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Burning Human by Ghostwalker2061 Burning Human by Ghostwalker2061
Yeah, this image is really weird.

By the way, that's Tanya from Southern Heat. And she's trying to make herself human again...but it's backfiring a lot. And she's setting fire to Buffalo Ridge while she's at it.

Tanya is one of the humans who was transformed by Netar's Twin Fires Event that turned a very small percentage of humans into dragons...or as he puts it "Awakening" them.

And Tanya is one of the "unfortunate Afflicted" with this "dragon plague". She's one of like 4 Great Wyrm Red Dragons in the whole of North America, and the only one in Tennessee. Reds are very rare and for good reason...they're the size o 747s and eat their weight in food. The Americas are populated by mostly Copper, Brass, White, Black, and Green Dragons changed Afflicted Humans. And because of the actions of a certain Red Dragon named Tholaxius who decided to go Godzilla on Paris for um...reasons...Red Dragons like Tanya are generally looked at with some hostility.

Yeah, it sucks to be her. And this is why she's trying to make herself human again. But as long as the Twin Fires burn, she can't do shape shift and "go back to sleep".

Edit: Alright, did some HDR toning to the image. Can people see the trees now?

Also, if you wish to read the story behind this image...

Southern Heat preview chpts 1-10 by Ghostwalker2061

There's the first 9 chapters. This is not finished though. 

The story itself is on hiatus.  I would appreciate if no one would ask me when it's ever going to be done.  It'll be done when I feel like it should be done.  Besides I might even change it enough to be able to maybe someday publish it.  And if it does get published, the only time you'll ever be able to read it is when you buy the book.
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Xero256 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Nice! I do wish her luck in her endeavors. It's a hassle to have to eat so much.

Also, stick to your guns with sorting out the story. It'll be done when it's done. Also, have a couple people give it a good once over. Especially those that are good at finding plot holes. It will help with the continuity of the story and such. Best of luck to you on it.
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ReshyShira Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
So is she still struggling with the red's preference towards evil?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
 Yeah...

Also, go see this...

The Southeastern Great Red Wyrm by Ghostwalker2061  
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Tamashikiri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
You know, a lot of people would think turning into a dragon would be awesome, but once you think about, you're right, it would suck to be that way PERMANENTLY.

Good luck with the story. :)
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Godforoth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Beautifill!!
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Darasmera Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Do mine eyes deceive me, or does that description say that you will finish Southern Heat: Quarantine soon?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Um, I said that like a year ago.  So, no.
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Darasmera Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I thought that might be the case, but between the update and the 'EDIT', I wasn't sure.
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kxmp Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
oh.! i turn into human and can't turn to dragon......
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're lucky, actually. Do you know how much it would suck being a giant winged lizard in a world built by humans?
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MJMSTUDIOS2020 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I myself would be embarrassed. X (
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:iconmaxvision92:
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All I know is I wouldn't want a permanent dragon transformation, no sirree Bob.
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MJMSTUDIOS2020 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I wouldn't want that either (except running away).
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ZukiFera Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Wow, you did so good on her human hand how it ... fits(sorry I'm so bad with words).
Also, I have seen the details of this picture, and I noticed her tears, but I can't see them in here. Does it have to do something with the quallity?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It has to with the size of the image.
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Vakama3 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I happen to live in Tennesse. She better not burn my house lol
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larkabella Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*_* very beautiful draw and interesting contest
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Jcbq Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
'that which is shall always be, that wich is shall never be. For as the flames still burn they cannot slumber. The actions of the one shall continue to cause the stigma to cast its shadow upon the others of his kind.'

Wow... This picture speaks volumes. I will admit that is different but still cool none the less.

So those WERE trees... The way I fighured it was that they were masked by Smoke/mist
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Her Kind."

That's a girl. I get it, I get it, she doesn't have any boobs, so it's hard to tell. Next time I'll draw her wearing a pink braw with tissue paper stuffed in it so you boys won't get confused.
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Jcbq Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I actually ment HIS kind; I was refrencing Tholaxius, that HIS actions are causing HER plently of grief and increasing her desire to return back to a human... That was my fault that i didnt explain fully.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'd say you should give the story a read.
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matt-bulls-stories Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
To me this captures the shock of the dragon as they start to change. Really striking colours of lava show a huge power is at play. Its almost live the dragon is summing the powers of nature. A real great piece.
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Knight-Of-God Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh hey! Trees! X3 Now it looks even better!
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now it's even better...
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x-HuntersWolves-x Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool. The colors and scenery are amazing!
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great pic.:) it would be awesome if I was dragon, but yeah, hiding myself would be bit of a problem.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That seems to be the common consensus; it would be awesome if you could turn into a dragon, but if you can't undo it at will, being a big lizard would be more trouble that it's worth.
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, it would awesome to be a dragon sometimes, but not all the time because then you run into problems being a dragon in this modern world.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anybody would much rather it be optional/willing and temporary, even if they think it would be awesome the other way.
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, being a dragon ain't so awesome anymore once the army comes after you.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Apparently, the furries would want to argue that statement. They would want to be a dragon permanently.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They haven't considered the reality of it yet. This premise needs it's Evangelion or Watchmen, something to utterly deconstruct the notion of suddenly turning into a dragon. I know that's what you're trying to do, but we gotta find something that'll broadcast that in a way that guarantees an audience. If only we had an "in" at Studio Gainax...
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Someone contact those people. Maxi, I appoint you to be my agent in this matter.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But I don't speak Japanese.
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ownall15 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
As a furry myself i will admit that i would tade alot to be a dragon, but i know the diference between throwing your life away over some fantasy and making a sensible wish. Plus most furries dont think 747 when they think dragon. at most they think bery large horse. Most of them dont actually know about DnD dragons.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aside from the many typos, I suppose you bring up a good point.

Most people I've seen in the furry sites always have dragons that are relatively human-sized, except for those who seem to have this macro/micro fetish and even then, the dragon most of the time isn't the size of a 747, let alone even the size of Neltharion, who's like 5 747s strung out end to end.

This dragon is the size of a 747, a human is pretty much the size of a She-Ra doll compared to the dragon, and when changing into this dragon and when she can't change back, it's suddenly destructive to her life.

Which I think the furries actually need to understand this.
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Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work! Love how you colored this! The reds contrasting the blues, I've always loved that color scheme!
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AgentMercer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
now who in the right mind wold rather be a gross little human when they can be a dragon??
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would. Pretty much anyone would, when you think about how much you'd lose if this happened to you.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Looking good, I see you have her a few extra tendrils behind her frill. The pine trees in the background are a bit hard to make out though, I had to squint before I noticed them. Maybe if they were a little bit darker..

I've read some other transformation stories but in every case, the human was quite accepting of becoming a dragon, while there certainly are types who would act that way, there's bound to a whole lot more who don't appreciate being turned into a firebreathing creature the size of an airliner.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Alright, I did some extra toning to the image. Can you see the trees now?
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Yes, I can see them better now. Definatly an improvement.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So, how do you like Tanya? You still think Tomas might hit on her? Is she that sexy?

If she ends up cheating on Casey for Tomas and they end up having eggs, according to the D&D source material, Tomas is the one who has to be Mr. Mom, since he's the youngest of the two. So sweet, he gets to raise the kids. It would be a growing up experience for the little brat.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Oh, he's probably try the typical Red Dragon approach to impress her. You know, puff out your chest and smash a nearby village to splinters to show off your strength. Maybe giving some shiny baubles from his hoard as a gift.

Leave the kids with that one and they'll probably end up as bad as their father. A whole nest of little tyrants.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I did. I wanted her to have a distinct look....to make her stand out among the few Reds reported.

I'm guessing 5 for North America have been reported, she being one.

I wanted her to act this way because it is a life changing experience and it's not one that someone should just be so easily accepting to especially in this day and age. It should be one of struggle. Just doesn't seem natural to me even if someone like me wants to be a dragon, that getting what I want means there's things that I will be losing and will I be so willing to give those up for being a dragon.

Same thing with her. She doesn't want to give up her life.
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CommanderCTC Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And don't forget that Tanya would have to eat a nations wroth of food. And that's for the ONE WEEK! Image how much she would have to eat for a whole year?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Tanya and the rest of the 8 dragons that turned in East Tennessee are all living off of Meals Ready to Eat, military rations that were given out to refugees of Katrina. Because they are easy to mass produce, and aren't friggin farm chow...it's considered rather humane to feed them with this. And it comes in vegetarian flavors too. And Tanya is a vegetarian.
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CommanderCTC Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm. Good point.
Since the eight changed would probably have their senses heighten, so that means they can taste the chemicals in the food. What I can tell is that the food is not going to taste good. -_-

For Tanya: Good luck one that, sista!
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How's this...before you ask anymore questions....

[link]

There, give that a read.
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CommanderCTC Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Already read it and I got to say is that sovles about 75% of my questions.

All I got to say to those *Ahem* A**holes for think the sub humans that changed that want them dead. This is what I like to say to them the same way I said to the people in Bioshock Infinite......
F*** YOU!!!! Then charge in with a shotgun.
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