This was inspired by a picture I saw (on Elfwood, somewhere) of a guy with a falcon. So it came to pass that I drew this, theorising that a fantasy humanoid was more likely to fly a fantasy beast than a bird. The guy is some kind of elfin/feline race. I see them as plains-dwellers, and the train dragons and gryphons for hunting and sport. I'm currently in the (slow and labourious) process of painting this, but I thought I'd post it now as it works well as line art, and the coloured version, as it stands, looks very different.