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    -=ROUND 117=-
    -=SMAUG=-

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    “Smaug should not be "the Dragon in the Hobbit movie" as if it was just "another" creature in a Bestiary. Smaug should be "The DRAGON" for all movies past and present. The shadow he cast and the greed he comes to embody- the "need to own" casts its long shadow and creates a thematic / dramatic continuity of sorts that articulates the story throughout-

    "In that respect, Smaug the CHARACTER is as important, if not more important, than the design. The character will emerge form the writing- and in that the Magnificent arrogance, intelligence, sophistication and greed of Smaug shine through- One of the main mistakes with talking dragons is to shape the mouth like a snub Simian one in order to achieve a dubious lip-synch. .. A point which eluded me particularly in Eragon, since their link is a psychic one.

    "To me, Smaug is the perfect example of a great creature defined by its look and design, yes, but also, very importantly, by his movement and -One little hint- its environment - Think about it... the way he is scaled, moves and is lit, limited or enhanced by his location, weather conditions, light conditions, time of the year, etc. That's all I can say without spoilers but, if you keep this curious little summary you'll realize several years form now that those things I had in my mind ever since doodling the character as a kid had solidified waaay before starting the shoot of the film ...”
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    Phew done it!

    This is how I see Smaug, I wanted his to look unbelievably powerful but at the same time sure of himself. Hence why there is no dramatic roar to his expression, just a somber look with a slight hint of a sure of himself smile. Gandalf taking him on? Please...

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    first of many more chows...
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    I tried to go with a less typical dragon look. Reminds me alot of a wyrm though.

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    ok so we know Smaug is a hoarder, and I wanted him to convey both greed and evil in his expression and in the general shot. here's what I ended up with

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    wanted to convey a slightly human form rather than the typical style dragon with this one
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    I watched The Hobbit cartoon for the first time in 3rd grade, and that was the first movie [after the Empire Strikes Back] ever to have a huge impact on me.
    The characters and imagery were captivating...the music was enchanting...if anything, I hope Del Toro does justice to the music...

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    had alot of fun with this


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    Should do more but I need to move on, learnt alot.

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    Well I'm done as well. I'm kinda satisfied, but these challenges are always very good at unveiling weaknesses, limitations and errors in methods of approach so most of all I learned a lot.

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    Don't call it a come back =]

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    one,two,three,four,five characters long

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    Here's my version of Smaug. Good luck everyone!

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    Here is mine, went with the less realistic to emphasize character...

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    Asleep with one eye open...

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    Phew done and done. Started working on this a bit too late as usual, namely today. Done with acrylics.
    Oh and sorry about the graininess, need to get a better camera

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    Nice works all around. Here's my final. I feel I missed the brief a bit on this one, but thought I'd post it anyway.

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    I'm gunna squeeze in ...went for more of a "study" feel....

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    Here is my contribution.

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    Based my version of Smaug around an exaggerated envisioning of an Indian Ghavial mixed with a feathered serpent vibe from Quetzacoatl (eep, spell?) Still pushing my digital skills, this exercise is definitely good for that.

    good luck all.

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    Smaug

    Here's my entry, hope its not too late!

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    Another late entry....
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    gah didnt have enough time; girlfriends and village fetes are time consuming.

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