I don't know if any of you have seen the Natural History Museum dinosaur plushes, but I got one of little teeny ones at the Austin zoo. He's absolutely adorable. He sits with me at my computer and when I'm editing my manuscript. I'm very weird about stuffed animals. (Buying the little one made me order the 14-inch one online, but I was very disappointed by him. He was lumpy in the face and not at all cute.) So, I still have that dinosaur story in the far back of my head, and played eround with the idea of Sunstrike being a droemeasaur (a veloci- or utahraptor, or a deinonychus.) Incidentally, if any wonder, that is where my online name comes from. I LOVE dinosaurs!
I drew this completely freehand, with that gestural building technique I used to draw Fen. It turned out very, very good in my opinion. I went for cel-shaded cause I hadn't done it in a while.
The background, incidentally, is not mine. I humbly sire my source at: [link]