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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. I’m not trying to be rude, I just get tired of answering the same questions over and over ^^;
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xWolfwingx Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member 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  Student Traditional Artist
I've died. SO kawaii!
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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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Vampireneko2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
It looks just like him, we'll slightly less frightening.
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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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dj-nightfury Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TINY SMAUG!
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CrystalChell Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smaug! :D
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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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