I wanted to do piece Called "DragonLord" based on a nintendo game I played as a kid called "Dragon Warrior". A game that had a big impact on me. I wanted to paint a dragon and its rider on top of this rock high above me and I wanted to make it look real or convincing. For reference, when you do set pieces with people, you can have models but what do you do when you wanna make a dragon? On google, I looked at lizards but chicken skeleton anatomy mostly. Chicken skeletons works best for dragons I personally find. I bought some putty and I build the whole thing physically. I propped some lighting that I wanted. I took pictures from different angles and chose my final shot. I painted the whole thing but embellished or exaggerated where I wanted more impact. If I wouldn't have gone through this exercise I wouldn't have been as happy with the piece and I always learn something new while doing these experiments.The process always takes longer than the actual painting.