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Smaug's havok by moonxels Smaug's havok by moonxels
this is a personal work that I did after working on the Hobbit card game

other SMAUG/Esgaroth images from me here:
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As usual, you have done it again... This is a perfect pic symbolizing destruction. The mighty city lies in ruins. Nobody can match up to a dragon after all.The flames on the buildings have been done well and the silhouette of the dragon is very nice too. The only flaw that i can point out in the pic is that there is not a single human carcass in sight.It wold have been more realistic to have a few human bodes lying around. It is otherwise a brilliant pic (as always) and i look forward to your next artwork. Great job Moonchild....
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
The proper Smaug with four legs.
Muskrat33 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
This is fantastic! It almost looks like a view of the village getting destroyed from the point of view of someone living there. Absolutely beautiful! Heart 
Sakisu-chan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it <3 Bunnyclapplz

But i really don`t want Smaug to destroy the villageSparta Emoji-02 (Cries)
Hope Beor finish him with his arrow Monkey D. Luffy (Thumbs Up) [V1]
Or make him to be friends with Bilbo or something

Gou Matsuoka (Sexy Body Fangirling Alt) [V2]
Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This totally makes me think of Godzilla lol
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah a mix between godzilla and smaug I guess!
Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best mix ever!
Smaugzilla :P
Jack-o-Lantern02 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Smaug is like the Godzilla of Middle-Earth!!!
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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.
Lugyacci Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Not the one from the movie.
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ok , and what if wanted to do my own vision??

MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
moonxels Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a ton!
LOL2679 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love how he's kept as a silhoutte. AWESOME
irishtmike Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
the destruction is beautiful, its stuff like this i imagine but cant draw :popcorn:
ZenoRaziel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Theswordsman77 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dang dude, I just read this scene a week ago! This is great; your works continue to be a big inspiration for me to keep practicing and refining my digital painting skills. Paint on, Moonchild!
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Splendid! J'aime cette silhouette ethérée en arrière-plan, l'effet n'en est que plus saisissant!
Greenhatman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Of all the pictures I've ever seen of Smaug, I think this is my favorite. I really like how he's in the distance, without too much detailing, giving him a more mysterious and almost mythical quality. It would be quite beautiful, if not the wreckage and ruin that's much closer, reminding the viewer that this is a malevolent being. It really does feel like we, the viewer, is hiding, just daring to peek out and get a glimpse of this terrible monster, hoping he doesn't turn and see us.

Splendid work!
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great little crit!
thanks a lot
I'm glad that it worked;)
DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this more subtle presentation of the dragon, as if you were a spectator on the horrible event rather than facing the dragon yourself like the hero. There is realism to it.
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
that was the idea!
VertFaere Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's a really good depiction of it.
JRGTS Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Poor Laketown. Looks like building on water wasn't as much protection as they thought.
Laccali Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Amaizing job. I would not want to be there :D
EmmaFlorian Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
whoa. this is awesome! it shows the chaos that smaug caused...
garryts Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice illustration - the moodiness of the smoke mixing with the storm clouds above and the churning water below, separated by the burning village in the middle is really effective. The water is particularly excellent, not least in the colour you have achieved - really beautiful.

I can understand Evolvana being disappointed that Smaug isn't center stage - but I don't think we need the dragon to be the main focus of attention to make the image dynamic. Seeing the distraction Smaug has brought to the village makes the image dynamic for me.

Well done! :-)
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
in fact I've allready pictured smaug destructing things here: :thumb325429838: so I really wanted something different...
Evolvana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Voilà ma petite critique ^^ Pour une destruction je ne trouve pas assez dynamique, trop "distant", le dragon pas assez distinct dans le lointain... je sais pas c'est surtout une histoire de cadrage je pense, un peu trop basique et horizontal, "moitié ciel moitié terre"... mais par contre j'adore l'eau, les vaguelettes et l'écume, les nuages aussi, l'effet du feu... bref à mes yeux c'est la composition qui pêche un peu... (t'inquiète ça reste très très bien fait :XD: je tente juste de te donner une critique constructive, je sais que tu préfères faire de la Sci-Fi en général) :)
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
bon...bha je ne suis pas d'accord du tout hein!:)
alors en fait le dragon lointain est voulu, car le sujet c'est le resultat de la destruction,et non smaug lui meme.
"moitié ciel moitié terre" pas d'accord non plus, je ne vois pas comment faire autrement puisque qu'on est comme spectateur rescapé du desastre, de plus le ciel prend bien plus de place, j'aurai compris si ca avait été purement moitié /moitié en place prise.

et en en fait entre SCI-FI et Fantasy, mon coeur balance!
Evolvana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Je dis juste l'impression que j'en ai retirée, après mes termes techniques ne sont peut-être pas les plus justes pour expliquer clairement mon ressenti :XD:
Je tentais de comprendre d'où venait le fait que la compo n'accrochait pas assez l'oeil, mais après tout est une question de points de vue. (Un rescapé pourrait être dans l'eau et on aurait plutôt donc une perspective genre contre-plongée, non? vu qu'il y a de l'eau devant. Plutôt que de poser le rescapé sur un ponton, où on arrive peu à se sentir dans sa situation de danger/détresse).
Après ce n'est que mon avis à moi tu es tout à fait libre de ne pas être d'accord! :D
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
bha je ne sais pas, je l'ai senti comme ca,je ne vois pas de problemes majeurs pour etre honnete,le rescapé serait plutot sur une barque ou sur le ponton en ne vois pas vraiment quel est le probleme qui te chagrine du coup!
en fait j'ai juste fait une "carte postale" de l'evenement quoi, le resultat du chaos...
whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing! i love the water and the way you portrayed smaug, it just looks really epic! :D
atsunaru Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
il c'est amusé le dragon, très beau dessin =)
korwis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great artwork! It is fantastic! :D
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot sweetheart
Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Nicely done ! :la:
sauravs911 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
The environment is nicely made ! Great work !
DarkBlack315 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
dragon born you fired lol this is great
ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student
Beautiful work! I love this scene from the book and you've made it look so wonderful :)
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