After gathering element references, taking a few pose reference photos and designing heraldry icons for the magical floating elements around the main character, I proceeded to create the final layout using 2H pencils on 11x 17 Bristol paper.
I've posted more of my progress images of this stage on my Facebook page in the album called "Dragonworld".
Considering some additional minor revisions before adding in more value with 2B - 4B pencils. Then on to final color in Photoshop!
In-progress photo of "Dragon World" illustration.