The next part is really gathering reference for the illustration and I'll add the photograph to this posting later. Right now, we're looking at the finished pencil stage. I use a cheapo mechanical pencil most of the time and I drew this on Crescent watercolor board. The size is 9" X 12". I still haven't decided whether to paint with watercolors or go digital, but I've got time to think about it. Notice how I've enlarged my head compared to the thumbnail. Because of that, I lost the room for more dragons and I didn't want to cover up more of my face with a bear, so it's now a two-shot.