Photoshop colored version of the line-art. I've actually got a crayon colored version, too. But I don't know if I'll put it up. Anyways, the pic started with the girl. Then I had inspiration and body for the dragon from a sticker that I have. I thought for the girl it would be interesting to make her a nice shade of tan as opposed to the usual white. And I did a background!! WooHoo! There is significance in the light coming from under the dragon's wing. The dragon is sort of a multi-elemental dragon, and is also the girl's protector. The light signifies the bond they have and the protection that the dragon offers. The knife that the girl is holding represents the constant fear that people live with even when protected.
Hand drawn with mechanical pencil, then colored in Photoshop.