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Incredible Smaug Book Sculpture Pops Off the Page

Sculptor Victoria of VMCreations (aka FarTooManyIdeas) has created a paper sculpture inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit featuring a menacing Smaug emerging from the hardcover book itself. The incredible, sharply scaled dragon can be seen circling around a Danish copy of the novel as a tiny figure, meant to be Bilbo Baggins, hides from the creature's wrathful gaze.

The artist, who couldn't wait for an English copy of the book to arrive, opted to craft Smaug's likeness with her Danish version while keenly studying the trailer for the film. She says, “That one clip, where we first got a good glimpse of him, is what inspired this pose.” Coupled with her creative mind and skilled hands, the lively sculpture is an impressive rendition that literally pops off the page.

VMCreations website
via [Laughing Squid]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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