Cloudleaper here is a drake (is that what they call wingless dragons? I forget.) She was described to me as a very sleek animal whose bodybuild was meant for running, so the animal that immediately came to mind was: greyhound. Actually more of a whippet than a greyhound... anyway, this was done as part of the Dragon Art Exchange community on Livejournal, back in February '04. I copped out on the right hind paw, but in truth I had that paw drawn out. Really! I felt that any animal running in snow would sink in a bit, so in the end the paw was erased via foreground. Out of the many discoveries I had when drawing this picture, one thing is clear: I need to work on how to draw snow. And composition. Must work on composition.