Here's what I came up with:
Lacking the size, fire-breathing, and predatory abilities that it will develop later in life, camouflage is a dragon's only defense early on in its life cycle. Here we see an infantile dragon attempting to blend into it's surroundings by mimicking the leaves on nearby foliage, concealing it from larger predators. Eventually -- in it's adolescence -- it will grow dramatically in size and take on a more "traditional" dragon-like appearance.
And here's some super-quick sketches during development:
Some experiments getting a more "product shot" looking render out of Modo early on in the development:
Thanks for looking!