Personal practice, learning a few new techniques using 3D Coat for rough character blockout, a little of Blender and Modo for rendering, and paintover in photoshop. Learned a lot from this process.
Quick sketch with alternate dragon design
Overall shot showing surrounding environment
Learned a ton from this process. Finally figured out how to create a character in 3D Coat, pose using Mixamo, and then paint and texture back in 3D Coat
Very rough sketch / blockout using 3D Coat