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Smaug by DragonsAndBeasties Smaug by DragonsAndBeasties
Another commission. NOT FOR SALE.
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So I was asked to make a cute little Smaug, which is awesome because I absolutely love The Hobbit! He doesn't have much of a description in the book except that he is a big red-gold dragon. I actually gave his red body a light dusting of gold powder so he has a slight gold sheen to him. It doesn't show up too well in the pictures though.

Now, that treasure... Holy crap was it fun to work on! I dragged my husband to the local bead shop with me and we went on a quest for tiny treasure. The items are charms, clipped of there loops, and the "gold" is actually seed beads. They were the perfect size and shape for gold at this size. Of course the one issue with seed beads is the gaping hole in them. So what I ended up doing was placing just about every one of those beads by hand with tiny tweezers.
The treasure took longer than the dragon! Each bead had to be placed on end so you didn't see the hole. They were embedded into a mound of gold clay, and built up around the dragon. There are just a couple showing the hole that I missed, but you really don't notice them considering he is only 2 inches tall.

Now I know Smaug is gigantic in the book, so we're gonna pretend he's very young Smaug, just beginning his massive gold hoard :XD:

Handmade from Premo Sculpey clay, seed beads, charms, and swarovski crystals

Commissions are CLOSED but you can find info on them for when I reopen here: [link]

QUESTIONS???
Please visit my FAQ page [link] before asking questions about techniques and materials. Just about every question I get is covered there. Im not trying to be rude, I just get tired of answering the same questions over and over ^^;
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:iconpixalysparkelz:
Pixalysparkelz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply fabulous!!
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:iconstormangelique:
Stormangelique Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Smaug is my fav character from the Hobbit! Amazing work :)
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:iconella-the-llama251:
ella-the-llama251 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute! I am a dummy! 
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:iconredbuck1:
redbuck1 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2015
Oh yeah, Im a tolkein fan! I loved the part where the dwarves fought the orcs with the elves and men!

This is what has become of the hobbit. Disgracefu .
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:iconstony-ed:
Stony-ed Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
0-0 I want one...
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:iconihanakoi:
IHanakoI Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
totally cute
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:iconnecrowyvernazx:
NecroWyvernAZX Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student General Artist
i love smaug!!!!! La la la la :happybounce: 
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:iconokamis-world:
Okamis-World Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Smaug *Q*
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:iconphoenix-firemage:
Phoenix-FireMage Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
He is so cuuuuute!
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:iconxwolfwingx:
xWolfwingx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool!I love him :D
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:iconmaskednightingale:
MaskedNightingale Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love him!
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:iconknuxie-bro:
Knuxie-Bro Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've died. SO kawaii!
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:iconmidgarzolom:
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so great. The design is (frankly) better than in the movie, and that attitude! Too fun.
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:iconvampireneko2:
Vampireneko2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
It looks just like him, we'll slightly less frightening.
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:iconokamijubei:
OkamiJubei Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
aww... looks cute and surprisingly innocent right there.
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:iconnotrueform:
notrueform Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I AM FIRE. I AM DESU.
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:iconredbuck1:
redbuck1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
He didn't say that in the book. He said something somewhat similar. "My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my breath death.'
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:icondj-nightfury:
dj-nightfury Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TINY SMAUG!
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:iconcrystalchell:
CrystalChell Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smaug! :D
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:iconirisweissman:
irisweissman Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
your work is so awesome and inspiring!! i want to go buy materials and start doing stuff right now!!!
THANK YOU!
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:iconno1special1224:
no1special1224 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love smaug! this is so cute and awesome!
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:iconpercyjackson7:
PercyJackson7 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Aww that's so cute! :D
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:iconsliceoreggaepie:
SliceoReggaepie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
strangely cute Smaug...
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:iconemeraldmaz:
EmeraldMaz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Aw, what a sweet little Smaug.
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:iconvalkyrja-skuld:
Valkyrja-Skuld Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Awesome! Very cute!
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:iconblairswirebonsai:
BlairsWireBonsai Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. Awsome work. Everyone loves dragons.
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:iconaerynkelly13:
AerynKelly13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! Breath. Blown. Away.
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:iconcamthi:
Camthi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
He is so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!! It's amazing! Love Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconnerdiestgirl:
NerdiestGirl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014

That's just adorable! I especially love the little speckles of gold in his red belly, excellent work!

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:iconmaewigiwig:
Maewigiwig Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
My my my, it's awesome and cute *.*
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:icondrackendarck:
drackendarck Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want it! _
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:iconelbenfaengerin:
Elbenfaengerin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute
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:iconcassannder:
cassannder Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
This totally made me smile <3 I love it to death <3
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:iconcrouchingallosaurus:
CrouchingAllosaurus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Come now, don't be SHY... Step into the light...
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:iconshadow1308:
shadow1308 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
He's adorable! ^_^
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:iconikoikoi:
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.
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:iconthevalkyriebladesman:
Meh, furry Smaug felt a bit weird for a magnificent being that ought to be fireproof. Besides, the fur would give him weak spots, since fur can't grow from scales.
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:iconwolf-ninja001:
Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

awww, amazing!

 

and Swarovski crystal?! the hell u get them?

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:iconneversaynever12:
neversaynever12 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
This. Is. Incredible. I love smaug
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:iconarthands:
arthands Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
cute
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:iconkinkynafnaf:
Kinkynafnaf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
my cat of the same name looks at me like that when I tell him he can't sleep on my bed XD
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:icongreekrandomness:
GreekRandomness Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I LOVE the Hobbit! That was my favorite character.
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:icondark-she-wolf:
dark-she-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute!
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:icondoctorfrankyjoe:
DoctorFrankyJoe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg omg omg I love it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute I am a huge lotr fan
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:iconspyderskiss2:
spyderskiss2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I love the expression his eyes lend that say MINE loud and clear.

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:iconwheatybird:
WheatyBird Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Aww! He's so cute XD
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:iconmsjaya93:
MsJaya93 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
<3
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:iconuntamedrayne:
UntamedRayne Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
adorable!!! :squee:
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:iconthenightfurydragon36:
Cute little Smaug.
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:iconleaf-minx:
Leaf-Minx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
ITS SMAUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEYOND EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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