For this artwork, only free and open source programs were used. It demonstrated the power of these free 2D and 3D graphic tools.
This image was created using a combination of Blender 3D, POVray and GIMP.
The dragon was modelled and rendered using Blender 3D. Texture maps for the dragon was created using GIMP. Using Blender’s bone system, the dragon model was rigged with a basic skeletal structure and later posed.
Background elements were rendered using POVray. The final image was composited using the GIMP.