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What will Smaug look like? by PaintedKelpie What will Smaug look like? by PaintedKelpie
Update! Here he is baked! And only minor injuries. I figured because I waited so long to bake him, he would have a lot of problems coming out of the oven but only his toe fell off (which I will repair) and a crack on his leg. I think my camera needs to be cleaned inside though. I kept getting weird lense flares......
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:iconkanumbra:
kanumbra Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Writer
Can't wait to see him painted!
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
:D
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EmilyStockwood Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Do I spy with my little eye some Cumberbatch likeness? ;)
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
lol I tried. :D
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work on the scales, I really like them!
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thank you my friend :D
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IWantCandyCreation Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow :O
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thanks!
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Išll take a wild guess and say it's gonna be less cute than this lil guy :D
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
:)
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:iconsfinga:
Sfinga Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
He came out lovely! So glad nothing major happened to him
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you! :D
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:iconacortesha:
Acortesha Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks so neat. I love the details. :heart: Very well done.
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thank you! I appreciate it :D
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FafnirtheDragonLord Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About scales: drawing them (and acctually get them to look so-so the same/angels,light and shade etc... is horrible xD)
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PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I can see them pretty good right now but my camera doesn't seem to be able to right now. When I put some paint on him the detail will pop because I plan on giving him an antique style coloring. I'll try to get another camera too. :D
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FafnirtheDragonLord Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sounds like he will look nice then ^^ and when I read the hobbitbook I thought of Smaug as a red dragon for some reason x)
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Armadeo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
He looks amazing! Great work!
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Thank you! :D
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gunneos Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
oooh, i can see some resemblance! a hint of it. he looks half deranged (break down at fireplace in sherlock) and half 'i'm on fire'! if you know what i mean...
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thank you! :D Yeah I know what you mean :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Based on the preview, I think I like your Smaug better :)
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks! :D
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:iconanerolsevla:
anerolsevla Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to see him with the opened wings.
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anerolsevla Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work!
I want to do some dragons' sculptures, so can you tell me how do you do the scales?
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you! There really isn't a set trick for it. Get some clay tools and be prepared to make almost every scale a different way. It's just that with the angles on the body, some require to be carved and others sculpted and put on. I hope that helps. :D
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:iconanerolsevla:
anerolsevla Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use to make biscuit sculptures, but it helped very much. Great work!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
So cool. :-) I love all your dragons.
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconcollettejellis:
ColletteJEllis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love love love this :3 Although perhaps his body should be longer and his back more arched? With long whiskers? :3
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Thank you! I should finish him! :D
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:iconvnovice:
Vnovice Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
coolz!
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PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thank you!
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Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, the head is incredible! :D And I love the paws, so cool.
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PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thank you! :)
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Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime! Keep it up :D
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! :) do you have an sculpt tutorials?
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thank you! Not yet :)
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :) i can't wait to get my hands on some sculpty stuff, but i would have no idea where to start ill keep my eyes open if you ever make one :)
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NinjaGoaty Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Deadly! What's it made of?
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
It's made from sculpey. :)
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LadyElleth Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic. I love the face so much - I can actually see the resemblance to the angry faces he has done on Sherlock, and considering Benedict Cumberbatch is acting the part via motion capture, yeah. I think this is a real possibility.
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PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I can only aspire, but Thank you very much!
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Peterkat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Thanks :)
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sn0otchie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
It looks stunning! I can just imagine him speak in Benedict’s voice : )
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you! :D
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Arlothia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wouldn't mind if he looked like this! This is amazing! You have real talent! I wish I could do this!
I'm really wondering what they'll do with Smaug because of his motion capture bit. I know I've seen those kinds of dragons in movies that have their wings attached to their front feet and that's the only think I can really see working right now...But I trust Peter Jackson and Ben completely, so no fears!!!
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PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you! Well, being under a mountain and having close quarters; I think Smaug will keep his wings close to his body and gesture with his forelegs more. But, yes I do trust they'll make it awesome!
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AzeFish Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So handsome, so intimidating.
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