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MY FIRST SMEAGOLS FROM 1991 by smeagolisme MY FIRST SMEAGOLS FROM 1991 by smeagolisme
Well...these I found in an old folder from my third-grade year of elementary...I had just turned eight...and was already in this Smeagol-fever state, which has never left me!
I remember drawing this after finishing the Hobbit...
The funny thing is, now I see them after so long, for they had been lost for more than 20 years...that this guy here almost looks the same as his movie version!!!
Imagine my surprise when I first saw the movie version...He was phisically just like I had imagined him!!!...Only that my Smeagol had grey-green eyes, which changed to a fierce lit up green when the "evil" within was speaking...Even before we actually called that "evil" Gollum...
...Fun fact: I recall drawing Smeagol with a ragged cloak also, "to cover from the cold" when he came to hunt Bilbo for the ring...but according to my headcanon, he lost all his clothes when he was taken prisoner and tortured in mordor...Let's see if I can find more of these between my old stuff...I have two pages already!...I'll still rummage and see what I can find...

This drawing here is supposed to represent Smeagol, in the upper picture, being happy and with a small leather charm in the shape of a tiny bag hanging from his neck...that's where I believed him to keep his ring, after he got tired of using it all the time.

The second and lower represented Smeagol crying over the loss of his "precious" after Bilbo's escape from the cave...

-Note that I couldn't even draw caves so well yet...hehheh, those stalactites look like mountains!!!-

Well...just an old memory I wanted to share with you guys...I hope you find a place in your heart for this old scribbles!!!
I certainly hold them very dear...
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Pagali Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First I marvel at your early talent :wow:
and secondly I'm stunned about the remarkable resemblance!
Did you have a sixth sense - or what? :lol: ;P
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi pagali!
Thank you!...^^
Actually, I don't know why exactly I had always imagined Sméagol/Gollum as being a really emaciated pale little guy (more than being a sort of monster-frog like the Rankin bass had presented, or a small green-grey famished cat-looking thingy as the designRalph Bakshi had used in his movie)...
I recall watching those versions as a little child , long ago, after having read the book, ...and thinking "Nice, but THAT'S NOT my Sméagol"...
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014

I think it is neat that you found your first Smeagol/Gollum drawings! 

I particularly like the way you drew his feet, for some reason!  That is some good anatomy too, really good for an 8 year old!

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I don't have any drawings from when I was 8.(fire)  Anyway, I remember getting in trouble with my 3rd grade teacher for drawing on my class and homwork.  I drew turtles and other animals everywhere!  LOL!

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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think it's unbelievable!!! I didn't even knew I still had them!

Thank you!...I still find it funny...in a way...but yes, his feet are probably the best he has!

Oh my...fire??? Mine (most of them) were destroyed by water (floods)...such irony.
Hahaha! Same here!...I spent my schooltime drawing more than taking note...but the teachers who still tried to stop me from doing it really hated me...because I was actually LISTENING to them...hence I didn't need any notes!...I could have my scrapbook empty of notes, but at the hour of truth I would pass all the tests!...Sadly many though I tried to be disrespectful...but I swear I did listen..I just loved drawing too much to stop...
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014

Fire.  Yes.  Both tragic and a blessing.  I will spare you.

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Lol!  Feet are sometimes a challenge to draw.  Not for you!  Not even at 8!  :clap:

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I liked most of my teachers...that 3rd grade teacher was a bitch though.  It wasn't disrespect for me-I just couldn't help myself.  Paper+pencil= draw!  :(

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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh my...yes, better leave it there!...oh...:hug:
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Ah yes. I still find them difficult to get them right as I want to!
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Oh my lord-...same here!!! Most of my teachers were even my friends in a way...but my third grade one loathed me with all her life. Some yelling or even slight insults as "silly" or "dumb" would come at me if I dared saying anything at all in lessons...She even hit me with a book over the head once, because I dared ponting at her she'd written with a grammar mistake...I know I shouldn't have said anything...but she was teaching basic english to us, and she wrote Chiken instead of Chicken...I swear I didn't try to be rude...I just HAD to open my big fat mouth and ask her if there wasn't a "C" missing there in that word...and she came at me, slammed the book of grammar hard, against my head, and told me not to be insolent.
Anyway, I knew later why she didn't like me.
Apparently my mom talked to her about that fit she had that day, because I of course told her what had happened...and the teacher alleged she wasn't going to treat me better "just becasue I was white and blue-eyed"...such a silly woman. First: my eyes aren't even blue, they're either grey or green, depending on the day...and second, she never had any issues with any other kid in the class, since they -like her- were all from argentine native origins, brown or dark haired, with dark eyes and tanned skin. Damn it how is my colour my fault? Who said I even wanted to be this pale?...Anyway, I don't even hold grudges to her...I just feel pity for her nonsense behaviour. She was the one who thaught me what discrimination by race meant.
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Hehehe yes!!! why can't EVERYBODY SEE THAT???
Paper+pencil=must draw. Or I'll convulse!!! YOU CHOOSE!...Oh, well *haves a seizure*
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Uhm.
I went to school in San Antonio when I was in third grade. My school was mostly Hispanic. Your reasons for your teacher not liking you-was the very same reason my 3rd grade teacher didn't like me.
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I am white, She was Mexican. She was as terrible to me. I had a White teacher that was mean as hell to me to though. :shrug: I can't see myself bieng a bad kid. What did I do?
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White people always get accussed of bieng rascist.
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Rascism(I can't spell it right now!) happen to everyone. Rgardless of who we are.
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I am sorry that you had to put up with a hateful teacher. It hurts a child to have to deal with an adult who mistreats them. Maybe they are people that deserve to be forgotten? :hug:
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Linoleum7 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
It looks exactly the same as the movie version!!  OMG Amazing! I am a dummy! 
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know, that's actually very freaking crazy!!!
Imagine my face when I was there at the two towers premiere...I stared all the movie through thinking "OMG How the heck did they make him the SAME as I always imagined him???? O.O
Everyone used to "see Sméagol/Gollum" as a kind of green weird little monster up to there...I don't know why...but from the readings I had more the impression of a small thinly person with few sharp teeth, few hair and at teh time he meets Frodo and Sam, few clothes also. So I gave him a basic Tarzan Loincloth...
The drawings are regretfully horrible because I was very little when I drew them...but they served their purpose at their time, I think...
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Linoleum7 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Ahahah. How cool that you went to the premiere!! *-*

What? Regretfully horrible? Your Smeagol/Gollum is more expressive than most of my drawings now! xD 
Really, I wish I had been able to draw like you when I was eight!
Anyway maybe you and Peter Jackson have a similar way to imagine things Bunny Emoji-20 (Loving it) [V1] 
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hihihi only becasue warner wanted me to!!!

Yup...but hey!...I don't think so! I bet your drawings are good!!!
I still think I was quite bad at it...time helped me get better with practice! =)
I guess so...even though I always saw Smeagol more like an "innocent bystander" possessed from the get going by an ancient evil (gollum aka the voice of the ring)
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Finnickandannie14 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   General Artist
you drew better than I did when I was eight! :) wonderful!
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
HAHAHA!!! Really?...I wasn't very good...but I loved drawing yet!...
It took a lot of time doing it better...I hope to keep improving!
I won't stop until them drawings can look like photos!!!
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NilesPrower Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Looks awesome
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!!!
I was so little when I drew that!...
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NilesPrower Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Artist
cool
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Shirokai-Tama Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love looking at past drawings! :D You've made him cute :heart:
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
AWWWW thank you!!! That's kind from you!
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Shirokai-Tama Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D You're welcome!! :hug:
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DarkStormSeeker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ay que tiernoooooooo!! del 91? que interesante, yo todavia no habia nacido xDDDD
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
SI!...Jajajaaj naci en el siglo pasado!!!...XD LITERALMENTE!
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Awwwww! 

So awesome!  I'm glad you found these.
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :heart:
I'm amazed they weren't destroyed!!! I thought they no longer existed...and I found two of them!...It was a very good surprise for me!...^^
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TigresaDaina Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1991!! yo tenia 11 años! que genial que tengas los dibujos desde hace tiempo.. ojalá hubiera guardado algunos mios x3, me gusta como se ven!
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Somos de la misma generacion!!! Casi...yo tenia 8 entonces...no tengo idea como se salvaron estos dibujos...la mayoria se perdieron con el timpo: o fueron destruidos de uno u otro modo, o unas inundaciones muy bravas que tuvo mi casa a causa de unas goteras gigantes, cuando era chica, hicieron bolsa lo demas...PERO ESTOS QUEDARON!!! Sigo feliz y sorprendida de que todavia esten!!!

Gracias!...Se que son bastante feuchos...pero les tengo tanto cariño...no pense que volviera a verlos!!!
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
an artist even in 3rd grade 
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
AWWW THANK YOU!!! You are very kind, my friend!!!...
They are kinda "stick figures!"...So even more kind from you to call me an artist while seeing them!...:heart:
Most appreciated!!!
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't even draw stick figures. So I am in awe of yor talent. 
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
AWWW thanks again...though with your talent for photography, I believe you could have hidden abilities for drawing...
Both photographers and drawing artists live , eat and breathe images, after all! Am I right?...
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes but at my age, learning to draw good seems impossible 
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, don't you say that!...
I think it's never too late to learn new things, if you want to!
You must only consider whether you are truly interessed in learning drawing skills, or if you have enough already with your photographist abilities!
Thats' the only thing that matters!

P.s: I don't even KNOW how to draw or sculpt, technically: I was never thaught into it...:ashamed:
So I'm most sure, if you really want to draw, you'll be able to do it one day! :#1:
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
well too much on my list - and lack of motivation now -  some people have innate talent -  I have no ability in my mind to see images - though I do dream in images -  my brain is more verbally alligned -  I can recognixze great art/scenes but cant get my brain to replay the images at will 
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh!...I understand!
I've not drawn in almost 20 days now!...
It is killing me...but I must attend my job first, what's right is right...
So I'm only sculpting repetitive accesories for my costumers, and some dragons thank God...they are at least funny to make!
Then...I didn't know that!...I'm a bit naive in the respect, because I've always "thought in images"...hence I didn't know other people didn't!
Okay...then you are a "natural born photographer!"...That's wonderful!
I don't know if I could make a good shot of something...I can draw, but in terms of capturing moments or emotions with a cammera...I don't really know if I could make it!
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Mspugluver Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You should do a redraw meme!
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
OH YES!...
I'll look for some blank redraw meme...and try at them again!...Let's see what comes up!
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you're right, he does look just like the movie version. :D That's pretty neat!
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
AND weird...isn't it?...I mean...it was still eleven years since they made the two towers...where the character actually appeared on screen...I don't know why, I always "saw" him that way...
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Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That are good pictures.
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! So you liked them???
You're very kind!
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Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, they are better than most people's pictures.
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
HAHAHAAH THANKS AGAIN!!! 
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Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem.
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Mechanic-Star Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome... :D
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
ARE THEY???
I nearly died when I saw them again!!! I thought they were gone!!!
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Mechanic-Star Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OF course it's awesome!, look at this, usually the first drawing of anything is just to try it out and see "how well can we portrait the character", but here you've chosen to take (regardless of the technical faults that every 'first drawing' has) the whole feelings into display, I mean, you pointed directly to his loneliness and sadness right away. That is AWESOME, because it states than from the very first drawing you already knew how you wanted to express the character, his feelings, and how you saw him in the book.

If that's not awesome on a first drawing then I don't know what is, not everything is about technique, sometimes is all about deciding to take a leap of faith and show feeling from the very start.

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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I guess you're right!...I always saw him as a very lonely character, who had his flaws, a lot of them...but wasn't inherently "evil" and could stand a chance, if REALLY given one.
That's why the "crying" drawing, I guess...
And the reason for the other two also, where you see him interact with Sam and Frodo a bit...

AWWW THANK YOU!!!..I suppose I did!...I "jumped before looking"...and "crashed" on technique...but made an achievement concerning feels!!!
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15sjens Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awe
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah...I was so YOUNG back then...
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15sjens Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And that was sweet Love 
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smeagolisme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
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