It may look like a run-of-the-mill dragon, but I actually got the idea for this picture after thinking about H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu which I recently read. Whatever may be said about Lovecraft's florid writing style, I thought his core concept of malevolent gods with an extraterrestrial origin had a lot of potential and was something I wanted to work with. In my imagination, this "dragon" is really one of several gods who crashed down to the world to dominate humanity in a bygone age, promising them magical power in exchange for regular sacrifices. At some point the human race rebelled against these gods' tyranny, using sorcery to imprison them so that they would starve and wither into oblivion. Of course, it takes a lot of time to starve a god...
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