The tradition of drawings of dragons derived from Chinese art took a root in Iran under Timurid and Turkman rule during the fifteenth century. Dragons were a popular subject for drawings in Ottoman Empire executed in the so-called saz style, named for the saz qalami, or reed pen. Drawing attributed to Shah Quli, a Persian who became a leading painter at the court of the Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66).
For me there is always something of pushing. Pushing on air, pushing with my thoughts. I find that the trick to flying is to trick myself; I must believe that there is some firmness in the air just beneath me. But even in dreams I am a skeptic.