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Feb 3 2014

Smaug the Paper Dragon

by Jesse M

Smaug book artWe’ve showcased art crafted from the pages of print books in the past (check out those posts here and here), but it’s been awhile, so when I came across this intricate paper Smaug (and Bilbo) made from pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic book The Hobbit I just had to blog about it. The paper sculpture is a project by Denmark-based artist Victoria of VMCreations; take a look at her deviantART page for the full gallery of images.

Although the film that inspired the artwork (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) hasn’t yet been released on DVD, you can get the first installment in the film series (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) from the library!

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Veronica W February 3, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Years ago someone gave me a box of note cards with the creations of Canadian paper sculptor Calvin Nicolls and I was entranced. Only very special people received those cards. Since then I have collected almost all of the Sabuda pop up, not-really-for-children books, which contain intricate paper creations.

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