I can see that Neytiri is holding the number one sport pretty strong which means James Cameron's AVATAR has become a bit hit in the theaters. I thought it would be cool to draw and submit a lesson that will teach you "how to draw a Leonopteryx, step by step”. They are known as the “Great Leonopteryx” in their home-world of Pandora. The Na'vi name for them is “Toruk” and that is not to be confused with "Turok" the video game. These majestic animals are a noble species that the Na'vi race hold sacred to their culture. Na'vi's will often hold ceremonies where they are celebrated in dance, and the Na'vi also made totems of these incredible creatures that roam the skies of Pandora. Toruk are both feared and respected, which means not only do the Na'vi hold the Leonopteryx close to their culture, they also have to respect the fact that they are creatures that can be very dangerous if not handled correctly. These are the dragon like beings that you see the Na'vi, and Neytiri ride when they are in battle with the humans. Their design and make up almost resembles a dragon mixed with that of a dinosaur like the pterodactyl. The Leonopteryx have yellow and black hydes and are striped with flame like designs. On the top of their heads, and under their lower jaws, they have a dark blue colored crest. The crest on their heads are considered to be razor sharp, which makes them even more dangerous when it comes to taking down prey. The reason why they remind me of dragons is because of their heads. They hold such a close resemblance to a dragon, that learning "how to draw a Toruk, step by step" should be extremely fun and even a bit easy to do. In the movie you know that not every Na'vi is able to ride a Leonopteryx. The ones that are, are called “Riders”. There are only six Na'vi warriors that bonded and ride a Great Leonopteryx, and this includes “Jake Sully”. When you are able to bond, and ride with a Leonopteryx, you are given the name “Toruk Makto” which means “rider of the last shadow”. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm sure it's going to be incredibly awesome. The only reason why I know some information about this creature is because I read up on them when I became a huge fan of the "AVATAR creatures". I think they are wicked cool, and I just know you guys will like this tutorial on “how to draw a Leonopteryx, step by step”. I will be back later with more drawing fun so stay tuned in to see what pops up next. Peace out guys and happy drawing!