My ‘research’ for this one consisted of a five minute google search on my phone. Tiamat was a legendary Babylonian dragon. From the ancient mosaics she seems to have bird claws as back feet, lions legs up front and a snake like body…at least in the five minutes I looked. The boy is clad in something fairly close to a Babylonian warrior’s armour.
In a few pictures Tiamat seemed to have bird wings, in others she didn’t have wings at all. I liked my first sketch without wings so much, I just went with it 🙂