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This is fan art for the novel "The Fireman" by Joe Hill. I highly recommend it! It's a post-apocalyptic story about a disease that's running rampant over the Earth which eventually causes spontaneous combustion in its victims. Or does it?

This painting was inspired by the first character in the book that we run across with the disease, who catches fire basically from the inside out in a playground at a school. He's gone full dragon, and his lungs are essentially on fire. Fun stuff!

On some people, the ‘scale looks beautiful. But on this poor guy, I chose to have it look more like its moniker and look essentially like glowing embers/scales. 

It was incredibly fun to do, and I’m really enjoying this rough, almost scribbly style.

Thank you so much for viewing! I painted him in Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq tablet. You can view the painting process video here: youtu.be/4prUJEz5dVA And here's a closeup: Dragonscale-closeup

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GamemasterFel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
I've been meaning to read this! I have the audiobook on standby. 
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely an interesting book, and worth a read. Hope you enjoy it :)
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digitaltoadphotos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
I recently listened to this audiobook. I absolutely loved the book! Great artwork!
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I was a big fan of the book too, obviously. And thank you so much! :)
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digitaltoadphotos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
You're welcome! I love apocalyptic books!
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NickBentonArt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
That's also what it feels like to go outside in Florida during August. HaHa. Great job. I love the expression and detail in the wrinkles in his eyes.
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, too true. I grew up in Florida. :)

Thanks so much, Nick! Glad you liked it.
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woow
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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brietolga Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016   Digital Artist
Fabulous work! :love:
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it :)
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:iconbrietolga:
brietolga Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016   Digital Artist
Welcome by KmyGraphic
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AeonGates Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, great drawing !
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So glad you liked it, thanks so much!
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:iconomega-knight-x97m:
Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow.
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm a fan of this one, too, although he's not doing as well as I thought he would. Ah well, c'est la vie :)
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Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
A fan of post-apolcapypsis. >u>
I love it, also fantasy, sci-fi, and best of all Urban Fantasy. >u<
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Photo7Girl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Wow! Soo amazingRainbow of love 
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, so glad you like him, thanks! :)
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
magnificent
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
welcome
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Lmih Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work! I'll have to check out the book. :)
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It was pretty amusing. Joe Hill is becoming every bit the master of horror that his father is (Stephen King). So if you're a fan of King, you should like Joe Hill. This is one of my favorites of his, although my hubby liked Horns better. :)
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CarlosAE Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty wickedly great! The flames & the details of the character are good. Nice work. :)
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Carlos! So glad you liked him :)
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CarlosAE Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! ^^
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