stick with a more fantastic six limb creature. My design is merely okay.
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HardCoreCrocomire Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MY CLAWS ARE LIKE SPEARS

MY TEETH ARE LIKE SWORDS!

MY TAIL! A THUNDERBOLT!

MY WINGS A HURRICANE!!!

AND MY BREATH... DEATH! *breathes fire everywhere*

smaug-
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:iconbluefire6597:
That detail.
Wow. This is amazing. 
I am speechless. 
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christopherburdett Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconmuttmix:
Now THAT is a dragon!Jawdrop
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christopherburdett Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks!
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Crimson-Dragon-King Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job :)
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