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Dragons of Middle Earth by Raikoh-illust Dragons of Middle Earth by Raikoh-illust
People who had seen the second Hobbit movie already know of the Dragon Smaug, but not many know of the other, more ancient, and far bigger dragons that existed on Middle Earth before him, Smaug is basically a baby compared to these titans. And here's basically a size comparison of the other ones. Granted, I'm not so sure if I got their sizes right, since I referenced another similar chart that I had seen around, but I wanted to create one of my own.
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Yatzstar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Someone needs to make a chart comparing these guys to a normal human. It would probably be a giant nope-train to nope-ville...
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hverbos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah... Ancalagon the Black is just one giant NOPE!
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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toht981 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Wouldn't Nazgul Fell beasts be smallest than any of these? 
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jayden444 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Your Ancalagon is awefully close to rubendevela's
rubendevela.deviantart.com/art…

I think you should avoid copying other people's work unless you want to credit them in the description.
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WhiteMikhail Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
inserting, PS awesome :D 
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WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Dude...If I ever saw any of these guys...I'd be caught between shittin' myself and going 'PUPPY!' like a moron.

No. Really.
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Little-Snowbird Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Holy cow.  I didn't realize how much bigger Ancalagon the Black is compared to the other dragons of Middle-Earth.  No wonder Melkor fell so quickly after he was dead.
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Wow! Really cool!
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only is this a well-done chart, but hooooo boy do those guys have it easy with Smaug!
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Goodness gravy, Smaug is tiny! Ancalagon is almost like a bigature compared to him!
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RadiantDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And I thought Smaug was big...
Cool chart, I love the shading!
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Codeismynickname Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
holy sh...
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JohnMcNay Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Glaurung looks cute :D (Big Grin) 
Interesting to note, despite being called Father of Dragons, Glaurung was significantly smaller than Ancalagon...
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Macbow333 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Man, am I glad the Fellowship never had to deal with Ancalagon!
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Serenawyr Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A dragon made by (essentially) Satan can be that big. Screw physics :P You know you're a Tolkien fan when you recognized all of these. Nice work!
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Who's the biggest from. He's practically a mountain himself!
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Raikoh-illust Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well he is a creation of Melkor(Morgoth), who was once Saurun's boss, and basically the devil himself. And he created him during the first age of Middle Earth. He was killed during a great War, but nonetheless the destruction he left changed the environment completely. I don't remember where you can read about this dragon, but it was probably from the Silmarillion or the Unfinished Tales.
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks.
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awambawamb Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed it is in the Silmarillion - when Ancalagon was defeated, his body crashed over the three peaks of Thangorodrim and crushed them. they were not-so-small rock peaks in Melkor's fortress, so....
tough, I think Smaug and Glaurung should have been more or less the same size, don't forget that Turin killed Glaurung with a bastard sword which should be around 80cm. at least, 80cm should have been enough to reach the heart of whatever they have inside :D
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Channing606 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Not sure I'd want to run into that last one. Lol great work
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Man, Smaug's a big disappointment from his predecessors.

Someone actually painted Ancalagon the Black in all its glory. 
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REGULATER77 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Fascinating.  8o  
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome drawings. :wow:
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TM2-Dinobot Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Writer
I always had an issue when living creatures got super big, because my question is always "How? How are you alive? How do you stand upright, let alone breathe or eat?"

Smaug is fine. War of Wrath is about my limit on an actual critter. 

And yeah, I know you're just drawing out what was written. 
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Well they did discover that Sea Scorpions, which great size , made them rethink rules that govern the size of arthropods. And Dragon in Middle Earth are at least partialy spiritual beings, rather than normaly corporial beings, that posess very strong magical energies in them, so this may explain their enormous size
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TM2-Dinobot Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Kind of like the Titans of Greek mythology. 

But still. Redonkulous. 
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Well yeah, but those ancient dragons, like titans are god-ike beings, and they ought to be larger than life, sometimes literaly XD
Those dragons seem still tame when compared to the Greek Typhon, a monstrous demon-dragon who was hundreds, or even thousands of miles high. Most of the Olympians except Athena and Zeus, just ran away to Egypt when they saw this beast nearing to Olympus.
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Ravianai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
yeah, it's magic, nothing godzilla like could live outside of water using conventional biology. They would have to use a completely different material for bone, flesh, ect....or they could be on a less dense planet.
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Grievous-fangirl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Duuuuuuuuuddddeeee, you have become one of he best parts of my last day in Florida! I will be honest, this is mind-bogglingly beautiful! I love dragons, and I love these fiery beasts of Middle-Earth! As always, wonderful job, good sir! :clap:
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Raikoh-illust Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
So Ancalagon is the size of a decent country.
Square-Cube Law be damned.
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:icontm2-dinobot:
TM2-Dinobot Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Right?
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AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Glaurung I could forgive, with those stout proportions.
But Ancalagon looks like your usual Smaug/Alduin/Saphira body. Quite slim even for the lower end of the size scale.
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TM2-Dinobot Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Writer
And he has wings too that let him fly! :p
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sigel4ever Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
aaaaaaah the middle earth...


soo cool
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QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Amazing chart.  Smaug is the legend, but it would cool to read about these other dragons :)
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Leewano Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
some of them you can. In the Silmarillion and the Unfinished Tales.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Excellent.  I plan to find these for a good read :)
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:iconraikoh-illust:
Raikoh-illust Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well of  course  you can read about the other dragons, haven't you read the Silmarillion or like the Book of Lost tales?
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I know of Tolkein's other works, but I have never read beyond the traditional Hobbit and Ring adventures.  I certainly must find a copy :)
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Crimsonight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Epic! That last one is unimaginably massive! It's very presence in the sky would turn day to night.
I love dragons and Lord of the Rings. Seeing you do this is so darn awesome! Great work! :D
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Kronosam Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa! And I thought Smaug was big!
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
All of them look totally awesome:wow:
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Fixap Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
NICE!
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Amaris-the-Demon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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mptk421 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
... Smaug... Smaug is small?
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Olotocolo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sadly I'm pretty sure the sizes are messed up. I read a lot of comments about that previous chart, and basicly Ancalagon was at max about 6 times bigger then smaug. Here is nearly 20.

Nevertheless, the work is great, and dragons look majestic : )
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Olotocolo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
On the other hand, it seems he destroyed whole three mountains when he fall... So he was huge. Reaaaally huge.
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