Painted commission for BlueHasia, who wrote the following to accompany the art:
*"As long as the dragon here can remember, he has lived in this cage since hatching. Not knowing how he came to this place that never felt right, other than being told he was bought as an egg and belongs to the ring master. In this cage he grew up not under any love and care, nor guidance on how to grow and learn. The only speech he learned was listening in on the circus trainers that abused him and the onlookers that taunted him. He was always hungry, barely fed enough to stay alive, and beaten to keep fear in him. This is all the dragon knew in life...This small cage and to fear the horrifying humans." *
Is someone here cutting onions? Stop it, please.