So here this other day I got a terrible itch to draw a desert dragon. I'd also been reading avidly about the Tuareg people, with the intent on basing a fantasy people on them, and somehow... those two ideas became this. They just swapped their camels for dragons AND NOW THEY HAVE DRAGON RACES ACROSS THE DESERT HELL YES.
I listened to this epic soundtrack
over and over while drawing, which I found particularly fitting.
And the Tuareg dude's eyes hardly show here :I Ah well.Edit: They have now been named. The dragon's formally known as Saif as-Sahra. The rider is Tahir Kaarib l-Taneen. Thanks to =TwilightSaint for helping me with the translations! They have Arabic names, not Tuareg, I know, but the Arabic names are "formal" and only used when interacting with outsiders, the Tuareg names only among kin.