Like everyone, I find inspiration in all kinds of ways from lots of different things. I was Pinterest-ing before Pinterest existed by saving internet images to a dedicated USB drive that I took everywhere with me! I'd like to show you some of the things that influenced the Dragon Pattern.
The entire Pern series by Anne McCaffrey had a huge impact on me and how I imagine dragons. My only regret is that Jewel Faceted safety eyes do not exist! I searched the internet high and low and found no such thing.
I have definitely been inspired by the work of Dragons and Beasties. Their little polymer dragons are just so adorable and with a really attractive clean design.
Lastly, the dragons of Windstone editions have always been a source of fascination for me. My father has had a couple of them up on the mantle since I was a child, and they always looked real to me!