An art update! Woo hoo!
This is a Kazilik, from the Temeraire series: they're Turkish fire-breathers. The spikes all over act as regulators of some sort, as far as I can tell...that is, they exude steam a lot of the time and there's a sound like a kettle gurgling inside them. I'm not sure if stripes are technically canon, but I wanted to draw stripes so I tossed them in there. XD You'll have to go to the Artwork page to see it in full-view. Enjoy!
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