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Smaug: Is he red or is he gold?

duats
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Aug 16 2013, 4:04pm


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In one of Tolkien's illustrations, Smaug appears to be red with just a hint of gold, but in two other watercolors, he is completely gold.

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Smaug: Is he red or is he gold? duats Send a private message to duats Aug 16 2013, 4:04pm
    Maybe his scales are somewhat reflective Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Aug 16 2013, 4:07pm
    Gold may change its hue depending on the color of the light. Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Aug 16 2013, 6:29pm
        Yes, and... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Aug 16 2013, 6:40pm
    Multi-colored BallyWhooo Send a private message to BallyWhooo Aug 17 2013, 1:18am
    Here are some of Tolkien's illustrations duats Send a private message to duats Aug 17 2013, 2:23am
    Golden Gold Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Aug 17 2013, 7:52am
        like gems and stuff Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Aug 17 2013, 8:07am
    The Justin Gerard watercolor seems closest to what we've seen so far DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Aug 17 2013, 9:32am
    Tolkien describes Smaug as "red-gold" Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 17 2013, 8:22pm
        I agree Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Aug 17 2013, 8:59pm
        Tolkien knew of such things as "red gold" SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 17 2013, 11:42pm
            Red Gold Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 18 2013, 12:32am
            So... duats Send a private message to duats Aug 18 2013, 3:09am
                WHy not colored flames? arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Aug 18 2013, 4:48pm

 
 
 

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