I was inspired recently by reading the (4) Inheritance Cycle books by Christopher Paolini. (Yes, even though for young adults this series was pretty good.)
This pencil sketch started life as a general dragon concept but morphed into something more along the lines of a Griffin . . . or really a hybrid mix of the concepts. I actually sketched this back when finishing the series, several months ago, then came back to it to flesh out a bit more. My goal was to give it more of a children’s-book feel.