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Illustration done for a personal fantasy project.

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In this world, dragons don't mindlessly burn down villages and terrorize humans.
Even though numerous people died in the past encountering these mighty beasts, most attacks were not unprovoked... Dragons actively hunting humans for food was a rare sight.

As years passed and people improved their weapons, tools and means of defending their towns and cities, encounters between the two became less and less frequent. Before long dragons were barely a threat to human communities. Instead, they increasingly became an actively hunted species forcing them to retreat into wild and remote areas. Still their numbers dwindled rapidly.

When dragons became a rarity and were thought to go extinct, laws were enacted to protect these majestic creatures and hunting became a punishable crime. However, this also caused dragon body parts to become highly valuable.

Here we see a group of poachers who have hunted down a dragon and its two pups, luring them with a massive fire beacon.
The dragons are killed and then harvested for body parts to be sold in illegal trade and on black markets.
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:iconkunyka:
KunYKA Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
poor reptiles:(
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:iconhootingatafox:
HootingAtAFox Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nuu
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:iconnuw-legoman:
Nuw-LegoMan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice job on this
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ScarletnightFeguna Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU! I LOVE DRAGOONS! AND I CRYING! HUH? WTFWTFWTFWTFWTFWTFWTFWTF! I'M DEEPLY SCARED YOU ARE FUCKING STUPID TO SUBMIT THIS! OKAY I'M DONE! SCREW YOU! I DON'T CARE WHAT HAPPENS! JUST GET IT OFF!
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:iconn0b1erebe1:
N0b1eRebe1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student General Artist
get a hold of yourself, man.
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:iconscarletnightfeguna:
ScarletnightFeguna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THHHEYYYYYYYYYY KILLLLLED ME DADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Noivoom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
OK! JUST CALM DOWN! I  love dragons too, but you have to admit, this is a nicely done picture. and seriously? they killed your daddy? are YOU a dragon? Unfortunately, thing lie this happens, and ripping each other to pieces because somebody made a picture like this does NOT help. I give you hug to calm you down Sad Hug Extended 
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ScarletnightFeguna Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*snarls*... DON'T TOUCH ME!!
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:iconswarcenegger:
Swarcenegger Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Nice
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:iconmreldfuel:
MrEldfuel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
This should've been a DD a long time ago. 
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:iconsaberrex:
Saberrex Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so awful and sad. great message in the artwork.
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:icondrgnmge:
Drgnmge Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
scary cool! well technicaly scary hot.;) (Wink) Firelite-photo Firelite-photo Firelite-photo Firelite-photo Firelite-photo Firelite-photo Firelite-photo Firelite-photo 
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:iconf3d0n:
f3d0n Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
nice details, but I don't like the concept...
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:iconsayakurosaki:
SayaKurosaki Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sad, but such a brilliant piece of artwork!
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:icontaughtbyabadgermole:
taughtbyabadgermole Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Only in a world full of assholes who are in this reality, sadly, also badasses...  Actually I guess numbers would probably be a strong factor
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:iconfaf13:
faf13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The details and art are absolutely stunning and beautiful. The little fantasy story behind it makes it that much better as well.
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:iconjakth3r3ap3r:
jakth3r3ap3r Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow.

mindblowingly beautiful and yet so sad.

stunning artwork.
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Amazing detail! 
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:iconkerriecat:
Kerriecat Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Noo dragon D:


poaching is a terrible thing to do however good work :)
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:iconmalesamuraielf:
MaleSamuraiElf Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww poor dragons! Still good work, poor dragons thoughSad dummy 
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:iconfreddy-fazbae:
Freddy-Fazbae Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, those poor things. Poaching disgusts me, no matter what creature. ; n ;
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:icondarklarik:
Darklarik Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Fucked up world this is. I still dont see how any kind of armor, even if its completely fireproff, could protect you from the size of those jaws. Any animal of that szie should be able to completely crush  a human being.
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Red-Lazerus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Human ingenuity always finds a way, and it's not like they were climbing into its mouth. In fact, I am under the impression that they tried very hard not to be inside of its mouth; they also ambushed it.
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:iconkidneybean7:
Kidneybean7 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
probably enchanted
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:icondarklarik:
Darklarik Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Enchantment to stop blunt force and physical trauma?
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:iconkidneybean7:
Kidneybean7 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... probably not...
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:iconreturn666:
return666 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Kill the Poachers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Love Dragons!! 
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:iconwolf-ninja001:
Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww!
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Janoman96 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
that speling reminds me off fings whats hapenig whit tiger,elefents ,whailes rihon abaout elegal hunting.

by the way i like the details on the art
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:icontriplezandar:
TripleZandar Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I want to favorite but this is hurting me D: 
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:iconantipluesch:
antipluesch Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
does noone get the analogy with this and whales?
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:iconmugenseiryuu:
MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Probably also sharks, rhinos, various species of reptiles etc.
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:iconantipluesch:
antipluesch Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
i guess whales mostly came to my mind first, because they're just as big as dragons and you would need multiple hunters to kill them.
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:iconantigoneblack:
AntigoneBlack Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
And now I am sad.
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:iconwolfgirl501:
wolfgirl501 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel so bad for them, I see why they hide away from us now.:(
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:icondekus:
Dekus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Damn cool!
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:iconmaekoxchi:
Maekoxchi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I love dragons and I don't want t to die but this is fabulous
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:iconkelphumin:
Kelphumin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
looks awsome *.*

but don't let dragons die! T_T *crys*
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:iconmittenstheninjakitty:
mittenstheninjakitty Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
D: this is so sad bit really realistic. i can see this happening in a world where dragons are real.
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:iconjacob-reddinger:
jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work, but such sad images..
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:iconincyray:
Incyray Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconrhapsody4u:
Rhapsody4u Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Stunning!
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:iconmaimhollow:
Maimhollow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome picture.
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:iconbnka:
bnka Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome !
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:iconyveo:
Yveo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
damn, this is awesome!
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:iconanonymouslifeform:
AnonymousLifeform Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Awww... Poor pups
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:iconwendyline:
WendyLine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconi-n-n-a:
I-n-n-a Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
It's so sad :(
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:iconsnakeman2013:
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   General Artist
If we actually poach dragons, it's officially time for the death sentence for poachers
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:iconequaltoyou:
EqualToYou Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love the textures. 
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