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Dance With A Phoenix by IberianWarmblood Dance With A Phoenix by IberianWarmblood
Yes, I know it's not a phoenix but it reminds me of a phoenix because of the colors. It's a yellow tipped red :D

And this is beyond last minute. Right now it's 12:02 I just hope that's okay. And also the internets REALLY slow so I'm not sure how long it's going to take or how many tries before it actually uploads DX I'm sorry I hope it's still acceptable.

I hope you see how much effort was put in DX I don't think I've ever worked so hard on a piece before in my life.

Also, check out Hero! He grew up rather sexy :la: actually all of my Disturbed Nightmares are so special to me X3 and of course Rogans mustang pony Batman. I need to get his ref up! I love that little mustang lol

Story behind the image:

The group had arrived earlier that day. Usoara Aurul 101, MSE's new Nordanner, had spent the past few weeks in training with Greyson. The huge palomino had taken a shine to the trainer and they seemed to have quite the bond. The stallion, unlike most of the other horses of MSE or VSS, was sombre in color, but made up for it in conformation and shear beauty. His mane was cropped, but still incredibly thick, his eyes bright with life and wonder, his hooves solid, his legs strong, a thick neck, slightly roman profile. He was definitely an upstanding equine and was doing well in his new surroundings.
The day was cloudy, the smell of damp earth and pre-rain thick on the peoples and horses noses. They decided to get an early start to get across a good portion of the land during the day so they could find ups and downs of the area.
Rogans little horse found what was probably a dried up riverbed but was now a natural trail, covered with thick grasses. They found the nearest natural trail between the riverbed and the lost city and set up camp in the afternoon, figuring some rest would be good before the big hunt.

At camp...
Rogan finished grooming Batman for the third time. He had a knack for finding the muddiest paces when you weren't looking and taking a quick roll.
"I'm glad the clouds have drifted away. It seems like a potentially clear night," Allison sat on a low protruding stone walls remnants, arms folded to keep warm, her silky afro tied back in a bun.
"Yes. Yes it does," Greyson threw his sleeping bag into the large group tent before disappearing to set up sleeping arrangements.
"Do you think we'll find a dragon?" Tro, always the wonder-eyed little girl, asked slowly, untying her boots on the ground.
"I think that we have a good chance," Greyson, as usual oddly nice to her, sat by the rim of the tent and dug through his bag after having laid his sleeping bag out.
"It's time for a nap," Maurie, straddling a tall wall a few feet away laughed and jumped down, landing with a slight thud. A few other groups of people were also stationed in the ruins, but they all had somewhat separated camping arrangements.
"Yeah yeah, don't get your panties in a bunch," Coby walked up from behind a different wall where they had decided the changing area would be. He was wearing his sweats and a thermal shirt to keep warm. The clothes, oddly flattering, made him look buff and intimidating. Two things that Coby's personality usually offset, but his shockingly hostile tone reinforced.
"Well, hurry up grandma," Ryan crossed her arms and rolled her eyes before helping Tro up and walking behind her into the tent. The rest of the group, talking about plans and such, all followed, though none of them slept, to excited about the evenings festivities.

Later that night...
The group had set out only an hour or so before. Only Maurie had stayed behind to make sure home base was all good. She and Leviathan were on call incase an emergency situation needed handing and such.
The hunting group was led by Greyson and Tro, riding the Nordanner and the unnamed Disturbed Nightmare. They were making chitchat, followed by the rest of the group who were all talking about something else.
They decided to stop for a bit, waiting until they came to a large meadow-like formation. The walked into the circle and stopped to rest when a sound of wings and rushing wind was heard from above.
The noise spooked Hero and he cause the clear night meadow to be filled with a daylight glow. A brilliant red and yellow beast appeared before them, the horses spooking in different way with their riders only just able to anticipate their movements.
The dragon had arrived.

For: =DaneArts dragon hunt
Refs: [link]
All this (c) ME except the dragon and Nordanner breeds :heart:
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EquineStockImagery Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! :heart:
Thank you so much for using my stock as a reference.
IberianWarmblood Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   General Artist
Thank you ^^
Your stock is amazing! Thank YOU for making it available!
HorsemensWhiskey Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
REally awesome! I love the image theme! *.*
IberianWarmblood Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   General Artist
Thank you!
angry-horse-for-life Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hella good
IberianWarmblood Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   General Artist
Lol thank you :D
Fillyfalls Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
8'D Lovee. This is so amazing :drool:

Love the story too :meow: <333
IberianWarmblood Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
Thank you !!!

iRideOn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I wish I could fave this 10,000,000 more times.
IberianWarmblood Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
Thank you :heart: I worked so hard on it
iRideOn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
IberianWarmblood Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   General Artist
ddsgale Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My god this is absolutely AMAZING. The amount of time and effort you put in shows!
IberianWarmblood Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
Thank you so much :heart: Yeah for this I draw every single piece of grass in multiple colors. I'm hoping to scan it at some point since some of the detail is lost but I really worked hard on this!
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Nov 21, 2011, 1:07:36 AM