Flashy title, eh? LoL. Had lots of fun doing this one. Scales took forever though just cause I wanted to get them as pointy looking as I could and really took my time on the detailing part. The background on the 'stone' (it's supposed to be a tone :S) is written in runes. On the stone, it says: Everybody knows what a dragon is: an enormous fierce, bloodthirsty creature appearing in fairy tales & legends as an accessory whose main function is to set off the bravery of the knight challenging him. The dragon is an obscure creature, described only in broad terms, & is little more than a thing to enchance the valor of an heroic knight. But the dragon is something else. The dragon is an admirable, intelligent, & educated creature who leads a most interesting life. The dragon has some of the most fascinating characteristics in addition to those occasional glimpses we are given through fairy tales, legends, & stories. The dragon has always been slandered & misjudged, persecuted & hounded by man, simply because dragons are unlike humans. Like so many other living beings, dragons have experienced death & persecution in the name of the so-called superiority of the civilized man. Perhaps in the future, man will learn that with the death of a single annual animal or plant species, an irreplaceable assest - something mor eprecious than all the wealth in the world - is lost. Only then will the Earth continue to be a brilliant blue jewel in the universe, for in its heart will be locked a priceless treasure of th ediversity of the species & will have recognized his duty to cherish every single one. -Ciruelo Cabral Behind the stone, it says 'believe' over and over. Sorry that it looks so sketchy. It was done on watercolor paper on the intention of painting it but now I'm scared to mess it up, and my scanner picked up any little piece of graphite on there. Done with pencil, blending stub, and an eraser.