Illustration for my Illustration I class - it depicts a scene in the Christian fiction novel, The Oath by Frank Peretti. (Peretti = genius)
In the book, this dragon embodies the sinful nature of the mountain town it frequents. The people of that town are all deeply immersed in their sins and are marked by the dragon. Once they receive that mark, the dragon hunts them down and devours them.
It isn't until an outsider comes to town to avenge his brother's death (eaten by the dragon) that the dragon itself is revealed.
This scene depicts the moment when the character confronts the dragon for the first time.
Anyways, I recommend this novel, it's a thrilling read!
Done in Photoshop CS3 w/ a Wacom Graphire tablet.