It has been said countless times that a good book is one that is able to bring characters to life. But, what if it's the menacing Smaug the dragon that pops out of your copy of "The Hobbit?" A sculptor recently experimented with this idea, and the result is actually amazing!
I usually don’t like destroying or mutilating books for making artworks, but in some truly impressive cases, like the masterpiece you can see above, I am willing to make an exception.
Victoria, a Denmark-based artist who goes by the handle FarTooManyIdeas on deviantART, recently shared her book sculpture of Smaug from The Hobbit. We see the frightening likeness of the dragon, which Victoria copied and extensively studied from the trailer of the film, emerging from the pages of the Danish copy of the book. In case you failed to notice, she also made a teeny Bilbo Baggins figure standing next to the cover and seemingly hiding from the menacing dragon.
As you can see in the photos below, Smaug was created using bits and pieces from the pages of the book itself, then attached to the other torn pages of the book. Victoria’s work quite literally pops out of the pages, don’t you think?
All information and photos for this article were sourced from “My Modern Met”: and FarTooManyIdeas on deviantART.