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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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Aya-Lunar Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
You are great with dragons, this is gorgeous! So vibrant and warm of colours, and the pale light shining upon his wings looks so cold,. I love the contrast.
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
So much better than Jackson's screw up.
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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bluefire6597 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
That detail.
Wow. This is amazing. 
I am speechless. 
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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MuttMix Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Now THAT is a dragon!Jawdrop
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