This is Puff, as in Puff the Magic Dragon, by American deviantartist Jared Dahlheimer, posting as Jarad1481. Having this version of Puff as an imaginary (or was he?) friend would have been amazing as a child.
I found this piece of art while I was looking for images of Puff for the letter P during last month’s AtoZ Challenge, and while I went with another amazing version, I kept this guy to share because the detailing is so amazing.
And this beautiful dragon and background in this painting called Endless View, that he did for his girlfriend:
But it turns out, Jared’s real passion is for tattoo art. His last deviantart journal entry from 2013 mentions that he was apprenticing at a tattoo parlor, and now most of his latest art pictures are of tattoos that (I assume) he’s done since. Anyway, check him out if you’re interested in more great art like this! Stay creative everyone!