Watch Smaug leap off the pages of The Hobbit

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:27 AM EDT (Updated)

The animators at Weta Workshop, along with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch, brought J.R.R. Tolkien's serpent menace to life on screen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. But it takes the Danish-American artist Far Too Many Ideas (known in reality as Victoria) to bring the dragon to life on paper. 

We don't just mean drawings. We mean leap-off-the-pages-of-the-book craftsmanship that obviously required a sharp knife, a sense of whimsy and a talent that matches the imagination.

We usually consider taking a knife to a book to be an act of sacrilege. Here it may be the one and only time we'd consider it an improvement. 

DeviantArt via Kotaku.

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