With the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy coming out (right now!!!), we thought it might be a good idea to give Smaug the dragon the respect he deserves by putting up a gallery of his finest artistic appearances.
Bilbo didn’t suck up to him for nothing (Truly songs and tales fall utterly short of the reality, oh Smaug the Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities). He really is quite impressive.
Shooting Fire Into Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
Looking Down at the Town of Dale
Laying Waste to Lake Town (Esgaroth)
Looking Down at Bilbo
Someone Pissed Him Off
Trying to Set Fire to the Dwarves
Smaug the Devil
Smaug Angry! Smaug Smash!
Resting Next to the Lonely Mountain
In All of His Spelndor, Sitting on a Rock
The Mess a Dragon Makes
The Dragon And His Treasure
Another Moment of a Greedy Dragon and His Treasure
Smaug as an Innocent Baby
Even monsters start out as cute things (by seki0930).
The Benedict Cumberbatch Version of Smaug
For those of you who don’t know, this is the man who voices Smaug in the Hobbit films (by j-grey).
For more on The Hobbit, check out the 15 best artworks influenced by the Hobbit.