I asked an artist friend of mine if he would be willing to sketch some dragons as inspiration for me as I toy with an idea. Nothing too fancy, and something he could sketch in his spare time. He threw out types and descriptions with the authority of a dragonologist, and all I could think of was, at least he knows what he's doing.
This is not his work, but I probably should have had something this cohesive to work with when I saw him. Live and learn.