Far from the sleek, black Night Fury that appeared in the movie, these early sketches of Toothless depict a common, garden variety dragon of little consequence. Consequently, he was tossed from the picture.
This one feels a little chihuahua-like.
For a time we explored the idea of Hiccup's rival (Snotlout) being a girl viking.
I was thinking of Rosie O'Donnell while drawing this one.