Thanks for all the lovely comments!
Now for the questions:
Q:How do you get the dragon on the leather exactly.
A: I have a special tracing paper. You trace the image onto the paper, then place it over the leather and go over it with a ball point pen-hard-and that will leave a slight imprint in the leather. You then use the rest of your tools to outline, etc.
Q:Are a lot of expensive tools required?
A: I bought a beginners kit from Tandy leather, and my aunt has been leather crafting for years, so she helped me on my first project. I used the kit for instructions, and I've never actually looked online for tutorials. The kit contains awesome instructions, and beginners kits. Here's the link to mine:
Q:What kind of paper did you include?
A: I bought a journal from Borders, this is actually a journal cover, he can slip it off and put it on another, if he wishes.
Q:Did you put a finish on it, or is it burnished?
A: I used a dye. This is french hide, so it doesn't take the dye well, hence the streaking and blotches, but that's how I wanted it.