This ornery beast is a Dragon (no shit) that I illustrated for a French publication, L'univers des Dragons Tome 2.
It's not out yet but the previous edition is on sale now and includes the work of John Howe, Paul Bonner and Guillermo Gonzalez amongst others.
I'm not usually really into doing traditional fantasy illustration so much, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to draw a Dragon. They're like wacky Dinosaurs.
I wanted to make it a classic fire breather, as is the implication here, but treat it as just a big animal, not a malevolent intelligence or anything.
You can see the fist book here and buy it here
Volume 2 will be out at the end of September 08.