Design made from an original watercolor illustration by Katarzyna Kmiecik.
This is my older watercolor painting (from 2011) of Smaug the dragon, based on books by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's titled 'Smaug's Cave' and I love it so much that I kept the original for myself. I always wanted to create something similar to Alan Lee's works and I feel like a did a good job with this one.
I made this artwork even before the first part of the book ecranisation came out! It has a rather cool composition and some nice colors I don't get to use very often while painting architecture or landscapes.
I am going to make more Tolkien inspired illustrations in the future :) I will be happy to hear your suggestions!