The morning sun burst over the eastern horizon in the faraway kingdom of Butana. The sun’s rays spread their warm glow over the verdant peaks that surrounded Nalang Castle. Young Prince Ravi clung tightly to the reins of his faithful Ptero bird, Madur. He loved the morning flights over the lofty peaks with his beloved Ptero. They glided swiftly over the flocks of sheep, small round huts, and high mountain meadows. A grand adventure awaited beyond the distant peaks.
This painting was first layed out in pencil, then inked with a number one Micron Pigma pen. It was colored with a Wacom Cintiq in Photoshop.
I didn't exaggerate the pterodactyl's features like the character designers did in Disney-Pixar's Good Dinosaur. I drew him without exaggeration from archaeological records. All it took was the eyes and a faint smile to anthropomorphize him and make it appear that he and his master, young Ravi, were the best of friends.
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