This piece was not dated in my sketchbook, but judging by the art around it and the style, I think I did this in 2004. Which would put me as a Freshman in high school, so about 15-16. I've certainly come a long way in the past 10 years!
I was so proud of my shading ability and the "lifelike" curves in my dragons. This is just one of a number of dragons I drew around that time, mostly in graphite. I remember getting a "fancy" pack of art pencils and using those all the time because I felt like a real artist.