Thinking this fairy tale is completed and that My Imaginary Friend as an idea came together. This was pretty fun to do and it was more complicated than some I have done lately. I think I worked about 20 hours just on the dragon alone, tweaking and refining. It is always a challenge to take multiple photos and try to make them come together and be cohesive.
I do like that challenge and will definitely try to do another piece from several references I have already pulled. However, I think that I do need to work larger the next time around. Not really sure that I got the scales right on this but he does look rough and smooth so I do like the different textures. I did end up and put a darker glaze over the gate/wall and I did lighten up the castle a bit but still wanted to to read as a silhouette. I really think that my favorite part is the sky - my wild and crazy sky.
Thanks guys for the comments and suggestions and sticking with me through this piece.