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Smaug by rebeccahirst Smaug by rebeccahirst
My Dad read The Hobbit to me when I was young and Smaug always captured my imagination most of all, smouldering on his vast piles of treasures.

I used Dip pen/ Indian Ink, coloured fine-liners, Windsor & Newton ink in Sunshine Yellow and Vermillion, and a white gel pen.

Please DO NOT reprint or repost my work without my permission.
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:iconnorrive:
Norrive Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely drawing! :aww:
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconsilmarrien:
Silmarrien Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing artwork!! :happybounce:
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconarinadream:
arinadream Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   General Artist
it's beautiful! I would love to find this illustration in a book
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
:aww: thank you so much!
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:icongreat-old-one:
Great-old-one Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful! it has much style!
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconmajspanda:
majspanda Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like the sort of stained glass one can find in churches :) I love that!
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm really glad you liked it :)
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:iconanonymusdrawer:
AnonymusDrawer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!! that's great! I love it! =)
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student General Artist
:aww: thank you so much!
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:iconmosspetal:
Mosspetal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Nice! The colors are so vibrant!! ^^
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :heart: glad you liked it
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:iconmosspetal:
Mosspetal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! 
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:iconspellsnspooks:
SpellsNSpooks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
This is absolutely incredible!  :D
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:aww: thank you
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
That is gorgeous! :wow:
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:aww: thank you so much!
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Lovely work - like a beautiful mosaic :heart:
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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:iconerinclaireb:
erinclaireb Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
This is beautiful - great use of colour and detail, and I really like the style :)
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :heart: I'm really glad you like it
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:iconivyssauro:
Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really like this, looks like a 'vitral'(or stained glass if you will) really awesome, fits perfectly in the story. you should do a whole hobbit illustrated book in that style.(reminds me of www.foliosociety.com/book/HOB)
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like the idea of doing a series of illustrations for The Hobbit in this style. It's a book I've loved since childhood but this is the first time I've attempted to illustrate it. I may just play around with the idea, thank you.
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Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome :) i'm eager to see those ilustrations.
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Diamond--Rain Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
i love this style it fits perfectly for smaug!
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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Diamond--Rain Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
your welcome!
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:iconzeonista:
Zeonista Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Wow, for an ink and colors work it has impressive texture. The dragon almost seems to be a raised image, as if it were decorated leather or bas-relief.
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :aww: I did really enjoy playing around with building texture and pattern in this piece
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:iconparagonplaza:
ParagonPlaza Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I really like this picture.  The detail and colors are just absolutely amazing.  I think you did an excellent job :  ).
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, I'm really glad you like it.
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:iconcharcoalfeather:
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great detail, and good luck on the contest! I love how much work you put in his scales!
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :aww:
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:icondarkendrama:
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Great design!:happybounce: 
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconblackdiamond1998:
blackdiamond1998 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This resembles a mosaic. I'm envious of your skill.
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for the compliment :heart:
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:iconblackdiamond1998:
blackdiamond1998 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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:iconmissdudette:
MissDudette Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
gorgeosu!
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart:
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:iconmuttmix:
MuttMix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done!
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart:
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:iconbrandon1920:
Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors are amazing and I love how it looks like a mosaic! It looks as though I could actually feel each scale on Smaug. Extremely nice work!
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :aww: I was trying to achieve that kind of pattern and texture.
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:iconladybrookecelebwen:
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's gorgeous! :D I love the colors in it, and Smaug's eye.
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :aww:
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:iconladybrookecelebwen:
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconcanis-angst:
Canis-Angst Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! I love the detail you captured in this (Smaug's eye is especially cool looking) and I knew it was Smaug before I even clicked on the deviation. I love the way that this has a mosiac look to it, like it was created from treasures, and this is a very cool piece! Awesome work, and best of luck in the contest!
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